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Poll: Hochul holds lead over Zeldin

ALBANY — Two new polls show Gov. Kathy Hochul holds a double-digit edge over Rep. Lee Zeldin in the governor’s race, though the latter is competitive in upstate and suburban regions. Data released by the Siena poll shows the key source of Hochul’s strength is the support she has from ...

Man charged with killing NY cop held without bail

ROCHESTER — The suspect in the killing of an upstate New York police officer in July was released from prison two months earlier, and could face a life sentence without parole based on new charges a prosecutor announced Wednesday. Kelvin Vickers, 21, is charged in an eight-count indictment ...

NY prisons lift ban on book about Attica uprising

ALBANY— New York authorities have lifted a ban that had stopped state prison inmates from reading a book about the 1971 Attica Correctional Facility uprising following a First Amendment lawsuit brought by its author. State officials, however, said they will continue to censor one small part ...

Polio virus found in NY wastewater

ALBANY — The polio virus was detected in wastewater samples from the suburban county near New York City where an unvaccinated adult recently contracted the life-threatening disease, but health officials said Tuesday they have not identified any additional cases. The Centers for Disease ...

Officer shot to death in Rochester remembered

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A police officer killed in an ambush as he investigated a murder was eulogized Monday at a funeral attended by hundreds of fellow officers, who recalled his dedication to the job with affection but voiced frustration that some people don’t appreciate the ...