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Childhood Obesity Costing New Yorkers

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York State Comptroller, Tom Dinapoli, says the state is spending about $12 billion a year to deal with obesity, which is reaching "epidemic proportions" in children, affecting nearly one-third of them. DiNapoli's report says expenditures for ...

Court Refuses To Hear Major Pro-Traditional Marriage Case in NY

10.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York’s top court has declined to hear an appeal from a Monroe County-based group that sought to overturn the state’s law allowing same-sex marriage.The state Court of Appeals announced its decision Tuesday.New Yorkers for ...

Horseheads, NY Woman Makes Top 20 In Panera Sandwich Contest

10.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A Chemung county, New York woman is a finalist in a contest hosted by panera bread. Debi Lytle of Horseheads created and submitted her own sandwich recipe, the toasted Ciabotta Chicken sandwhich. Her entry has been selected among the top 20, out of ...

Apple Cider Is Nearly Double Last Year's Price

10.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

If you think the price of gas is high, check out a gallon of apple cider. Local supermarkets are selling the seasonal drink for as much as $5.99 a gallon. Other stores like Target are selling half-gallons for $3.99. That is almost double the cost ...

Debate Set Tonight For Gillibrand, Long

10.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a debate tonight you'll want to watch if you live in New York State, the only debate for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her challenger Wendy long. It's at 7 tonight in Saratoga Springss, and will be broadcast on our news partner, YNN. ...

American Civic Association Memorial In Binghamton Comes Together

10.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Construction on the long-awaited American Civic Center park in Binghamton will start this week. The site is planned to remember the 13 people slain in Binghamton, New York by a gunman in 2009. The memorial took more then 3 years to plan and 2 and a ...

Operation Christmas Child Is In Full Force

10.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

It's not even November, but the Reverand Franklin Graham it's already time to pack gifts to send overseas for Operation Christmas Child. Franklin told KTIS Radio "this year, we'll collect about 9-million shoeboxes, distributed in over 100 ...

The Empire State Has 3,253 Dollars In Debt Per Resident

10.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's state comptroller said the Empire state's debt is now 3-thousand-253 dollars per resident. The debt was over 63 billion last year, a 1 percent decrease from the year before. Medicaid accounted for 2 in every 3 dollars spent, and the ...

New York State Could Get Hydrofracking for Christmas

10.09.12 | Jeremy Miller

          A decision on whether to allow horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New York State could come during the holidays. Deputy Senate Majority Leader, Thomas Libous, says the ongoing state study into ...

Drivers Taking the Thruway And Dodging the Fines

10.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

More then a million people who have taken the New York State Thruway have dodged some tolls. Drivers didn't pay 35-million dollars in charges and fines between 2007 and 2011. Records show the Thruway's finances have been hurt by people who zip ...

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