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NY 8th Graders Making the Grade

10.24.13 | Bob Price

A new study shows that New York's eighth-graders are above average at math and science compared with their peers in the United States and around the globe. The findings released Thursday by the National Center for Education Statistics found that ...

Siena Poll Shows Support for Casinos

10.22.13 | Bob Price

A new poll shows a majority of New York voters supporting an amendment to the state constitution that would expand casino gambling. The Siena College poll released Monday finds 56 percent of the respondents say they would vote yes when read the ...

Fire Forces Plane to Return To Syracuse

10.22.13 | Bob Price

A small fire aboard a Delta Air Lines plane headed to Atlanta has forced it to return to Hancock International Airport in Syracuse. The Post-Standard in Syracuse reports that just after Delta Flight 1841 took off from Syracuse around 6 p.m. Monday ...

Hearing Today On Webster, NY Ambush

10.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The woman accused of giving weapons to the gunman behind the Christmas Eve ambush in Webster could testify today at a pretrial hearing in Rochester, New York. Dawn Nguyen is accused of lying on applications to buy guns at Gander Mountain. Police ...

Three Women Running For Mayor Of Upstate NY's Largest Cities

10.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In a state infamously govered by 3 men in a room, three women want to take the helm of major upstate cities. Rochester and Albany have the chance to elect their first female mayors come November, when Lovely Warren and Kathy Sheehan top the ...

NY Casino Wording Lawsuit Won't Be Appealed

10.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

That is the end of the challenge to New York's casino gambling referendum on the November 5th ballot. The man behind the only lawsuit is walking away. Eric Snyder, whose lawsuit challenging the ballot proposition was tossed by the State Supreme ...

Cideries Will Need A License In NY State

10.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the "farm cideries bill" that establishes a new license for farm cideries. Under the bill, in order to obtain a farm cidery license, the hard cider must be made exclusively from apples grown in New York state ...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Casino Referendum

10.17.13 | Bob Price

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a referendum on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to authorize seven more casinos in New York, ruling it was filed too late. The suit by Brooklyn lawyer Eric Snyder contested the language of the Nov. 5 ballot ...

Anti-Gambling Forces Smash Slot Machine in Albany

10.16.13 | Bob Price

Casino wars are heating up in New York as voters decide the fate of a massive expansion effort. As voters prepare to decide the fate of Vegas-style casinos on election day ...anti-casino groups are resorting to violence - against a slot ...

Avoca Teen Arrested for Having Gun at School

10.16.13 | Bob Price

Steuben County New York Sheriff Deputies have arrested an 18-year-old high school student for bringing a gun onto school grounds. Alec Bowen, from Avoca, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of ...

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