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New York State Police are investigating a possible sighting of the two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York prison two weeks ago.

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New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage.

Authorities say two men are missing after their kayaks overturned in the Seneca River in central New York.

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Federal prosecutors have urged a judge to reject former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to throw out criminal charges he faces.

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Friday evening New York State Police Troop B Commander Charles Guess announced that 51 year old Joyce Mitchell had been arrested for her role in supporting Richard Matt and David Sweat’s escape from the Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora.


The New York Assembly has approved a bill that would install a state monitor at the troubled East Ramapo school district.

Supporters of legislation to restrict the use of potentially toxic chemicals in toys have enlisted the help of a giant inflatable duck. 

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State police say a 52-year-old man whose body was found floating in a Hudson Valley lake last weekend had drowned while canoeing.

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A new study finds American cities are enticed by the economic growth and services that "sharing economy" companies such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft can offer. But officials are anxious about safety in a largely unregulated realm.

Rochester police say a man has died after officers used a stun gun to subdue him during an arrest. Chief Michael Ciminelli says the man crashed a pickup truck into a house yesterday morning. He then crashed into a church and another house before locking himself in the cab of the truck. Cimenelli says an officer used a stun gun when the man charged out of the truck with his fists clenched.