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Cuomo to sign tougher DWI law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign an amendment to New York's laws against drunken driving that would turn three DWI-related offenses within 15 years into a felony.

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Ovid woman charged with stealing money from elderly woman in Ithaca

An Ovid woman faces a grand larceny charge for allegedly stealing money from an elderly woman she worked for as a home health aide in the City of Ithaca.

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No new evidence found in 1994 missing person’s case north of Syracuse

Search resumed after new allegations in 1994 missing persons case of Heidi Allen

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Restaurant owners see boost in business from 2014 Jets camp

Initial reviews are good, according to one restaurant official in Cortland area

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Man accused of forging checks, stealing money from account set up in wife’s name

Brandon Hinman allegedly stole money from account set up for care of children, family's medical accounts, after wife died from rare form of cancer

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Amid threats of investigation, Cuomo administration working with attorney

Report Thursday in New York Times indicated U.S. Attorney's Office could move forward with investigation of witness tampering, obstruction, in connection with Moreland Commission

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Trump group gets to next round of Buffalo Bills bidding

Groups are submitting bids for team, as talks continue to keep team in Buffalo

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Sheriff’s offices say they won’t hold people just to check immigration status

NYCLU and NYS Sheriffs' Association recommended that practice of honoring federal "detainers" be stopped

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Cuomo administration responds to second Times report

Statement says "relevant parties" were contacted about inaccuracies in reports critical of Cuomo administration

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Project official: Ithaca Commons rebuild will wrap up in early 2015

Project manager for Commons rebuild says summer delays were one reason for extension of project initially proposed to take two years to finish

Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Report: Federal prosecutor issues warning to Cuomo administration

Warning comes after members of Moreland Commission said this week that they operated independently of governor's office

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Ithaca’s airport still countering slow 2013, working to increase ridership

Improvements seen at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, following down year for ridership in 2013

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Wineries, health experts call for delay on gas storage facility in Finger Lakes

Group took message to Albany Wednesday, was joined by former leader of Cayuga Medical Center

State Senator Jeff Klein, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced Thursday a deal has been reached on a medical marijuana bill

Cuomo wants medical marijuana law sped up for kids with epilepsy

Cuomo has asked state's health commissioner if process can be accelerated; medical marijuana law was signed by governor in early July

Big bash lands man in trouble with police

Police called in helicopter to shine light on party-goers as they broke up party in early July

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top rock tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top rock tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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Robert Plant urges Jimmy Page to give up Led Zeppelin reunion

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

Robert Plant has urged his former Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page to end his war of words with the singer and concentrate on recording new music.

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Groom turns canceled wedding into charity benefit

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A Pittsburgh man whose wedding was called off is making the best of the situation. Instead of getting married he's raising thousands for charity.

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From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

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Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

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Australian farmers could have world’s woolliest sheep

Six-year-old Shaun the merino sheep may be the world's woolliest sheep. He had likely never been shorn in his life, but was due to have a date with the clippers in the next few days, farmers said.

Shaun the sheep was found wandering the Australian countryside with what is estimated to be a 55 lb coat.