Saturday, July 26, 2014

New York State News

Siena poll: Cuomo keeps big lead over Astorino
ALBANY - A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide.

Small plane crashes on Lake Placid farm killing 3
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (WKTV) - According to reports from the Lake Placid News, three people died in a small plane crash on a River Road farm at around 10:30 a.m, Saturday morning.

Vermont's Shumlin to face Cuomo in NY rafting race
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has invited Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin to the Adirondacks to compete in a rafting race meant to highlight the area's recreational opportunities.

Village of Greene police chief faces additonal charges
New York becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana
Tully man killed whe ATV collides with car
TULLY - Police say a 28-year-old man riding an all-terrain vehicle has been killed in a collision with a car on a central New York road.

WWII vet dies in small plane crash in upstate NY
SPENCERPORT, N.Y. (AP) - An 88-year-old World War II veteran who loved to fly has died after his single-engine plane crashed at an upstate New York airfield.

New York proposes regulations for virtual currency
ALBANY - New York regulators have proposed establishing a framework for commerce in virtual currency that would apply to firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing it, as well as retail conversions.

City of Auburn considers public housing smoking ban
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) - The city of Auburn in central New York is considering a ban on smoking in public housing complexes, joining a growing national trend.

Storms cause damage in Finger Lakes region
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Meteorologists from the National Weather Service will be in the Finger Lakes region to determine if a tornado touched down during violent storms over the weekend.