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A statewide gun buyback program is being launched today by State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman at a kickoff event in Rochester, with a compensation site to be set up soon in Cheektowaga for Erie County drop-offs.“By encouraging gun owners to turn in their weapons through our cash-for-guns program, we’re removing deadly firearms from locations where they can be …

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday signed legislation that restricts the sale of certain cold medicine and other cold remedies to minors in New York State containing the ingredient dextromethorphan, also known as “DXM.”The measure was introduced earlier this year by State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-Buffalo.The new law, which will go into effect in late December, prohibits th…

The former prosecutor who claimed in 2009 that election law violators get a free pass in Erie County was scheduled to tell a state panel Tuesday that most district attorneys are too mired in politics to pursue “political friends and political family.”“District attorneys have subpoena power but choose not to use it,” former Assistant District Attorney Mark A. Sacha …

A Buffalo-area company is among 19 firms across the state that have agreed to pay fines and stop creating fake online reviews for businesses, State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Monday. Utilities International Inc. of Amherst, doing business as Main Street Host, will pay a $43,000 fine. The companies entered into assurances of discontinuance following a y…

It’s the pit stop – reimagined.Rest stops and service areas along the Thruway are being renamed “Texting Zones” to encourage drivers to pull over safely before they start tapping away on their smartphones.Blue traffic signs with the message “It can wait” are being installed along the Thruway and state highways will direct drivers to rest stops and service areas…

ALBANY – If the state succeeds in expanding casino operations across the state, then expect tens of thousands of new problem gamblers and a fraction of the money needed to address their needs, an anti-gambling group warns in a new report.The Buffalo-based Coalition Against Gambling in New York, in a white paper released today, says the state’s gambling treatment plan t…

ALBANY – The 2016 presidential hopefuls have been busy of late.On the Republican side, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has addressed GOP leaders with his theories of retaking the White House.Floridians Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush are jockeying to help a Republican win the Virginia governor’s race. And Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has rallied with conservatives meet…

ALBANY – At a time when entrepreneurs and start-up companies are having a hard time raising funds for their business ideas, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said the state’s giant pension fund is looking to invest $400 million in New York firms.“It’s a tough economy out there. This kind of program may be another option for you,” DiNapoli said of the state and lo…

State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy is calling on Albany to release the findings of its study of potential removal of the Skyway and traffic alternatives to crossing the Buffalo River.In a letter to State Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald, the Buffalo Democrat asked for an update on the state “plausibility review” following new plans to transfer outer harbor land to …

ALBANY – Pro-gambling interests have privately discussed spending up to $20 million on an advertising campaign to urge voters to pass the state’s greatest-ever expansion of casinos in a November referendum.But some of the nation’s top casino companies and real estate developers looking to build gambling halls in New York State have a growing sense that they might hav…

ALBANY – Three days before the National Football League OK’d the new Ralph Wilson Stadium lease deal last March, a hiccup suddenly developed.It was one of many obstacles negotiators for the team, Erie County and the state encountered over the final month of discussions earlier this year, according to emails and other documents The Buffalo News obtained through a Freedo…

ALBANY – Three days before the National Football League OK’d the new Ralph Wilson Stadium lease deal last March, a hiccup suddenly developed.It was one of many obstacles negotiators for the team, Erie County and the state encountered over the final month of discussions earlier this year, according to emails and other documents The Buffalo News obtained through a Freedo…

Nonprofit organizations interested in taking part in New York State’s restarted Operation SNUG anti-gang and anti-neighborhood violence program have until Oct. 16 to file for funding with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, according to State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo. Some $2 million is available for SNUG – guns spelled backwards – projects statewide,…