NEW YORK, NY (AP) - State and federal officials are discussing the possibility of reopening the Statue of Liberty, despite the partial government shutdown.
An official with Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration says the state is working with parks officials to try to determine the cost of a plan to reopen the popular visitors' destination in New York Harbor. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly and no deal has been reached.
New York has 33 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, including the statue and nearby Ellis Island.
They've been shut since Oct. 1 because of the partial federal shutdown in an ongoing standoff between the Obama administration and Republican majority in the House.
Governors in at least four other states have asked for authority to reopen parks within their borders.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Town of Evans Police are asking the public for information about an abandoned puppy that was found on the side of Holland Road.
An angry mother who claims her daughter was dropped-off miles away from home wants answers.
Deputies say a teen driver fell asleep at the wheel early Thursday morning before crashing head-on with another vehicle.
A hearing in Buffalo Thursday morning focused on the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it. Now some people want to see a similar law passed in New York.
A woman looking to make some extra money nearly lost a bundle when a check she received from a buyer of an item she was selling on Craigslist turned out to be bogus.
Fast food workers are turning up the heat in their fight for higher wages. Many say they simply cannot live on the minimum wage alone.