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Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about a voting registration scam reported in two upstate counties.

A woman whose daughter survived a limousine accident that killed four women on Long Island in 2015 says Saturday's deadly crash in rural upstate New York is a reminder that strict legislation is still needed for stretch vehicles.

Firefighters hold each other during a vigil in Schoharie
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A vigil was held in Schoharie Wednesday night for the victims of the crash that killed 20 on Saturday.

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Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.

Nauman Hussain, operator of Prestige Limousine, arraigned at Cobleskill Town Court, charged in connection to the accident where 20 people were killed over the weekend in Schoharie
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Nauman Hussain pleaded not guilty Wednesday night to criminally negligent homicide in Saturday’s Schoharie limousine crash that killed 20 people. He was released on $150,000 bond.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the continuing investigation into the limo crash in Schoharie, N.Y. The pair also discuss a spike in voter registration in the region.

Former longtime New York State Senator Frank Padavan of Queens died on Tuesday at age 83, after suffering a heart attack.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the investigation into Saturday's limo crash in Schoharie, N.Y.

Commander of New York State Police Troop G Major Robert Patnaude speaks to reporters
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A criminal investigation is now underway following the limousine crash in Schoharie, New York that killed 20 people.

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The Green Party candidate for New York comptroller, Mark Dunlea, says he isn’t in the race to win, but rather to highlight one key issue – combating climate change.

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More details continue to emerge after 20 people were killed Saturday afternoon in a limousine accident in the rural upstate New York Town of Schoharie.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer
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In the wake of the deadly limousine crash that killed 20 in Schoharie, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he urged federal officials to investigate limo accidents nationwide three years ago after a fatal incident on Long Island.

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Some of the victims of Saturday’s deadly limousine crash that killed 20 in Schoharie grew up in the nearby City of Amsterdam.

Consumer sentiment among New Yorkers is up - a new Siena poll says the trend is driven by increasing future optimism.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the fight for majority in the Senate. The pair also discuss the gubanatorial and attorney general races in the state.

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The FUND For Lake George this past week gathered stakeholders for its fourth Salt Summit. The annual conference focuses on building partnerships to reduce the use of road salt in the Lake George Basin to protect the health of the Adirondack lake.

New York State Police First Deputy Superintendent Christopher Fiore speaking Sunday afternoon.
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Twenty people lost their lives in a horrific crash Saturday afternoon in rural upstate New York. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the accident in Schoharie.

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Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, a retired UPS worker from Syracuse and former a Vietnam War protester, is running for New York governor for the third time, challenging Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo from the left. Hawkins, in a conversation with Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt, explains why he thinks he is a true alternative and not just a protest vote.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for two programs aimed at building a smarter, more responsive power system across the state.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to reporters
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in Albany today, speaking with members of the New York State Chapter of the NAACP. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the Democrat campaigning for re-election focused her speech on racial and social inequalities.

It’s municipal budget season. As part of WAMC’s continuing coverage, Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at proposed budgets in some communities in New York’s Capital Region.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he hasn’t decided yet whether to accept the nomination of the Working Families Party in the race for governor. Working Families previously backed actor Cynthia Nixon, after a bitter split in the progressive-leaning minor party.

Paved Trail Opens In Schenectady County

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Officials celebrated the new section of the Erie Canalway Trail in Pattersonville
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A new connector in the trail system that traverses New York state was celebrated Wednesday in Schenectady County.

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New York State Police say the body of a 21-year-old woman missing since leaving her job at a convenience store last week has been found in a rural Mohawk Valley town.

Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort speaks to Canajoharie residents
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Residents of Canajoharie are again being asked their ideas for redevelopment of the former Beech-Nut baby food factory. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard was at a crowded meeting Tuesday night.

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The long and rich history of the Seneca nation of Indians is on display at a new 33,000-square-foot, $14 million museum and cultural center in western New York. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is on the Allegany reservation in Salamanca and is a new and expanded version of the first museum built in 1977.

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The deadline for a New York state council to report on recommended limits for several emerging contaminants in drinking water has passed without any regulations proposed.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a census analysis that shows poor Schenectady children grow into poor adults. The pair also discuss a Schenectady County sheriff's deputy who was fired after being charged with assault.

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An independent budget watchdog group agrees with an idea that Republican candidate for New York governor Marc Molinaro has to help bring down local property taxes. But it also says there is a tradeoff to any potential savings.

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New York state will now allow people to take pets on any kind of public transportation when evacuating during an emergency.