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Federal prosecutors

A former Western New York kindergarten teacher has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Sen. Catharine Young

There is a new proposal to overhaul government sexual harassment policies in New York State. The Senate's Republican majority Tuesday announced the measure, sponsored by Olean Republican Catharine Young.

National Public Radio

Nail salon drying lamps help achieve a flawless manicure finish, but they would be regulated under a bill passed by New York's state Senate.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing changes to the state's parole system to help formerly incarcerated individuals adjust to life outside prison walls.

New York State has moved its fall 2018 primary election date back two days so it does not interfere with the anniversary of 9/11 or the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

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Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra says he is dropping out of the Republican race for New York State governor and will run as an independent instead. 

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A lawyer for a longtime confidante and top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his client accepted no bribes - or "ziti,'' as prosecutors like to call it.

National Public Radio

New York Senate Democrats are rolling out 12 gun control proposals following the Florida school shooting.

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Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo may begin deliberations as early as next week.

John Katko

Authorities say a 28-year-old Syracuse man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. congressman and his family over net neutrality.

Elizabeth Miller / Great Lakes Today

New York State is starting its $75 million program to replace aging septic systems in 31 priority counties.

National Public Radio

Pet stores in New York State would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a new proposal in the state legislature.

Erie County

New York State officials say more funding is available for residents facing problems keeping their homes heated this winter.

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The government's key witness in its bribery case against a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he participated in bribery schemes with his longtime friend.

Bon-Ton Eastern Hills

Bon-Ton Stores, saddled with debt and struggling with weak sales as shoppers abandon traditional department stores, said Sunday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and was exploring a sale of all or part of the company.

The union representing New York correction officers says new security methods are needed to reduce the amount of contraband smuggled into state prisons, while prison officials say more prohibited items are being seized than ever before.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that bans all New York State agencies and authorities from conducting business with companies that tolerate or promote discrimination.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration does not love New York. The hundreds of tourism signs the Cuomo administration installed along New York's highways could wind up costing the state $14 million in federal funding.

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New York State plans to provide every inmate with a free computer tablet from a Florida-based company that provides services to prison systems.

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Both houses of the New York State Legislature have approved a proposal to make significant changes to New York's medical malpractice law, by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer.

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

A senior Republican state senator has filed the paperwork to run for governor of New York. Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco of Syracuse plans to formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday.

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New York City's subway system handles about 5.7 million riders every weekday, more than 10 times the combined daily ridership of all other public transportation systems in the rest of New York State. But upstate systems face many of the same challenges - plus an added hurdle: getting more state funding at a time when the downstate transit woes get all the attention.

Two new reports from Columbia University are raising questions about New York's probation and parole system - and offering suggestions for making it more effective.

National Public Radio

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken steps to make it easier for New Yorkers to get the influenza vaccine as the flu epidemic continues to spread across the state.

State University of New York

A state audit finds New York education officials are falling behind in implementing a new state law aimed at combating sexual violence on college campuses.

Babies R Us

Toys R Us is planning to close about 180 stores across the country, including 1 in the Buffalo area, in a bid to restructure the company and emerge from bankruptcy protection.

Twitter

New York State could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers.

Jim Russell / SUNY Oswego

State University of New York officials have revoked an honorary award given to television host Charlie Rose over sexual harassment allegations. 

NationaL Parks Service

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York State picking up the tab for the federal workers.

Governor Cuomo's Office

State officials say New York's 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in Western New York.

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