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Cuomo: Tourism economic impact in NY state hit $100B in '14
ALBANY

Cuomo: Tourism economic impact in NY state hit $100B in '14

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the total economic impact of New York state's tourism topped $100 billion last year for the first time.
 
Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

Thursday, July 2, 2015
A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Police: Store owner illegally sold fireworks

Thursday, July 2, 2015
The owner of a Schenectady convenience store was arrested after authorities say he illegally handled fireworks out of his store in the city’s Mont Pleasant neighborhood.
 
England wakes to more heartbreak for national soccer team

England wakes to more heartbreak for national soccer team

Thursday, July 2, 2015
England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.
 
Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant
LOS ANGELES

Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel.
 
L.L. Bean to open outlet in Lake George
LAKE GEORGE

L.L. Bean to open outlet in Lake George

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is opening its first outlet store in New York at a mall in the North Country later this summer.
 
New warden, increased security after New York prison escape
ALBANY

New warden, increased security after New York prison escape

Thursday, July 2, 2015
A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place.
 
No shots fired at Navy Yard, official says
WASHINGTON

No shots fired at Navy Yard, official says

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Despite reports of gunfire, a federal law enforcement official said there were no shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning.
 
NY agencies offer $50M in grants for water systems
ALBANY

NY agencies offer $50M in grants for water systems

Thursday, July 2, 2015
State officials say $50 million is now available to local governments for water and sewer system upgrades.
 
10 things to know for Thursday

10 things to know for Thursday

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
 
Dog running for Schenectady mayor
SCHENECTADY

Dog running for Schenectady mayor

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A fourth mayoral candidate is entering the race, running as “Schenectady’s best friend.”
 
Escape prompts changes at Dannemora
DANNEMORA

Escape prompts changes at Dannemora

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
New security measures are being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.
 
Amsterdam pedestrian bridge defaced before it’s even finished
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam pedestrian bridge defaced before it’s even finished

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The new Amsterdam pedestrian bridge has already fallen victim to vandals, and it isn’t even completed yet.
 
Driver killed in crash at Lebanon Valley Speedway
NEW LEBANON

Driver killed in crash at Lebanon Valley Speedway

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A man was killed Tuesday night in a crash during the annual Eve of Destruction at Lebanon Valley Speedway.
 
State paying health providers to cut costs
CAPITAL REGION

State paying health providers to cut costs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Two groups of the Capital Region’s largest health care providers got nearly $400 million from the state this week to transform the way they provide care in a way that will reduce unnecessary, costly hospital visits.
 
 

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