In a press release issued by Andrew Cuomo's office on Tuesday, the New York governor characterized the law as "archaic and meaningless."
Over 6,000 inmates and 5,175 prison staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19 according to the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's website.
Bill de Blasio's latest announcement follows one by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announcing bar seating in New York City will resume on May 3.
There are a lot of people who have a considerable amount of soul-searching to do.
Stephnie White was abducted on Niagara Falls Boulevard in North Tonawanda at around 7 p.m. on February 15, police said.
Protests have been held outside Rochester Police Department's headquarters after body camera footage of the incident was released on YouTube.
Despite heavy winter storms, protesters chanted "Black Lives Matter" and "No justice, no peace" while overturning barricades outside the police station.
President Trump may be vulnerable to numerous federal charges that he could forestall by pardoning himself before leaving office.
Steve Felano, the 35-year-old founder of 2ANYS, a gun rights advocacy group, announced his candidacy in Erie County, despite having no prior experience in law enforcement.
Franchelli Almonte, 36, was trying to help her friend's daughter, who was reportedly being held against her will in a North Side apartment.
The 67-year-old victim was killed by the "accidental discharge of a firearm" at a Penfield gun club's firing range.
A group of progressive New York elected officials made the appeal to the Senate minority leader after the swearing in of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
It's time for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
Tina Hoch was taken into custody after the incident at her workplace in the town of Sand Lake, New York.
The elderly man was reported to be in a "stable but serious condition" while the two officers involved in the incident have been suspended without pay, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown confirmed.
Andrew Cuomo needs to fall on his sword when it comes to nursing home deaths in New York state.
"Bernie is trouncing with younger voters and Mike has a commanding lead with older voters," said Siena poll spokesman Steve Greenberg.
Authorities say a Florida man was caught trying to bring a loaded gun past an airport security airport in upstate New York for the second time in three weeks.
A winter storm warning is in effect across Central and Western New York with a cold front bringing record cold temperatures and snowfall of more than 12 inches in some parts of the region.
The two quarreled over whether the NRA had a right to review documents related to the attorney general's investigation into its tax-exempt status.
In the wake of the ongoing vaping crisis, Massachusetts and New York have proposed legislation that will ban sales of menthol and mint flavored cigarettes statewide. But store owners are crying foul, saying it's wrong to ban products that aren't causing short term problems.
A suit filed under New York's Child Victims Act claims Howard Hubbard used his position as a priest "to groom and to sexually abuse" a 16-year-old in the mid-1990s.
Critics claim Jehovah's Witnesses leaders have turned a blind eye to "massive and horrendous abuse" for years.
"I hope this law improves public safety and gives victims their day in court," says New York state Senator Brad Hoylman, author of the Child Victims Act. "It's more than about money—it's about about being recognized by court of law for suffering."
The National Weather Service has urged the public to stay safe in the excessive heat.
"New York lawmakers are providing a new avenue for the House Ways and Means Committee to obtain these crucial financial documents. As soon as this bill becomes law, all Chairman Neal will have to do is ask," a progressive advocacy group stated.