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Recycling Food-Grants
New York state gave $3.5 million last year to support municipal recycling projects across the state and the donation of wholesome food as officials strive to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.
Cab Driver Attacked
A New York prosecutor says a parolee who viciously stabbed a Rochester cab driver with a butcher knife last July is facing 25 years in prison.
Schools-Data Breach
A data breach at testing vendor Questar Assessment exposed personal information of about 52 students in five New York schools, state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Thursday.
Flu-New York
State health officials say a drastic rise in flu cases has hospitalized more than 1,600 New Yorkers this past week alone.
Syracuse Roster
Syracuse has added five players to its football roster.
Farmland Protection Grants
More than $5 million in two new state grants is available for farmland protection efforts in New York.
Zombie Properties
A program to help new homeowners buy and renovate so-called "zombie properties" has been expanded to Schenectady County.
Cornell-Puerto Rico
Cornell University says 62 students from Puerto Rico's main public university system are arriving this month for the spring semester.
Taxes-New York
Here's one way New York could fight back against the new federal tax code: allow people to make fully deductible charitable donations to the state in lieu of their state taxes.
Thruway Bridge-Scofflaw Amnesty
The state Thruway Authority has released more details on an amnesty program that's set to start next week for motorists who owe overdue unpaid tolls for using a New York bridge.
Emergency Stockpiles
State officials say New York's 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in western New York.
Catskills Casino
The Resorts World Catskills casino northwest of New York City is set to open on Feb. 8
Education Plan-New York
The United States Department of Education has approved New York's plan to comply with the new federal education law.
Plant Closes
A utility service company is closing its upstate New York plant and laying off 101 workers.
Taxes-New York
Tax officials in New York state are poised to release a study that looks at the state's options in light of the federal tax overhaul.
JFK Airport Woes
The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it is investigating the actions of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after a winter snowstorm caused major disruptions at Kennedy Airport earlier this month.
Siena Poll-Cuomo
A Siena College poll finds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating is up after the Democrat vowed to challenge the federal income tax overhaul that's expected to hurt the state.
Farm Wage Lawsuit
A New York judge has dismissed a lawsuit that could have dramatically affected farm wages in the state by granting those workers collective bargaining rights.
Syracuse Coaches
Syracuse announced Tuesday it has hired Mike Cavanaugh as the team's offensive line coach.