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No Fracking Decision Before Election

09.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

After missing a key deadline to set fracking regulations in 2012, the Cuomo administration tasked Health Commissioner Nirav Shah with reviewing the DEC's work and making recommendations. Shah abruptly resigned in May with an unfinished report. It's ...

NY Casino Hearings this Week

09.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The public will be asked to give their thoughts on the number and location of the four casinos that'll go up in the empire state. The hearings start today-- first, in Albany-- then Tuesday in Pu-kip-see, and Wednesday in Ithaca. There are 16 ...

Upstate Store Owner Please Not Guilty to Helping ISIS

09.19.14 | Bob Price

Thirty-year-old Rochester native Mufid Elfgeeh plead not guilty to three counts of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State. He's accused of trying to arrange trips to Syria so foreign fighters could join up and fight alongside ...

Tyre Casino Lawsuit Dismissed

09.19.14 | Bob Price

Plans to build a casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre are one step closer to becoming a reality. Thursday, a state supreme court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by residents who had claimed the Lago Casino and Resort development violated the ...

Review of PA's Common Core Delayed

09.19.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania lawmakers postponed two hearings to discuss Gov. Tom Corbett's call for a review of state academic standards Thursday because Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq said no changes to the standards are planned. Corbett called for the ...

Pike County Killer Sought By Federal Authorities

09.19.14 | Terry Diener

A federal magistrate judge has issued an arrest warrant for Eric Matthew Frein, the Monroe County man accused in the slaying of state police Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically injuring Trooper Alex Douglass outside the Blooming Grove barracks last ...

Unemployment Benefits Set to Rise in New York Next Month

09.18.14 | Bill Price

The benefits will increase to a maximum of $420 a week, from $405 a week, on October 6th. The minimum rate will rise from $64 to to $100. Governor Cuomo announced the new rates as part of the unemployment insurance reforms he and the state ...

Contention Over Proposed Union Casino

09.18.14 | Bill Price

A proposed Las Vegas style casino in New York near Binghamton brought out crowds last night at a public hearing. Supporters of the proposal say it'll bring significant income to the community. But those against argue that the small town of Union ...

Vote for Phaldelphia School Funding Delayed

09.18.14 |

A Pennsylvania state House vote on a bill that is designed to provide crucial revenue for cash-strapped Philadelphia public schools is being postponed a few more days. House Republican leaders put off a vote Wednesday and said it's now expected ...

Byron Dickson Funeral Draws Hundreds to Scranton

09.18.14 | Terry Diener

The 38 year-old father of two was shot last week outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, PA. Police from across the country are expected to be at the service honoring this 7-year veteran of the State Police force. Meanwhile, the search for ...

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