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‘Son of Sam’ detective dies at 99

New York John Keenan, the police official who led New York City’s manhunt for the Son of Sam killer and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, has died. His death Thursday at age 99 was announced by the ...

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Over 1,500 upstate New York residents register for 9/11 aid

Eighteen years after the attacks on Sept. 11, thousands of people still need help. They are the first responders who rushed to the scene, the business people who worked in nearby offices, the children who were attending school and the ...

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Hot dog sales in Malta spark debate on political fundraising

MALTA — The sale of hot dogs and hamburgers by Democrats at the annual Community Day celebration has sparked one town official to seek a ban on political fundraising on town property. Republican town board member Tim Dunn, who is ...

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New York’s offshore wind development discussion scheduled

Albany The state’s effort to develop future offshore wind projects will be the subject of a public discussion at the Albany Public Library on Thursday. The forum at the Washington Avenue branch will be facilitated by the New York State ...

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Cuomo, 11 other Democratic governors urge Trump, McConnell to tighten gun regulations

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and 11 other Democratic governors on Tuesday sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the Republican leaders to pursue stricter federal gun-control measures. The governors ...

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Marijuana legalization opponent directed to identify donors

ALBANY — The sources of funding for a group lobbying against legislative efforts to legalize adult use of marijuana in New York could soon be revealed. The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics on Tuesday denied a request from the ...

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Alleged rape victim’s case shakes up JCOPE

ALBANY — The normally staid monthly meeting of the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics on Tuesday featured a first: two women dressed in red cloaks and white wimples stationed outside the ethics agency’s offices in downtown Albany, reading a ...

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Adirondack report cites overcrowding as priority

Albany Are the Adirondack mountains a victim of their own success? Maybe not victims, but they are certainly challenged by the crowds that are showing up at popular spots like the High Peaks, according to the Adirondack Council, which issued ...

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State takes second stab at initiating comprehensive gambling study

ALBANY — An ambitious review of New York’s gambling landscape will take longer than initially planned, as state officials restart their search for a firm to conduct the analysis. Industry insiders and state lawmakers anticipate the study will prompt a ...

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Cuomo: New York will seek $2 billion from ‘diabolical’ opioid industry

ALBANY — The state Department of Financial Services is pursuing legal action against some of the opioid industry’s top players, accusing them of defrauding New Yorkers of $2 billion over a decade. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday that DFS ...

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