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NYSP superintendent resigns amid investigation: Hochul says search underway to find successor

state police leader under investigation
Days after it was reported across the state that New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen was under investigation - it was confirmed that he had resigned. First Deputy Superintendent Steven Nigrelli will serve as ... more
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$1 billion secured to help stay warm this winter as home energy prices skyrocket 40% or more

$1 billion secured to help stay warm this winter as home energy prices skyrocket 40% or more
Home energy bills are expected to be upwards of 40% higher this winter. Especially when it comes to heating those homes. So what's being done? Help exists for low-income New Yorkers, at least that's what ... more
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New gun laws deemed unconstitutional in New York: What’s next after judge’s decision?

New gun laws deemed unconstitutional in New York: What's next after judge's decision?
During the late-summer months New York attempted to restrict who could carry a handgun in public. The state also sought to limit where firearms could be brought. On Thursday, a federal judge picked apart the ... more
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Xylazine: What is ‘Tranq Dope’ and why are local cops warning residents about it?

Xylazine: What is 'Tranq Dope' and why are local cops warning residents about it?
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is issuing a stark warning about a rise in overdoses. Xylazine or 'Tranq Dope' is the drug that's raising so many concerns in communities across Upstate New York. Why? It's ... more
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Some Dems are having second thoughts about overtime threshold for farmworkers: Economic consequences could be dire

Court backs farmworkers ability to organize
Some Democrats in the state legislature are joining their Republican counterparts calling for changes to the recently approved overtime threshold change for farms in New York. Last week the state Department of Labor made a ... more
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Prison reps: More violence at Elmira Correctional Facility, attacks on officers up 40%

Elmira Correctional inmate dead after stabbing incident
Reps for officers at the Elmira Correctional Facility say violence continues to plague the prison at an alarming rate. In the last weekend alone, three officers were injured by an inmate, and two inmate-on-inmate fights ... more
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Livingston County joins others raising concerns about Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy

Deputies: Inmate sets off sprinkler, flooding cell at Seneca County Jail
Livingston County is joining forces with other municipalities from across the state and nation in voicing concerns related to the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy – a bipartisan behavioral health legislative package. Outlined under Section 1905(a)(A) ... more
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Minimum wage: Should it be $14.20 in Upstate New York?

Inflation: Minimum wage in New York State amid inflation
New York State Department of Labor officials are taking steps to raise the minimum wage in our area. Commissioner Roberta Reardon issued an order to raise it by one dollar, from $13.20 to $14.20 in ... more
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State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen under investigation: What’s next after Hochul confirms allegations exist?

state police leader under investigation
Governor Kathy Hochul has confirmed that her office is investigating New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen. According to the Times-Union of Albany, the counsel's office has been directed to look into allegations swirling around ... more
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Legislation would remove restrictions on electric vehicle sales in New York: Does it have a chance?

Legislation would remove restrictions on electric vehicle sales in New York: Does it have a chance?
A new piece of legislation would provide New Yorkers with further access to electric vehicles. The Direct EV Sales bill, still under consideration by the New York Legislature, would remove restrictions on the sale of electric vehicles ... more
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Micron coming to CNY: Investing $100 billion, bringing 50,000 jobs with average salary of $100,000

micron is coming to new york
Micron is investing an unprecedented $100 billion over the next 20 years to transform Central New York into a global semiconductor manufacturing hub. It's the single-largest investment in a manufacturing project in New York State ... more
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Amazon Access: Shopping giant launches layaway system, discounted Prime memberships for low-income shoppers ahead of holiday season

Amazon Access: Shopping giant launches layaway system, discounted Prime memberships for low-income shoppers ahead of holiday season
Amazon Prime is out of reach for a significant percentage of Americans. Around 31% of American households making less than $25,000 per year have a prime membership. Weeks before the start of the 2022 holiday ... more
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Livingston County ranks among top governments for fiscal responsibility in New York

NYSAC says counties are worried about NY’s finances, hoping for bailout from federal government
Livingston County continued to be an example of financial responsibility after the Office of the New York State Comptroller issued its latest Fiscal Stress Monitoring System results with the County ranking among the top overall ... more
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Scam alert: IRS text message scams and police impersonators try to get money from unsuspecting residents

IRS says scammers are tricking victims into thinking they are eligible for more stimulus
There are two local scams that have gotten the attention of state law enforcement. The first involves a public donation scam, which resulted in New York State Police issuing a warning that they do not ... more
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What happens with your personal information when your ID or license gets scanned at the store for age-restricted purchases? Could your identity be stolen?

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you give your ID to a worker at a gas station or grocery store to purchase something that is age-restricted? Your identification card is scanned in a machine ... more
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Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?

Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?
The Greenidge Generation power plant missed its September 30th state deadline to install fish screens on its water intake pipe in Seneca Lake and continues to suck in and kill aquatic life in violation of ... more
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What should New Yorkers consider when purchasing health insurance?

Medicare 2022: Part B premium will not be reduced
Many New Yorkers will be shopping for new health insurance plans this month, when open enrollment begins. If you are among them, experts advise it is important to be aware of exactly what you are ... more
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New York debt: Average household has $54,000 in debt largely caused by student loans and credit cards

Credit Cards: What to do when you can’t pay, how to handle debt, avoiding mistakes, and choosing a card with free $200 Amazon gift card
How much debt does the average household have in New York? A lot. A new report by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says average household debt in the state sits at $54,000. Student loan and credit card ... more
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Comptroller’s audit finds 2015 NYS broadband expansion to underserved areas failed: What’s being done to get it fixed?

Yates County: Impact of New York’s proposed state budget
New York State's first effort to expand broadband access, which was launched in 2015 fell short. That's the latest from an audit by the state's top financial watchdog. The state broadband program was supposed to ... more
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