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  • NYPD: Reckless motorbike riding spurs 2 arrests

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they put the brakes on a group of dirt bike and ATV riders who were wheeling recklessly along a New York City highway. The New York Police Department got several calls around 5 p.m. Saturday about the motorbikes on the Van Wyck Expressway near Hillside Avenue in...

  • Report faults New York's anti-smoking plan

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking. The Cancer Action Network at the American Cancer Society analyzed the state's efforts to combat cancer through screenings, tobacco taxes, smoking bans and restrictions on...

  • Pregnant woman in New York hamlet fatally shot

    BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County police say a pregnant woman was found shot outside her Long Island residence east of New York City and she was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say they responded to a call of gunshots about 8:40 p.m. Saturday and found the woman unresponsive...

  • 3 NYPD officers hurt by thrown objects

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say three officers were hurt by objects that appeared to be thrown from a Manhattan rooftop. A spokeswoman says they're being treated Saturday night at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She says the officers were hit around 10:30 p.m. near...

  • Man, 20, arrested in Central Park pellet attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a pair of Central Park pellet gun attacks that police designated as hate crimes. Police charged 20-year-old Edward Fall on Saturday with assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. They say the Manhattan man...

  • Firefighters battle fire near NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in a building near New York's Times Square that's home to a popular Irish pub. The fire department says the blaze broke out around 5:10 p.m. Saturday in the three-story building where Connolly's Pub and Restaurant is located. The fire...

  • NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday. The New York Police Department said Friday it was being investigated by Manhattan prosecutors for the July 13 death of Ronald Singleton. The...

  • NYPD probing toddler's death after day care

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care. Police said Saturday the parents of Daniella Okoye (Oh-KOH'-yah) picked the little girl up in her car seat Friday and were told she was sleeping. The father told...

  • Motorcyclist dead after Long Island crash

    STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — A motorcyclist is dead after he hit a car on the hospital campus at Stony Brook University on Long Island. Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Jason Ross crashed into the other vehicle Friday morning. Ross, of West Babylon, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The...

  • Competitive eaters to compete over Buffalo wings

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Reigning chicken wing-eating champion Miki Sudo will defend her title against Joey Chestnut, Badlands Booker and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas at this year's National Buffalo Wing Festival. ESPN3 will carry the Major League Eating event live Sunday on its digital network....

  • Longtime announcer says goodbye to Saratoga track

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Saratoga Race Course announcer Tom Durkin is saying goodbye this weekend. Durkin has been calling races at the upstate New York track for 43 years. His last race is Sunday. The New York Racing Association says there will be ceremony in the winner's circle...

  • New York cuts back road work on Labor Day weekend

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is suspending non-emergency road work over the busy Labor Day weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he directed state agencies to pull back on road construction until 6 a.m. Tuesday. The directive covers the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Thruway...

  • Funeral for NY college student who drowned

    OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral is being held for a 19-year-old Paul Smith's College student from western New York who drowned after suffering a seizure and falling into an Adirondack lake. Police say Nicolas Pendl died on campus Tuesday after a seizure caused him to tumble down an embankment into...

  • Police restraint cited in death of drugged NY man

    NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restrain by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death. The medical examiner says the...

  • Officer saves pets from Long Island house fire

    LAKE GROVE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island police officer ran into a burning house to rescue a cat and then went back in again to save two dogs. Suffolk County police say Officer Eli Tretola pulled the pets from the Lake Grove home around 2 p.m. Friday. Police say Tretola first braved the flames to...



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