- New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates Updated: May-23-15 1:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.
- NY Troopers: Drug arrests made at electronic music festival Updated: May-23-15 10:15 am
BETHEL WOODS, New York - New York State Police say they've made several arrests and recovered various kinds of drugs at an outdoor electronic music festival.
- 'Happy' Rockefeller, widow of former vice president, dies Updated: May-20-15 1:49 pm
Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly about her breast cancer in the 1970s, has died. She was 88.
- NY state Assembly votes to strengthen NYC rent control rules Updated: May-19-15 7:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York state Assembly voted on Tuesday to extend and strengthen New York City's rent stabilization rules - establishing a negotiating position for the looming debate about whether to modify the longstanding regulations when they come up for renewal next month.
- NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change Updated: May-19-15 5:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.
- More workers, cameras for NYC subway stations Updated: May-19-15 3:45 pm
NEW YORK - To address surging ridership and lengthening subway delays, New York City's transportation authority will put more workers and cameras on station platforms to help disperse crowds and speed up service.
- NY State Police clamping down: click it or get a ticket Updated: May-19-15 3:06 am
ALBANY, New York - A clampdown on seat belt use is underway across New York state.
- Hikers urged to avoid Adirondack peaks during mud season Updated: May-19-15 3:05 am
RAY BROOK, New York - It's mud season in the Adirondacks, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 3,000 feet until mid-June.
- NY Assembly votes to extend NYC's local control of schools Updated: May-19-15 12:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City's public schools would be renewed for another three years under legislation approved Monday by the state Assembly.
- Son of NY Senate's No. 2 Republican gets 6 month sentence Updated: May-18-15 4:47 pm
WHITE PLAINS, New York - The son of the state Senate's No. 2 Republican has been sentenced to six months in prison.
- States help get heroin antidote into hands of regular folks Updated: May-17-15 11:49 am
BUFFALO, New York - At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates "the nod" - a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back - a telltale sign of heroin use, though not necessarily of an overdose.
- NY elected officials disclose financial holdings from 2014 Updated: May-15-15 6:29 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's elected statewide officials, including the attorney general, comptroller and lieutenant governor, have reported financial holdings from 2014.
- NY AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care Updated: May-15-15 2:29 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.
- NY State Police to unveil memorial to fallen troopers Updated: May-14-15 3:07 am
FULTONVILLE, New York - The New York State Police are honoring two fallen troopers with a monument.
- New York releases final environmental review of fracking Updated: May-13-15 6:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York regulators have released the final version of an environmental impact review of natural gas development that's expected to lead to the nation's first ban on a drilling process called fracking by a state with significant shale gas deposits.
- NY Senate: Let dogs into outdoor dining areas Updated: May-13-15 4:53 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York could soon join California in allowing dogs in restaurant patios.
- NY Assembly votes for closing campaign finance loophole Updated: May-12-15 8:01 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly voted Tuesday to close a campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies, which a Senate committee chairman has refused to consider.
- New York Senate leader Skelos quits top post after arrest Updated: May-11-15 6:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - Dean Skelos stepped down as leader of the New York Senate on Monday in the wake of federal corruption charges and was quickly replaced by another Long Island Republican, Sen. John Flanagan.
- Latest on New York Senate: Flanagan chosen as Senate leader Updated: May-11-15 4:29 pm
- US settles with New York coke plant for $12M over pollution Updated: May-11-15 2:46 pm
BUFFALO, New York - A coal-burning industrial plant that a federal official called an "environmental outlaw" has agreed to pay $12 million to settle claims that it polluted the air and water with harmful chemicals, authorities said Monday.
- NY seeks to expand archery programs in schools Updated: May-11-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - The state Department of Environmental Conservation is looking to sign up school districts for an archery program.
- Michigan Gov. Snyder rings bell at New York Stock Exchange Updated: May-08-15 11:37 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
- Troopers handcuff unruly 5-year-old in northern NY school Updated: May-08-15 8:05 am
PHILADELPHIA, New York - State police are defending the actions of two troopers who handcuffed and shackled the legs of an unruly 5-year-old special-needs student at a primary school in northern New York.
- Cuomo: Deadlines, distractions vie for legislative attention Updated: May-07-15 6:38 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that federal charges New York Senate Leader Dean Skelos is facing threaten to distract lawmakers from key decisions on rent regulations and mayoral control of schools in New York City.
- Parents, board members speak out on teacher evaluations Updated: May-07-15 5:23 pm
BUFFALO, New York - Parent groups and school board members urged New York's education policy makers Thursday to stop tying state aid to teacher evaluations.