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New York man facing third trial for murder in wife's disappearance
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:42:00 -0800

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Thursday for a wealthy New York father of four being tried for a third time for the suspected murder of his estranged wife, who disappeared with little trace more than a decade ago. Two separate juries have found Cal Harris, a 53-year-old businessman from Tioga County in western New York, guilty of second-degree murder his wife ...

3rd trial set for NY man accused of killing estranged wife
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:25:59 -0800

© AP Photo/The Star-Gazette, Jeff Richards, Pool, File FILE - In this July, 2009, file photo, Calvin Harris listens during his trial at the Tioga County Court in Owego, N.Y. Harris, whose two previous convictions for killing his estranged wife were reversed by appeals courts, is set to go on trial again.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awarding $85,000 in Community Health Awards
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:34:27 -0800

UTICA – Organizations can now apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Awards, which give a total of $85,000 to help fund health and wellness programs in upstate New York.

Only 1 proposal so far for casino in NY's Southern Tier
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 04:46:59 -0800

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York gambling officials hope a casino license available in the state's Southern Tier will attract significant interest - but so far, there is only one contender, and its proposal already has been rejected once.

Gural to pursue gaming license for Tioga Downs, with backing from Traditions
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:47:12 -0800

NICHOLS, N.Y. — Jeffrey Gural, the owner of Tioga Downs Casino Racing & Entertainment, plans to pursue the fourth casino license that the New York State Gaming Commission has agreed to reconsider.

NY honors 6 organizations for environmental initiatives
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:28:57 -0800

The Department of Environmental Conservation has recognized six organizations for innovative programs that improve New York's environment and help strengthen the economy.

NY casino panel to consider Cuomo's request for 4th casino
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:28:55 -0800

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The board tasked with picking locations for casinos in upstate New York will consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo's request to reopen the bidding process for a license in the Southern Tier, the board's chairman said Friday.

Gaming Commission asked by legislators, stakeholders to deny Lago casino license
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:54:58 -0800

A growing number of state legislators, together with key stakeholders in upstate New York casinos and racinos, have called on the New York State Gaming Commission and Gaming Facility Location Board to deny a casino license for the proposed Lago Casino & Resort in Tyre.

New York racinos face competition with new upstate casinos
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:29:32 -0800

Some New York horse tracks with video lottery machines could be facing longer odds with more casinos coming.New York has nine tracks that feature rows of flashing lottery terminals that look like standard video slot machines. But these "racinos" can't offer the table games with cards or dice that up to four upstate New York casinos will be offering in a few years — and that has the industry ...

3rd trial set for upstate New York man accused of killing his estranged wife; body never found
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:16:08 -0800

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — Jury selection began Thursday for the murder trial of a New York man whose two previous convictions for killing his estranged wife were reversed by appeals courts.