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Medical marijuana dispensary is open for business in Nassau

Curaleaf New York held a grand opening for its medical marijuana dispensary in Carle Place this week. It’s the firm’s fourth dispensary in New York State. The new dispensary serves patients in Nassau and Suffolk counties, providing better access for some that would otherwise have to travel a distanc


New York Gov. Cuomo wants all back-seat passengers to buckle up

ALBANY, New York -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state's seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up. Under current law, while all passengers in the front seat must wear seat belts, only passengers younger than 16 are required to wear a restraint wh


Nassau woman accused of stealing from the dead

NASSAU, N.Y. (WRGB) - A Nassau woman is behind bars, accused of stealing from the dead. Diane Ferry is facing grand larceny and identity theft charges. Police say the 53-year-old was using the financial records of a deceased acquaintance to rack up $2,000 of fraudulent transactions.


NYC mayor has his police detail pull over texting driver

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he was happy to be a "citizen patrol" when he directed his police detail to pull over a texting driver. The Democratic mayor says the traffic stop occurred Saturday while he was heading to a legislative event in Albany.


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


Rensselaer County legislator accused of drunk driving

RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Another local lawmaker has been charged with drunk driving. Rensselaer County legislator Dan Casale is now added to the list of local leaders accused of breaking the DWI law.


Family has questions after inmate was found unresponsive in prison

(WIVB) - A New York family has some serious questions after their loved one was found unresponsive in a prison cell. Delmus Tanner was serving a five-year prison sentence for drug charges in Albany. In November, his cellmate found him unresponsive.


Ashby to host veterans resource fair in Rensselaer County

NASSAU, N.Y. — Giving back to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given us so much in return is something that is important to many people. This Saturday, Feb. 23, Assemblyman Jake Ashby, himself also a veteran, is hosting a free Veterans Resource Fair.


These are the 35 best steakhouses in Upstate NY, ranked for 2019

A perfectly cooked cut of steak is a piece of heaven on Earth, and in Upstate New York, you have your pick of some amazing places to find it. Below, you can find the 35 best steakhouses from Albany to Buffalo, from the Adirondacks to the Hudson Valley. These restaurants include everything from tradi


State agency unveils small business loan fund

Empire State Development has announced a revolving loan fund for small businesses in economically distressed areas in Nassau, Rockland and Westchester counties. Up to $4 million will be available to small business owners who have historically had difficulty accessing regular credit markets, particul


Q&A: Activist Mommy Elizabeth Johnston on the upcoming 'Day of Mourning' event following New York's new abortion laws

Thousands are expected to gather for the "Day of Mourning" event in Albany, New York, in response to the recent expansion of the state's abortion laws that allow a woman to terminate her pregnancy up to the moment of birth.


Cohoes homeowner sentenced after deadly break-in

COHOES, N.Y. (WRGB) – CBS6 has an update to one of last years' biggest stories. Shawn Rogowski of Remsen Street had shot and killed one of two men trying to break into his house in Cohoes last August.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


A new dairy ambassador has been chosen for New York State

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A young lady from Delaware County has been chosen as one of 3 ambassadors for the dairy industry in New York State. Morgan Hungerford, Delaware County's Dairy Princess, was named the 2nd alternate for the state at a pageant held last night in Syracuse.


Albany County jury hears closing arguments in deadly stabbing

Lahquann Grady from Albany is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Rashaun Byrd in July, last year. An Albany County jury heard closing arguments in his case on Wednesday afternoon.


Troopers: Colonie man caught speeding in Schoharie with more than a pound of marijuana

SCHOHARIE - A Colonie man stopped for speeding Monday on Interstate 88 in Schoharie was found with more than a pound of marijuana, state police said. Nathaniel C. Martin, 20, was stopped as he headed west as he traveled at a "high rate of speed" near the Route 30A exit at about 4:30 p.m., state poli


Clellie Lynch: Golden owlets of 2019

EAST CHATHAM, N.Y.— Lights! Camera! Action! It's that time of year again, time for the Avian Academy to nominate the birdy bests from within the myriad of extraordinary, new, ornithological films. And there are plenty of them — dramas and docudramas; comedies, rom and otherwise; documentaries, short


Young lawmakers helping drive agenda in Albany

ALBANY — The number of young people serving in the state Legislature has been skyrocketing, and they are having a significant impact on how the state handles everything from sexual harassment to economic development deals like the one offered to Amazon.


Fire Destroys Waterford Home; Plow Driver Went In to Pull People Out

Crews spent the overnight hours battling a house fire on Third Street in Waterford. The home appears to be a total loss and firefighters were working Tuesday morning to keep the fire from spreading to the home next door.


Man being arraigned in Troy girlfriend's stabbing death

The man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in Troy last month was being arraigned on Wednesday afternoon. Troy police say 34-year-old Rashad Edwards murdered 21-year-old Brianna Haughton at a home on Pawling Avenue back on January 13. NewsChannel 13 has been following this story since then.