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New York State has announced health insurance rates for individuals and small groups in 2018. The result is a premium hike, but not as high as insurers had requested. However, the state said rates will actually decrease after adjusting for inflation and federal tax credits.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says it is investigating another potential discharge from the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen Dewitt

There is growing pressure on a group of breakaway Democrats in the New York State Senate to reunite with the mainstream Democrats and form a majority to rule the Senate.

National Public Radio

Factory activity in New York State surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years.

New York State is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

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New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan issued a statement on Sunday, saying that he had recently been treated for an alcohol problem.

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case rather than go straight to a retrial. That was the ruling Thursday from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

NYS authorizes 5 more marijuana dispensaries

Aug 2, 2017

New York State has authorized five more organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana to improve patient access to dispensing facilities across the state.

Associated Press

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state regulators to investigate wastewater discharges that turned the water near the base of Niagara Falls black last weekend.

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New York State is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer,” which would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

Thousands gather for Trooper Davis funeral

Jul 16, 2017
Sarah Harris

Thousands of law enforcement officials and community members gathered at Fort Drum Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of New York State Trooper Joel Davis. Davis was responding to a domestic incident last week when he was shot and killed, allegedly by soldier Justin Walters. Walters was also charged with killing his wife, Nichole Walters, and shooting her friend Rebecca Finkle, who was treated and released from the hospital. Finkle's children were at the scene.

Funeral-goers mourned Trooper Davis’ passing and celebrated his life and service.

Evidence of troubled past for suspect in double murder

Jul 14, 2017
North Country Public Radio

Ft. Drum soldier Sgt. Justin Walters, who has been charged with murder in the deaths of his wife Nichole and New York State Trooper Joel Davis, had a troubling juvenile history in Holland, MI, where he was a student.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that aims to boost hemp production, as Ontario gathers public input on legalizing marijuana.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reports soil samples taken show no contamination from the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield leaking to nearby properties.

Dairy Co-op earns state's "Grown & Certified" designation

Jul 12, 2017

A dairy cooperative headquartered in Cheektowaga has joined the ranks of companies recognized by New York State as "Grown and Certified."


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State officials say that bald eagles are thriving in historic numbers across the state.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that photo identification evidence can now be legally entered at trial in New York State.

One week after the New York State Legislature declared the 2017 session over, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commanded lawmakers to return for a special session, beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, to deal with some unfinished business.

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

Buffalo and Niagara Falls are among 18 cities across New York State that will share $10 million over the next two years aimed at transforming blighted neighborhoods.

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Niagara Falls officials are cutting back on spending, as the potential end to revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino looms. The first casualty is summer road paving.

The New York State legislative session is drawing to a close and Democrats and Republicans are digging in on the remaining issues of 2017. Among them is a measure to extend the New York City mayor’s control of the public schools, which has now been linked to a number of diverse issues affecting people in the rest of the state.

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.

The state budget has been in place for just less than two months and already there are signs that tax revenues may be significantly lower than expected. Anticipated federal tax reductions later this year may be one of the reasons.

National Public Radio

This month marks the halfway point in New York State's plan to end the AIDS epidemic by the year 2020. Although local health care officials say progress has been made, a new epidemic is threatening the effort.

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

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

National Public Radio

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

Food & Drug Administration

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.

WNED-TV

A local state senator wants New York's constitution amended to guarantee the rights of residents to hunt and fish, joining 21 other states to enshrine those outdoor rights in their state charters.

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