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New York's Fracking Ban Shouldn't Impact US Gas Supplies

01.12.15 | Bob Price

Scientists say NY's reserves of natural gas in the sprawling Marcellus Shale region are miniscule compared to what can be extracted in other state like Pennsylvania. Also, local zoning restrictions in New York would've put 63% of the state's ...

Portions of NY Thruway Close Ahead of Snow

01.09.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement last night that Interstate 90 between Exit 46-Henrietta-and Exit 61--Shortman Road-- as well as the Niagara Section and parts of I-190-- be shut down as of midnight last night. It's in advance of another ...

Lawmakers Consider Changes to NY's SAFE Act

01.09.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Two years after the Empire State adopted some of the toughest gun-control measures in the nation, Republican state lawmakers, who took majority in the senate this month, say the law was hastily passed and should be revisited. Many police stations ...

The New York State Legislature Kicks off New Session

01.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Power in the senate officially shifted into Republican control on Wednesday at the opening of the first session in Albany. The Assembly re-elected its speaker, Sheldon Silver, even though he's under federal investigation. Republican leader Daen ...

NY Energy Costs Soar as Temps Plummet

01.08.15 | FL News Team

Brutal temperatures are slamming the Southern Tier, and while temperatures are on their way down, your utility bills are likely on their way up. Officials with NYSEG say that both electricity and gas prices this season are about the same as last ...

Fatal Bus Crash in Rochester Claims Driver's Life

01.07.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Edwin Rivera DeJesus, a school bus driver for 30 years, is being remembered as an outstanding, well-liked employee who "went above and beyond." Eight children and one adult bus monitor were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital after the bus hit a tree ...

NY Anti-Casino Group Opposed to 4th Gaming License

01.07.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Coalition Against Gambling in New York wrote to a state gaming commission official earlier this week to say casinos would be a detriment to residents and the state as a whole. The group opposes plans for casinos in other regions of the state ...

NY Church Leaders Call for End of "Tip Wage"

01.06.15 | FL News Team

Nuns, ministers and other religious leaders have held a prayer vigil at the New York state Capitol in support of a wage increase for tipped workers.The group gathered Monday to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration to eliminate the so-called ...

Arctic Blast For Western New York

01.06.15 | FL News Team

The National Weather Service has issued a a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Southern Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Wyoming Counties from 10am Wednesday until 10 am Thursday. Blowing and drifting snow could limit visability and make poor driving ...

NY's State of the State Address Rescheduled

01.05.15 | FL News Team

Due to his father’s death, Governor Andrew Cuomo will deliver his 2015 State of the State address on Wednesday, January 21st at 1:30 pm in Albany. However, the NY Senate and the Assembly 2015 legislative session will still convene on January ...

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