A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 1-31-14

Governor Cuomo announced today that the New York State Police would join other law enforcement agencies, across the state, in a special effort to crackdown on impaired and distracted driving during Super Bowl Weekend. The statewide STOP-DWI and Texting-While-Driving Crackdown efforts will start on January 31st and will run through February 3rd.   State Police will be collaborating with County Sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies across the state in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of alcohol related and distracted driving injuries and deaths.


The Department of Agriculture and Markets is not keeping up with the demands of its inspection schedule, allowing thousands of food-related businesses to operate without updated inspections, according to an audit by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.  Auditors found that as of June 4th inspections that were due for almost 5,000 establishments had not been completed. Another 439 new establishments did not yet have a required initial inspection completed prior to opening for business.


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