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  • New York gives tuition break to veterans

    New York gives tuition break to veterans

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:44:17 GMT
    Education NewsEducation News
    New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will give veterans in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities even if they wouldn't otherwise qualify.
    New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will give veterans in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities even if they wouldn't otherwise qualify.
  • Thrift shops warned about drawstring kids' clothes

    Thrift shops warned about drawstring kids' clothes

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:06:38 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    New York's attorney general has told 46 thrift shops to stop selling children's garments with drawstrings, clothing prohibited in New York since 2003. The letters follow a survey showing many thrift shops continued selling clothes considered a safety hazard because drawstrings can snag on cribs playground equipment and vehicle doors.
    New York's attorney general has told 46 thrift shops to stop selling children's garments with drawstrings, clothing prohibited in New York since 2003. The letters follow a survey showing many thrift shops continued selling clothes considered a safety hazard because drawstrings can snag on cribs playground equipment and vehicle doors.

  • Robbery at Westchester mall

    Robbery at Westchester mall

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-18 09:50:19 GMT
    A brazen robbery at one of the tri-state area's ritziest malls took place in front of dozens of shocked shoppers on Sunday. It all happened at The Westchester in White Plains. Three men entered the store, broke the cases with hammers, and grabbed luxury timepieces before running from an armed security guard.
    A brazen robbery at one of the tri-state area's ritziest malls took place in front of dozens of shocked shoppers on Sunday. It all happened at The Westchester in White Plains. Three men entered the store, broke the cases with hammers, and grabbed luxury timepieces before running from an armed security guard.
  • Suspects arrested in kidnapping of 2 Amish girls

    Suspects arrested in kidnapping of 2 Amish girls

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:12:24 GMT
    More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
    More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
  • NY med students honor people who donated bodies

    NY med students honor people who donated bodies

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:59:21 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    A New York medical school is honoring individuals who donated their bodies for the education and training of future health care professionals.
    A New York medical school is honoring individuals who donated their bodies for the education and training of future health care professionals.
  • Attica uprising whistleblower still pushing full disclosure

    Attica whistleblower still pushing full disclosure

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:55:19 GMT
    (File)(File)
    The whistleblower who spurred a major state investigation of the 1971 Attica prison uprising is still on the case four decades later.
    The whistleblower who spurred a major state investigation of the 1971 Attica prison uprising is still on the case four decades later.
  • Man shot in head, walks to hospital

    Man shot in head, walks to hospital

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:41:06 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    A man who was shot in the head, managed to walk himself to a hospital in Westchester on Friday evening. According to police, the 24-year-old man was shot in the head at around 10 p.m on Friday. He ended up crashing his car into a house before walking to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital.
    A man who was shot in the head, managed to walk himself to a hospital in Westchester on Friday evening. According to police, the 24-year-old man was shot in the head at around 10 p.m on Friday. He ended up crashing his car into a house before walking to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital.
  • Search for kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma

    Search for kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:28:32 GMT
    Authorities on Friday recovered a kayak while searching for a kayaker who went missing in Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island since Thursday afternoon. Suffolk County Police said witnesses called 911 after they saw a distressed kayaker in the lake off Lake Shore Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. They said the man was calling for help, but the good Samaritans lost sight of him.
    Authorities on Friday recovered a kayak while searching for a kayaker who went missing in Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island since Thursday afternoon. Suffolk County Police said witnesses called 911 after they saw a distressed kayaker in the lake off Lake Shore Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. They said the man was calling for help, but the good Samaritans lost sight of him.
  • Missing Amish girls safe

    Missing Amish girls safe

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:57:32 GMT
    Authorities say two missing Amish girls have turned up safe about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside farm stand in northern New York. The girls were cold and wet but unharmed Thursday evening at a home in Richville, about 13 miles from where they disappeared. No other details about what happened to the girls were immediately available.
    Authorities say two missing Amish girls have turned up safe about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family's roadside farm stand in northern New York. The girls were cold and wet but unharmed Thursday evening at a home in Richville, about 13 miles from where they disappeared. No other details about what happened to the girls were immediately available.
  • Two Amish girls kidnapped in NY

    Two Amish girls kidnapped in NY

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-08-15 11:55:16 GMT
    Authorities are searching for two Amish girls they say were abducted from a roadside stand in northern New York.
    Authorities are searching for two Amish girls they say were abducted from a roadside stand in northern New York.
  • NY teacher union won't endorse in governor's race

    NY teacher union won't endorse in governor's race

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:50:31 GMT
    New York's powerful teachers' union will sit out of this year's governor's race, announcing Thursday that it won't endorse Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his liberal primary challenger, Zephyr Teachout, or any of the other contenders. Despite a fierce debate about how to endorse in the race, members of New York State United Teachers organization decided its best move was not to back any candidate.
    New York's powerful teachers' union will sit out of this year's governor's race, announcing Thursday that it won't endorse Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his liberal primary challenger, Zephyr Teachout, or any of the other contenders. Despite a fierce debate about how to endorse in the race, members of New York State United Teachers organization decided its best move was not to back any candidate.
  • Woodstock 45th anniversary events set

    Woodstock 45th anniversary events set

    Events are being held this weekend in upstate New York where the original Woodstock festival was held 45 years ago. The activities range from a "Hippie Thanksgiving"at a restaurant in the town of Bethel to a Friday night showing of the Academy Award-winning "Woodstock" documentary. Some 400,000 people gathered on Max Yasgur's Sullivan County farm from Aug. 15-17, 1969, to hear such acts as The Who, the Grateful Dead, Santana and Jimi Hendrix.
    Events are being held this weekend in upstate New York where the original Woodstock festival was held 45 years ago. The activities range from a "Hippie Thanksgiving"at a restaurant in the town of Bethel to a Friday night showing of the Academy Award-winning "Woodstock" documentary. Some 400,000 people gathered on Max Yasgur's Sullivan County farm from Aug. 15-17, 1969, to hear such acts as The Who, the Grateful Dead, Santana and Jimi Hendrix.
  • Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:02:54 GMT
    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

  • Rabies concern

    County: trap any bats in your home

    County: trap any bats in your home

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:25:58 GMT
    The beginning of August in Westchester County, N.Y., typically brings out the bats -- lots and lots of bats. That keeps the local health department busy. The Westchester County Health Department is asking resident to trap any bats they find in their homes because testing the mammals is the only way to know if you've been exposed to rabies.
    The beginning of August in Westchester County, N.Y., typically brings out the bats -- lots and lots of bats. That keeps the local health department busy. The Westchester County Health Department is asking resident to trap any bats they find in their homes because testing the mammals is the only way to know if you've been exposed to rabies.
  • SUNY backs campus sex assault bill

    SUNY backs campus sex assault bill

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:05:20 GMT
    Studies show that 1 in 5 women in college will be a victim of sexual assault or an attempted assault. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wants colleges held accountable and has bipartisan support on a bill in Congress to do just that. Now the state university of New York, the largest university system in the country, became the first university to back this bill.
    Studies show that 1 in 5 women in college will be a victim of sexual assault or an attempted assault. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wants colleges held accountable and has bipartisan support on a bill in Congress to do just that. Now the state university of New York, the largest university system in the country, became the first university to back this bill.
  • The Big Idea

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:24:11 GMT
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
  • Despite Sandy, tourism demand increased in New Jersey in 2013

    Despite Sandy, tourism demand increased in New Jersey in 2013

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:48:00 GMT
    New Jersey officials say tourism was on the rise in the Garden State in 2013, despite the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. The tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40.4 billion in overall tourism-related demand, while overall visitation rose by 5.9 percent over 2012, to 87.2 million.
    New Jersey officials say tourism was on the rise in the Garden State in 2013, despite the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. The tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40.4 billion in overall tourism-related demand, while overall visitation rose by 5.9 percent over 2012, to 87.2 million.
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