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Updated Jan 13, 2015 at 4:03 PM

A new law has been created to improve the screening process for prospective foster parents to better ensure that children are placed in suitable homes, state Sen. Joseph Griffo announced Tuesday.

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 12:25 PM

A statewide Civil Service exam for state Correction Officer trainees will be offered on Jan. 10 by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 11:50 AM

The state has collected $530 million since 2008 through a year-round tax “amnesty program” that helps delinquent taxpayers put their liabilities behind them without penalties, the state Department of Taxation and Finance announced...

Updated Nov 18, 2014 at 4:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP) What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital?Over the past few months, U.S. medical centers have spent millions of dollars putting together a plan to treat patients with the scary, but extremely rare disease.

Updated Nov 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM

BETHPAGE (AP) A decades-long toxic cleanup around the former aerospace plant that helped land a man on the moon is getting renewed scrutiny after groundwater tests showed a potential carcinogen spreading deeper and toward nearby Long Island...

Updated Nov 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM

FORT EDWARD (AP) Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?

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