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Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking landlords to recognize the rights of their tenants as several laws that created New York City's rent regulation system are set to expire.

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New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage.

Authorities say two men are missing after their kayaks overturned in the Seneca River in central New York.

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The search continued Saturday for escaped felons Richard Matt and David Sweat who escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora.

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Federal prosecutors have urged a judge to reject former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to throw out criminal charges he faces.

While the manhunt for the two escaped murderers continues in northern New York, Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon says she would introduce a bill to strengthen penalties against anyone accused of aiding a prisoner's escape.

"It’s important that we make our State laws against helping a criminal escape justice stronger to send a powerful message and serve as a more effective deterrent. If you help a criminal try and escape jail you’ll soon be joining them there for a very long time," says Marchione.

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Friday evening New York State Police Troop B Commander Charles Guess announced that 51 year old Joyce Mitchell had been arrested for her role in supporting Richard Matt and David Sweat’s escape from the Clinton Correctional facility in Dannemora.

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The final week of New York’s legislative session begins Monday, and so far, Governor Cuomo and lawmakers have still not come to agreement on a number of major laws that expire.  

New York City’s rent laws, which impact over one million apartments, sunset at midnight. They are tied, through legislation, to a property tax cap important to suburbanites and upstaters. Also set to expire, a tax break for large real estate developers who agree to set aside some of their projects for affordable housing, and mayoral control of the New York City schools.

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WAMC's Brian Shields gets June's music picks from Nippertown's Greg Haymes.

The call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has been sweeping New York and the nation, but not everyone is on board.