Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New York State News

DEC advises residents to watch for giant hogweed
ALBANY - If you come across a plant that's as tall as a house and topped with umbrella-shaped white flower clusters, don't touch it. It might be giant hogweed, which can cause blistering and blindness.

Suspect dead, marshals and cop wounded in NYC
NEW YORK - Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded.

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.

Cuomo says Moreland Commission made its own decisions
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.