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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is stepping down as co-chair of the state’s Democratic Party. Miner has been critical of Governor Cuomo at times. During an appearance on the public radio program The Capitol Pressroom, Miner said she has enjoyed...
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a 32-year-old prisoner who was found dead in his cell the first night of his prison term. Travis Yavits of Ithaca had been admitted to the Tompkins County jail Tuesday evening...
For all of you animal lovers out there, tomorrow is the year’s grand opening of the Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton. New to the zoo this year are three little otter pups.     “Their names are Ottawa, Aria and Edgar," says...
NY jobless rate up slightly in March to 6.9 pct. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state labor department says the unemployment rate was up slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 6.8 percent in February. It says New York City also saw a slight increase...
Tioga Downs in Nichols is set to expand. The horse racing and gaming hub announced plans to purchase the Tioga County Club. It’s just the latest push to strengthen their bid for a full casino license from the state. Tioga Downs will only...
Local Democrats failed to meet a filing deadline to run a candidate in this year’s 22nd Congressional District race. Republican incumbent Richard Hanna will only have to get past two Republican challengers in this June’s primary. Jim...