Friday, April 18, 2014

New York State News

NYC mayor announces Sandy recovery reforms
NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is aiming to start reconstruction on 500 homes that were wrecked during Superstorm Sandy by the end of the summer.

Speed week has law enforcement out in full force
(WKTV) - It is Speed Week in New York State this week, and Troopers will be out and cracking down while looking for excessive speed, unsafe lane changes and distracted driving among other offenses.

Police: Buffalo pizza man shoots at robbers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Buffalo say a masked robber is in the hospital after a pizza delivery man shot at a gang of would-be thieves.

Police: Broome County man made 48 false child abuse calls
Judge rejects challenge to New York's SAFE Act
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A trial-level judge in Albany has ruled that New York's new gun law does not violate the Second Amendment.

Cuomo signs 'National Popular Vote' bill
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to enter New York in an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.

Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops
NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Mudslide closes road in southeastern Adirondacks
WARRENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) - The state Department of Transportation is cleaning up a mudslide that closed a road in Warren County in the southeastern Adirondacks.

Speed camera backers: Safety is 1st, revenue 2nd
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A proposal to authorize scores of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island is being touted as a way to protect children while raising much-needed revenue for government coffers.

Medical marijuana inching to legalization in NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is inching toward legalizing some form of medical marijuana as support grows in the state Legislature and is likely to become one of a handful of issues taken up when lawmakers return later this month.