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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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Former NYC Councilman convicted of bribery

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The U.S. attorney's office says former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery charges.

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NY commits $27M to grow wood heat industry

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Governor Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency wood heating systems in New York.

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IFD equipped with anti-overdose drug

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As New York State continues to battle the problem of heroin and opioid abuse, local emergency responders have a tool to combat the issue.

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DEC warns of toxic giant hogweed

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If you come across a plant that's as tall as a house and topped with umbrella-shaped white flower clusters, don't touch it. It might be giant hogweed, which can cause blistering and blindness.

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Schumer asks USDA to support programs for start-up farmers

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New York's senior senator says $750,000 in federal funds would help expand program for military veterans