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Line-of-duty deaths are making it harder for law enforcement to recruit

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Recruitment for public safety positions in New York has become increasingly difficult, exacerbated by a recent surge in crime and tragic incidents involving law enforcement officers. Last week, the Central New York community was struck ... more
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Cortland residents warned about skimming devices found at grocery stores

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The Cortland County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning to residents about the discovery of skimming devices at local supermarkets, designed to steal credit card information. On Tuesday, investigations led to the identification of skimmers ... more
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Geneva man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting children: Prosecutors say there could be more victims

Geneva man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting children: Prosecutors say there could be more victims
On Wednesday Jorge “George” Rodriguez-Merced, a 30-year-old from Geneva entered guilty pleas to two counts of course of sexual conduct against a child, a class B felony offense, for sexually  assaulting two children under 13 years ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: Advocates want NY HEAT Act in the final budget, but they probably won’t get it

EXCLUSIVE: Advocates want NY HEAT Act in the final budget, but they probably won't get it
The New York HEAT Act might not make the final budget. The bill reduces the state's reliance on natural gas and cuts ratepayer costs by eliminating certain rules. It was in both legislative chambers' one-house ... more
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Court rules in favor of Victor in Lord & Taylor eminent domain case

Can shopping malls survive long-term? Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy protection, along with others
The New York State appellate court has ruled in favor of the town of Victor, granting it eminent domain rights to acquire the vacant Lord & Taylor space in Eastview Mall. RochesterFirst.com reports the decision ... more
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New York man pleads guilty to sending death threats to Attorney General, Trump case judge

Abortion: Doctor investigated over privacy laws and 10-year-old rape victim cleared
Tyler Vogel, a 26-year-old from Lancaster, New York, pleaded guilty to charges related to sending death threats to New York Attorney General Letitia James and Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over former President Donald Trump’s ... more
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Gas prices keep going up in New York

Thanksgiving gas prices forecasted to be at their highest levels in five years
Gas prices in New York State rose for the second consecutive week, hitting an average of $3.45 per gallon of regular fuel on Monday. This marks an increase from the previous week's average price of ... more
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Three children hurt after pickup truck collides with horse-and-buggy

Police: Driver says he didn’t horse and buggy during crash, ticketed for leaving scene in Penn Yan
Three children were injured when a truck collided with their horse and carriage in Locke on Tuesday morning. The accident occurred on State Route 90 around 8:10 a.m., according to New York State Troopers who ... more
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Schuyler veterans agency head ousted after legislature chair says she failed to perform her duties

Schuyler veterans agency head ousted after legislature chair says she failed to perform her duties
Kristine Gardner, the Director of Schuyler County Veterans Service Agency, resigned on Thursday after a meeting with County Administrator Shawn Rosno, where she was confronted with allegations of failing to perform her duties. Gardner, who ... more
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Clifton Springs man arrested for felony DWI with child in car after Canandaigua stop

Clifton Springs man arrested for felony DWI with child in car after Canandaigua stop
Deputies arrested a Clifton Springs man for felony DWI with a child in the vehicle after a traffic stop in the city of Canandaigua. According to a news release, Matthew Baker, 38, was taken into ... more
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Larceny arrest follows Lyons investigation

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Deputies report the arrest of a Lyons man following a larceny investigation at Kinney Drugs. According to a news release, Brian Lazzar, 44, was arrested following the theft of merchandise from the store. Authorities didn't ... more
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Fratto funding surges as Republican primary heats up in NY-24

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In Geneva, Republican Mario Fratto has significantly bolstered his campaign finances, amassing nearly half a million dollars as he prepares for the upcoming primary. Reports reveal Fratto’s cash on hand totals $483,681.02, spanning his main ... more
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Finger Lakes state parks celebrate 100 years with new exhibit

Finger Lakes state parks celebrate 100 years with new exhibit
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation recently opened an interactive exhibit at the History Center of Tompkins County, celebrating a century of state parks in the Finger Lakes Region. The ... more
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Seneca County Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help locating fugitive

Seneca County Sheriff's Office seeks public's help locating fugitive
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has requested public assistance in locating 40-year-old Ron E. Poore of Gardiner, Maine, after he failed to appear for his court date at Tyre Town Court. Poore faces charges including ... more
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Bridge repairs in Steuben County expected to create delays

Bridge repairs in Steuben County expected to create delays
Steuben County announced ongoing bridge repairs that are expected to disrupt traffic along state Route 248 for several months. Work on the bridge over Bennett Creek at the Call Hill Road intersection began on April ... more
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Conquest unveils plaque with town’s vision statement: “Strong sense of community and town pride”

Conquest unveils plaque with town's vision statement: "Strong sense of community and town pride"
The Conquest Planning Board has announced the completion of a new plaque displaying the town's Vision Statement, set to be installed within the Municipal Building. The final design, presented by Planning Board member Peggy Lillie ... more
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Albany Diocese challenges New York abortion coverage mandate

NY Democrats call on state to
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, along with other religious groups, challenged a New York regulation in the state's highest court on Tuesday. The lawsuit seeks to overturn a mandate that requires health insurance policies ... more
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New York among states considering ban on cancer-linked food additives: Lucky Charms, Doritos, and Gatorade would need overhaul

Safety advice If you visit the grocery store
New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois are advancing legislation to ban certain food additives found in popular snacks, following concerns over their potential health risks. This move comes after the so-called 'Skittles ban' which prohibited ingredients ... more
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Schumer announces billions for Micron in CNY

micron is coming to new york
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer revealed that Micron Technology has secured a preliminary $6.1 billion funding agreement for its semiconductor manufacturing projects in New York and Idaho. The funding, announced Wednesday, is part of the ... more
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