Albany

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.

06/25/2013

The Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - File / Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Feds: Upstate NY Men Face Terror Charges In Radiation Plot

Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight wanted to build a mobile, remotely operated device that would silently zap unsuspecting targets with lethal doses of X-rays, prosecutors said.

06/19/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crowd Rallies Against New York’s Gun Control Law Outside State Capitol

While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

06/11/2013

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Renewed Push In Albany For Sunscreen Expiration Labels

As the weather heats up and sun worshipers flock to the beach, people are relying on sunscreen to keep them from getting burned. But what many people don’t know is that some sunscreens expire.

05/31/2013

View of the Hudson River from Irvington - Nov. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Hundreds Gather To Clean Up Hudson Shoreline From Albany To NYC

The Hudson River shoreline was a little tidier Sunday afternoon, after more than 100 clubs and organizations took part in the second annual Riverkeeper Sweep.

05/12/2013

Former St. Sen. Shirley Huntley/file (credit: Shirley Huntley/NY State Senate)

Lawmakers Taped In Corruption Probe Named

Malcolm Smith of Queens and John Sampson of Brooklyn, two of those recorded, have already been charged with crimes including bribery and embezzlement, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/08/2013

East Village Groping Suspect

Albany Man Charged With Groping 9-Year-Old Girl In The East Village

An Albany man has been arrested and charged with groping a 9-year-old girl in the East Village.

05/06/2013

Former St. Sen. Shirley Huntley/file (credit: Shirley Huntley/NY State Senate)

Ex-Lawmaker Works With Feds To Bust Latest Allegedly Corrupt NYS Politician

CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has learned another elected official is about to go down in the on-going corruption probe involving New York politicians and it turns out his colleague ratted him out.

05/03/2013

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Albany Teacher On Leave After ‘Pretend You’re A Nazi’ Assignment

A high school teacher in Albany has been placed on leave, after students were advised to think like a Nazi and argue that “Jews are evil” as part of an assignment.

04/13/2013

Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (credit: Facebook)

Not Guilty Plea Entered By Bronx Assemblyman Who Helped Bring Down Bribery Scandal

Both state and federal prosecutors were using Nelson Castro as a mole in Albany. He wore a wire and helped snare Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Stevenson’s been charged in a bribe-for-legislation scandal.

04/10/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Sources: NYS Legislature To Change Ethics Rules Following Back-To-Back Scandals

The embarrassing corruption scandals that took down a state senator and two assemblymen may finally lead to ethics changes. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday the Legislature is expected to make it easier for local lawmen to root out public corruption.

04/08/2013

Albany Trooper Stabbed

State Trooper Stabbed In Neck In Albany

Police in the state capital of Albany Sunday evening were searching for a man who stabbed a New York State trooper in the neck in the Empire State Plaza.

03/03/2013

Lydia Cuomo

Teacher Assaulted By Off-Duty Cop Wants Albany To Change Rape Laws

Allowing her name to be used for the first time, Lydia Cuomo, 26, is headed to Albany to talk to lawmakers about changing the meaning of the word “rape.”

02/11/2013

Protestors gathered in Albany on Jan. 23, 2013, demanding Gov. Cuomo reject hydraulic fracturing in New York State. (Photo: CBS 2)

Celebrities Lead Crowd Of 3,000 In Albany Protesting Hydraulic Fracturing

It’s the one political hot potato Gov. Andrew Cuomo dodged in both his budget proposal and his State of the State speech — to frack or not to frack.

01/23/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Presses Minimum Wage Hike In NY Budget Plan

Cuomo’s inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach.

01/23/2013

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