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Erie County Must Reveal Conditions in Jails

08.19.14 | Bill Price

A two year investigation by the justice department found evidence of staff-inmate violence and sexual misconduct between staff and inmates since 2003. Nine inmates have committed suicide and at least 15 others have attempted it at the Erie county ...

NY Department of Agriculture Okays Out-of-State Grapes for Winemaking

08.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Typically the practice is banned, but on Monday, the State Department of Agriculture and markets approved the sale-- because over 40-percent of the grape harvest statewide was destroyed in last year's harsh winter. The state hasn't permitted the ...

Push For Release of Attica Prison Break Records

08.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The whistle blower in the 1971 Attica, New York prison uprising is still pushing for all the records to be released-- 4 decades later. Ex-prosecutor Malcom Bell, now 82, has filed papers in support of opening the long-sealed investigation that left ...

Charges Filed Against Couple in Amish Kidnapping

08.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Today, investigators are gathering evidence at the home of Steven Howles Junior-- and his girlfriend Nicole Vaisey including computer hard drives. They will also likely face more charges-- after police found evidence they abused the girls before ...

Potental Bills Owners Want to Move Team Out of Buffalo

08.15.14 | Bill Price

In a release issued Thursday, the Buffalo fan alliance identified several announcements that claim the group was "attempting to acquire and then move the buffalo bills to Toronto." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of that group. He recently wrote a ...

Andrew Cuomo in Israel

08.14.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Governor and the delegation he's leading are hoping to visit southern Israel today. they met with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday, as well as President Reuven  Rivlin. The group, which includes assembly speaker Sheldon Silver ...

Funeral Today for Crash Victim Kevin Ward

08.14.14 |

Kevin ward junior's funeral is set for 11 a.m. this morning at South Lewis senior high school in Turin, 55 miles northeast of Syracuse. ward, a 2012 graduate of the school, lived in nearby port Leyden. he was killed 140 miles away at a dirt track ...

Probe Into Racer Ward's Death To Take Weeks

08.13.14 |

The investigation into the death of a racer at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park last Saturday will likely last at least an another two weeks. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says investigators are still interviewing witnesses and reviewing ...

Astorino Creates "Stop Common Core" Line on November NY Ballot

08.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino and the rest of the G-O-P's statewide ticket turned in petitions Tuesday to create a "stop Common Core" line on the New York ballot this fall. Astorino says his camp has collected "plenty" of signatures ...

Investigation Continues in Tony Stewart Accident

08.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Investigators are focusing on the lighting and the track-- in the probe into the death of racing star Kevin Ward Junior, who was struck by Tony Stewart Saturday night in Canandaguia. They ant to know if Ward, dressed in a black suit and helmet-- ...

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