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  • Man killed in 1-car crash in central New York

    BRIDGEWATER, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a central New York man has died in a one-car crash in his rural hometown and the driver has been charged with drunken driving and manslaughter. Troopers say 28-year-old Kevin Bennett II of Utica was driving a car around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when he lost...

  • LI lawyer sentenced for defrauding investors

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island attorney convicted in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to 15 months to four years in prison. Robert Cassandro was sentenced Tuesday after a two-month trial in Manhattan state Supreme Court. The judge ordered him to repay $5.8 million to...

  • Police: 10 arrested in North Country heroin bust

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested 10 people accused of selling and possessing heroin and other drugs in northern New York. Officials in Franklin County tell local media that the arrests were made this week in the Malone area. Four other suspects are still being sought....

  • Schumer pushes Pentagon on NY WWI hero's behalf

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer has met with a top-ranking Pentagon official in an effort to get a Medal of Honor awarded to a World War I hero from Albany. The New York Democrat says he met Tuesday with the undersecretary of defense who oversees decisions regarding the nation's...

  • Suspect breaks into LI home, fires 1 shot

    ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a thief kicked in the door of a rear bedroom where a couple was sleeping and fired one shot from a handgun. The 36-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were not hit. But when the man attempted to tackle the suspect, police say the gunman struck him in the head...

  • Suspect posed as water meter reader to rob home

    VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police are looking for a man who posed as a water department worker to rob a home on Long Island. The suspect knocked on the door of the North Cottage Street home in Valley Stream and told the owners he needed to check the water pressure in the basement. Police say...

  • Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced...

  • Car windows smashed in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police and residents say someone smashed the windows of about a dozen cars in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The cars were parked along Park Avenue beneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The vandalism occurred sometime Monday. Some car owners reported that their GPS units, cash and...

  • Fire destroys LI house under construction

    WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) — About 100 firefighters battled a blaze that consumed a home under construction on Long Island's East End. The fire broke out at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday on Ponds Road in Water Mill. Seven fire departments responded to the scene. Second Assistant Chief Chris Brenner told...

  • 2 plead guilty in cocaine investigation

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say two Hudson Valley men have pleaded guilty to drug charges following an investigation into cocaine trafficking allegedly run by a couple from an apartment building in northern Manhattan with profits funneled to the Dominican Republic. According to the...

  • NY announces $250M in green energy investments

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is setting aside $250 million to invest in wind farms, hydropower and other renewable energy projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Tuesday. It's available to businesses and groups looking to build wind farms, fuel cells or biomass generators or...

  • New York officials seek help counting wild turkeys

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York environmental officials are seeking help counting wild turkeys this summer. The state Department of Environmental Conservation conducts the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey each August to estimate the number of new offspring per female. Participants record the sex...

  • New York agrees to buy land for energy complex

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has reached an agreement to buy the rest of the land needed for a solar-energy manufacturing complex planned for Buffalo. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the $2.8 million purchase from the city on Tuesday. The state's already bought 88 acres of former...

  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to visit upstate NY

    BRIDGEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is headed to central New York to promote the government's new Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. Vilsack and Colorado-based Co-Bank CEO Bob Engel will meet Wednesday with leaders in Bridgeport, New York, to discuss the $10 billion...

  • Cuomo's biggest test is corruption probe handling

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Allegations that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration meddled with his state anti-corruption commission are posing the greatest political test of his tenure and highlighting his skill at high-wire verbal gymnastics. But with a re-election war chest of $35 million...



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