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Cuomo says no agreement on legislative pay raises

Cuomo says lawmakers can't reach deal on campaign finance, ethics reform, so no deal is done on pay raises

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$1.9 million to help Finger Lakes ReUse expand

State economic development award announced last week in Albany, will help fund second location in Ithaca

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Letter to New York regulators: Time to put Cayuga plant matter to rest

Letter comes on behalf of 60 energy consumers with manufacturing, other facilities in New York

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Reed: Don’t ban lawful interrogation because of report on CIA

Reed says he doesn't support torture, but says intelligence community must have tools to gather information

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Cornell unveils new training on sexual assault, harassment

Program is meant for all new faculty, staff; school officials say it's part of "cultural shift"

NYSHealth

154k sign up under New York health exchange; deadline extended until Saturday

State says 154,562 people are first-time sign-ups under exchange this year

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Federal, state funding secured to help rebuild portions of Southern Tier school district

More than three years after significant flooding, Owego-Apalachin schools learn of money coming from federal, state levels

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Trial moved to March for northern New York couple accused of kidnapping Amish girls

Couple is accused of taking girls for 24 hours from family farm stand in St. Lawrence County

An artist's 3-D rendering of a proposed dealership on Route 13 in the town of Ithaca  (Maguire Automotive Ithaca)

Maguire looks to build three car dealerships in “naturesque setting”

"Customers would enjoy picking the concord grapes and apples" while searching for their luxury vehicle.

STATE POLICE

Cuomo: Police stepping up DWI patrols this holiday season

Numerous police agencies will be working over the next few days in the hopes of cracking down on drunk or impaired drivers during the coming holiday season.

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Altercation leads to Buffalo Police officer’s suspension

A Buffalo police officer is suspended without pay after being shown on camera shoving a man into the hood of a car and hitting him with a nightstick.

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Prosecutors intend to prove excessive speed in fatal Newfield crash

The 19-year-old Van Etten man is facing two counts of manslaughter.

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Coltivare, TC3 venture, to open up Saturday in Ithaca

17,000 square foot facility opens with restaurant, events center, classroom, training facilities

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Serious crash shuts down Route 13 at Warren Road; at least one injured

Crash happened around 11 a.m. near intersection of Route 13, Warren Road

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Schuyler County man sentenced for burglaries, selling guns to Ithaca drug dealer

Prosecutors say Stephen Jakob committed crimes dating back to late 2012

health

State: Flu now “prevalent” in New York

State Health Department reminding medical professionals of mandate to wear masks, if they haven't received flu shot

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Come January, New Yorkers must recycle old electronics

State environmental officials pushing reminder leading up to 2015

Moonyoung Lee, an electrical engineering student at Cornell University, explains the functions of his autonomous underwater vehicle to Republican Congressman Tom Reed [NY-23]

Reed: “Many victories” in House spending bill approved Thursday

Republican Congressman Tom Reed called bill passed Thursday "victory for taxpayers" in statement

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Board rejects tax breaks for Ithaca apartment proposal

After hearing from members of public, board voted to deny tax breaks for proposed apartment building

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Cuomo: Tab for western New York snow clean-up exceeds $46M

Total of damages goes over threshold for federal aid

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

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Cameron Diaz engaged to Good Charlotte star

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The "Charlie's Angels" star is reportedly planning to marry Benji Madden.