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  • Worker dies in fall off roof on Long Island

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A worker has died after falling off a roof on Long Island. The accident happened Saturday morning in Farmingdale. Suffolk County police say 57-year-old Lech Chrostowski was working on the roof of a building when he fell 20 feet to the ground. He was transported to St....

  • Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 passengers have been taken off a tall tourist ship that ran aground in low waters near New York City's Statue of Liberty. Officials say none of the 121 passengers rescued from the 120-foot tall tourist schooner called Clipper City were injured when it ran aground...

  • Conn. kayaker saved by Coast Guard, police in NY

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose kayak tipped over while paddling on the Long Island Sound has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and local police. Suffolk County Police and Coast Guard officials say Martha Bailey of Cheshire, Connecticut, put out the Mayday call over a...

  • Green gov candidate: I'm only progressive running

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Green Party's Howie Hawkins sells himself as the last progressive standing in the New York governor's race. Hawkins is running to the left of heavy-favorite Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a time when liberal Democrats are signaling dissatisfaction with the governor. While a...

  • Comptroller: Divert $400M for NYC public housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's comptroller has proposed using $400 million of surplus dollars from one lower Manhattan housing authority to augment the city's struggling public housing authority. Scott Stringer says Saturday the Battery Park City Authority is estimated to generate $400 million...

  • Pipe, sewer upgrades begin in 4 NYC neighborhoods

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says workers have begun upgrades to decades old pipes and sewers in four New York City neighborhoods. The Saturday announcement comes after a June report that called for improvements to the 15,000 miles of water mains and 6,300 miles of gas mains and service...

  • NY comptroller says state receipts are up

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's comptroller reports state tax collections through the first five months of the current fiscal year were $26.9 billion, slightly higher than projected, while the state received some $3.5 billion from financial settlements, most of that unexpected. Comptroller...

  • NY seeks to add 22 sites to historic registry

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 220-year-old former tavern and a monastery in the Southern Tier are among 22 sites in New York being nominated for state and national historic registries. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the list Friday. All 22 were nominated by New York's Board for Historic Preservation. If...

  • Restoration work completed on Buffalo theater

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Restoration work has been completed on a landmark theater in Buffalo. Shea's Performing Arts Center now has freshly repaired and painted walls and ceilings in its main auditorium. More than $37 million in public and private money has been spent over the last three decades...

  • Cops from 9 states in charity softball tournament

    CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Troopers and police officers from New York and eight other states are competing this weekend in a charity softball tournament being held outside of Albany. The New York State Police is hosting the 13th annual East Coast Women's State Police Charity Softball Tournament...

  • Maritime festival underway on Buffalo waterfront

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Maritime Festival is underway on the city's Lake Erie waterfront, where visitors can tour a reproduction of an early 19th-century warship. The three day event began Friday afternoon with a boat parade into Buffalo Harbor. The centerpiece of the festival is the...

  • Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the same group that includes the phrase "Killing Jews." The six approved ads show an image of beheaded American journalist James...

  • LI district investigating students' 'rape' photos

    COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island school district says it's considering disciplinary and legal action against students shown on Twitter wearing shirts spelling out "rape." The Commack School District says the seniors posed for the photos Thursday near the school football field after sitting...

  • NY steps up security, no specific terror threat

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is starting to deploy National Guard troops and additional police to beef up security at major transit points and other locations in response to a heightened threat of terrorism. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accompanied by state lawmakers, said Friday that the stepped-up...

  • New York man convicted of killing 5-year-old boy

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has convicted a New York man of killing and sexually assaulting the 5-year-old son of his then-girlfriend. A jury found 27-year-old Matthew Kuzdzal (KUHZ'-duhl) of Buffalo guilty on Friday following a two-week trial. Authorities say Kuzdzal sodomized and fatally...



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