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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.

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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.

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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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The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

It turns out that New York is the big winner when it comes to daily fantasy sports.

New York State Attorney General's Office

An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

National Public Radio

Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver's seat.

The province's Liberal government is proposing to change the rules of its 10-year automated vehicle pilot project to allow for driverless testing.

Currently, the testing of fully autonomous vehicles is only allowed with a driver behind the wheel, but the government is seeking public comment on a proposal to scrap that requirement.

The new year dawns with political storm clouds bearing down on New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills snapped the longest current non-playoff drought in North American pro sports with a 22-16 victory Sunday at Miami and Cincinnati's victory at Baltimore. The Bills hadn't made the postseason since 1999.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing measures to fight the crushing burden of student loan debt.

Buffalo Bills

Tom Brady passed for a pair of touchdowns and the New England Patriots stayed on track to claim home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a 37-16 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

A member of a violent Buffalo street gang has been sentenced to consecutive life sentences in prison for fatally shooting a man nicknamed "Shooter'' five years ago.

New York State

The U.S. Census says New York State's population bumped up slightly to 19.85 million.

LeSean McCoy scored twice and surpassed 10,000 career-yards rushing, while helping the Buffalo Bills stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt with a 24-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

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