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This Feb. 4, 2013, photo illustration in Manassas, Va., shows a man holding a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.  (credit: Getty Images)

Tougher N.Y. Gun Laws Result In 1,146 Felony Charges

Nearly a year after passage of New York state’s new gun law, dealer sales of popular AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have ended in New York and arrest data show more than 1,000 gun possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes.

12/29/2013

A Metro-North train derails near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

4 Dead, 70 Hurt After Metro-North Train Derails In The Bronx

The National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday evening was combing over the scene in the Bronx where four people were killed, and more than 60 were injured, when a Metro-North commuter train derailed.

12/01/2013

Gov. Cuomo Delivers State of State Address Jan 9, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo Warns Of Tax Collection Scam

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the scammers claim they are from the IRS or the state tax department and threaten people with fines, deportation or arrest if they fail to pay up.

11/24/2013

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Upstate New York Is A Step Closer To Getting 4 New Casinos

The approval of Proposition 1 in Tuesday’s voting allows for the building of four non-American Indian-owned upstate casinos in the Southern Tier near Binghamton, the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley region, and the Saratoga Springs-Albany area.

11/06/2013

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NY Voters Approve Major State Casino Measure

New York state voters on Tuesday authorized seven Las Vegas-style casinos to be built to boost the economy.

11/05/2013

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Back Of The Ballot: Vegas-Style Casinos In Upstate N.Y. To Be Decided Tuesday

It’s been a low-profile campaign for a high-stakes proposition. Should New York State go “all in” for casino gambling? To the surprise of some voters, the question will be on the ballot on Tuesday

11/04/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, announces a new law requiring backup generators at many gas stations on Oct. 29, 2013, in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

New York Gas Stations Won’t Be Powerless In Future Storms

Gas stations on or near main highways or expressways will be required to have transfer switches so that generator power can be used.

10/29/2013

Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice

New York Anti-Corruption Commission Grills Board Of Elections Officials

New York’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption pointedly critiqued the agency at a Manhattan hearing.

10/28/2013

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N.Y. Casino Proponents, Foes Make Their Cases

A discussion presenting both sides of a referendum on amending the state constitution to allow Las Vegas-type casinos was held.

10/21/2013

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

Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Panel Broadens Probe To Include Democrats

The panel confirmed Tuesday it has broadened its investigation to powerful Democrats after it was accused of focusing on Republicans and their allies.

10/15/2013

Statue of Liberty reopens

Statue Of Liberty Reopens, Ending Wait For Tourists

Lady Liberty reopened Sunday, a relief to many tourists who had their hearts set on visiting the statue while they were in New York.

10/13/2013

A view of the the  Statue of Liberty, as Liberty Island opens to the public on July 4, 2013 for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

State, Federal Officials Reach Deal To Reopen Statue Of Liberty

New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, including the statue and nearby Ellis Island. They’ve been shut since Oct. 1 because of the partial federal shutdown.

10/11/2013

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Lawyer: New York Casino Referendum Was Passed In Secret

The referendum was reworded to promise more jobs, tax cuts and aid for schools — all additions made to the initial version.

10/08/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: governor.ny.gov)

Cuomo Discusses Initiatives To Strip Corrupt Lawmakers Of Pensions

Stripping politicians convicted of corruption of their pensions is not easy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says, but initiatives are in place to change that.

09/18/2013

A Hess Gas Station - Hicksville, NY - Dec 7, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Sides Pump Up Arguments Over Gas Station Overhangs

In January, an advisory board of government and fire officials recommended the overhead systems no longer be mandatory.

09/16/2013

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