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Silver Found Guilty Of Corruption

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawmaker who was one of New York's most powerful politicians has been convicted by a federal jury of charges that he used the power of his office to earn $5 million illegally.*
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Students at Ithaca College concluded a confidence vote on college president Tom Rochon yesterday. Rochon has faced criticism over his handling of recent racial incidents and accusations of top-down leadership.

A crowd of about 100 gathered in a ballroom on campus to hear student body president Dominick Recckio deliver the news.

“The results of the vote of no confidence are: 71.75 percent of respondents have no confidence in President Rochon,” Recckio declared. Breaking it down by race, 87 percent of respondents of color claimed “no confidence” in Rochon.

Silver Found Guilty Of Corruption

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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawmaker who was one of New York's most powerful politicians has been convicted by a federal jury of charges that he used the power of his office to earn $5 million illegally.*

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According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 1 in 5 transgender individuals will face homelessness at some point in their lives. For some, shelters do not offer safety.

Warnings Over Credit and Gift Card Scheme

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After months-long investigations by the Secret Service in western New York, the feds have a warning for consumers and businesses about a scheme that uses stolen credit cards to buy reloadable gift cards.

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Maple sugar operators, scientists and forest managers have known for years that the sugar maple is very sensitive to acid rain. So when the federal acid rain levels dropped levels dramatically after federal regulation, it could only mean good news for one iconic tree that found living with acid rain difficult -- right? A recent study published by the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse shows that hypothesis doesn’t hold water.


When Entergy announced earlier this month that it will close the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, they cited potential economic losses. Yet some New York officials are suggesting that wasn't the whole story.

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An energy developer out of Albany is considering building a 32-turbine wind farm on Galloo Island, six miles offshore, on Lake Ontario. But residents in the Jefferson County town of Henderson, on the shores of the lake, say all they would get out of the project is a ruined view.

If you’ve ever visited Henderson you know that the homes along the harbor are big and beautiful, with sweeping views of the Lake Ontario. The town is small and quiet. 

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The New York Public Interest Research Group released its annual report on potentially hazardous toys for children this year. NYPIRG is focusing on four areas of hazards:  toxicity, choking, magnets and excessive noise.

PA Hunters Take To Woods For 1st Day Of Rifled Deer Season

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One of the most popular hunting seasons of the year kicks off in Pennsylvania. Today marks the start of the rifle deer season and that means several schools and businesses will be closed as hunters take to the fields and wood.

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Finger Lakes and Southern Tier residents joined marchers around the world ahead of the UN Climate Change Summit in Paris.

Despite cloudy skies and temperatures around 40 degrees, more than 300 people marched in Watkins Glen on Sunday with the group We Are Seneca Lake. They walked from the tip of Seneca Lake to just inside the entrance of Watkins Glen State Park.