Five years after the death of Eric Garner, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday that the officer at the center of the case will be fired from the department.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday in a radio interview addressed at length the heated exchange his brother Chris had with a man who called him “Fredo” — a reference to the film “The Godfather” he said was demeaning to people with Italian heritage.

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse will appear in federal court in Binghamton on Tuesday afternoon to change his plea in connection with an indictment on wire fraud and false statement charges.

Emergency regulations issued late last week by the state Department of Health will require doctors to provide more documentation, including specific justifications, for when children are given exemptions for vaccinations.

Severe thunderstorms that crossed the region over the weekend are believed to be the cause of a damaging fire at the historic Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church in Auburn.

A Henrietta man has been arrested for allegedly spray painting racist and homophobic graffiti on a car earlier this month.

A man has been issued a $350 summons by Cheektowaga police for distributing white nationalist propaganda.