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New York has raised the age of marriage to 17, replacing a law that allowed children as young as 14 to legally wed.

Anything to drink with that popcorn? Not a beer. A plan to permit movie theaters in New York to seek a license to serve alcohol appears to be a flop.

New York State may soon have a new way to prosecute dealers who sell heroin or opioids that result in a lethal overdose.

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Lyft says it has already recruited thousands of potential drivers ahead of its upstate New York launch later this month.

With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York State.

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The New York Legislature has overturned a state law that allows 14-year-olds to legally wed.

A man involved in a gunfight, during which a stray round struck a child in the head, has been convicted of weapons possession. 

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending Monday morning in Ontario's Niagara region.

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New York State is setting aside $35 million to expand after-school programs.

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The debate over physician-assisted suicide has gone before New York State's highest court.

New York lawmakers have voted to let Uber and Lyft begin picking up passengers in upstate New York a little early.

A Batavia woman whose twin toddler sons died in a fire while she went to buy marijuana has been sentenced to a year in jail.

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Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. The state Assembly already has endorsed the idea.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

Federal appeals court judges do not seem eager to embrace the arguments of lawyers seeking a new trial for former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son.

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Two men have been sentenced to five years' probation for the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall at Letchworth State Park.

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Five years after daredevil Nik Wallenda walked over Niagara Falls on a high wire, his wife is planning her own stunt over the fast-rushing waters.

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Hillary Clinton has launched a new political organization. The former Democratic presidential nominee unveiled "Onward Together'' on Monday afternoon.

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New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting.

A Hamburg man has admitted to running a used textbook scheme that involved renting textbooks from one website and selling them on another.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Two Toronto law firms have launched a Canada-wide class-action lawsuit against the manufacturers of implantable defibrillators that can fail with little or no warning because of potentially defective batteries.

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Six companies have agreed to pay nearly $4.2 million to New York State to settle allegations that they illegally sold tickets to concerts and other events.

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New York car manufacturers can now apply to test driverless cars on public highways.

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New York's Court of Appeals has upheld a state law that allows for permanent suspension of drivers licenses for repeat drunk drivers.

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Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician is again before state lawmakers in Albany.

Republican Congressman Tom Reed received an earful from constituents Saturday over his vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He was booed during a town hall meeting Saturday in Chautauqua County.

A murder indictment has been dismissed for an Attica prison inmate accused in the recreation yard slaying of another prisoner.

A New York program that allows court-ordered therapy for thousands of seriously mentally ill people will expire next month if the Legislature doesn't renew it.

WBFO's Michael Mroziak

The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine is staying in Buffalo through 2019.

Erie County District Attorney's Office

An Eden man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death of his elderly mother inside their East Eden Road home.

Lake Ontario's rising water is furthering Congressman Chris Collins' push for the repeal of an environmental plan adopted late in President Barack Obama's administration.

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