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New York News
10:27 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Outgoing LG Duffy To Lead Rochester Business Alliance

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New York's lieutenant governor will lead a Rochester business organization when he steps down at the end of the year.

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New York News
6:18 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Pilot Program Provides Real Time Connections Between Emergency Responders And Schools

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There have been so many school shootings in recent years, parents will probably never feel totally at peace when they put their kids on the bus again. A new school safety pilot program, Mutualink K-12,  is rolling out in 20 public schools in Oneida and Rockland counties later this month. The technology announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday claims to improve communications and the sharing of information between participating schools and local first responders during an emergency.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Minimum Wage Hike Supporters In New York See Opportunity

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

  Advocates of raising the minimum wage see hope in recent statements by the leader of the State Senate, and hope a deal can be struck by the end of the year.

Republican Senate Leader Dean Skelos, whose party will control the Senate in January, says while he thinks the state’s gradual increase of the state’s minimum wage to $9 an hour next year is good enough, he’s willing to at least discuss raising it even higher. Senator Skelos, after meeting with the Republican members, says he also wants a pay raise for Senators.

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New York News
4:50 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

32 Arrested In Crack Cocaine Ring

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Authorities say an investigation into a shooting in Gloversville last spring has led to the arrests of nearly three dozen people involved in a crack cocaine ring based in New York City.

Authorities in Fulton County announced Monday that a 29-year-old local man was arrested in New York City last week and charged with attempted murder and assault for the late April shooting that left one man with a gunshot wound to his face.

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New York News
8:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Buffalo's Major Highways Closed, I-90 And I-190, Routes 219 And 400

Most major highways in western New York are closed due to hazardous conditions caused by lake-effect storms, including a 105-mile stretch of the Thruway.

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Capital Region News
7:00 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Report Finds Toxic Toys In Albany County

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Black Friday is just around the corner, but parents are being urged to take care when buying toys this year. Several being sold in Albany County contain toxic chemicals that pose health risks to children, according a new survey.  Researchers found a dozen toys on store shelves containing lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and more – toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancers, cognitive impairments and hyperactivity.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

New York Senate Republicans To Rejoin Breakaway Dems In Senate Rule

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The leader of the Senate Republicans says his members will once again join forces with a group of breakaway Democrats to rule the Senate come January.  Senator Dean Skelos says his members also want a pay raise.

Republicans won a bare majority of 32 seats in the 2014 elections, and GOP Leader Dean Skelos, following a two hour closed door meeting with his republican members,  says the GOP will once again form a coalition  government with leader of the Independent Democrats, Senator Jeff Klein.

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New York News
3:45 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

NYS Senate To Be Ruled By Coalition Again

Sen. Dean Skelos with Alan Chartock.

The leader of the New York State Senate Republicans says his members will once again partner with a group of breakaway Democrats to rule the chamber in January. Senator Dean Skelos says his members also want a pay raise.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Report Studied School Harassment Among LGBT Students

High school can be a tough time for many young people, but especially so for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. A new survey indicates those students can still face harassment, both verbal and physical, in the halls of the nation's high schools. Wayne Bowmanchester is a board member of the Capital Region chapter of GLSEN, the gay, lesbian, straight education network. He says student attitudes were recently surveyed as part of a national effort.

New York News
12:40 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Albany Law Professor Files Amicus Brief In Supreme Court Whistleblower Case

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Albany Law School Professor Robert Heverly recently filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case Department of Homeland Security vs. MacLean on behalf of advocacy organization FlyersRights.org

As part of the case, the court will decide if a U.S. air marshal can be protected under the Whistle Blower Protection act after sharing information about the service to the press.

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