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New York AG wants big stores to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns

Eric Schneiderman has written to K-Mart, Sears, Amazon, Walmart

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Cuomo to visit counties chosen for casino sites

Cuomo to visit Sullivan, Schenectady, Seneca counties on Wednesday

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No fracking, no casino expansion, but Tioga chamber prez says “we still need jobs”

Chamber president says she's "saddened, disappointed" about fracking, casino decision

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Dryden officials says town played some role in fracking decision

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration essentially banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday. After years of debate about the controversial drilling process,…

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Community members critical of Ithaca’s moves on community, police relations

Mayor Svante Myrick called Wednesday meeting productive, but says more needs to be done to improve relations

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Seneca County one of three winners in bid for casino license

Lago Resort & Casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre will be recommended for a casino license.

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Fracking decision comments highlight “momentous decision,” “extreme liberal agenda”

Critics, supporters walked across party lines following Cuomo administration decision Wednesday

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Pro-drilling group: Cuomo made post-election fracking decision to avoid criticism

Spokesperson for Energy In Depth says decision means oil, gas companies will now look to more business-friendly states

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New York will ban fracking

Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he is recommending a ban.

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Pataki considering White House run in 2016

Former New York governor says he's visited states like New Hampshire as he considers 2016 run

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Approval given for Wegmans expansion in Ithaca

Wegmans representatives have declined to say who or what will occupy the future building.

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Former TCAT employee to plead guilty to embezzlement; TCAT seeking $295k in restitution

Pamela Johnson pleads guilty to stealing $250,000 from TCAT.

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Police looking for rim, tire thief in Ithaca area

Investigators are looking for the person responsible for stealing rims and tires of cars at local dealerships. The Tompkins County…

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Decision due Wednesday on new casino for Southern Tier, Finger Lakes

Three casino proposals on table in Southern Tier, Finger Lakes; state board due to make decision Wednesday

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Group pushes to preserve rare white deer herd in Seneca County

Group says fate of Seneca Army Depot could make white deer herd extinct

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Cuomo: Fracking study expected by end of year

In repeated promise, Cuomo says hydrofracking health study is coming by end of December

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Police: Man ran snow removal scam off Craigslist in Ithaca, Cortland

Thomas Zackoski accused of taking payment up front to remove snow, never doing jobs at homes

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Ithaca assemblywoman Lifton criticizes suspension of truck safety regulations

"It’s really unfortunate that this is happening in the context of the federal budget."

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Defense in Crosby trial provides differing account of fatal crash

Crash reconstruction expert William Fischer provided a slightly different account of the fatal crash.

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New York regents seek $2B increase in school aid

About $600 million would go to restore Gap Elimination Adjustment funding.

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San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.