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  • Both eastbound Thruway lanes reopen after flooding

    WHEATLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say both eastbound lanes of the Thruway outside Rochester have reopened after both were closed because of flooding caused by heavy rains. The Thruway Authority says the eastbound side of Interstate 90 was closed around 9 a.m. Monday by flooding between Exit 47...

  • Police: Man returns to scene of theft, arrested

    SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man stole $2,400 worth of merchandise from a Long Island store, then returned and tried to steal another $1,000 in goods. Nassau County police say Andre Christmas, of Uniondale, was arrested Sunday and charged with grand larceny and petty larceny. It wasn't...

  • Mayor, family now live in historic Gracie Mansion

    NEW YORK (AP) — A historic New York City mansion is once again filled with the sounds of family activities. Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and their two children woke up in their official Manhattan residence for the first time on Monday. No one had lived at Gracie Mansion since Rudolph...

  • NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion

    New York City's pension funds ended the latest fiscal year with a record-high value of $160.5 billion, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday.

  • Cuomo headed to western New York for announcement

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to make a public appearance in Buffalo, his first since a published report said his administration interfered with the corruption panel the governor created. Cuomo is expected to make an economic development announcement Monday morning on...

  • Man dies, trapped in elevator accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man has died after becoming trapped between an elevator shaft wall and the elevator car. Police say it happened at 3:55 a.m. Monday at 680 Tinton Ave. in the Bronx. Officers who responded to the scene discovered the victim unconscious and...

  • Biker dies after crashing, falling from ramp

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 36-year-old man has died after he crashed his motorcycle on an elevated ramp in Albany and fell 30 feet to the street below. Authorities say officers responded around 3 a.m. Sunday to a report of an unconscious person near the Quay Street ramp leading to...

  • NY State Fair launching 'Showstopper Ale'

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to start pouring State Fair-branded "Showstopper Ale" from a Syracuse brewery next month. The fair in Syracuse is scheduled Aug. 21 to Sept. 1, where the ale will be on tap It is made by Empire Brewing Co. and has a bright orange logo. Company president...

  • NY fire crew battles western wildfires

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Firefighting crews from New York and four New England states are in Oregon battling numerous wildfires that have charred more than 600,000 acres. Gov. Andrew Cuomo dispatched a 20-person firefighting crew on Friday. The team is comprised of specially-trained Department of...

  • NY pool owners asked to look for invasive beetles

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Swimming pool owners can help scientists track the spread of invasive Asian long-horned beetles by checking their filters. The Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting pool owners to participate in its third annual Asian long-horned beetle survey now through...

  • Buffalo taxi driver stabbed; passenger didn't pay

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are looking for a man who stabbed a taxi driver and ran off without paying the cab fare. Police tell the Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/1k2B4VI ) that the cabbie, 55-year-old Lester Sessum, told officers he was dropping off a passenger at 15th and Vermont...

  • NY to change signs for disabled access

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to revise New York's signs showing access points for disabled individuals. The measure calls for removing the word "handicapped" from replacement or new signs, while using an updated wheelchair logo suggesting mobility, both...

  • Police probe woman's death on Long Island

    FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 36-year-old woman on Long Island. Suffolk County police say Monica Lino was found at her home on Berkshire Drive in Farmingville just after 3 p.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy but a police spokeswoman says the...

  • Stringer: NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion

    NEW YORK (AP) — City Comptroller Scott Stringer says New York City's pension funds ended the latest fiscal year with a record-high value of $160.5 billion. Stringer says the funds, which he oversees, got a 17.4 percent investment return for fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30. The...

  • 1 dead, 6 injured in Queens minivan accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was killed and six people were injured when a minivan overturned in Queens. Police say the minivan was traveling westbound on 35 Avenue just before 5 p.m. Sunday when it struck a curb and a fire hydrant before coming to a rest on its side. Police say the...



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