State Announce Energy Jobs for Veterans Plan
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state wants to help returning service members get jobs in the energy industry. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that five electric and natural gas companies are working with the state to design programs to provide workforce training for veterans interested in working for a utility...
NY Task Force Report on Heroin Addiction to be Released
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State lawmakers will be releasing a report on heroin and opioid addiction after conducting statewide forums on the subject.
NY State Named 2013’s Top Yogurt Producer in US
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Call it the yogurt empire state. For the second year in a row, New York has been named the top yogurt producer in the United States.
Lake George Ceremony Honors Unknown Colonial American Soldiers
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A local history group is holding a Memorial Day ceremony to honor four unknown Colonial American soldiers whose remains were discovered and reburied in upstate New York 80 years ago.
New York Senate Passes ‘Brittany’s Law’
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A bill that would create a statewide registry of violent felony offenders has passed the Senate.
Over 100 Animals Seized From Dilapidated Home
ALDEN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say they've seized more than 100 animals from the dilapidated home of an ailing elderly woman.
SUNY Oswego Reports Fatality in Heroin Overdoses
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at an upstate New York college say one student is dead and two others are hospitalized after suspected heroin overdoses.
Howe Caverns Owners Contend for Casino License
HOWES CAVE, N.Y. (AP) — The contenders vying to build a Las Vegas-style casino in upstate New York include the gambling giants you would expect: Caesars Entertainment, Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods. But there are also a few mom-and-pop players that believe they, too, deserve a piece of the action.
Syracuse Firefighters Revive Two Using Heroin Antidote
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a driver and his passenger both overdosed on heroin, causing the pickup truck they were riding in to drift to a stop 100 feet from a Syracuse fire station.
$794 Million in NY Child Care Subsidies Announced
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Funding for child-care subsidies for low-income families in New York state is increasing. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced $794 million for child-care subsidies this fiscal year. That's an increase of $55 million over last year. It's the first big increase in five years.