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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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What existed for decades as the Kingsbury town office building in the Washington County village of Hudson Falls was originally built as a silent movie theater in 1917.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has offered only lukewarm support in  the past for his fellow Democrats in their quest to take over the State Senate, this week said he would back Democratic candidates in Senate races.  Cuomo also somewhat reluctantly offered support to his former primary rival, Zephyr Teachout, who is now running for Congress.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo , who has offered only lukewarm support in  the past for his fellow Democrats in their quest to take over the State Senate, this week said he would back Democratic candidates in Senate races.  Cuomo also somewhat reluctantly offered support to his former primary rival, Zephyr Teachout, who is now running for Congress.

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New York state is taking steps to address the illegal sale of the drug K2 following a mass overdose in Brooklyn that sent 33 people to the hospital.

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An outside review of New York's $178 billion pension fund for public workers shows it has been managed responsibly for the past three years but needs more staff and higher pay to continue the quality performance and cut costs for outside advisers.

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Supporters of the two outsider candidates in the Presidential race are finding obstacles to attending the national conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland, held during the next couple of week.

At STAR Plaza: U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, Olive Niccoli, Sara Niccoli and NY State Senator Neil Breslin. Niccoli also made campaign stops the same day in Kingston, Athens and Amsterdam.
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New York State Police have been asked to investigate threatening online comments directed at state Senate candidate Sara Niccoli, whose Quaker faith prohibits her from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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Cobleskill Police apprehended a teenage boy Tuesday night who was found allegedly waving a gun at customers inside a Walmart store. 

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The NY-Alert system announced a wastewater overflow at the City of Amsterdam Wastewater Treatment Plant. More than 500,000 gallons of partially treated discharge emptied into the Mohawk River after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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On Tuesday, emergency crews responded to a report of a lost swimmer in the upper Hudson River.

A group of teenagers had been jumping off a concrete pier underneath Stillwater Bridge Road. The span is located on the border of Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.

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If you’re unfamiliar with the world of Pokémon, you may not recognize the names of the virtual monsters being discovered in your neighborhood.

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With the memory of the destruction of Hurricanes Irene and Lee still fresh five years later, government agencies are participating in a three-day drill to prepare for catastrophic flooding along the Mohawk River.

Rural Schools Worry About Future School Funding

Jul 12, 2016

It’s summer vacation for schoolchildren, but leaders of New York’s rural schools are worrying about the new school year, and say they are squeezed by a tax cap and other factors.

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The University at Albany has launched a new bachelor’s degree program in emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity.

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Under new policies that went into effect this month, thousands more low-income New Yorkers are now eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits.

It's been a bad few months for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature economic development programs.

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