Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New York State News

Astorino wants to reduce income taxes
NEW YORK - Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino wants to sharply reduce income tax rates while lowering the number of tax brackets from eight to two.

State legislator arrested in probe of his expenses
ALBANY, N.Y. - A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses.

Cuomo: Speed up medical pot for kids with epilepsy
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting for the state to develop its own program.

Couple accused in kidnapping of Amish girls face additional charges
Pilot, teen boy ID'd as victims of NY plane crash
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have identified the pilot and child who were killed in a collision involving two small planes at an event to introduce children to aviation in western New York.

Police: Man damages two golf courses after breakup
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Authorities say a 23-year-old western New York man caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage at two Buffalo-area golf courses after being dumped by his girlfriend.

Cops: Plattsburgh man hid drugs in stuffed animal
PLATTSBURGH - State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old northern New York man after he found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.

Astorino releases provocative ad
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Republican Rob Astorino has released a TV ad that mimics a 1964 spot to attack Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Utility shuts off service to 24,000 New York households
SYRACUSE - National Grid has shut off electric and gas service to more than 24,000 upstate New York households during June and July because of unpaid bills.

Rochester police officer killed in line of duty
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say a police officer has died in a shooting in Rochester and a suspect has been apprehended.