Brindisi demands leader McConnell bring the Senate back to Washington to pass universal background checks

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Following the horrific tragedies this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Congressman Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) issued the following statement:

Now Dayton becomes the 251st mass shooting this year. Thousands upon thousands of innocent lives lost to gun violence since the House passed bipartisan universal background checks. Senate Majority Leader […]

Attorney General James launches investigation into

Attorney General Letitia James

Impacted charities are encouraged to contact the NY Attorney General’s Office

Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation into, an online fundraising platform that has failed to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to New York charities over the past several months.

“ is inexcusably depriving charities of their donors’ generosity,” James said. “Leaving […]

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Driver charged with Leandra’s Law after striking guide rails on I-81

On Monday, July 29, 2019, at approximately 4:32 p.m.., state police in North Syracuse responded to the vicinity of Interstate 81 near Exit 27 in the town of Salina for an erratic driver and possible motor vehicle collision. Multiple 911 callers reported a […]

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Jefferson County Man arrested on Rape charges

On July 22, 2019, state police in Watertown arrested Xavier T. Cobb, 26, from Adams, for third-degree rape (an E felony), third-degree criminal sex act (an E felony) and endangering the welfare of a child (A misdemeanor).

Cobb is accused of having sexual […]

Attorney General Letitia James issues statement on Capital One security breach

Attorney General Letitia James

Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement following news that Capital One’s system was breached, and that the personal information of 100 million consumers was illegally accessed:

“One-hundred million consumers across America are wondering if they were unfortunate enough to be a victim of the most recent data breach. […]

Bill protecting immigrant workers from workplace harassment signed into law

Attorney General Letitia James

Law prohibits employer harassment and retaliation against immigrants 

Attorney General Letitia James today applauded recent action by Governor Andrew Cuomo signing legislation creating penalties for discrimination or retaliation against immigrant employees into law. This law is a necessary and commonsense codification of federal case law interpreting the anti-retaliation provisions […]

811 Day raises awareness to call 811 before you dig

Damages to underground utility lines can create safety concerns for the community and utility workers that can sometimes result in injury and event death, like the recent incident in Murrieta, California. That’s why Dig Safely New York strives to raise even more awareness to 811 before you dig through its 811 Day (Sunday, Aug. […]

Madison County Sheriff’s Office news

MCSO launches enforcement blitz during statewide Speed Awareness Week Campaign, Aug. 1 through 7

Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood launched a speed enforcement blitz July 23, 2019, as part of Speed Awareness Week, a statewide enforcement campaign organized by the state Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The intensified enforcement effort against speeding drivers underscores the […]

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State police seek public assistance with identifying two individuals in surveillance photos

State Police in Watertown are investigating a larceny that occurred July 2, 2019, at the Wal-Mart store on State Route 3 in Watertown.

An unknown male and female entered the self-checkout register and under scanned an assortment of merchandise valued at $222 […]

Attorney General James Responds to President Trump’s Lawsuit

Attorney General Letitia James

AG James Will Vigorously Defend Law Shedding Light on President’s Finances

Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against her, the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Michael […]

Attorney General Letitia James objects to mortgage servicer’s unlawful attempt to strip away rights of homeowners

Attorney General Letitia James

Attorney General Letitia James has taken action against Ditech Holding Corporation by filing a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, opposing the mortgage servicer’s attempted end-run around statutory protections for homeowners.

“Bankruptcy court should never be used as a tool to unjustly oust […]

Attorney General defends ban against large-capacity magazines

Attorney General Letitia James

Coalition of 18 AGs argue that Second Amendment allows states to adopt gun safety laws

Attorney General Letitia James, working with a group of 17 additional Attorneys General from across the nation, today defended California’s ban on large-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. In an amicus brief filed in […]