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Cuomo signs bath salts ban

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation outlawing a designer drug known as “bath salts.”

The law makes the drug also known as methylone a controlled substance.

Lawmakers passed the bill back in June after a 20-year-old man died overdosed on the drug during a rave on Governor’s Island.

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Medical marijuana dispensary companies will be announced this week

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NY health officials say the 5 companies will be granted dispensary licenses.

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Sheriff makes appeal to young people after Second Dam drowning

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Following this weekend's drowning at Second Dam, Sheriff Ken Lansing says young people should find safer alternatives for swimming.

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Prison employee pleas guilty to helping escaped convicts

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Joyce Mitchell could face up to 7 years in prison for aiding in their escape.

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Ithaca educator selected for Library of Congress program

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Joanne Church, a teacher at DeWitt Middle School, will head to D.C. next month for a Library of Congress teaching workshop.

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Man caught on video, stole cash from berry stand in Richford

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Deputies are looking for the male subject and a getaway driver.