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5:46 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Report Lists 'Double Dippers' With NY Pensions

  The Empire Center reports 665 retired public workers in New York this year had authorization to "double dip" and keep collecting pensions while getting paid again by returning to work in the public sector.

The fiscally conservative organization's report Monday lists retirees under age 65 collecting full public pension benefits who have waivers from the normal restriction against earnings from a state or local agency of $30,000 or more.

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New York News
12:36 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Saratoga County Sheriff's Sgt. Resigns, Charged With Misconduct After Video Goes Viral

Sergeant Sean Glans was admittedly caught on camera when a man refused to allow the deputy to search his car.
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An upstate New York sheriff's sergeant is suspended after he was caught on video allegedly slapping a young man who did not want his car searched. The video has gone viral nationwide.

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New York News
5:54 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Westminster Weighs Nation's First Total Ban On Tobacco

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The sleepy central Massachusetts town of Westminster has become an improbable battleground in America's tobacco wars.

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New York News
1:15 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

NYS Comptroller: Former Rosendale Court Clerk Stole Cash

According to a news release from New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the former clerk of the town of Rosendale justice court stole nearly $6,000 in cash from collections without detection.

The findings were uncovered in an audit by the Comptroller’s office.

The clerk, Trudy Harper, was arrested in June and charged by Ulster County District Attorney D. Holley Carnright with third degree grand larceny, a class D felony. Harper is due back in Saugerties Town Court on Dec. 10.

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New York News
8:39 am
Sun November 9, 2014

Eldridge vs. CWC

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  Fresh off an election-day loss, former congressional candidate Sean Eldridge has drawn a line in the sand with some comments he made.

Eldridge, a Democrat, lost the race for New York State's 19th Congressional District to Republican incumbent Chris Gibson on Nov. 4. 

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New York News
1:05 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega Excited Winning Mega Millions Ticket Was Sold In Empire State

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A Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $326 million was sold at a Valero gas station in Middletown, NY this week.

New York Lottery caller Yolanda Vega says after her more than 20 years in the business, it’s always exciting to see a New Yorker win the grand prize.

Vega spoke with WAMC’s Lucas Willard.

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New York News
8:15 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Saratoga County Sheriff's Officer Suspended After Video Posted Online

UPDATED: 11/9/14

The Saratoga County sheriff’s office has suspended an officer for an “inappropriate action” with a civilian after a video of the exchange was posted online. The video has since gone viral and attracted media attention across the country.

A press release states that the incident occurred during a roadside interview following a suspicious vehicle complaint early Friday morning in Halfmoon, NY.

The name of the officer has been reported as Sgt. Shawn Glans.

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Capital Region News
2:05 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Anti-Casino Group Pushes Back

Stones are being thrown in the ongoing battle to "Save East Greenbush,"   after the anti-casino group released results of an election-day exit poll that found voters overwhelmingly against building a gaming hall on Thompson Hill Road.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Sierra Club Claims Pilgrim Pipeline Harassing Homeowners

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An environmental group claims a company that wants to construct a crude oil pipeline between Albany and New Jersey is harassing homeowners in New Jersey to move the project forward.

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New York News
10:50 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Election Over, Will Cuomo Decide on Fracking?

Now that elections are over, supporters and opponents of hydrofracking are wondering what will be Governor Andrew Cuomo’s next move on the long-stalled gas drilling process in New York State.

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