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  • Hospital check for drug theft post-Amish abduction

    OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — The hospital that employed a suspect in the abduction of two Amish girls in northern New York is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs from the facility. Stephen Howells Jr. worked as a registered nurse at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in...

  • Attendance up at New York State Fair after 1 week

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Attendance is up at the New York State Fair in its first week. The fair kicked off its 12-day run last Thursday in Syracuse. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1wH96Ex ) that attendance surged Wednesday with more than 65,000 people attending throughout...

  • Newspaper finds border bridge holiday delays

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Traffic delays at the western New York border bridges can stretch for hours on holiday weekends. The Buffalo News found (http://bit.ly/1lxQXob ) there were long delays after analyzing data from the Peace Bridge and the three Niagara County bridges from the first weekend of...

  • Saratoga Race Course honors military services

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — It's Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course, with free admission for all U.S. military service members and veterans and special ceremonies honoring active duty members and veterans throughout the afternoon. The New York Racing Association will pay...

  • Energy efficiency saves NY state, cities $4M

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Energy efficiency programs are leading to big savings for state and local governments in New York state. The New York Power Authority reported Wednesday that $4 million has been saved in the first six months of 2014 after efficiency programs were implemented at 100 state and...

  • Events mark Battle of Plattsburgh's bicentennial

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks of events will lead up to next month's commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812. The festivities kick off Friday night with a showing of the silent film "Old Ironsides" at Plattsburgh's Strand Theater....

  • Goodman Mountain in Adirondacks gets new trail

    TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — There is a new path to the summit of Goodman Mountain in the Adirondacks. The 1.6-mile trail near Tupper Lake was officially opened Tuesday. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1q5xYRE ) that the trail was constructed by 26 state Department of...

  • NYC comptroller: Some pre-K sites may be unsafe

    NEW YORK (AP) — City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday that New York City is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-kindergarten providers, which he says raises possible safety problems with some of the sites slated to be used for Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature program....

  • NY prosecutor links properties to human smuggling

    NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor asked a judge in Manhattan Wednesday to let the government seize seven properties in Dutchess County, saying they were bought by a man believed to have played a key role in a human smuggling ring. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed the civil action in Manhattan...

  • A leader admits guilt in big disability-fraud case

    NEW YORK (AP) — An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits. Joseph Esposito pleaded guilty to grand larceny in a scam that prosecutors say...

  • NYC mayor touts safety measures in public housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday touted a series of safety improvements in public housing developments that followed a worrisome surge in violence. He said that more police officers have been dispatched to the housing projects, more cameras have been installed and even more...

  • Another Orange County casino challenged in court

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A southeastern New York village has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt Caesars Entertainment's plans for a casino in Woodbury, N.Y. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel argues that officials in Woodbury failed to analyze the environmental impact...

  • RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles. Project Child Support rolled out this week, literally on wheels, to offer parents low-cost legal advice outside court houses. The project works out of a brightly painted...

  • Panel faults safety practices at Metro-North

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment conducted this year by the Federal Railroad Administration, which investigated after...

  • Firm allegedly gipped workers out of jobs, $100K

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors hammered a Brooklyn contractor Wednesday with allegations he cheated workers out of $100,000 and reneged on promises of permanent jobs and health care. Contractor Anthony Miller and his firm Bael Out Enterprises were arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on charges...



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