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  • Police: Restaurant owner torched own business

    LIVINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — State police have charged a restaurant owner with setting the fire that destroyed the historic upstate New York building where his business was located. Troopers say 40-year-old Darrin Buffa of Craryville was arrested Tuesday and charged with arson for setting the...

  • NYPD seeks suspect in subway attempted robbery

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are looking for a suspect who knocked a 65-year-old man to the ground and threw an unknown liquid at him in a subway station. Police released a photo and video of the suspect on Tuesday. They ask anyone with information about the July 14 incident to call...

  • Albany airport to get nearly $4 million upgrade

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany International Airport is getting nearly $4 million in federal money for runway repaving and other upgrades. The Department of Transportation award was announced Tuesday by U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko. The money...

  • NY adding cameras for drivers running red lights

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed bills to expand the use of traffic cameras at intersections to catch drivers running red lights. Bills recently approved by the Legislature will continue programs in New York City, as well Suffolk and Nassau counties and Rochester...

  • Fisherman reels in record drum on Lake Ontario

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A fisherman from western New York has been credited with catching a record-breaking freshwater drum in Lake Ontario. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says James VanArsdall of West Henrietta caught the fish in Irondequoit (uh-RAHN'-duh-kwoyt) Bay in Monroe...

  • Upstate NY man charged in death of brother

    PULASKI, N.Y. (AP) — A 29-year-old upstate New York man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a vehicle crash that killed his older brother. Casey Billings, who originally was charged with DWI, also faces an attempted burglary charge as a result of the fatal accident in early...

  • NYPD: Girl drowns off Coney Island

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 10-year-old Staten Island girl has drowned while swimming in the waters off Coney Island. Police say Takara McDuffy and her 9-year-old girl were pulled from the water by good Samaritans after struggling in the water near Stillwell Avenue on Coney Island Beach at about 7 p.m....

  • Toddler serious after found in Long Island pool

    SAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say an 18-month-old girl is in serious condition after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool. The child was found at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in a family's pool in Sayville. Police officers and emergency workers performed CPR on the child...

  • NYPD eyes training after custody death

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will revamp its use-of-force training amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday the entire force will be retrained following the death last week of Eric...

  • NY man charged in 1990s murders of 2 prostitutes

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a suspect in the killings of two prostitutes in the mid-1990s is not believed connected to the unsolved homicides of 10 people, including sex workers, whose bodies have turned up near a beach highway in recent years, authorities said Tuesday. "There's no...

  • Long Island lawyer faces Rep. Israel in House race

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The tightly contested race to challenge incumbent Democrat Steve Israel in Long Island's 3rd Congressional District has been settled. Steven Labate (luh-BAYT') said in a statement that he will no longer contest the results of last month's Republican primary. After a...

  • Union seeks to intervene in NYC suit over tenure

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United Federation of Teachers wants to become a defendant in a New York lawsuit challenging teacher job protections. The UFT filed a motion Tuesday seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that claims teacher tenure rules violate children's right to a good education. The...

  • Astorino: Christie won't back me due to scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Tuesday that he believes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won't support him because of the ongoing traffic jams scandal in New Jersey. Astorino suggested that his opponent, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, "has...

  • NY panel: Blackout on officials' pre-election PSAs

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ethics board on Tuesday approved a 90-day pre-election blackout on appearances in public service announcements by statewide officials and legislators who are also running for office this year. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics regulations, aimed at removing...

  • NY physician gets 10 years in painkillers probe

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers. Dr. Leonard Stambler of Baldwin Harbor was convicted in October 2013 of conspiracy and distribution of oxycodone. Authorities have been cracking down on...



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