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Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he was recommending a ban, and Cuomo said he would defer to Martens and Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker in making the decision.

Updated Nov 21, 2014 at 12:14 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total Thursday to an epic 6 feet or more.Snow-weary residents of western New York were asked by Gov.

Updated Nov 18, 2014 at 11:51 PM

BUFFALO — Several feet of lake-effect snow paralyzed the Buffalo area Tuesday, forcing state troopers to deliver blankets and other supplies to motorists stranded on the New York State Thruway and adding an ominous note to a wintry season...

Updated Nov 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

AVON — A Prattsburgh man is currently being held behind bars after he was found to be in possession of 90 bags of heroin.On Wednesday at 6:59 p.m., a deputy from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office conducted a vehicle stop on...

Updated Nov 7, 2014 at 11:34 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It's mission accomplished for little green army men.The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper...

Updated Nov 2, 2014 at 1:09 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — If New York voters approve proposition No. 2 on the ballot next week, their 213 legislators will join the digital age. Their desks in the ornate chambers of the Capitol will have computers instead of thick stacks...

Updated Nov 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM

GATES — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar’s “zombie prom” party.Police in the town of Gates...

Updated Oct 28, 2014 at 9:45 PM

CANASERAGA — The local Ebola scare is fiction but more than 30 people Tuesday night sat in the Canaseraga Central old gym to have their fears dampened.The catalyst for the gathering is local residents who said on social media...

Updated Oct 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM

A Republican who wants to give more money to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is an uncommon occurrence. However, New York state Attorney General candidate John Cahill has vowed to do just that.Cahill has an environmental...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadershipBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM

CASTILE — Family and friends are mourning after a teen fell to his death at Letchworth State Park last Friday afternoon, Oct. 10.Police have identified the teen as Matthew Rezsnyak, 14, of Penfield. Police said he was...

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