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A former student of the Emma Willard school in Troy is claiming she was sexually abused by a staff member nearly two decades ago.

At a press conference in Latham Saturday morning, New York State Police and Hamilton County officials said 24-year-old Rachael Mattice has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor, related to her disappearance June 23rd. 

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Nearly 33,000 people attended Saratoga Race Course on opening day.

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The New York State Nurses Association, whose nurses were locked out after a one-day demonstration outside Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville in early January, says nurses will receive back pay  after a  National Labor Relations Board finding of ”merit” and complaint against the healthcare provider.

All of New York State's medical examiners and coroners will soon have to share fingerprints and other information about their unidentified dead with a federal data center trying to match remains with America's missing.

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New learning standards being crafted for New York are likely to be similar to the Common Core standards they will replace, according to a new research report from the New York State School Boards Association.

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New York has authorized fluorescent pink as alternate protective coloring for young hunters in an appeal to girls who'd rather not wear blaze orange.

Paladino, Trump's NY Chair, Reflects On RNC

Jul 22, 2016

Now that Donald Trump has accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president, party officials and delegates are heading home to begin the sprint to election day. Trump's chairperson in New York is 2010 gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, who spoke with WAMC News on Friday about the GOP's chances to carry New York.

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As the sun comes up over the Oklahoma track, horses are already being worked out. This is where viewers can catch a glimpse of the thoroughbreds before the gates open across the street.

Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the next step for Republicans, after the Democrats are done with their gathering, is to begin the Presidential election campaign. The head of Trump’s New York campaign say he expects the state to be in play.

Governor Andrew  Cuomo Thursday signed the bill, which would allow those with health effects associated with a federal or state superfund site to file a personal injury suit by suspending the statute of limitations for three years after such a designation.

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A day before the gates on Union Avenue open to the crowds of opening day at Saratoga Race Course, local business owners and public officials gathered for a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Saratoga Springs.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in a speech to New York’s delegates, assailed Hillary Clinton for her husband’s extramarital affairs when he was President in the 1990s, saying Hillary tried to shut the women up. 

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At a breakfast hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, NYRA CEO Chris Kay spent most of his time at the podium outlining a slew of completed projects and new initiatives for guests and workers at the famed flat track.

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“This is the Karista Spring. Cheers!”

Steve Miller will tell you that each well in Saratoga Springs has its own taste and its own sound. Miller is president of the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park, which has been working within the community to breathe new life into the springs that were all the rage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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In February, a proposed zoning amendment to build an expansion onto Saratoga Hospital failed after two recusals from City Council members: John Franck, Commissioner of Accounts, and Mayor Joanne Yepsen. Yepsen has worked in the past as a fundraising consultant for the hospital, and Franck, a CPA by trade, has worked with private clients in the affected neighborhood.

Because of a successful petition filed by neighbors against the hospital expansion, the zoning amendment would require a vote of at least 4 to 1.

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A 39-year-old New York man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after authorities found large amounts of drugs and nearly $300,000 in cash stashed around his rural upstate property.

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New York State is launching an investigation into the working conditions of employees in the dry cleaning industry.

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New York will require professional boxers and mixed martial artists to get $1 million of insurance to cover life-threatening brain injuries under regulations slated to take effect in September.

A crane has collapsed across lanes of traffic at the Tappan Zee Bridge in the New York City suburbs. WAMC's Allison Dunne reports.

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The president of the University at Albany is stepping down to take a job at the University of Illinois.

DeWitt: Day Two Of RNC Under Way

Jul 19, 2016
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Day two of the Republican National Convention is under way is Cleveland, and tonight a rising star in New York Republican circles, who is from the Capital Region, will deliver a nominating speech. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt says the New York delegation has been front and center so far in Ohio.

Gingrich: Do Not Assume Anyone Is Happy

Jul 18, 2016
Speaker Gingrich addresses New York delegates Monday.
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New York’s delegation at the Republican National Convention heard from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at their breakfast meeting Monday, where Gingrich offered them a game plan for winning in  New York in November.

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The Republican national convention begins in Cleveland Monday.

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New York is seeking public comment on a proposed change to a management plan for 92,000 acres of state-owned land in the Adirondacks.

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Saratoga Springs, New York, has long been famous for its naturally carbonated mineral waters. But concerns in the early 1900s that too many wells were threatening the aquifer prompted the state to shut down more than 100 of them and tightly control the flow of water.

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Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing legislation to add 22 substances to the federal list of banned drugs following a mass overdose in Brooklyn last week that sent 33 people to hospitals.

Officials say three people were killed when their small plane crashed in upstate New York.

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David Petronis has organized gun shows at the Saratoga Springs City Center for 32 years. Last October, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held with local officials and the Chamber of Commerce to mark its 100th show.

But after its August show, Petronis and New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates will have to find a new venue.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is paying a former prosecutor up to $450,000 for his review of the Buffalo Billion project.

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