- Ex-officer, 19 other people charged in New York drug ring Updated: Aug-04-15 7:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - State authorities on Tuesday charged 20 people with participating in a violent upstate New York drug ring they said got help from a policeman who was a cocaine customer.
- NY ethics panel squabbles over Gov. Cuomo's influence Updated: Aug-04-15 3:25 pm
ALBANY, New York - A New York state ethics board tasked with cleaning up Albany's corruption problem squabbled over the selection of a new executive director and whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds too much sway over the agency.
- New York Capitol hosting special event marking Grant's death Updated: Aug-04-15 3:06 am
ALBANY, New York - A free historical presentation is being held this week at the Capitol in downtown Albany to commemorate the 130th anniversary of former President Ulysses S. Grant's lying state in the building.
- New NY rules give public notice of sewage spills Updated: Aug-04-15 1:50 am
ALBANY, New York - Every year, tens of billions of gallons of raw sewage befouls waterways New York residents use for drinking, swimming and fishing. Fixing the problem will take time and money, but in the meantime, a new alert system notifies the public when a spill happens at some, but not all, of the state's sewage systems.
- New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death Updated: Aug-03-15 9:17 pm
WHITE PLAINS, New York - The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest.
- Saturday tours at New York state Capitol Updated: Aug-03-15 3:22 am
ALBANY, New York - Free tours of the New York state Capitol are now being offered on the second Saturday of each month.
- Albany airport gets $1.2M to rehabilitate terminal roof Updated: Aug-02-15 10:20 am
ALBANY, New York - Albany International Airport is getting $1.2 million to help rehabilitate its terminal building.
- NY sheriff's sergeant resigns amid sexual misconduct probe Updated: Aug-01-15 11:10 am
ALBANY, New York - An upstate New York sheriff's sergeant has resigned amid a broader investigation into sexual misconduct by law enforcement officers involving underage girls.
- Ex-NY Senate leader heading to trial on corruption charges Updated: Jul-30-15 1:40 pm
NEW YORK - A former state Senate leader is set to go to trial this fall on charges he sold his office for the sake of his adult son.
- WWII pilot's remains arrive in NY for burial in his hometown Updated: Jul-29-15 1:54 pm
ALBANY, New York - While growing up in central New York, Mark Shoemaker heard plenty of stories from family members about his Uncle Eddie, a World War II fighter pilot who never returned from the Pacific Theater.
- Interstate gas pipeline re-routed to avoid fragile NY forest Updated: Jul-28-15 5:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - A section of the planned Constitution Pipeline, designed to bring natural gas to New York City and New England, has been redrawn to avoid a 1,000-acre private forest with fragile wetlands.
- Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range Updated: Jul-26-15 10:53 am
ALBANY, New York - More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.
- Where's the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike Updated: Jul-23-15 8:59 pm
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York's fast-food industry - and restaurant owners aren't loving it.
- NY oil tank car inspections lead to 1 immediate fix Updated: Jul-23-15 4:16 am
ALBANY, New York - New York officials say another round of inspections of tank cars and tracks carrying crude oil have found 62 defects, including one requiring an immediate fix.
- Leading NY lawmaker found guilty of lying to FBI Updated: Jul-22-15 6:01 pm
WHITE PLAINS, New York - The No. 2 Republican in the New York Senate was found guilty Wednesday of lying to the FBI, a felony conviction that will cost him his seat.
- Buffalo officials divided on takeover of failing schools Updated: Jul-21-15 7:25 pm
BUFFALO, New York - District leaders under state orders to fix 25 failing Buffalo schools or lose control of them say they want to hear more about what New York expects under a new receivership law, even while divided about the model's chances for success.
- Cuomo fills health and human services post in cabinet Updated: Jul-21-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Paul Francis as his deputy secretary for health and human services.
- NY gets go ahead for new weather detection system Updated: Jul-20-15 3:04 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York will soon begin work on a new weather detection system intended to provide better data on floods, wildfires and severe weather.
- NY environmental commissioner exiting after bike ride Updated: Jul-20-15 9:31 am
ALBANY, New York - Joe Martens didn't get out too much as New York's environmental commissioner, responsible for millions of acres of wilderness and other protected land, yet he made up some lost ground last week bicycling east across the state.
- New website promotes bicycle tours of New York's Erie Canal Updated: Jul-20-15 7:20 am
ALBANY, New York - There's more than one way to travel the Erie Canal and it doesn't have to be by boat.
- 1 dead, 1 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Albany street Updated: Jul-20-15 6:58 am
ALBANY, New York - Police in Albany say one person is dead and another is hospitalized and facing charges after a two-vehicle crash in the city.
- 3rd public hearing set for Adirondack land-use plan Updated: Jul-20-15 4:06 am
ALBANY, New York - A third public hearing is scheduled this week for the proposed management plan for the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the central Adirondacks.
- State's new legislative leaders see jump in contributions Updated: Jul-16-15 4:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - In Albany, it pays to be in charge.
- Schumer: Bring WWI hero's Medal of Honor to his NY hometown Updated: Jul-16-15 12:27 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Medal of Honor posthumously awarded last month to a World War I soldier from Albany should be put on public display in his hometown, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday.
- Police: Man uninjured after being run over by freight train Updated: Jul-16-15 7:31 am
SCHAGHTICOKE, New York - State police say a man escaped injury after being run over by a freight train while sleeping in the middle of railroad tracks in an upstate New York town.