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Updated Jun 27, 2014 at 1:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he was “thinking about killing himself.”

Updated Jun 19, 2014 at 3:38 PM

ALBANY (AP) — Dominique Mayfield makes $8.25 an hour washing dishes and busing tables at a Syracuse brewpub. Shantel Walker makes $8.50 an hour at her pizzeria in New York City, where the rent is more than double what it is in Syracuse. Two very...

Updated Jun 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM

It could soon become a crime again to make threats to hurt someone either over the phone or through the Internet.

Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Forty-five schools across the Mohawk Valley will receive gift cards for school supplies as part of a $220,000 settlement with Hobby Lobby Stores for misleading advertising, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — About 1,000 people from all walks of life, some crying and others wearing photo-emblazoned T-shirts, gathered Friday to mourn a 6-year-old Brooklyn boy stabbed in a public housing project elevator.

Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 2:56 PM

CORTLAND (AP) — A commission formed in the aftermath of the drunken riot in Cortland after a college football game last fall places part of the blame on social media fueling rowdy behavior and local bars promoting binge drinking.

Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

MINEOLA — A New York City teenager who admitted being high on marijuana and speeding when he slammed into a tree, splitting his new car in two on a suburban New York highway, was convicted Friday of four counts of vehicular manslaughter in the...

Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new task force Monday to overhaul how New York City’s corrections system treats the mentally ill — both in jail and out — following the grisly deaths of two inmates with psychological...

Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

ALBANY (AP) — Liberals emboldened by promises of support from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday redoubled efforts to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and let high-cost areas such as New York City raise it even more.

Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 12:51 PM

ALBANY (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging passage of a bill that would better accommodate the needs of pregnant women in the workplace by mandating bathroom breaks and seating for them.

Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

ALBANY (AP) — New York is quietly building one of the nation’s largest computer databases of medical records, a system that when finished will allow patients and doctors alike to see complete health histories in one place and promises to save...

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