- Disabled abuse complaints would go to 911 under proposal Updated: May-28-16 11:45 am
ALBANY, New York - Frustrated with the response of a state oversight agency, some New York lawmakers want to mandate that complaints about possible abuse or neglect of disabled or mentally ill people in state care be made first to 911 and local prosecutors.
- NY authorities raid office of lobbyist tied to Cuomo, SUNY Updated: May-26-16 8:54 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York attorney general's office on Thursday raided an office on SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany campus formerly used by Todd Howe, a lobbyist with deep connections to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who also is under scrutiny by federal authorities.
- Porcupines clubbed to death but sheriff can't charge anyone Updated: May-26-16 5:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - A New York sheriff says nearly a dozen porcupines have been found beaten to death but he can't take action against the teenagers suspected of killing them.
- Dad, sons charged with running large pot farm out of NY home Updated: May-26-16 7:10 am
NISKAYUNA, New York - A father and his two sons have been arrested and charged with running a large-scale marijuana-growing and processing operation out of their Albany-area home.
- Woman wrecks car, then falls 60 feet off cliff in New York Updated: May-25-16 1:12 pm
NEW SCOTLAND, New York - Authorities say a woman wrecked her car, ran into the woods when responding officers showed up and fell about 60 feet off a cliff in New York.
- Cuomo: Campaign finance reform, heroin plan top priorities Updated: May-24-16 5:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled a new proposal to close a campaign finance loophole linked to Albany's culture of corruption, naming it one of his top legislative priorities as lawmakers enter the final days of their session.
- GMO labeling supporters: Vermont law creating momentum in NY Updated: May-24-16 1:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring GMO labeling is giving fresh momentum to efforts to pass a similar measure in New York state.
- NY lawmakers want 911 called when disabled abuse suspected Updated: May-23-16 4:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Several New York lawmakers are pushing legislation that would require caretakers of the disabled, mentally ill and addicted in state programs to report suspected abuse to local police and prosecutors.
- NY labor, faith groups back voting, election changes Updated: May-23-16 1:18 pm
ALBANY, New York - A new coalition of community organizations, faith groups and labor unions says New York can address government corruption by tightening campaign finance rules while making it easier to vote.
- Woman rescued after falling off upstate NY cliff Updated: May-23-16 8:20 am
FULTON, New York - Authorities say a woman is hospitalized after she fell off a cliff while hiking on a prominent upstate New York landmark.
- 2 killed in 1-car crash on eastbound Thruway lanes in Albany Updated: May-20-16 10:30 am
ALBANY, New York - Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash on a stretch of the Thruway in Albany.
- De Blasio to skip meeting with NY senators over city schools Updated: May-18-16 1:25 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is skipping a meeting with state lawmakers considering whether to renew his control over city schools.
- NY lifts licensing restrictions for some immigrants Updated: May-17-16 7:27 pm
ALBANY, New York - Some immigrants who have entered the country illegally will be allowed to teach and practice medicine in New York state after its licensing board voted to accept applications from those immigrants brought to the United States as children.
- Albany joins New York communities opposing oil pipeline Updated: May-17-16 1:31 pm
ALBANY, New York - Albany has joined 25 other communities officially opposing the Pilgrim Pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Albany to New Jersey refineries and return it as fuel products.
- Upstate NY town worker injured in paving equipment accident Updated: May-17-16 9:00 am
MARBLETOWN, New York - State police say a highway department employee for a Hudson Valley town is in serious condition after he was pinned between two road paving vehicles.
- Zebra reported missing from New York farm is found dead Updated: May-16-16 3:40 pm
CATSKILL, New York - A zebra that was reported missing from a New York farm has been found dead.
- 'LOVE' artist's prints on display at New York state complex Updated: May-16-16 12:15 am
ALBANY, New York - A New York state-owned collection of silkscreen prints created by a leading figure in the pop art movement is on public display in downtown Albany.
- 52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protest Updated: May-15-16 7:31 pm
SEATTLE - Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown.
- 7 at NY college graduate with new minor in homeland security Updated: May-15-16 3:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - Seven students at a New York state college are the first to graduate with a newly created minor in homeland security and other emergency fields.
- Probe of aides threatens to taint NY gov's marquee programs Updated: May-15-16 10:48 am
ALBANY, New York - A federal investigation of two former top aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to taint the Democratic leader's signature economic development efforts even as it adds to Albany's reputation for insider dealing.
- Climate activists protest oil shipments at New York port hub Updated: May-14-16 3:04 pm
ALBANY, New York - Climate activists from around the Northeast gathered Saturday at a key crude oil shipment hub on the Hudson River in upstate New York to denounce fossil fuels and promote an accelerated transition to renewable energy sources.
- Republicans to Gov. Cuomo: Don't let NY farmworkers unionize Updated: May-13-16 3:03 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision not to defend a state law prohibiting farmworkers from unionizing could devastate New York's agricultural industry, Republican lawmakers said Friday.
- New York diocese sues to rescind insurer abortion mandate Updated: May-13-16 2:25 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has sued state insurance regulators over requirements that workplace health plans cover employee abortions.
- The Latest: Regulators reviewing diocese's lawsuit Updated: May-13-16 2:24 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on a lawsuit by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany against New York insurance regulators (all times local):
- Ex-NY Senate leader gets 5 years in prison for corruption Updated: May-12-16 5:18 pm
NEW YORK - A once-powerful New York politician convicted of using his position as Senate majority leader to help his son extort hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after each asked for mercy for the other.