NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says the statewide death toll from superstorm Sandy is now 30.
The number is called "fluid" as reports come in from first responders. It rose minutes after Cuomo put the total at 26 in comments made during a New York City briefing Wednesday afternoon.
There are 22 deaths reported in New York City, four in Westchester County, two in Suffolk County on Long Island and one each in Ulster and Rockland counties.
The megastorm caused 13-foot storm surges in Manhattan. High winds toppled trees and caused widespread power outages throughout the region.
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Town of Evans Police are asking the public for information about an abandoned puppy that was found on the side of Holland Road.
Customers filled the seats of Mom's Restaurant, in Niagara Falls, Thursday afternoon. The restaurant posted a sign saying that after 58 years they are closing their doors.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
Local workers will be demonstrating outside of the McDonalds, on Main Street near Utica, Thursday at 5 p.m.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office arrested a Kenmore man they say was driving a commercial motor vehicle while intoxicated.