New York State

Hard Apple Cider is just one of Liza Utter's suggestions for holiday party cocktails. (credit: EJ Media Group)

Schumer Pushes For Lower Taxes On Hard Cider

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is one of two senators leading an effort to lower the taxes on hard cider.

09/21/2013

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov)

U.S. Attorney To Commission: Political Corruption Is Out Of Hand In N.Y. State

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions.

09/17/2013

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N.Y. DMV Prepares To Unveil New Black-And-White Driver’s Licenses

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has released samples of the new driver’s license design, which is aimed at cracking down on counterfeit licenses.

08/10/2013

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Report: Anti-Semitic Incidents Jumped In New York In 2012

New statistics Monday said the number of anti-Semitic incidents jumped in New York State last year, and the state ranks at the top of the nation for such acts.

07/22/2013

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Nudists Aim For World Record For Skinny-Dipping

Nudist clubs across North America – including the Tri-State Area – were taking to the water en masse Saturday for an attempt at a world record.

07/13/2013

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High New York Court: Starbucks Baristas Must Share Tips

The state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Starbucks baristas in New York must share their tips with shift supervisors, but not assistant managers.

06/26/2013

Khloe Kardashian has reportedly pulled a design from her Rich Soil clothing line, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the logo may violate copyright laws for its resemblance to an image used by the State of New York. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/CBS 2)

Khloe Kardashian Apparel Line Leads To Copyright Questions From N.Y. State

Khloe Kardashian has found herself in hot water with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after her T-shirt line resembled a certain state logo to the point where it apparently violated copyright law.

05/20/2013

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36 New Officers Added To New York State Park Police Force

The New York State Parks system is adding 36 new officers to the ranks of its force, which is responsible for safety at 179 parks and 35 historic sites.

05/18/2013

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Excess Prescription Drugs Accepted For Take Back Day

Everyone had an opportunity to dispose properly of unused or expired medications Saturday, dropping them off at sites around the state as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

04/27/2013

Hudson Valley Maple Syrup (credit: Deborah Rodriguez/WCBS 880)

Researchers To Conduct Census Of New York State Maple Syrup Production

Federal agriculture researchers will conduct a census of maple syrup production in New York State in April and May.

03/31/2013

Cars wait in line for fuel at a Gulf gas station on Nov. 1, 2012 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

State Budget Provides Grants To Gas Stations In The Event Of A Superstorm

The New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.

03/23/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

New Gun Control Regulations Take Effect In New York State

Tough new gun control measures kick in Saturday throughout New York State.

03/16/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015

The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.

03/06/2013

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

Cuomo Not Open To Changes In Substance Of Gun Control Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he is only open to “technical changes” to correct mistakes in his landmark gun control legislation, and not substantive changes.

03/04/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Proposed State Law Would Ban Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

Proposed New York state legislation would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination, and subject any violator to a potential hate crime prosecution.

02/23/2013

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