NY Gov. A. Cuomo says the state is headed toward 2nd full shutdown

12.15.20 | Jeremy Miller

The governor says all "nonessential" businesses would be forced to close again if the COVID trajectory does not change. The state recorded an increase of 1,000 hospitalizations, just in the past week. Some regions may be overwhelmed soon. New...

Dr. Zucker: No stats of nursing home residents who died in hospitals of COVID

08.04.20 | Jeremy Miller

Dr. Howard Zucker says, according to data, 95% of nursing homes already had the virus. He claims the figures show the disease spread through nursing homes through staff and visitors. The Department of Health reports that there were more than...

Diagnosis prompts prison to release ex-NY Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

04.29.20 | Jeremy Miller

Dean Skelos was serving a 51-month term at Otisville Minimum Security Prison in Orange County when he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. The disgraced politician was sentenced to more than four years in prison after his conviction...

SUNY ESF suspends student following discovery of racist graffiti

02.10.20 | Jeremy Miller

Officials say the scrawling was found on whiteboards at one of the school's dorms. Governor Cuomo has praised the university for responding quickly and called the hateful messages "disgusting." The College of Environmental Science and...

NY's health insurance premiums skyrocket

02.06.20 | Jeremy Miller

Last year, the the Empire State had the second highest average for single-coverage premiums with a rate increase of 6%. That's about $1,000 higher than the national average.

NY State Police enforce Move Over Law after trooper hit in Salina

02.04.20 | Jeremy Miller

The trooper who suffered neck and back injuries is said to be doing o.k. The Move Over Law requires divers to slow down and give emergency or hazard vehicles a lane of space while they work. Failure to obey the law carries a two-point...

Gov. Cuomo signs law giving nursing mothers option for jury duty exemption

10.22.19 | Jeremy Miller

The governor said even though jury service is critically important, new moms have to juggle many demands. And the new measure allows them to postpone jury service for up to two years while they care for their babies. The applicant must submit a...

Clarity coming to Congressman Chris Collins' now open seat in western NY

10.02.19 | Jeremy Miller

Collins pleaded "guilty" in federal court yesterday to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making false statements. Governor Cuomo said during a radio program that the law requires a three-month window for a special election. Four...

2 NY congressman say they need "all the facts" before endorsing impeachment

09.26.19 | Jeremy Miller

Congressman Anthony Brindisi is one of the few Democrats not calling for impeachment right now after the release of a memo detailing a call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president. The congressman represents an area that includes...

26K unvaccinated kids in NY have to get shots before they can go to school

09.03.19 | Jeremy Miller

The state ended religious exemptions after nearly 900 people got sick in a measles outbreak in New York. Gov. Cuomo signed legislation in June repealing religious exemptions, and this month state officials tightened the rules for medical...