Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New York State News

Amish to build garage for pair who returned girls
RICHVILLE, N.Y. - An Amish community is building a new garage for the northern New York couple who returned two kidnapped Amish girls to their home.

Police: Couple wanted two Amish girls for slaves
Suspect in Amish kidnapping may have stolen drugs
OGDENSBURG, N.Y. - The hospital that employed a suspect in the abduction of two Amish girls in northern New York is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs from the facility.

168th New York State Fair opens
SYRACUSE - The New York State Fair has kicked off its 12-day run that features national touring acts and a new operator for the rides on the midway.

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects
OSWEGATCHIE - The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week says he feels sorry for the two people accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing his daughters.

Time is of the essence in finding missing Amish girls
Stop Common Core ballot line petitions filed
ALBANY - More than 62,000 New York residents have signed on to an effort to create a new "Stop Common Core" ballot line to allow voters to voice their concerns about the state's new education standards.

Judge rules that Teachout may stay on ballot
ALBANY - A judge in Brooklyn says liberal law professor Zephyr Teachout is eligible to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next month's Democratic primary, dismissing an attempt by Cuomo supporters to kick her off the ballot.

Syracuse chief: No. 1 party school label not OK
SYRACUSE - The chancellor of Syracuse University says his college's ranking as the nation's top party school is a "wake-up call" for change.

Poll: Cuomo lead cut by five points after allegations
ALBANY - New polling shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's lead over his GOP challenger shrank following news that his administration is being investigated for meddling with an anti-corruption commission.