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Video Of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this morning about foreign agents and attempts to influence the U.S. election. The panel is among the bodies investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The $45 million redesign of Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport will begin in late August. Ever since Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the renovations during a State of the State speech in January, airport officials have been fine tuning plans to update the airport’s terminal, with construction expected to start in late-August. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - New York state residents receive a five percent discount on Thruway tolls if they have an E-Z Pass. Last year, the New York State Thruway Authority decided to eliminate that discount for out-of-state drivers. Some state lawmakers want to see that new revenue go to local governments. 

The prescription drug crisis may be particularly acute in some rural counties in the midstate; new data shows Perry and Franklin counties are outliers. More than three percent of children who responded to a 2015 state survey in those two counties said they abused prescription drugs within the past 30 days. In every other part of the region, the number hovered around two percent or lower.  

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A group of Roman Catholic nuns has filed a lawsuit against the federal agency that approved construction of a major interstate natural gas pipeline, planned to run through the nuns’ property in Lancaster County. The suit, filed by sisters from the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, targets the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline and alleges the project violates their religious freedom, which is protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

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Construction of Sunoco Pipeline’s $3 billion 350-mile long Mariner East 2 pipeline resulted in at least 61 drilling mud spills from April 25 through June 17, 2017, according to newly released documents. The spills have occurred in ten of the 12 counties along the route and range from minor releases of five gallons to larger more serious releases of tens of thousands of gallons. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s name has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, but first, he may be facing some obstacles to win a third term as governor in 2018.

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The Tompkins County Jail is overcrowded. The firm doing a study on how to bring the numbers down is presenting their findings Thursday evening.

For a long time, the state granted the jail a waiver to go overcapacity, but last year told them to find a long term solution.

Full Series: Natural Gas Building Boom

Jul 19, 2017
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They landed, one after another, in 2015: plans for nearly a dozen interstate pipelines to move natural gas beneath rivers, mountains and people’s yards. 

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(GREAT LAKES TODAY) - Despite a White House proposal to eliminate $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the House Appropriations Committee voted late Tuesday to fully fund the program through September 2018. 

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - If you are already enjoying using the new ride-hailing services, you’ll now be able to tip your driver if you’re happy with the service. 

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