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Price Chopper Abduction in Syracuse Was A ‘Jackass’-Inspired Hoax – Police Not Happy

Security cameras at Price Chopper supermarket on Erie Boulevard in Syracuse caught what appeared to be an abduction earlier this week and news was quickly spread via Facebook and the media in an attempt to locate the vehicle and potential victim.  Now, the young people shown in the video say it was a hoax inspired by the TV show 'Jackass.'

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NYS Marriage Equality Law Marks 1-Year Anniversary

Utica, NY (WIBX) - It’s been a year since New York State passed the hotly contested Marriage Equality Act.

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Beef Recall In New York

Washington, DC (WIBX) – A nationwide recall of beef is in effect for 29,339 pounds of 85/15 beef from Cargill Meat Solutions based in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.

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Couple Makes Beautiful Birth Announcement in Corning’s Gaffer District [VIDEO]

Corning's Gaffer District made a perfect backdrop for Horseheads couple Mark and Lael Van de Water to announce that they are expecting a child.  We congratulate the couple and couldn't think of a better location to film.

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Four More Chevy Court Acts Coming To The NY State Fair

The Great New York State Fair has announced that four more performers will be a part of this year's 24-performer lineup on Chevy Court. Two different acts will perform each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All shows at Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.

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Women’s Day Activities Planned For the New York State Fair [POLL]

Women's Day will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the 2012 Great New York State Fair. The morning will begin in the New Times Theater with coffee and networking followed by the presentation "Battling the Silent Killers of Women," by the Combat Divas, Freida Weeks and Leisha Tedford at 11:00 a.m. The annual Women's Day Luncheon will be held in the Empire Room at noon.

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More Great Acts Coming To The NY State Fair

This morning we got a call from Dan O'Hara of the Great NY State Fair and he had some great news. He told us that more acts will be at the 2012 Great NY State Fair. Disney Channel actress and singer Bridgit Mendler, rock band Three Dog Night, “Jersey Boys" quartet Midtown Men, rock band Collective Soul and Food Network star Guy Fieri will be at the 2012 Fair.

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More Great Acts Coming To The NY State Fair

This morning we got a call from Dan O'Hara of the Great NY State Fair and he had some great news. He told us that two more acts will be in the 2012 Grandstand concert series. British pop group The Wanted and comedian and actor Larry the Cable Guy are coming to Central NY. Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.

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Empire State Development Creates TV Commercial Starring Robert De Niro Promoting The New New York [VIDEO]

I caught this stirring advertisement on TV last night from Empire State Development promoting the New NY. Robert De Niro does the narration and the score is Alicia Keys's "Empire State of Mind (Part II)". It provides a pulse-pumping 30 second tour through the history of New York and the innovations that made us the Empire State in more than name.

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Airline Passengers Live Their Worst Nightmare, Thanks to a Single TSA Agent

Hundreds of travelers at New York’s JFK Airport who’d already gone through security screenings were forced to do the unthinkable — get in line and do it all over again. It happened Saturday when it was discovered that one of the TSA agents didn’t know his metal detector had been unplugged all morning.

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NYC Beverage Size Ban Still In The Works

If New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, getting a big size sugary drink at eateries in the Big Apple will be a thing of the past.

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Tickets For Jason Aldean & Keith Urban at The New York State Fair Go On Sale

Tickets for the Keith Urban and Jason Aldean concerts will be available at the New York State Fair Box Office on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to noon and through etix.com or 1-800-514-3849. Prior to the on-sale date, a direct link to the online ticketing system will be posted at www.nysfair.org/grandstand. For detailed instructions on purchasing online, follow these instructions.

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