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Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket
NEW YORK

Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.
 
ALBANY

NY revises list of species in need of conservation

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has revised its list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need, which is used to focus conservation resources where they're most urgently needed.
 
In 2014, US economy showed increasing resilience
WASHINGTON

In 2014, US economy showed increasing resilience

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014.
 
CEO at 92 helms Middleburgh telephone company
MIDDLEBURGH

CEO at 92 helms Middleburgh telephone company

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Marjorie Becker is under no requirement to report to work each morning. She does it because she loves it.
 
Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles
NEW YORK

Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The presents are unwrapped. The children's shrieks of delight are just a memory. Now it's time for another Yuletide tradition: cleaning up the needles that are falling off your Christmas tree.
 
HALFMOON

Waterford man dies when ATV rolls over in gravel pit

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
A Waterford man died after his all-terain vehicle rolled over in a gravel pit on Christmas, according to state police.
 
Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers
NEW YORK

Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The killings of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos have raised concerns in the already tense nationwide debate surrounding police conduct. Some key developments since the officers' killings:
 
ALBANY

MADD, Thruway Authority kick off anti-DWI initiative

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The New York State Thruway and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) kicked off an anti-DWI initiative and MADD's 28th Annual Red Ribbon campaign this morning, with toll takers handing out the signature ribbons at select toll facilities.
 
Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees
RENO, Nev.

Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees.
 
ALBANY

NY National Guard expects 11,300 funerals in '14

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The New York National Guard says its military honor guards expect to conduct 11,300 funerals for veterans of the Army and Air Force by the end of 2014.
 
ALBANY

EPA awards grant for wetlands protection around NY

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $141,000 to the New York Natural Heritage Program at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to better protect wetlands throughout the state.
 
ALBANY

NY law aims to cut sky glow from outdoor lighting

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently is designed to preserve dark night skies by setting shielding requirements for outdoor lighting installed by state agencies.
 

Wheelchair fire forces nursing home evacuation

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Officials say more than 40 residents of a suburban Buffalo nursing home had to be evacuated after a motorized wheelchair overheated and began smoking.
 
Public to have its say on Constitution Pipeline
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Public to have its say on Constitution Pipeline

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking comments from the public on the federally regulated Constitution Pipeline and an upgrade to the Iroquois Wright Compressor Station in Schoharie County.
 
No holiday for Union hockey champs
SCHENECTADY

No holiday for Union hockey champs

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
For the defending national champion Union College men’s hockey team, practicing on Christmas day was no big deal.
 
 

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