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New York correction officer seriously injured after opening explosive package sent to home

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - ‎May 29, 2016‎
FLOYD, N.Y. - An upstate New York correction officer was severely injured Sunday after opening an explosive package sent to his Floyd home, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office said.
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Star swimmer drowns while trying out for lifeguard position

New York Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
A standout collegiate swimmer from upstate New York tragically drowned during lifeguard tryouts in Cape Cod on Saturday. Jack Jakubek of Newburgh was aiming for a summer lifeguard position at Nauset Beach.

Huge fish landed in Upstate New York waters this spring (reader photos) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Figgybest.jpg Here's mine -- let's see yours! I'm David Figura, outdoors writer for and I caught this 19-inch largemouth bass May 14 during a New York State Outdoors Writers Spring Safari on Lake Hadlock in Fort Ann, N.Y. Special to ...

Police: Man, 61, killed in upstate New York boat crash

Washington Times - ‎May 28, 2016‎
WEBB, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a man has died after being thrown overboard when his boat was struck by another vessel in upstate New York. New York State Police say it happened shortly before 10 p.m. Friday on Big Moose Lake in the Town of Webb, about ...

Senators announce $1.5M for cleanups in upstate New York

Washington Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal officials are allocating $1.5 million to help fund six brownfield cleanup projects in upstate New York. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday that the money will help communities clean up, redevelop ...

Local winery submits petition to create Upstate New York wine region

NEWS10 ABC - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Some Capital Region wineries are not located in one of New York's four wine regions, which limits what can be written on the label.

3 new state police mobile command vehicles for New York

WCAX - ‎12 hours ago‎
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State troopers are getting three new mobile command vehicles for upstate New York. New York State Police officials say the trucks will be used as command centers for emergency responses and special events in western and central ...
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Weather this weekend in Upstate NY: Summer settles in for Memorial Day weekend - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The weather across Upstate New York this weekend will certainly agree, with plenty of heat, humidity and thunderstorms across the region.

Hot summer forecast for Upstate NY: Temperatures to be 'well above average' - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Syracuse, N.Y. -- If you enjoy the heat, this could be your summer. Upstate New York is likely to have a summer that would rank in the top third of hottest summers, according to the latest forecast by the Climate Prediction Center.
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8 Upstate NY teens who beat porcupines to death can't be charged, sheriff says - ‎May 26, 2016‎
ALBANY, N.Y. - Nearly a dozen porcupines have been found beaten to death, but an Upstate New York sheriff said he can't take action against the teenagers suspected of killing them.

June forecast: Likely to be warmer than normal in Upstate New York - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Syracuse, N.Y. -- June is likely to be warmer than normal in Upstate New York, the Climate Prediction Center said today. In fact, most of the country has a good chance of having a warm June, the center said.
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Report: Legoland eyeing Orange County NY - ‎May 27, 2016‎
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is scheduled to open in mid-2017 in Florida. It's a whimsically themed vacation resort that combines the fun of surf, sand and sun with the creativity of LEGO bricks on a picturesque site next to Lake Dexter in Winter Haven, Fla ...
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Artillery collection on display at Ticonderoga - ‎5 hours ago‎
The well-traveled artifact, half of a mortar that split in 1776, is a featured piece in the fort's new exhibit, “The Last Argument of Kings: The Art and Science of 18th-century Artillery,” which opened when the upstate New York historic site and ...
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Zika mosquitoes may migrate to Central New York, Upstate expert says - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Dr. Mark Polhemus said the geographic range of mosquito-borne diseases can grow dramatically. He cited West Nile virus as an example.

Upstate NY woman falls off 60-foot cliff while fleeing cops after crash, police say - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The woman was involved in a one-car accident involving a green 1996 Volvo on a road leading to Thacher State Park in New Scotland, just west of the capital, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said. The vehicle was missing a fender after hitting a guard ...
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Upstate NY Project Under Probe Gets Funding

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A New York state panel on Wednesday approved $485.5 million in funding for the highest-profile component of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion economic-development project, a program that is the subject of a federal investigation by the Manhattan U.S.
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Killer Cult? Inside The Horrific Death of Teenager Lucas Leonard at the Word of Life Christian Church

People Magazine - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Last October, in the small upstate New York town of Chadwicks, teenage brothers Lucas and Christopher Leonard approached the leadership of the Word of Life Christian Church to disclose their plans to defect.

Ontario man charged after waking up in wrong house in upstate New York: police

CTV News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
STAFFORD, N.Y. - An 18-year-old Ontario man has been charged after police say he woke up naked in a stranger's home in upstate New York. Chief Gordon Dibble of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office says the man was in town for a lacrosse tournament ...
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Upstate N.Y. boy declared co-champion of Scripps Spelling Bee

New York Daily News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Upstate N.Y. boy declared co-champion of Scripps National Spelling Bee. Upstate N.Y. boy declared co-champion of Scripps Spelling Bee.