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FBI Foils Plot to Bomb Federal Reserve Building in New York

A man drove from Long Island, New York, into Lower Manhattan earlier today in a van he thought was filled with explosives. He parked the van close to the Federal Reserve building, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center, and planned to detonate it using a cell phone from a nearby hotel.

The explosives, however, were fake.

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Central New York Man Cashes in Winning $5 Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Six Years After Purchase

If you scratched off a winning lottery ticket worth $5 million dollars what would you do? See a lawyer? An investment counselor? A tax adviser? Sure, but how long would you wait to cash it in? The New York State Lottery has announced that a Camillus man, Andy Ashkar, scratched off a $5 million dollar winner in 2006 and waited 6 years to cash in. Why the hold up you may ask?

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Maine Earthquake Rattles Portion of New York State

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck in Southeast Maine Tuesday evening.

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Quebec Earthquake Shakes New York’s North Country

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake that stuck overnight in Quebec was felt in parts of the North Country.  According to the US Geologic Survey, the quake was centered about five miles from Beloeil, Quebec, approximately 60 miles north of the US Border.

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Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library Fall Book Sale – Upstate New York’s Largest Book Sale

This weekend marks the first of three for the largest charity book sale in the region:  the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library Book Sale in Ithaca.

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Adirondack Balloon Festival
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40th Adirondack Balloon Festival

This weekend thousands of hot air balloon enthusiasts and spectators converged on Northeastern New York for the 40th Adirondack Balloon Festival.  Held from Thursday through Sunday in both Glens Falls and Queensbury, the event draws more than 100 hot air balloons.

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Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed

This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote.

How long do the Big Apple's Big Gulp enthusiasts have until they can't buy a soda bigger than 16 ounces?

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Buffalo Area Riva’s Pizza Offers $9.11 Pizza Special on 9/11 [IMAGE]

Perhaps it's timely marketing, perhaps it's incredibly insensative.  A pizzeria near Buffalo is offering a large cheese pizza today for $9.11.

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WTC: 9/11 Museum Opening Delayed but Agreement Reached

The 9/11 Museum, once slated to open today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, has been delayed due to disagreements between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the National 9/11 Museum and Memorial Foundation.

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Empire State Building Shooting
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Breaking News: Several People Shot Outside the Empire State Building

Several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building in New York City just after 9 this morning. Three to four people were injured with several being taken to the hospital.

 

NJ1015.com is saying the gunman has been shot and killed.

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Interstate 690 Stop Light During the New York State Fair – How Rare are Stop Lights on the Interstate Highway System?

Drive through the Syracuse area during the twelve day run of the New York State Fair and you may notice something odd - a stoplight on Interstate 690.  The traffic on the expressway is stopped often during the fair to allow egress to the highway from the parking lots.  Have you ever wondered how rare stoplights are on the Interstate Highway System?

Exceptionally rare.

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Mark Richards Townsquare Media
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New York Apple Association Wins Award for ‘All About Apples’ Commercial [VIDEO]

The New York Apple Association won an advertising award for a TV commerical they produced promoting the state's apple industry.

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