- Ex-NY Assembly speaker to be sentenced in corruption case Updated: May-03-16 12:32 am
NEW YORK - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is set to learn how long he'll spend in prison following his conviction in a $5 million corruption case.
- Democrats win NY state Senate seat vacated by ex-GOP leader Updated: May-02-16 8:42 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democrat Todd Kaminsky was declared the official winner Monday of a close New York state Senate race for the convicted former GOP majority leader's Long Island seat, handing the Democrats a majority of seats in the chamber.
- NY criminal justice reforms credited with safety gains Updated: May-02-16 4:50 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's prisons hold one-third of the drug offenders they did before lawmakers began rolling back the stiff penalties imposed under Rockefeller-era drug laws, now sending more defendants to treatment programs, the state attorney general said Monday.
- Republican Rep. Gibson will not run for NY governor in 2018 Updated: May-02-16 3:09 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican Rep. Chris Gibson said Monday he will not run for New York governor in 2018, abruptly ending months of public flirtation with the prospect of seeking the office.
- Access to education a challenge for NY immigrants Updated: May-02-16 12:06 am
MINEOLA, New York - New York's attorney general says his office has forced nearly two dozen school districts in the state to address complaints that immigrant children were denied or delayed access to school, but an advocate for unaccompanied minors from Central America insists problems still exist.
- NY governor gives AG power to probe officer's fatal shooting Updated: May-01-16 11:12 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has gotten the go ahead to probe whether local law enforcers broke the law investigating a fatal shooting by a police officer.
- Next up in NY Legislature: Uber, ethics and NYC schools Updated: May-01-16 1:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers will return to Albany on Tuesday to begin the final weeks of their work for 2016, confronting a to-do list that includes a possible upstate expansion for Uber, a decision on control of public schools in New York City and the challenge of addressing Albany's perennial corruption problem.
- Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.
- NY issues guidelines for avoiding conflicts with coyotes Updated: Apr-30-16 8:30 am
ALBANY, New York - State environmental conservation officials are issuing guidance on how New Yorkers can avoid conflicts with coyotes as spring temperatures rise and the animals increase foraging.
- NY congressional candidate says rival falsified petitions Updated: Apr-29-16 7:19 pm
NEW YORK - A New York congressional candidate is accusing one of his rivals of submitting "fraudulent signatures" on nominating petitions required to get on the ballot for the Democratic primary.
- New York, New Jersey authorities arrest 18 in cocaine ring Updated: Apr-29-16 6:05 am
GOSHEN, New York - Authorities in New York and New Jersey say they've broken up a cocaine distribution ring, arresting 18 people.
- Lawmakers call on Christie to back Port Authority bill Updated: Apr-27-16 6:00 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Democratic lawmakers from New Jersey and New York are calling on Republican Gov. Chris Christie to sign a measure overhauling the powerful bistate agency that oversees the regions airports, bridges and tunnels.
- The Latest: Ballot count continues in NY Senate race Updated: Apr-27-16 5:54 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on the counting of absentee ballots in the contested New York state Senate election on Long Island (all times local):
- No. 5 subway line service in the Bronx has resumed Updated: Apr-27-16 6:11 am
NEW YORK - Transit officials say the No. 5 subway line has resumed service in the Bronx.
- NY attorney general announces settlement with ticket brokers Updated: Apr-26-16 11:43 pm
NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday announced a $2.76 million settlement with six ticket brokers as part of its investigation into the concert and sports ticketing industry.
- New York's fraud suit against Trump University moves forward Updated: Apr-26-16 4:44 pm
NEW YORK - New York state's fraud suit against Trump University is moving along.
- Christie says New York joins New Jersey drug monitor program Updated: Apr-26-16 2:37 pm
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey - Calling it the most important expansion yet of a prescription drug monitoring program, Gov. Chris Christie announced on Tuesday that New Jersey and New York will share records on the sales of dangerous drugs.
- NY attorney general: 7 insurers cover hepatitis C treatment Updated: Apr-26-16 1:46 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general says seven insurers have agreed to cover expensive hepatitis C treatments before patients show advanced symptoms of the disease like liver scarring.
- Bear tranquilized, removed from upstate New York tree dies Updated: Apr-26-16 6:52 am
CORTLAND, New York - Officials say a bear that was tranquilized and pushed from a tree in upstate New York has died.
- Pipeline developers vow to fight New York permit rejection Updated: Apr-25-16 4:44 pm
ALBANY, New York - Developers of a 124-mile pipeline designed to transport natural gas to the Northeast from Pennsylvania's shale fields said Monday they'll challenge New York's rejection of a critical permit.
- 3 top staff appointed at New York's financial regulator Updated: Apr-24-16 11:01 am
ALBANY, New York - Three top staff have been appointed at New York's Department of Financial Services, which regulates banks and insurers in the state.
- NY state troopers shoot and kill man they say wielded knives Updated: Apr-23-16 11:24 am
BERNE, New York - New York state troopers have shot and killed a man they say was brandishing a pair of knives on a road in Albany County.
- Agreement signed for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn Updated: Apr-23-16 9:16 am
AUBURN, New York - A proposal to turn Harriet Tubman's upstate New York home into a National Historical Park is moving ahead days after it was announced that the abolitionist would be featured on the $20 bill.
- The Latest: Pipeline assessing options after permit denial Updated: Apr-22-16 7:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on New York's denial of a permit for the Constitution Pipeline (all times local):
- Vermont to pay $1.55M to estate of freed former convict Updated: Apr-22-16 5:02 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont agreed Friday to pay $1.55 million to the estate of a New York man who was released from a life-without-parole sentence for the 1994 killing of his wife at a vacation condominium after DNA evidence cast doubt on his conviction.