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  • Woman dies in off-road accident in western NY

    EAGLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 42-year-old woman has died after an accident involving a group of friends driving Jeeps off-road on private land in western New York. The Wyoming County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the town of Eagle, about 35 miles...

  • Judiciary committee taking up terror lawsuit bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by focusing its attention on a long-deliberated bill that would allow victims to recover monetary damages from foreign sponsors of terrorism. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. says the committee...

  • New York residents challenged to eat local

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state residents are being challenged to eat local in September. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is launching its fifth annual month-long Locavore Challenge on Monday. Participants are encouraged to buy local fruits and vegetables, sip local...

  • New York House candidates tap into their own cash

    GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Some House candidates across New York are digging deep into their own pockets this election. Democrat Aaron Woolf has devoted more than $400,000 of his own money in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for an open U.S. House seat in northern New York. In the...

  • Officials seek changes after Catskill hiker deaths

    HAINES FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Local officials are calling for safety changes at a popular waterfall in the Catskills after two women died there on separate occasions this summer. Hunter Town Supervisor Daryl Legg tells the Kingston Daily Freeman (http://bit.ly/1B8tuNL ) that the state Department of...

  • 5 things to know about New York's election season

    Here are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO FACES A PRIMARY CHALLENGE Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout faces the governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary with little name recognition and daunting odds against the well-funded Cuomo....

  • Scale will matter for success of New York casinos

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Racino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting into the game, with more than a dozen groups lining up to open upstate casinos. The state's late arrival at the betting...

  • Cops: Long Island woman drunk with boy, 2, in car

    SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island woman is under arrest after police say she drove drunk with her fiancé's 2-year-old son in the backseat. Police say Julieann Klopfer was stopped at a drunken driving checkpoint early Sunday on Sunrise Highway in Shirley. The 33-year-old Mastic woman is...

  • Man, 22, charged in shootout wounding NYC officer

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man is charged with attempted murder after police say he exchanged gun fire with an officer on a Brooklyn street. Police say Naim Owens wounded Officer John Hirschberger in the thigh during a foot pursuit around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. They say officers returned fire and...

  • 3 injured in lightning strike at New York beach

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people. The fire department says the men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on Sunday evening as bad storms rolled through the area. The men are being treated at a hospital. The extent of their...

  • NYC's Electric Zoo music fest shut down by storms

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Electric Zoo music festival has been shut down as powerful thunderstorms rolled through the area, forcing thousands of people to leave an island in the East River. The cancellation came on the three-day electronic music fest's final day Sunday. It's the second time in two...

  • A look at the size of New York's casino projects

    New York state has authorized up to four casino licenses to be divided among three regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson River Valley. The proposals in each region vary in size and scope as developers seek the right fit for the...

  • Polar bear takes a tumble at Buffalo Zoo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After the Buffalo Zoo's young polar bear Luna took a tumble into the dry moat of the tiger exhibit, zookeepers had to tranquilize her to haul her out. The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/1pZxNaI ) that Luna fell about 14 feet into moat Saturday afternoon. She and the...

  • Man, 21, dies in North Country ATV crash

    PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 21-year-old man has died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle in northern New York. Around 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson County town of Philadelphia, troopers say 21-year-old Brandon Hagan of Plessis failed to negotiate a curve on Sandy...

  • Western NY man dies in motorcycle accident

    SPARTA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 57-year-old man has died after a motorcycle accident in western New York. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says a passer-by came across the accident scene at 12:19 a.m. Sunday on Reeds Corners Road in the town of Sparta, 40 miles south of Rochester....



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