- Ex-NY Senate leader, son plead not guilty in corruption case Updated: Jun-01-15 1:26 pm
NEW YORK - The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands of their telephone calls.
- Report: Anglers pleased with Great Lakes fishing results Updated: Jun-01-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - A new survey by the state Department of Environmental Conservation shows anglers are getting good fishing results in lakes Erie and Ontario.
- Spike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turtle deaths Updated: May-30-15 12:54 pm
JAMESPORT, New York - Hundreds of small turtles have washed up dead on the eastern end of Long Island in the last month, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
- Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records Updated: May-29-15 3:17 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A Long Island prosecutor said Friday her office is examining the travel records of all New York state lawmakers from Nassau County.
- NY State Police to hold press conference on fatal shooting Updated: May-29-15 3:11 am
OSWEGO, New York - The New York State Police, Oswego County Sheriff's Office and the Oswego County District Attorney's Office are hosting a joint press conference on Friday to discuss the death investigation of a 58-year-old man fatally shot by a deputy.
- NY lawmakers reviewing mental health services for children Updated: May-29-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Legislators in New York are taking a look at the state of mental health care for children.
- Cuomo, unions pan NYC mayor's development tax break plan Updated: May-28-15 3:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and organized labor are criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to revise a development tax break.
- NYC approves skyscraper in exchange for transit hub work Updated: May-27-15 9:46 pm
NEW YORK - City officials cleared the way on Wednesday for construction of a new, 65-story Manhattan skyscraper after the developer made an unusual tradeoff: a promise to make sweeping upgrades to nearby Grand Central Terminal that would allow more rush-hour trains on the subway's busiest lines.
- NY Assembly votes for universal health coverage Updated: May-27-15 7:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.
- NY State Police arrest 187 for DWI over holiday weekend Updated: May-27-15 6:39 pm
ALBANY, New York - A Memorial Day weekend crackdown by New York State Police targeting impaired drivers netted 187 arrests for driving while intoxicated.
- New York steps up crude-by-rail spill response, monitoring Updated: May-27-15 6:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's Department of Environmental Conservation says it's stepping up air monitoring at the Port of Albany and enhancing spill response capabilities along rail corridors to reduce health and environmental risks stemming from crude oil transport through the state.
- Senate Democrats want NYC's rent rules extended for 2 years Updated: May-27-15 4:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday proposed extending New York City's rent regulations for two more years and limiting how much a landlord can increase the rent when a rent-stabilized unit becomes vacant.
- Theft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways Updated: May-27-15 1:39 pm
NEW YORK - Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said.
- NY attorney general to submit broad ethics reforms bill Updated: May-27-15 12:17 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation aimed at ending public corruption in Albany, which he said lawmakers need to enact during a year when their leaders were both arrested on federal charges.
- NYC comptroller says city pays 'invisible fare' to run MTA Updated: May-26-15 11:46 pm
NEW YORK - New York City is spending so much to run the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that it amounts to an "invisible fare" of $130 a month per household, City Comptroller Scott Stringer charged in a report released Tuesday.
- Florida schools chief to lead New York Education Department Updated: May-26-15 3:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner.
- NY proposes changes in deer, turkey hunting seasons Updated: May-25-15 8:53 am
ALBANY, New York - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments through June 29 on regulatory proposals for hunting and trapping of wild turkey, deer and fisher.
- Rochester trio arrested after NY trooper injured in chase Updated: May-24-15 5:56 pm
ROCHESTER, New York - Three Rochester residents are behind bars after a high-speed chase that caused several crashes and injured a New York state trooper.
- Police: DWI, drug arrests at NY electronic music festival Updated: May-24-15 8:46 am
BETHEL WOODS, New York - New York State Police are continuing to keep a close eye on an outdoor electronic music festival. They've now made several driving while intoxicated as well as drug arrests.
- New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates Updated: May-23-15 1:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.
- 'Happy' Rockefeller, widow of former vice president, dies Updated: May-20-15 1:49 pm
Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly about her breast cancer in the 1970s, has died. She was 88.
- NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change Updated: May-19-15 5:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.
- More workers, cameras for NYC subway stations Updated: May-19-15 3:45 pm
NEW YORK - To address surging ridership and lengthening subway delays, New York City's transportation authority will put more workers and cameras on station platforms to help disperse crowds and speed up service.
- NY State Police clamping down: click it or get a ticket Updated: May-19-15 3:06 am
ALBANY, New York - A clampdown on seat belt use is underway across New York state.
- Hikers urged to avoid Adirondack peaks during mud season Updated: May-19-15 3:05 am
RAY BROOK, New York - It's mud season in the Adirondacks, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 3,000 feet until mid-June.