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A New York lawmaker is calling for a legislative oversight hearing on a relatively new state agency that investigates the mistreatment of disabled people.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the agency that investigates mistreatment of disabled people in state care refused to hand over thousands of records needed to complete a state audit.

Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits.

Hundreds of health care providers are asking state authorities for increased support for community-based services to help uninsured patients.

New York State Governor's Office

The state of New York is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage with the launch of a website and events throughout the state.

New York State is launching a $1.5 million pilot program that will allow residents to have their drinking water tested for lead for free.

National Public Radio

Buffalo was warm in February. How warm was it? The National Weather Service says the region set a record for the warmest February on record.

A former Niagara University and minor league hockey player has been found guilty in a murder-for-hire killing of his wife nearly two years ago in the Southern Tier.

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A boost is in store for the New York economy. Empire State Development says 43 businesses are expanding or coming to New York state to partner with colleges and universities.

J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney says it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores, as well as two distribution centers, over the next several months, as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from a proposal to build a privately operated lodge on a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls.

A former college maintenance supervisor admits he accepted $100,000 in bribes from a painting contractor in exchange for jobs.

New York State is paying $3 million to the family of a developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-managed group home.

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The National Women's Hall of Fame has chosen 10 women to be inducted this year. The class of 2017 was announced Tuesday in Seneca Falls, the site of the first women's rights convention, where the hall is located.

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City officials in Buffalo have shut down a bar where a man was shot outside in the latest of dozens of incidents reported at the tavern over the past year. 

Two western New York brothers have died after their snowmobiles went through thin ice on an Adirondack lake.

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Facebook is heading to New York State's highest court to challenge search warrants seeking information from user accounts.

Two suspects have been charged after police say a dog was dragged by a car for nearly a half-mile in Welland, ON.

They don't mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who stand to gain from the nation's most ambitious free-tuition proposal point to a sobering reality: free tuition doesn't mean free college.

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Congressman Chris Collins has written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, asking it to examine the biometric entry-exit system announced by the Trump administration for U.S. borders.

New York State Police say they have charged a Chautauqua County woman and her 26-year-old son with fatally shooting the woman's ex-boyfriend in his home.

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Three states are now suing the Trump administration over the executive order restricting refugees and immigration. New York and Massachusetts have joined Washington State in announcing the legal challenges to Donald Trump.

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A man who jumped out of a third-floor window at Buffalo Police Department headquarters while being questioned about sexual assaults has pleaded guilty to rape charges.

NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY PHOTO /Ice boom installation 2015.

The New York Power Authority is looking to use drones instead of helicopters or boats to inspect the ice boom between Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

National Public Radio

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggests his nation's peacekeeping decisions will be made with the Trump administration's particular world view in mind.

Clarence Congressman Chris Collins is calling for the United States to broker a bilateral deal with Canada as opposed to updating the three-party North American Free Trade Agreement.

Authorities say a 20-year-old man has died after his vehicle veered into the path of an oncoming tour bus in Chautauqua County.

New York lawmakers will soon begin several weeks of hearings on Governor Cuomo's $152 billion state budget proposal.

National Public Radio

New York Attorney General on Thursday issued guidance to local governments on how they can put laws and policies in place to limit their participation in federal immigration enforcement activities under Republican President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

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A Buffalo man brought his murder trial to a halt when he pleaded guilty to beating and strangling his estranged girlfriend.

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