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  • Traffic delays expected during Fort Drum exercise

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Traffic delays are expected on state Route 26 in northern New York during large-scale field training exercises at Fort Drum. Military officials say the 10th Mountain Division's training exercise, Operation Mountain Peak 14, runs from Sept. 29 through Oct. 9 and continues...

  • Love Canal waste to be removed from New York dump

    WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — New York state plans to excavate Love Canal waste from a western New York landfill, where it was dumped a decade before the notorious Love Canal environmental disaster. The state Department of Environmental Conservation plans an informational session in the Niagara...

  • Cheese plant agrees to reduce waste discharges

    HEUVELTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says an upstate New York cheese company has reached a legal settlement agreeing to upgrade its manufacturing equipment and reduce pollutant discharges. Losurdo Foods sends wastewater to the municipal treatment plant in Heuvelton...

  • Teen killed, 3 others injured in Bronx stabbing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy was fatally stabbed and three other older teens were injured in an early morning incident in the Bronx. Authorities say officers responded to an emergency call at 2194 Barnes Avenue around 3:15 a.m. Sunday. They found four people with stab wounds....

  • 2 pedestrians killed in separate NYC incidents

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say two pedestrians have been killed in separate incidents in New York City. Authorities say a 26-year-old man was hit by a livery car as he was trying to cross Pelham Parkway near White Plains Road in the Bronx around 1 a.m. Sunday. The driver remained at the scene. The...

  • Woman, 52, dies in one-car crash in western NY

    FRENCH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) — Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say a 52-year-old woman has died after losing control of her vehicle and crashing into a tree in western New York. The sheriff's office says Brenda McClelland of Ripley lost control of her vehicle on Brownell Road in French Creek...

  • New York report shows trends in campus harassment

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a one-year snapshot of sexual violence and harassment complaints, the nation's largest public university system spotted cases of repeat offenders, trouble-prone departments and abuse involving alcohol, social media and cellphones. About half of the 29 state-operated...

  • Man fatally shot in fight at Rochester restaurant

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Rochester restaurant ended in gunfire. Police tell media outlets that the man, from Irondequoit (uh-RAHN'-duh-kwoyt), was shot around 3 a.m. Sunday at Mark's Texas Hots on Lake Avenue. The man later died at Strong Memorial...

  • Rochester man dead after hit-and-run

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old Rochester man is dead after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a city street. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Hudson Avenue in Rochester. Police say the victim was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he...

  • Cuomo meets soldiers, gets briefed in Afghanistan

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is receiving counterterrorism briefings and visiting New York soldiers during a visit to Afghanistan with three other governors. In a conference call Sunday, Cuomo said much progress has been made in Afghanistan, but Islamic State extremists are now...

  • NY requires hand washing facility at petting zoos

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York now requires petting zoos to provide for hand washing. The new law says establishments providing an area where animals are grouped so visitors can view, touch or fondle them must provide appropriate facilities for washing. They should be located either at the exit...

  • Schumer wants faster action on synthetic marijuana

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal Drug Enforcement Agency needs to speed up its fight against synthetic marijuana. The Democrat says Sunday that he's urging the agency to use its existing authority to ban more than 250 chemicals used in the synthetic drugs. Schumer says...

  • Republicans poised to win most House seats since 1946

    The shape of the political landscape suggests Republicans will gain House seats from the 234 they won in 2012, and possibly exceed the 242 seats they won in 2010 —" more than the party has won in any election since 1946.

  • Coverup after New York mayor killed groundhog

    We already knew that this Groundhog Day, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accidentally dropped a woodchuck named "Staten Island Chuck" before a crowd of spectators.

  • Village plans to immolate itself to prevent takeover by Hasidic Jews

    On one level, the Sept. 30 referendum in Bloomingburg, N.Y., is a sort of boring governing question, but dig a little bit deeper, and it gets more intriguing: The development would be a community for ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jews.



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