State

January 22, 2018 - 7:28 pm
SUMMIT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is ordering an audit of the state's beleaguered transit agency. The Democrat signed the executive order calling for an audit of New Jersey Transit alongside Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Monday at a rail station in Summit. The order comes...
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January 22, 2018 - 5:54 pm
ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) — State police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old central New York man who succumbed after police used a stun gun on him. Oneida Police Chief Paul Thompson tells the Observer-Dispatch that John Havener was acting in a disorderly manner and attempting to flag down cars on...
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January 22, 2018 - 5:28 pm
PLYMOUTH, N.Y. (AP) — A pre-dawn fire that broke out in a camper in central New York killed a 1-year-old boy, a 10-year-old girl and their mother. The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports that 33-year-old Debbie L. Pfeiffer died along with 1-year-old Benjamin Pfeiffer and 10-year-old Amber Morrow in...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Joseph Percoco, executive deputy secretary, stand at a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Percoco is set to go on trial in New York, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, on charges that he orchestrated a complicated bribery and extortion scheme involving deep pocketed lobbyists and developers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime aide to New York's governor is being tried on charges he used their relationship to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state. Jury selection started Monday in federal court in Manhattan in the trial of Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew...
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January 22, 2018 - 2:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State lawmakers and a law enforcer from Buffalo are pushing for changes in the laws relating to the reporting of child abuse following allegations of decades of inappropriate behavior by faculty at one of the city's most prestigious high schools. Senate Democrats joined Erie...
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