Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:19:35 AM
Former MMA fighter found guilty of beating Schenectady police officer
SCHENECTADY (AP) -- A former mix martial arts fighter has been convicted of assaulting a Schenectady police officer who suffered a fractured skull while trying to arrest the man. ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:26:52 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Derrick Rose is at a crossroads in his basketball career and one of the biggest moments in what could be a make-or-break year for the former NBA MVP didn't happen on the court.
It happened in a court.
Rose was vindicated Wedne ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:31:55 AM
By DAVID KLEPPER
ALBANY -- A scathing report issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Monday slammed Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for state pension fund investments in hedge funds that cost the state more than $1 billion ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:31:49 AM
3 hurt in explosion, fire at Schenectady asphalt plant
SCHENECTADY (AP) -- State officials say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at an asphalt plant along the Mohawk River in Schenectady.
The Department of Environmental Cons ...
Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2016 4:56:06 PM
ALBANY (AP) -- New York tax officials expect about 350,000 state income tax returns to be filed ahead of the extension deadline.
New York residents who were granted a filing extension must file their returns on or before today. Tax officials are enco ...
Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2016 10:19:04 AM
ALBANY (AP) -- New York trails other states in modernizing its 911 systems to handle greater cellphone use, in part because lawmakers routinely divert money intended for that purpose and use it to plug holes in the state budget.
While New York is har ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:19:40 AM
Man gets prison time for hit-and-run that killed pedestrian in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY (AP) -- A 42-year-old upstate man has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for hit-and-run crashes that killed one pedestrian and injured another.
The Ti ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:09:23 AM
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature today, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great Ameri ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:10:27 AM
Attorney general awards $12.6M to address 'zombie homes'
ALBANY (AP) -- New York's attorney general has awarded $12.6 million in grants to 76 local governments to help them deal with "zombie homes," vacant properties that often fall into neglect as ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 08, 2016 4:09:11 AM
Health officials: Mighty Taco beans may have sickened 100+
BUFFALO (AP) -- Health officials say a batch of refried beans may be to blame for sickening more than 100 people who ate at a western New York Mighty Taco restaurant.
The Erie County Heal ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2016 11:09:06 AM
Driver passes stopped school bus on right, nearly hits girl
CHENANGO (AP) -- Authorities are looking for the driver of an SUV caught on surveillance video passing a stopped New York school bus on the right just as an upstate student was about to ge ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 2016 1:34:33 PM
ALBANY (AP) -- New York's education commissioner says some of the state's poorest performing schools are showing improvement.
Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Wednesday that nine out of 10 schools labeled "persistently struggling" because of 10 years ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 2016 10:11:31 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a far-reaching futuristic plan for the city that includes color LED illumination of bridges, completely automated toll booths and driver facial recognition cameras for tighter anti-terrorism security.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:01:38 AM
ALBANY (AP) -- A proposal to raise the pay of New York state lawmakers has become an issue in the fall elections, with many challengers saying legislators don't deserve more money following a wave of corruption arrests.
A state commission is now co ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:01:35 AM
Crackdown on underage drinking nets 437 fake IDs
ALBANY (AP) -- Some 437 fake IDs were confiscated and 411 people arrested during a statewide crackdown on underage drinking at summer concerts throughout New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office releas ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:02:50 AM
BUFFALO (AP) -- Plans are in the works to improve public access to Buffalo's historic lighthouse on the city's Lake Erie waterfront.
U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins announced on Monday that the Coast Guard has agreed to changes that will make the lighthous ...
Last Updated: Monday, October 03, 2016 10:06:27 AM
Police: Woman escapes custody, steals trooper's vehicle
SCHOHARIE (AP) -- State police say they've nabbed a woman who they say escaped from custody, stole a trooper's vehicle, abandoned it and fled on foot in upstate New York.
State police say tr ...
Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2016 4:09:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city.
Maribel Martinez charged in the lawsuit that she suffered "great emotional distress, extreme fe ...
Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:22:38 AM
Museum planned in suburban NY to honor Navy SEALs
SAYVILLE (AP) -- A new museum is being planned in suburban New York to honor the Navy SEALs.
Officials say the museum could open sometime in 2018 at a county park on eastern Long Island.
It wi ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:03:00 AM
Ex-college coach acquitted of killing ex's 12-year-old son
CANTON (AP) -- A black former college soccer coach accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old white son in a largely white upstate town was found not guilty Wednesday by a judge.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:02:58 AM
TROY (AP) -- State police divers have recovered a body from the Hudson River in upstate New York where a utility company dump truck plunged into the water after a police pursuit.
The body of Joshua Evans, 21, of Troy was pulled from the water aroun ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:59:31 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A battalion chief who had been considered a rising star in the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday when a row house exploded as he was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak, and authorities are looking ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:59:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Se ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:59:27 AM
Catena to rule in murder case against former soccer coach
CANTON (AP) -- The murder case against a black former college soccer coach accused of killing of his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son is set to be decided Wednesday by a visiting judge.
Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016 10:13:19 AM
Leaf-peeping season a little behind schedule
ALBANY (AP) -- Leaf-peeping season is running a little behind schedule this year.
Observers for Empire State Development's I Love New York program say changes are just beginning in the Adirondacks. The ...