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9 Percent Of All Marriages In NY Are Now Gay Couples

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

At least 9 percent of marriages in New York have been between same-sex couples since the law took effect in July of 2011, state records show. A larger percentage of gay marriages take place in New York City: 11 percent in the city compared to just ...

Two More People Exposed To Ebola Under Quarantine In NY

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two more people exposed to the Ebola virus have agreed to be under quarantine in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo says they are the 7th and 8th persons to undergo voluntary home quarantine during the virus's incubation stage. Aides say they ...

Ambush Suspect Eric Freen's Hearing Moved

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A preliminary hearing for the man charged in the fatal ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper has been rescheduled after one of his lawyers withdrew from the case. A judge Friday granted a defense request to move Eric Frein's (FREEN'S) ...

PA Governor-Elect Tom Wold Miscalculates The Benefit of A Tax on Natural Gas

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion. His estimate that the levy would raise $1 ...

NY State Police Changing Procedures After Recent Events

12.05.14 | FL News Team

In reaction to the developments, some local police departments are changing their procedures. Law enforcement with the Cheektowaga Police Station recently had a training by the FBI in issues effecting constitutional law and search and seizure. Some ...

BU Students Rally For Garner, Brown

12.05.14 | FL News Team

Hundreds of people took to the campus of Binghamton University Thursday to stand against a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer involved in the choking death of an unarmed black suspect.Many students involved ...

PA To Enforce "Steer Clear" Law

12.05.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials and state police are urging motorists to "steer clear'' of police, emergency responders, road crews and tow-truck operators while they carry out their duties. To draw attention to the steer clear ...

PA Makes Adjustments for Boom in Medicaid Applicants

12.05.14 | Terry Diener

After receiving complaints that phone applicants for PA's Federal Medicaid expansion, state officials say they're increasing the number of people at a hotline to help more apply for coverage. A state Department of Human Services spokeswoman said ...

New York Lawmakers Consider Assisted Suicide Bill

12.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Manhattan state senator is proposing to allow doctors to assist certain patients with suicide-- a move that would make New York the fifth state in the nation where it's legal. Democrat Brad Hoylman said it would permit doctors to prescribe lethal ...

NY Attorney General Requests Waived Fees for Storm Victims

12.04.14 | Bill Price

Eric Schneiderman says he's asked banks and utilities to waive late payment fees for Western New York Residents involved in the recent snowstorm. He also says he's directing house counselors and legal services providers to help residents resolve ...

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