FILE -- Omega Mckenzie gets into a moving truck moments before leaving for Atlanta, Georgia from Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report Shows 1.6 Million New Yorkers Left Empire State Since 2000

The number of New Yorkers who have left the state totaled more than the populations of Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, White Plains and West Babylon combined.


The Niagara River and Niagara Falls (Credit: AP)

2 NY Park Police Officers Rescued On Niagara River

Two New York State Park Police officers trapped in fog on Niagara River about a quarter mile from the famous falls are safe after a Canadian police helicopter hoisted them off the water.


Carl Paladino (credit: Audrey C. Tiernan-Pool/Getty Images)

Man Pleads Guilty To Calling In Bomb Threat Against Paladino Campaign HQ

Miles Fisher pleaded guilty in federal court in Buffalo to making a harassing and threatening phone call. He faces up to two years in prison when he’s sentenced on August 25.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg

NYC Mayor’s Comments Anger Buffalo Leaders

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s negative comments about Buffalo aren’t sitting well with his counterpart in the upstate city.


Jury Selection Begins In Buffalo Mass Shooting

Four people were killed and four others wounded in the August shooting outside the City Grill. Riccardo McCray was the only suspect.


Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Selection To Begin In Buffalo Mass Shooting

Riccardo McCray was charged with first- and second-degree murder in the shooting that killed four people and wounded four others leaving the City Grill restaurant in the early morning hours of Aug. 14.


The married Lee abruptly resigned after it turned out he had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist. (AP Photo/David Duprey, AP Photo/Gawker)

Fallen NY Congressman To Return Donor Funds

Fallen ex-congressman Chris Lee is telling campaign donors that he intends to refund all of their money after resigning in the wake of controversy.


Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Suspected Buffalo Mass Shooter Due In Court Thursday

Prosecutors believe 23-year-old Riccardo McCray was the gunman who opened fire outside the City Grill Aug. 14, killing four people and wounding four others.


Rendering of the Bisons scoreboard via Buffalo News

Mets Farm Team Gets Largest Scoreboard In Minors

Buffalo Bisons officials announced Wednesday that a new $2.5 million video scoreboard will measure 80 feet long by 33 feet high.


A squirrel is seen at the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Lucky Squirrel Survives Zoo Tiger Encounter Upstate

There’s a very lucky squirrel in Buffalo.


Amber Alert

Amber Alert Issued For Abducted Upstate NY Boy

Police in Elmira tell media outlets that Jacob Ryan Rubin Davila was taken from a home around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday by a man named Chris.


Classroom (credit: Clipart.com)

NY Officials List 67 Schools As Lowest Achievers

New York education officials have identified 67 public schools as “persistently lowest achieving” and listed 58 for registration review.


New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Calls On Lawmakers To Extend Jobless Benefits

Gillibrand held a news conference to encourage federal lawmakers to extend long-term unemployment benefits through the end of 2011.


Volunteer firefighters help stranded motorists on the Thruway. (credit: CBS 2)

Snow Storm On NYS Thruway Leaves Many Stranded

Even though the area is used to heavy winter weather, some motorists were stuck for nearly 24 hours.


Hundreds of motorists were stranded on a snowy NYS Thruway in Buffalo (file/credit: NYS Thruway Authority)

Hundreds Of Motorists Stranded On Snowy Thruway Upstate

Authorities say a section of the New York State Thruway near Buffalo remains closed after a lake-effect snow storm strands hundreds of motorists who spent the night in their vehicles.

CBS New York–12/02/2010