A 26-year-old Marine from upstate New York has been killed in Afghanistan. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas.
Relatives of Lance Cpl. Anthony Denier tell Albany-area media outlets he was killed by enemy fire on Saturday. Denier was from the Saratoga County city of Mechanicville and joined the Marines 18 months ago. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and was deployed to Afghanistan in October.His body is expected to be returned to the U.S. on Thursday. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
Hundreds of students, parents and teachers are getting ready to head to Albany to ask Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers for more money for education.
Organizers say 10-15 buses will depart from every corner of New York Dec. 5. Once in Albany, the group will march from the State Museum to the Capital.
The event is being called the Educate NY Now Express tour and is a response to deep cuts in state educationaid combined with a new property tax cap limiting what districts can raise through tax increases.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he expects to be vindicated in an ethics probe into the $103,000 settlement he approved to end sexual harassment claims against a fellow Democrat.
Silver tells The Buffalo News on Tuesday that he believes the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics will find he acted in good faith to protect the victims. Silver approved a deal this summer that wasn't disclosed until further sexual harassment accusations were made against the assemblyman, Vito Lopez of Brooklyn.
An upstate New York prosecutor who targeted a Florida pharmacy while investigating online sales of steroids and other drugs can keep the case. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports.
The New York Court of Appeals says a state judge exceeded his authority when he dismissed Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares' fifth indictment of Signature Pharmacy of Orlando and barred his office from continuing.
Republican New York State Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin claimed victory on election night, but his opponent, Democratic challenger Cheryl Roberts did not concede right away, waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. Roberts has now admitted defeat, and McLaughlin says he is ready for a new two year term representing New York’s 107th Assembly District which includes Washington, Rensselaer and Columbia Counties. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, he says recent events have changed the agenda for January.