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  • 1 killed, 1 injured in Long Island shooting

    HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say one person was killed and another injured during a shooting in Huntington Station. It happened at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday in front of a house on East 9th Street. Police say a man fired several shots at a group of people gathered outside...

  • Photographer Peter Beard sued by model-muse

    NEW YORK (AP) — Famed photographer Peter Beard has been sued by his model muse who says he owed her 34 signed photographs for two photo shoots. Natalie White says in her lawsuit that Beard promised her 50 signed photos last fall for a project involving 70 top models. She says he delivered...

  • Driver killed in Bronx crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident in the Bronx. It happened on Jerome Avenue between East 196th Street and Morris Avenue at 2:19 a.m. Thursday. Police say the driver of a 1999 Lexus was found unconscious and unresponsive inside the vehicle....

  • Rochester marks 50th anniversary of race riots

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Public officials and community leaders in Rochester are marking the 50th anniversary of race riots that drew national attention to the upstate city. A special ceremony was held Wednesday night at High Falls on the Genesee River, and Mayor Lovely Warren has designated...

  • Fort's centuries-old canoe going on public display

    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A centuries-old dugout canoe found at the bottom of an Adirondack pond and stored at a tourist attraction since the 1960s is going on display. The 18-foot long cedar canoe weighing hundreds of pounds will be loaded onto a truck at Fort William Henry in the village of...

  • Gov. Cuomo signs kindergarten legislation

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation allowing the school boards in Buffalo and Utica to require kindergarten attendance of children beginning at five years old. Current state law does not require school attendance until age six. The requirement does not apply to...

  • NY man convicted of murder for bicyclist's death

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 40-year-old upstate New York motorist has been found guilty of killing a bicyclist during a high-speed chase from police, then driving on with the man wedged in a ladder rack on his pickup truck. Pablo Cruz of Schenectady hit 45-year-old Paul Merges on an Albany street...

  • Standard & Poor's upgrades NY bond ratings

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Standard & Poor's has raised its ratings of New York's general obligation and appropriation-backed bonds. Credit analyst David Hitchcock says the upgrade is based on improved budget management and spending restraint with relatively modest projected budget gaps for future...

  • Met Opera warns of lockout if no deal reached

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera's general manager is warning of a lockout if no contract agreement is reached with its union employees by next week. Peter Gelb sent a letter to the company's musicians and other unionized workers to prepare for a work stoppage beginning Aug. 1 if no...

  • Immigrant groups: NYC can handle influx of minors

    New York (AP) — New York City officials and immigrant advocates say the city is ready to handle the recent influx of undocumented minors from Central America. Several groups, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Charities, Terra Firma and the Mayor's office, held a...

  • Cops: Ohio man from NY killed wife in 1995

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York mother and daughter whose bodies were found in different states and remained unidentified for 19 years were killed by a close relative who is now in custody and will face murder charges, authorities said Wednesday. Seventy-year-old Robert Honsch, of Dalton,...

  • Conmed founder retires; son leaves, too

    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The founder of an upstate New York medical equipment manufacturer has decided to retire from the board of directors and as an employee. Eugene Corasanti's decision at Conmed Corp. takes effect immediately. The company also announced Wednesday that Corasanti's son, Joseph,...

  • Brooklyn rabbi convicted in fake charity scheme

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn rabbi has been convicted of tax fraud and ordered to pay more than $520,000 for soliciting donations for phony charities. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 53-year-old Yaakov Weingarten and his wife, Rivka, raised hundreds of thousands of...

  • NYC Council to have more community input in budget

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is expanding the public's influence on its budget process. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, announced Wednesday that 22 members will abide by what's known as participatory budgeting. That's more than double the 10 council members...

  • NYC Council to vote on audible alarms bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is set to vote on a bill that would require audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs. The bill known as Avonte's Law was inspired by the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo from his school in Queens last October. The...



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