Albany

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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

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Forges Ahead Despite Opposition To Pre-K Tax Plan

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature proposal, a tax increase on the wealthy to pay for universal prekindergarten, appears to be on life support.

03/08/2014

Charter Schools

Charter School Students Prepare To Rally Over Mayor’s Scrapped Plans

Pupils were preparing this weekend to rally in Albany, after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement this week to deny space to some charter schools.

03/01/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools

More than 90 charters from across the state, including the Success Academy Network of schools run by de Blasio rival Eva Moskowitz, said they will bring 2,500 parents and kids to Albany on Tuesday to seek help protecting charter schools.

02/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Urges State Legislature To Approve City Tax Hike To Fund Pre-K Plan

An interagency report released Monday says the program would reach 54,000 children who need it by September. By the 2015-16 school year, it would be available to all 73,000 eligible children.

01/27/2014

Bill de Blasio Universal Pre-K press conference Jan. 6, 2014 (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Heads To Albany, Mounts Charm Offensive Against Legislature

A week on the job and Mayor Bill de Blasio took his bully pulpit to the state capital on Wednesday to show that as far as the Legislature is concerned, he is the anti-Mike Bloomberg.

01/08/2014

Sen. Webster Wagner

Scene Of Metro-North Derailment Was Also Site Of Tragic 1882 Wreck

The Spuyten Duyvil curve where the deadly Metro-North derailment happened Sunday was the site of another tragic derailment nearly 132 years ago, which took the life of a New York State senator who is sometimes credited with inventing the sleeping car.

12/01/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Volunteers To Serve Thanksgiving Meals In Albany

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined volunteers Thursday as they served thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Albany.

11/28/2013

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