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  • Prosecutor: More reforms needed at Rikers

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor wants New York City's efforts to reform the troubled Rikers Island jail complex to go further. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) said Tuesday that he was encouraged by reports that the city Department of Correction was ending its practice of putting...

  • Decorated NYPD officer indicted on assault charge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a newly decorated New York City police officer has been indicted after a woman was beaten in her home. Officer Eugene Donnelly has pleaded not guilty to assault, trespassing and criminal mischief. The alleged June incident occurred hours after Donnelly received...

  • Infant, 3 others hurt when truck slams into house

    DANSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an infant suffered serious injuries when a pickup truck failed to stop at an intersection and slammed into her family's western New York home. Police in the Livingston County village of Dansville tell local media that the truck was traveling on a street...

  • Life, no parole, for NY cabbie's killer

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who was convicted in the love-triangle killing of a suburban cab driver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. John Murray of Newburgh was found guilty in April of first-degree murder in the shooting of Terrance Camper. Camper was found dying...

  • Admission to NY Matisse show by timed tickets

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Matisse exhibition that drew big crowds in London is opening soon at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. In anticipation of a large turnout, MoMa is issuing timed tickets for admission to "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs." They're available online and at the museum and are free...

  • Hawkins: all NY gov debates should be televised

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins says the debates in the New York governor's race should be televised and should include all candidates qualified for the ballot. Hawkins came in third in the 2010 race and faces Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican candidate Rob...

  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    As citizens in the northeast flee high tax states, the region has lost its influence in Washington. It had 141 House members in 1950 but that's down to just 85 today.

  • NYC teen accused of scaling residential tower

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 17-year-old boy is accused of climbing a residential tower under construction on Park Avenue to photograph New York City's skyline. Police arrested Demid Lebedev at his home in Queens on Monday after questioning him about Instagram photos from atop the tower. He's charged him...

  • N.Y. AG settles with jail medical care provider after deaths

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced a settlement with Correctional Medical Care Inc. (CMC), a Pennsylvania-based company, after it allegedly violated its contract with Monroe and Tioga counties. The settlement...

  • 1 killed, 2 injured when ATV, dirt bike collide

    LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has died and two brothers were left in critical condition after an all-terrain vehicle collided with a motorcycle on a central New York road. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred late Friday night when the ATV and...

  • Cause sought for crash fatal to 2 New York women

    NEWFANE, N.Y. (AP) — Police are trying to determine why two cars collided on a rural western New York road, killing the women driving the vehicles. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office tells local media that the cars collided head-on around 7:15 a.m. Monday in the town of Newfane, on Lake...

  • Woman shot at Syracuse park last week dies

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old woman shot while talking to friends in a Syracuse park last week has died from her injuries. Officials say Jenna Sweeting-Vigliotti died Monday at a Syracuse hospital, where she had been in critical condition since being hit by gunfire late...

  • 16 on school bus injured in collision with biker

    ACCORD, N.Y. (AP) — State police say more than a dozen members of two high school field hockey teams suffered minor injuries when their bus collided with a motorcycle on a Hudson Valley road. Troopers say a 53-year-old Stone Ridge man was slowing down his motorcycle in traffic on Route 209...

  • 2 killed, 1 hurt when FedEx truck hits car head-on

    GRANBY, N.Y. (AP) — State police say two people are dead and a third is in critical condition after a FedEx delivery truck collided with a car on a central New York road. Troopers say 41-year-old Kevin Frank of Liverpool was driving the truck on Route 3 Monday afternoon when he crossed over...

  • Police fatally shoot stabbing suspect in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man with a knife was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn during a dispute with another man who was fatally stabbed. Police say a 35-year-old woman and two children inside the Midwood apartment were not harmed during Monday night's incident. They say one of...



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