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Hochul Blasts Proposal to Declare AR-15 the U.S. “National Gun”
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has criticized Congressman George Santos for backing a measure that would designate the AR-15 rifle as the "National Gun of the United States.
New Wine Tasting Facilities Planned in Owego and Endicott
A Broome County business is planning an expansion that will establish wine tasting rooms in Owego and in Endicott.
Millions of New Yorkers Urged to Mask Due to Covid Case Increase
As the number of Covid cases starts to rise again, federal health officials are advising people in sections of New York state to resume wearing masks while indoors.
Hochul Orders More State Police Patrols at New York Schools
New York State Police have been directed to increase patrols at schools in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Texas that left 21 people dead.
State Plows Named in Memory of DOT Worker Matt Howe
Several snow plows across New York state will bear the name "Howe's Plow" to honor a Department of Transportation worker who was killed in a Tioga County work zone crash.
Tenney: Democrats are “Targeting” Her, Will Run in New District
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney is blasting Democrats for eliminating her district in the newly-drawn redistricting map for New York state.
Gillibrand Criticized for Not Wearing Mask in New York Restaurant
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking some heat after she walked without a mask through an Albany-area restaurant, ignoring a sign posted at an entrance to the business.
Police: Upstate NY Teen Lied About Needle in Halloween Twix Bar
Authorities say a teenager who reported reported finding a sewing needle in chocolate candy he received while trick-or-treating concocted the story.
New York State Trooper Dies After Entering Lake on Marine Detail
Authorities say a state trooper who was working a marine detail northwest of Albany has died.
State Police Divers Recover Man’s Body from Otsego County Lake
Investigators say a man drowned after he went into a lake near Richfield Springs after he saw his boat drifting away while he was on an island.
After New Allegations, Cuomo Says “There is No Way I Resign”
Governor Andrew Cuomo appears determined to remain in office despite additional allegations of inappropriate conduct with women.
NYS May Have Undercounted Nursing Home Deaths by 50 Percent
A review of Covid-19 deaths in New York state nursing homes has concluded that many more residents have died than the numbers that have been publicly reported.