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Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation to deter a new crime trend that's costing law enforcement thousands of dollars. 

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Now that New York state's Department of Environmental Conservation has officially banned hydrofracking, officials in Schoharie County would like the state to take a closer look at natural gas pipelines and compressor stations.

Prison escapee David Sweat has been released from Albany Medical Center, where he was being held after his capture one week ago in the Northern New York community of Constable.

The leader of New York's Assembly has further revised the travel reimbursement policy for his chamber's 150 members with new restrictions when the Legislature isn't in session.

New York State Police are seeking the public's help in locating the owner of a backpack an escaped murderer was carrying when he was shot and wounded by a trooper near the Canadian border.

Several dozen people will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States during naturalization ceremonies being held on the Fourth of July at three upstate New York locations.

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One day after the statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing was made official, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens announced he will leave his position. 

Several portions of state highways are being renamed in honor of New York service members killed in the line of duty.

A woman and a man have been charged in connection with the death of the woman's 13-month old daughter from a drug overdose at an upstate New York home earlier this year.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports 27-year-old Rachel Ball and 34-year-old Joshua Bennett were both charged Thursday with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assault.

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A new superintendent has been named to run the maximum-security  Clinton Correctional prison where a range of new security measures have been implemented to  close gaps exploited by two inmates who broke out on June 6th.

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