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Amber Alert App For New York

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you can now get updates from the Amber Alert System on your cell phone. The state upgraded the system Thursday, and it allows cell users to receive free automatic updates. Amber Alerts are emergency notices activated in the ...

Federal Judge Says Kids Will Be Held Accountable If They Miss Common Core Tests In NY

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Parents who yanked their kids out of New York's Common Core tests the past couple of weeks will pay the price. On Thursday, a federal judge backed the Governor. The case was brought by parents Melissa and Craig Barber, whose son Hunter was held out ...

Police Calm The Crowd Over the SAFE Act In Batavia

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

350 people packed an auditorium at Genesee Community College in Batavia New York last night to vent their frustrations about the SAFE Act. They listened to a panel of politicians and law enforcement officers who calmed the crowd. Police promised ...

High School Math Not Needed At Work; Study Shows

04.25.13 |

Three-fourths of Americans don't have any practical use for the math they learned beyond elementary school, according to a new study from Northwestern University.  Less than a quarter said they used anything more complicated than basic ...

NY Prison System May Be Releasing Convicts Without Warning

04.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York state prison system is coming under fire for not informing victims or prosecutors when it places a convict into an early release program. Some convicts can be enrolled in a military-style boot camp program that allows them to be ...

NY Eyeing Amendment To Toss Lawmakers In Recall Elections

04.25.13 |

Some Republicans in the New York State Assembly are calling for a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall their elected officials for corruption and other reasons. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says recall elections are ...

NY Abortion Bill May Be Going Nowhere

04.24.13 |

New York's GOP says it will not bring Governor Cuomo's abortion bill to a vote. The Republican leader of New York's state Senate Tuesday said he will block any abortion proposal from Governor Cuomo. Dean Skelos said late term abortions included in ...

New York Attorney General Calls For Release Of Secret Attica Prison Documents

04.24.13 |

New York State is seeking the release of sealed Attica Prison Riot documents. The 1971 rebellion remains the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion. 32 inmates and 11 civilian employees died; the majority of the fatalities occuring when state troopers ...

NY Police Has A Solution For Gun Violence In The Classroom

04.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State's police force has a different solution: use retired officers to protect kids. There's a statewide movement amoung county sheriffs, and it's gaining traction. Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler sheriffs say it would cost little to hire ...

Cuomo Has Yet To Release Women's Equality Bill

04.23.13 |

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting knocked for keeping his abortion bill private. Pro-life groups are fighting Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Act but the problem is the act doesn't exist. Not yet, at least. Cuomo listed 10 measures during ...

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