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Driver crashes into side of upstate building COLONIE (AP) — Officials in Albany County say a driver has crashed into an occupied physical therapy center. WTEN-TV reports that a woman was dropping her son off for physical therapy...

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New York ramps up food testing ALBANY (AP) — New York state is expanding its testing of food and beverages in an effort to prevent foodborne illnesses. The state announced Friday that some 67,000 samples were tested in 2016, up...

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State to boost rural transportation funds by $32 million ALBANY (AP) — New York state plans to dedicate $32 million in federal funding to improve public transportation in the state’s rural areas. Gov. Andrew...

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Crackdown uncovers 9 illegal dumping sites ALBANY (AP) — State officials say they found nine illegal dumping sites in the Hudson Valley and issued nearly 170 tickets for violating New York’s Environmental...

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Disputed ‘I Love NY’ highway signs cost state $8.1M ALBANY (AP) — New York has spent $8.1 million to install hundreds of “I Love NY” highway signs that are the subject of a dispute with the federal...

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Trooper, snowmobiler rescued from icy waters in Adirondacks LONG LAKE (AP) — A state trooper attempting to save a snowmobiler who fell through the ice of an Adirondack lake also broke through, requiring rescuers to pull both men...

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375 students hit by flu at state college in western NY BROCKPORT (AP) — Hundreds of students at a state college in western New York have come down with the flu over the past two weeks. Officials at The College at Brockport...

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Ambulance crash kills passenger en route to nursing home DUNKIRK (AP) — Authorities say a 77-year-old western New York man has died after the ambulance transporting him from a Pennsylvania hospital to a nursing home...

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Cops release name of upstate man killed in snowmobile crash MACOMB (AP) — State police have released the name of a suburban Rochester man who was killed in a snowmobiling accident on a lake in northern New York last weekend....

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