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Committee head says no evidence to support MMA

The chair of an important State Assembly committee remains unsure whether mixed martial arts should be made legal in New York.

Democratic Assemblywoman Margaret Markey of Maspeth — and the arts and sports development committee she leads — has the power to send a bill to the floor that could legalize combat sports like the Ultimate Fighting Championships.

Markey said in a statement yesterday she’s heard no evidence the state’s current ban on MMA sports should be lifted.

Mixed martial arts supporters visited lawmakers around the state yesterday to promote the bill’s passage – including a stopover in Syracuse.

 

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Electronic parking meters coming to Ithaca city streets

The City of Ithaca announced Thursday that it will enhance its parking enforcement program through the use of two new LIcense Plate Readers, which have been installed in the Community Service Officer vehicles.

The city will also start charging a $1.50 an hour for on-street parking, an increase of fifty cents.

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Cuomo: Washington should consider Ebola travel ban

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Charlie Rose  about his new book and the state's response to the Ebola threat

Earlier this month, Cuomo said a ban wouldn't be effective.

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New York preparing Ebola waste plan

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Preparations continue for any potential cases of Ebola that may hit New York State.

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Deputies: Seneca County man threatened to shoot officers

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Deputies say man became belligerent, then made threat against officers

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Report: Over 34,000 New Yorkers deemed unable to have gun

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Classification comes due to mental health concerns, measures implemented under New York's SAFE Act