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  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Adirondack Mountain crash

    RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a collision between a truck and car during a high-speed chase has killed one person, injured three others and shut down a highway in the Adirondack Mountains. The crash happened Thursday afternoon on state Route 86 in front of the state Adirondack Park...

  • Police ID man who drowned in upstate New York lake

    SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have relased the name of a man who drowned in an upstate New York lake. The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office tells local media that 49-year-old Daniel Gurnett of Clifton Park drowned in Saratoga Lake. The manager of a private campground spotted the body...

  • NYC Council passes audible alarms bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council has approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs. The bill known as Avonte's Law was inspired by the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo from his school in Queens last October. The City Council...

  • Report: 1,803 public workers paid more than Cuomo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year. The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the...

  • Council Speaker: NY should help undocumented kids

    NEW YORK (AP) — City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says that New York City should offer shelter to some of the unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border illegally. Tens of thousands of children have been arriving at the border after fleeing violence in Central America. They are...

  • NYC comptroller: hiring failures in public housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comptroller Scott Stringer is saying that New York City's public housing authority failed to comply with federal and city laws when hiring its workers. Stringer released an audit Thursday that said that the New York City Housing Authority did not always utilize contractors who...

  • NY board to weigh rules for workers who get tips

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to hold public hearings on regulations governing service workers who get tips and have base pay lower than the state's hourly minimum wage. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday directed labor officials to convene a Wage Board to recommend changes in light of...

  • NYC woman charged in slaying of neighbor

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Brooklyn woman repeatedly stabbed a neighbor following a dispute over unpaid rent and then dismembered her body, depositing the victim's head and arms in one Long Island community, and her torso and legs in another 25 miles east, a prosecutor said Thursday. Leah...

  • Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private New York university named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service. He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three...

  • Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May. Baldwin told a Manhattan judge Thursday he'd rather pay a fine than apologize over the incident that started when police stopped him for riding a bicycle the wrong way down a...

  • Crew breaks natural gas line, street evacuated

    TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have evacuated a Buffalo-area neighborhood after a construction grew ruptured a natural gas line. Police in the town of Tonawanda say the line was broken around 10 a.m. on Vulcan Street, on the Tonawanda-Buffalo border. Officials say Vulcan Street is closed...

  • Remains of US soldier killed in '53 identified

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — Lawrence Jock's surviving relatives in northern New York knew next to nothing about the Army combat veteran who was declared missing in action at the end of the Korean War more than 60 years ago. Now that his remains have been identified and will be brought back to the...

  • Lawyers working to resolve LaBeouf's NYC arrest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers say they are trying to resolve Shia LaBeouf's disorderly conduct case stemming from an incident at a Broadway show last month. Prosecutors and LaBeouf's lawyer told a judge in Thursday they're exploring an agreement to resolve the case. LaBeouf was arrested after he...

  • Parolee arrested after standoff in rural town

    COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse-area parolee is back in jail after he kept two women from leaving an upstate New York home and started a police standoff that lasted nearly five hours. State police say Schoharie County 911 dispatchers received a call around 3:15 a.m....

  • Fire spreads to row of storefronts on Long Island

    WILLISTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an overnight 5-alarm blaze ripped through a row of storefronts on Long Island. The fire broke out at 2:45 a.m. Thursday at 600 Willis Ave. in the village of Williston Park. No injuries have been reported. Police say 13 fire departments responded....



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