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  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:59:53 GMT
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    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
  • Service dogs trained in Westchester changing people's lives

    Service dogs trained in Westchester changing people's lives

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:06:44 GMT
    For the past 20 years, Monica La Peter, a breast cancer survivor, has relied on either a wheelchair or a walker to get around. Soon Monica will regain some of her independence. She is one of several disabled persons who will be going home with a service dog trained at East Coast Assistance Dog Program in Westchester County.
    For the past 20 years, Monica La Peter, a breast cancer survivor, has relied on either a wheelchair or a walker to get around. Soon Monica will regain some of her independence. She is one of several disabled persons who will be going home with a service dog trained at East Coast Assistance Dog Program in Westchester County.
  • Woman convicted in gun case tied to firefighter deaths

    Woman convicted in gun case tied to firefighter deaths

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:38:28 GMT
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    A woman charged with buying guns for a convicted felon who later used them to kill two volunteer firefighters in an ambush was convicted Tuesday of falsifying business records. A state Supreme Court jury in Rochester found 25-year-old Dawn Nguyen, of the town of Greece, guilty because she lied when she said on a gun purchase form that she was buying the weapons for her own use.
    A woman charged with buying guns for a convicted felon who later used them to kill two volunteer firefighters in an ambush was convicted Tuesday of falsifying business records. A state Supreme Court jury in Rochester found 25-year-old Dawn Nguyen, of the town of Greece, guilty because she lied when she said on a gun purchase form that she was buying the weapons for her own use.
  • Native Americans say US violated human rights

    Native Americans say US violated human rights

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:52:41 GMT
    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.  The Onondaga Indian Nation says it plans to file a petition at the Organization of American States asking for the return of 2.5 million acres in upstate New York, including the city of Syracuse.
    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.  The Onondaga Indian Nation says it plans to file a petition at the Organization of American States asking for the return of 2.5 million acres in upstate New York, including the city of Syracuse.
  • How is NY's economy? Governor candidates disagree

    How is NY's economy? Governor candidates disagree

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:51:55 GMT
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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has been on the right path during his term. Republican challenger Rob Astorino says New York is losing.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has been on the right path during his term. Republican challenger Rob Astorino says New York is losing.
  • Speed camera backers: Safety is 1st, revenue 2nd

    Speed camera backers: Safety is 1st, revenue 2nd

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:04:20 GMT
    A proposal to authorize scores of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island is being touted as a way to protect children while raising much-needed revenue for government coffers.
    A proposal to authorize scores of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island is being touted as a way to protect children while raising much-needed revenue for government coffers.
  • NY eatery patrons possibly exposed to hepatitis

    NY eatery patrons possibly exposed to hepatitis

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:58:08 GMT
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    Health officials say a waiter at a popular NY restaurant may have exposed hundreds of patrons to hepatitis A.
    Health officials say a waiter at a popular NY restaurant may have exposed hundreds of patrons to hepatitis A.
  • Worker pinned under 5,000 pounds of steel in NY

    Worker pinned under 5,000 pounds of steel in NY

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:53:43 GMT
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    A worker is recovering from serious injuries after he was pinned under a 5,000-pound roll of steel at a New York factory.
    A worker is recovering from serious injuries after he was pinned under a 5,000-pound roll of steel at a New York factory.
  • Stephen Baldwin pays off his New York back taxes

    Stephen Baldwin pays off his New York back taxes

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:31:29 GMT
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    A lawyer for Stephen Baldwin said the actor has paid off his New York back taxes with a check for the final $100,000. Baldwin admitted last year that he had failed to pay state taxes for 2008, 2009 and 2010. The total, plus interest and penalties, came to $400,000. A Rockland County judge gave Baldwin five years to pay the debt, and said he could avoid probation if he paid the total within one year.
    A lawyer for Stephen Baldwin said the actor has paid off his New York back taxes with a check for the final $100,000. Baldwin admitted last year that he had failed to pay state taxes for 2008, 2009 and 2010. The total, plus interest and penalties, came to $400,000. A Rockland County judge gave Baldwin five years to pay the debt, and said he could avoid probation if he paid the total within one year.
  • NY close to legalizing some medical marijuana

    NY close to legalizing some medical marijuana

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:11:33 GMT
    New York is inching toward legalizing some form of medical marijuana as support grows in the state Legislature and is likely to become one of a handful of issues taken up when lawmakers return later this month. But it remains unclear where the drug would come from for either Gov. Andrew Cuomo's limited research program or broader, legalized use under a proposed medical marijuana bill.
    New York is inching toward legalizing some form of medical marijuana as support grows in the state Legislature and is likely to become one of a handful of issues taken up when lawmakers return later this month. But it remains unclear where the drug would come from for either Gov. Andrew Cuomo's limited research program or broader, legalized use under a proposed medical marijuana bill.
  • NSA 'cyber-attacks' military service academies

    NSA 'cyber-attacks' military service academies

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:19:43 GMT
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.
  • Audit finds firm mishandled thousands of NY tax returns

    Audit finds firm mishandled thousands of NY tax returns

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-09 17:20:12 GMT
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    A New York state contractor hired to handle paper tax returns cost the state millions in overtime and made mistakes in nearly one quarter of the returns it processed last year. The criticisms are outlined in an audit released Wednesday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The audit estimates that the contractor introduced errors into 22 percent of the 2 million returns it handled. The contractor was also late in processing 90 percent of the returns.
    A New York state contractor hired to handle paper tax returns cost the state millions in overtime and made mistakes in nearly one quarter of the returns it processed last year. The criticisms are outlined in an audit released Wednesday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The audit estimates that the contractor introduced errors into 22 percent of the 2 million returns it handled. The contractor was also late in processing 90 percent of the returns.
  • Report: Poor children in NY twice as likely to have asthma

    Report: Poor children in NY twice as likely to have asthma

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:07:36 GMT
    Harlem has some of the highest asthma rates in the city. A new report released Friday is giving us a closer look at the chronic lung disease and who is struggling with it. Asthma is not only deadly but it's costing billions of dollars to treat. The report states roughly 1.7 million people in the state suffer from asthma. The Bronx and Harlem have some of highest rates among Medicaid recipients.
    Harlem has some of the highest asthma rates in the city. A new report released Friday is giving us a closer look at the chronic lung disease and who is struggling with it. Asthma is not only deadly but it's costing billions of dollars to treat. The report states roughly 1.7 million people in the state suffer from asthma. The Bronx and Harlem have some of highest rates among Medicaid recipients.
  • Despite Sandy, tourism demand increased in New Jersey in 2013

    Despite Sandy, tourism demand increased in New Jersey in 2013

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:48:00 GMT
    New Jersey officials say tourism was on the rise in the Garden State in 2013, despite the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. The tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40.4 billion in overall tourism-related demand, while overall visitation rose by 5.9 percent over 2012, to 87.2 million.
    New Jersey officials say tourism was on the rise in the Garden State in 2013, despite the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. The tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40.4 billion in overall tourism-related demand, while overall visitation rose by 5.9 percent over 2012, to 87.2 million.
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