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The Westchester County executive says he will expand training for the county's police departments and victim advocates as part of a battle against sexual violence on campuses.  Rob Astorino made the announcement Tuesday as part of a proposal to revamp a bill pending before the state Legislature.

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Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi submitted a $145 million budget proposal for fiscal 2016 to the city council Tuesday night. The spending plan is up nearly three percent from the previous one.

Senator Charles Schumer is working to counter what he calls the growing trend of child identity theft. The New York Democrat is proposing legislation that would protect kids until they turn 18.


In his first year on the job Springfield, Massachusetts Police Commissioner John Barbieri said he has made progress toward making the police department more efficient and effective.  He plans to introduce more innovation into stopping crime in the state’s third-largest city.   

Cuomo Lagging In Latest Siena Poll

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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol.

Hartford police are investigating whether a pastor who was shot while placing flags outside a church for Memorial Day was the victim of a hate crime.

The well regarded leader of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts – the second oldest Y in the country – has resigned.

The Y announced Tuesday that CEO Kirk Smith plans to leave at the end of June for an executive position with the YMCA in Florida.  

Regents Tap New Education Commissioner For New York

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A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner.

The Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to hire MaryEllen Elia at a salary of $250,000 a year.

Elia most recently led the Hillsborough County school district, which includes Tampa, Florida. She succeeds John King Jr., who stepped down at the end of 2014 for a post in President Barack Obama's administration.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, May 26, 2015.