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The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Poll: Most Think Corruption Is Big Problem In Albany

A new poll released Monday indicated that most New York state voters believe corruption is a serious problem in Albany, but most are unfamiliar with the anti-corruption commission the governor shuttered in April.

08/11/2014

Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. (Photo by U.S. Army/Getty Images)

Cuomo Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, Albany Native Killed In Afghanistan Attack

The U.S. military said 55-year-old Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene died Tuesday when a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy near Kabul.

08/06/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.

06/19/2014

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Call On Cuomo To Move Forward With Compassionate Care Act

The group called on Cuomo to support passing the measure, dubbed the Compassionate Care Act, before this year’s regular legislative session concludes this week.

06/18/2014

Roosevelt High School Yearbook

Long Island Principal Accused Of Plagiarizing Yearbook Message To Seniors

The words in the yearbook at Roosevelt High School in Roosevelt, Long Island, appear to be lifted from another school. While school officials said it was a clerical error, others have alleged it was plagiarism.

06/18/2014

Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Rejects Revamped Medical Marijuana Bill

Cuomo said the changes to the so-called Compassionate Care Act don’t include a ban on smoking the drug and requiring the program to be evaluated in five years.

06/17/2014

Fast Food

Fast Food Workers Rally In Albany In Favor Of Higher Minimum Wage

Fast food workers from around New York state rallied at the Statehouse in Albany Tuesday, demanding a higher minimum wage and calling for the passage of legislation that would let cities and towns set their own wage rules.

05/20/2014

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Victims Urge N.Y. State Lawmakers To Strengthen Penalties For Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking victims gathered in Albany Tuesday, sharing their stories and urging New York state lawmakers to pass stronger criminal penalties for forcing someone into sexual servitude.

05/13/2014

The heroin police say they recovered at a Queens apartment on March 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

NY Lawmakers Plan Roundtable To Discuss Statewide Spike In Heroin, Opioid Abuse

State lawmakers are hosting a roundtable discussion to examine the rise in heroin and opioid abuse in New York.

05/10/2014

Carolos Sued (credit: NY State Police)

State Police: Bronx Biker Drove 130 MPH During Chase On Thruway

Carolos Sued, 36, faces several charges including drug possession and unlawful fleeing a police officer, police said.

04/25/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Albany Pro-Gun Rally Features Astorino, Trump; State’s Largest Gun Group Sits Out

Tom King of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association said he wants to see the rhetoric dialed back.

04/01/2014

Speed Camera

Legislation Could Mean More Speed Cameras For NYC, Long Island

Legislation introduced in Albany dramatically expands the number of speed cameras in New York City, and lets Nassau and Suffolk counties install them too.

03/31/2014

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 18: DJ Evans #3 of the Albany Great Danes celebrates in the second half against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers during the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at University of Dayton Arena on March 18, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Albany Wins First Four Tilt To Advance In NCAA Tournament

Evans scored 22 points, including two clinching free throws with 12.6 seconds left, to lead the Great Danes to their first NCAA tournament victory, 71-64 over Mount St. Mary’s in the First Four.

03/19/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Spends Sunday In Brooklyn, Urges Families To Sign Up For Pre-K

The mayor reminded families to sign up for the program and said that it was time to work with Governor Cuomo to develop a five-year funding plan.

03/16/2014

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Albany Punches NCAA Tourney Ticket With 69-60 Win Over Stony Brook

DJ Evans scored 16 points as Albany defeated Stony Brook 69-60 in the America East championship on Saturday, giving the school their second consecutive NCAA tournament berth.

03/15/2014

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