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State police adding patrols for holiday weekend

State police are stepping up traffic enforcement for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Starting Wednesday, police are adding extra patrols to look out for drivers who are texting, driving aggressively or driving while intoxicated.

Motorists should expect sobriety checkpoints.

During last year’s period, state troopers issued more than 4,000 speeding tickets, more than 1,000 distracted driving tickets and arrested 164 drivers for DWI.

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State adopts new regulations for liquefied natural gas

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The new regulations would allow storage of LNG in New York for the first time in over 40 years.

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UPDATE: Three injured following 2-car crash on Route 79

State police crews respond to a 2-car crash at 1500 Mecklenburg Road/Route 79 Wednesday morning.

The accident reportedly happened at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday

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Ithaca College profs make push to unionize

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They say it’s so they can be more organized and involved in forming college policy.

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Silver to lose leadership post Monday

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Silver's resignation as Speaker will come Monday, according to announcement Tuesday night