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  • $150K food safety grant to Trudeau Institute

    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Trudeau Institute in the Adirondacks has received a $150,000 federal grant to help fight food poisoning. The grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture targets research for a vaccine to stop Campylobacter (camp-ee-loh-bak-tur), a harmful bacteria commonly linked...

  • New York beekeeper accused of defrauding on bees

    CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A beekeeper is being accused of defrauding people in New York and Vermont out of thousands of dollars by failing to provide them with beehives. New York State Police charged 36-year-old John P. Clarke of the northern New York town of Waddington with felony first-degree...

  • Mother gets probation for leaving young son in car

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A mother who left her 4-year-old son in a car while she worked at a Rochester-area restaurant has been sentenced to one year of probation. Thelma Louise Edwards had previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child in exchange for the...

  • Paul Smith's College offers craft-beer minor

    PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — As the craft-beer business booms, Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks will begin offering a minor in craft-beer studies this fall. The college already offers courses in culinary arts, hospitality and business. The new minor is designed to prepare students for...

  • NJ man convicted of cruelty; killed dog with arrow

    KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 39-year-old New Jersey man has been found guilty of animal cruelty for killing an Ulster County family's dog with a bow and arrow while he was deer hunting. The Kingston Daily Freeman reports (http://bit.ly/1rCRBmL ) that David Moors of Beachwood, N.J., was found guilty...

  • New York police get $60K for new bulletproof vests

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police departments in New York state have received another $60,000 for bulletproof vests from the state attorney general's office as they face a reduction in federal funds for the equipment. The money will help departments in Binghamton, Watkins Glen and 12 other law...

  • NY launches yearlong air study at Peace Bridge

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a yearlong study of air quality in the neighborhood near the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The study will monitor seasonal changes in air quality associated in traffic patterns around the bridge. Local resident...

  • Cops: Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Port Authority police say Antonio Sappleton attacked the United Airlines employee around 8 p.m. Wednesday, sending him to a hospital with a split lip...

  • NY Times endorses Wu over Cuomo running mate

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In another snub to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, forcing Cuomo's running mate to go on the defensive as the primary race enters its final weeks. In an endorsement published online Wednesday...

  • New York releases teacher evaluation data

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The results of New York state's mandatory teacher evaluations are in. Data released by the Education Department Thursday shows that 94 percent of teachers earned a rating of effective or highly effective for the 2012-13 school year. The results give 5 percent a rating of...

  • NY mayor pushes back against pre-K safety worries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, his signature proposal suddenly taking unexpected criticism from an ally, strongly defended the city's readiness to launch its massive pre-kindergarten program and stressed the unprecedented speed of expansion has not compromised safety. De Blasio announced...

  • Mayor signs bill tracking solitary in NYC jails

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor has signed a bill requiring New York City correction officials to track and publish information on the use of solitary confinement. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday. It mandates jail officials post quarterly reports online detailing several dozen...

  • NYPD: Teens caught vandalizing Civil War memorial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a pair of spray-paint wielding teenagers have been caught "red-handed" vandalizing Manhattan's famed Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Monument with crude faces and curse words. The New York Police Department says officers found the 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old...

  • Suspects in New York violinist's death held

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two men accused of killing a New York concert violinist during a robbery in her home have been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor detailed how the victim was shot and stabbed after opening her door to help them. Jonathan Conklin and Charles Sanford said nothing...

  • Humpback whale spotted 6 miles from NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a photo of a majestic humpback whale feeding in the Atlantic Ocean just a few miles from New York City. Officials at the society say the photo was taken Wednesday about six miles from the Rockaways. The waters off New York City...



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