FLN News Articles

Appeals Court says NYC's Big Soda Ban Unconstitutional

07.31.13 | Bob Price

New York City's crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice.

Scammers seek Personal Info from Seniors

07.30.13 | Bob Price

New York State officials are warning seniors about scammers promising "free" medical alert devices.

Jay J's Law Signed by Gov. Cuomo

07.30.13 | Bob Price

Jay J's law is now the law. Governor Cuomo has signed the bill that will toughen penalties for repeat child abusers.

Environmentalists sue over Farm Rules

07.29.13 | Bob Price

A coalition of environmental organizations sued the state Department of Environmental Conservation late last week, claiming the state’s effort to roll back dairy farm regulations violates both New York and federal law.

Billions of Sewage Waste seeps in NY Rivers

07.29.13 | Bob Price

Billions of gallons of untreated sewage flow into New York waterways annually, but it remains difficult to tell when and where to avoid contact despite a new law mandating prompt public notice.

Colleges In NY Told To Notify Renters If There Are No Sprinklers

07.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Colleges will now have to notify students whether or not a sprinkler system is present when they move into school-owned housing, according to a new law signed Thursday by New York governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill, named after Kerry Rose Fitzsommons, ...

NY Still Tops The Nation For Spending Per Student

07.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

School funding has steadily grown in New York in the 2000's. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows schools now spend between 18 and 25 thousand dollars per student; more then any other state. Despite that, only three quarters ...

Another Sexual Harrasment Case in NY Assembly

07.25.13 | Abby Lutcher

Yet another sexual harassment case has surfaced in the New York Assembly.

Smoking Rates Remain High, But Attitudes Changing

07.24.13 | Abby Lutcher

New numbers show people in the Southern Tier are now less accepting of people smoking in public. But ten years after the state banned indoor smoking, health leaders say smoking is still at high levels locally.

Portable Gasoline Generator Recall

07.24.13 | Abby Lutcher

A leaking fuel tank prompts the recall of more than 4,000 Subaru portable gasoline generators. There are four reports of fuel leaking from the tank.

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