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(WBEN) - New polling shows that New Yorkers oppose the state's new laws on cash bail, though support for Governor Andrew Cuomo received a boost. In the poll conducted by Siena Research, voters say the new law eliminating monetary bail for people facing misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges is...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A minor political party in New York has sued over a new law approved by political appointees that will make it harder for parties to get on the ballot. The Serve America Movement Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday claiming the new requirement...
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(WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing making an addition to the state flag, and wants Albany lawmakers to work on making the change this session. During his State of the State address last week, Cuomo talked about adding a familiar Latin phrase to the state seal and flag. "On the first seal...
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Vaping products at Premier Vape on Union Road in Cheektowaga. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Albany N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued...
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Former Prison Taylor Joyce Mitchell
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December 19, 2019 - 10:40 am
Bedford Hills, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - The former prison tailor serving time for helping two killers escape from an upstate New York correctional facility will soon walk free. The state corrections agency says Joyce Mitchell is tentatively approved for release in February. The state Board of Parole has...
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Allan Harris
November 24, 2019 - 10:17 am
(WBEN/AP) The operators of New York state's power grid expect to be able to meet electricity demands this winter. The New York Independent System Operator forecast that the system has enough capacity to meet cold weather demands and that they will be able to maintain needed operating reserves. Peak...
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New York, N.Y. - (WBEN) - Juul Labs is being sued by New York State over deceptive marketing. "“Juul basically took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook by marketing its products in a manner that was appealing to underage youth,” said State Attorney General Letitia James. Letitia James - JUUL Lawsuit...
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Allan Harris
November 10, 2019 - 6:56 am
(WBEN/AP) A former Rochester man who told police in 1982 that he came home from work to find his wife dead with an ax buried in her head has been charged with murder. An indictment was unsealed Friday against James Krauseneck in the Feb. 19, 1982 killing of 29-year-old Cathleen Krauseneck in their...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - "The general rule to follow, for all politicians, at all levels of government, is don't use the word," said Republican political strategist Carl Calabrese. "Don't use it. There's no good that can come from using the N-word." Carl Calabrese on Cuomo racial slur In a radio...
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Brendan Keany
October 12, 2019 - 8:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say four people have been killed in a shooting in Brooklyn that also injured three others. An NYPD spokesman says police responding to a call about shots fired just before 7 a.m. Saturday found four men dead at the scene. A woman and two men suffered non-life-...
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