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New York's New Anti-Texting Signs

09.24.13 | Bob Price

New York's Thruway and other major state highways are getting nearly 300 new signs directing drivers to "text stops" as part of a campaign against distracted driving. The blue signs have messages like "It can wait, text stop 5 miles." They refer to ...

3 Western New York Sisters Reunited after 73 years

09.23.13 | Bob Price

3 sisters have been reunited in Western New York some 73 years after their mother abandoned the older two and disappeared with the youngest sister. The Daily News of Batavia reports that the sisters - 80-year-old Joan Billings, 78-year-old Shirley ...

Lawsuit Challenging Underpinning of NY Casino Deal

09.23.13 | Bob Price

With a vote coming soon on whether to expand casino gambling in New York, two small upstate towns are asking a court to throw out the rules that would govern the rollout and a related deal between the state and the Oneida Indians. The towns of ...

Chirp Changes : NY Study Finds PCBs Affect Birdsong

09.20.13 | Bob Price

A chickadee's two-note song and a song sparrow's trill can be subtly modified by low levels of PCBs, according to a study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE.The study compared the songs of birds from a stretch of the Hudson River ...

Sunken Treasure in Lake Ontario

09.20.13 | Bob Price

Undersea explorers from Upstate New York say they've found the sunken wreck of a canadian schooner that sank in Lake Ontario during a sudden squall more than a century ago.  Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski and Roland Stevens say they found the ...

NY Homeowners Must Reapply for S-T-A-R Tax Rebates

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Some New York State residents who get STAR tax rebates need to reapply before the end of the year, or lose that tax break. This affects 2.6 million basic STAR recipients in New York State. The need for renewal does not affect seniors, or enhanced ...

New York's "Teacher of the Year"

09.18.13 | Bob Price

A Niagara County special education teacher praised for her collaboration with parents has been named New York's 2014 Teacher of the Year. Ashli Dreher, who teaches students with developmental and intellectual disabilities at Lewiston-Porter Senior ...

New Hospital Requirements in NY

09.18.13 | Bob Price

New York is requiring anyone who might come in contact with patients at hospitals and other health care facilities to get a vaccine or wear masks during the upcoming flu season. It's an ambitious effort to control the flu in the places it is known ...

NY Tractor-Collecting Legend To Sell of His Collection This Week

09.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A 4th generation farmer from Canandaigua, New York is selling off his legendary tractor collection this weekend. And when he does-- people from all over the world will be watching. Jim Erdle told WHAM news he started his 225 tractor collection in ...

Apple Cider Season Has Arrived In NY, PA

09.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Little Tree Orchards In Newfield, New York is bustling; and so is Ritter's Cider Mill in Lackawanna County. It takes 36 apples to make one gallon of cider. Experts say this year is one of the biggest crops in years. If you want to find an apple ...

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