Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York State News

Upstate NY priest charged with endangering child
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) - A 30-year-old upstate New York Roman Catholic priest has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

NYPD's Twitter request for photos backfires
NEW YORK (AP) - A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired - in a very public way.

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.

Siena poll shows Cuomo holding lead over Astorino
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new poll of New York voters shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintaining a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger.

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.