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With Labor Day weekend coming and going, New York State Police is reminding residents to be safe on the roads with schools buses back in action.

It’s triple-A’s annual “School’s Open—Drive Carefully” campaign. It’s used to alert motorists to the special risks to school-age children from motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death for children from ages five to 14.

“School’s Open” bumper stickers will be adorned to official vehicles and school buses.

Officials say that vacation-minded children could be less careful when boarding the bus and around school grounds. They say to be aware of children darting out from parked cars on busy streets.


New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah is making the rounds to finalize his review on hydrofracking for the Cuomo administration. 

Since last September Shah has visited Quebec, Canada, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Texas, California and Illinois

The Cuomo administration won't make any decisions on large-scale fracking in New York until Shah submits his review. 

Officials haven't said when they expect to see Shah's review of the controversial method of drilling for natural gas.


The lobby effort formed three years ago to push Governor Andrew Cuomo's agenda is disbanding. 

Representatives from the "Committee to Save New York" say they're quitting because their mission since the group's 2010 inception was largely "successful."  The group reportedly raised $17 million. $2 million in unspent contributions will be returned to the group's donors.


Police are investigating after three small bottle bombs exploded in South Buffalo and in Lockport

Police say two of the bombs exploded in a cul-de-sac in the town of Lockport this weekend. 

Another fashioned from a plastic two liter bottle exploded in the driveway of a home on Columbus Avenue in South Buffalo

Police are warning anyone who may find a homemade bottle bomb to stay away, as they could explode at any time.

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