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  • Poll shows voter suspicion of NY legislators

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Siena College poll of likely New York voters shows 65 percent think most state legislators do what's best for themselves and their political friends and that it's no surprise when another one gets indicted. The telephone poll last week shows 28 percent believe most...

  • Court injunction halts Buffalo debt collectors

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Buffalo-based debt collectors to stop telling borrowers they face prison for check fraud and making other false threats. The injunction, sought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Federal Trade Commission, freezes assets of...

  • 1-day NYC health care workers' walkout averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management. The deal averts a one-day strike at more than 100 hospitals and nursing homes that had been set for July 31. The agreement was confirmed by the 1199 health...

  • NYC to pay $2.75M for 2012 death of jail inmate

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says it has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the December 2012 death of a Rikers Island inmate. The Law Department's chief of special federal litigation said Monday that Ronald Spear's case was tragic. Muriel Goode-Trufant says it's...

  • Original NY state troopers' graves get new markers

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's first state troopers rode horses, bunked in rooming houses while on patrol and communicated via telephone party lines. They kept the peace during labor strife despite being outnumbered and outgunned by armed strikebreakers and company guards. But many of the 232...

  • Police ID 3 victims from Adirondacks plane crash

    NORTH ELBA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three victims in a single-engine plane crash in the Adirondacks as a West Virginia man, his 24-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old Michigan man. State police say Monday that 63-year-old Fred Kafka of Vienna, West Virginia, was piloting...

  • New York court: Spanking was not excessive

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A state appeals court has ruled that a Long Island father used reasonable force when he spanked his 8-year-old son for cursing at an adult. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1tqsr7D ) says the state Appellate Division dismissed a child neglect proceeding against the man last...

  • Siena poll: Cuomo keeps big lead over Astorino

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide. The Siena College poll finds 60 percent would vote now for Cuomo and 23 percent for Astorino, the...

  • Man hurt in July 5 plane crash dies from injuries

    ROYALTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 78-year-old man has died from injuries suffered when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed near a western New York airport earlier this month. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says John Schnabel of Williamsville died Wednesday at Erie...

  • New York Guard members conducting annual training

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — Two hundred members of New York state's volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site. The New York Guard is training through Saturday at the New York National Guard's Camp Smith Training Site in...

  • 4 arrested after New York churches are burglarized

    MACHIAS, N.Y. (AP) — State police say they've arrested four people in connection with a rash of burglaries at churches in two rural western New York counties. Troopers and the sheriff's offices in neighboring Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties received reports of at least eight burglaries...

  • 2 seriously injured in LI motorcycle accident

    EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a motorcyclist and his passenger were seriously injured after they crashed into the back of a car. Suffolk County police say the 2012 Yamaha slammed into a Mitsubishi Galant traveling east on Sunrise Highway in East Islip. It happened Sunday...

  • Single-car crash near Poughkeepsie kills man, 22

    LITHGOW, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year-old man is dead after state police say he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree near Poughkeepsie. Troopers say Earl Carlin sustained severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene on Route 44 around 3:40 a.m. Sunday. No one else was in the...

  • Man critically hurt in Long Island jet ski crash

    LINDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man is hospitalized in critical condition after police say the jet ski he was riding crashed into a boat. Suffolk County police say Roldando Moreno hit the 23-foot pleasure boat around 5:30 p.m., Sunday on the Great South Bay near Lindenhurst. They say...

  • Vermont's Shumlin, Cuomo tie in NY rafting race

    INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The governors of New York and Vermont had a trash-talking splash fight before paddling the bucking waves of the Indian River as part of the second annual tourism-promoting Adirondack Challenge on Sunday. At a late afternoon awards banquet at Gore Mountain Ski Center...



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