Friday, August 22, 2014

New York State News

Police: Couple wanted two Amish girls for slaves
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.

New York to vet firefighters for past sex offenses
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New volunteer firefighters in New York state will be screened for past sex offenses under a law signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Sen. Schumer urging federal agencies to implement rules for drone use
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Commerce Department to quickly develop and release privacy rules and guidelines for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems by the end of the year, Sunday.