CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) - A box of mail-order munchies delivered to an upstate New York family contained something other than the usual nuts, seeds and sweets: vacuum-sealed packets of marijuana. Jeanine Mulholland of Tannersville in the Catskills tells WRGB that her 11-year-old son recently opened a bi-monthly subscription box from the New York City-based snack company Graze and found the pot on top of the goodies. State police say they're investigating.
NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have set aside their contentious relationship to kick off the Democratic party's statewide general election campaign. Cuomo and de Blasio exhorted Democrats at a rally in Manhattan on Tuesday, five days after the two-term governor trounced activist and actress Cynthia Nixon in the primary.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities say Border Patrol agents have seized nearly 180 pounds of marijuana at checkpoints recently set up in New York's Adirondack Mountains. U.S. Customs and Border Protection say Tuesday that agents set up two immigration checkpoints last Thursday through Monday in North Hudson and one near Tupper Lake. A total of 16 people from seven nations were arrested during the checkpoints for entering the U.S. illegally.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Officials in Saratoga Springs say the Victorian-era city hall will be closed for months as construction crews repair extensive damage stemming from a lightning strike last month. Mayor Meg Kelly said on Monday that the 1871 brick building won't reopen for at least another year. A lightning strike on the night of Aug. 17 caused a fire on the structure's roof and allowed water to pour into the third floor.
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