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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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New solar energy campaign launches in Southern Tier

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Environmental groups are launching campaigns to help homeowners and small businesses buy solar panels.

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UPDATE: Taughannock Blvd. re-opened after house fire

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Officials say Route 89 is now clear.

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New York schools fail to combat bullying

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A prosecutor says the enforcement of the NY Dignity Act has been a "disaster."

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Body found in Syracuse’s sewer system identified

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Police say the man fell through an open manhole while helping a motorist stuck in flooding.

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City plans to modernize pay-for-parking system downtown

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Starting Monday, 300 old coin-operated meters will be replaced by 21 new high-tech pay stations.