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NY woman accused of killing her 5-year-old cousin

Tiffany Van Alstyne is being arraigned on a second-degree murder charge in the killing of Kenneth White.

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Report: Fallen Ithaca marine Christopher Bordoni’s medals stolen in North Carolina

TV report says Christopher Bordoni's military medals, along with other items, were stolen from home Wednesday in North Carolina

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Focus of New York’s medical marijuana debate could shift to list of ailments

Medical marijuana program likely won't be ready in New York until 2016

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Man accused of arson, burglary after fire at popular Finger Lakes spa

Peter Lewis is accused of setting fire Oct. 8 at Mirbeau Inn and Spa

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Poll finds New Yorkers wanted charges in Eric Garner case

Siena poll says 55% of New Yorkers believed indictment should've come against officers involved in Eric Garner's death

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Police: Scammers pretend to raise money for officers killed on duty

Scammer pretends to raise money to help families of fallen officers; police say it's a scam

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In Crosby trial, crash expert challenges defense testimony

"I saw the measurement was wrong, and I noted a few errors in the measurement log."

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Woman admits to stealing, selling gun used to shoot Ithaca officer

Ciera Leann Bennett is due to be sentenced in March, faces up to 10 years in prison

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NY proposes rules for medical marijuana; availability not likely until 2016

It authorizes patients with one of 10 diseases to be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.

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UPDATE: 5-year-old was never abducted; person of interest being interviewed

New developments indicate teen lied to police about abduction in community west of Albany

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Police: Dryden man threatened woman with knife, gun

State police have charged David E. Cornell, 41, with menacing.

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Wineries “ecstatic” over casino announcement in Finger Lakes

Executive Director of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail says partnership between new casino, wine trail is "just like a marriage"

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New York AG wants big stores to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns

Eric Schneiderman has written to K-Mart, Sears, Amazon, Walmart

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Cuomo to visit counties chosen for casino sites

Cuomo to visit Sullivan, Schenectady, Seneca counties on Wednesday

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No fracking, no casino expansion, but Tioga chamber prez says “we still need jobs”

Chamber president says she's "saddened, disappointed" about fracking, casino decision

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Dryden officials says town played some role in fracking decision

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration essentially banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday. After years of debate about the controversial drilling process,…

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Community members critical of Ithaca’s moves on community, police relations

Mayor Svante Myrick called Wednesday meeting productive, but says more needs to be done to improve relations

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Seneca County one of three winners in bid for casino license

Lago Resort & Casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre will be recommended for a casino license.

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Fracking decision comments highlight “momentous decision,” “extreme liberal agenda”

Critics, supporters walked across party lines following Cuomo administration decision Wednesday

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Pro-drilling group: Cuomo made post-election fracking decision to avoid criticism

Spokesperson for Energy In Depth says decision means oil, gas companies will now look to more business-friendly states

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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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This week’s top country tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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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.