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  • Western New York man guilty of killing girlfriend

    ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — A 62-year-old man has been found guilty of stabbing his girlfriend to death at their western New York home last year. Local media report that a jury in Orleans County Court deliberated for about three hours Wednesday before finding Frederick Miller guilty of second-degree...

  • New operator sought for Buffalo state-owned marina

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are accepting bids to operate and maintain New York's largest marina, which is now part of Buffalo Harbor State Park. WIVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Dlz7u3 ) that the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has released a request for proposals for operating the...

  • Convicted sex offender found in college dorm room

    SANBORN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they found a convicted sex offender from the Binghamton area staying with friends in their dorm room at a western New York community college. Local media report that the Tioga County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant Wednesday morning for 21-year-old...

  • 2 men have 1993 convictions overturned

    NEW YORK (AP) — A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl. The panel ruled Wednesday that authorities withheld information that might have cleared Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor of the charges. It also...

  • Trial wrapping up for man charged in wife's death

    NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — Testimony has concluded in the trial of an upstate New York man charged with killing his wife and dumping her naked body along a rural road. Local media report that closing statements are scheduled Thursday morning in Chenango County Court in the murder trial of 39-year-old...

  • Former concert venue's longtime director dies

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The former longtime director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center credited with turning it into a top summer entertainment venue has died. Herb Chesbrough (CHEHZ'-broh) was 67. Local media report that Chesbrough died Tuesday evening after battling lymphoma....

  • NYC, NYS file brief to protect stabilized leases

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and state officials are urging the Court of Appeals to shield rent-stabilized leases in bankruptcy proceedings. Lawyers for the state attorney general's office and the city's Law Department filed a joint brief in a case in which a landlord agreed in bankruptcy...

  • NY man found unconscious in swimming pool

    BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has died after being found unconscious in his above-ground swimming pool. Police say Thomas Romanello, of North Babylon, was discovered by his wife and daughter on Wednesday. The 56-year-old was pulled out with the help of a neighbor and taken to a...

  • NY commission to support disabled workers

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is establishing a new commission to support employment of disabled workers. The order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo creates the Employment First Commission whose task is to create a state policy for support services that puts competitive, integrated employment first...

  • Schumer: Do more to address Social Security theft

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a so-called "bill of rights" for victims of Social Security identity theft. The New York Democrat said Wednesday that he's pushing legislation that would enhance the penalties for thieves who use a person's Social Security number without...

  • Unemployment benefits to increase in New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Benefits for the unemployed are set to go up in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the minimum weekly rate will increase from $64 to $100 and the maximum weekly rate will increase from $405 to $420. The changes will go into effect on Oct. 6. Cuomo says the...

  • Parents meet US attorney in NY police shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 have met with a federal prosecutor. Constance Malcolm, who said she was grateful federal authorities, met Wednesday with family members of her son, Ramarley Graham. He died after...

  • Census: NY poverty, income levels steady in 2013

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Census estimates show the number of New Yorkers living in poverty remained steady from 2012 through last year, mirroring national statistics. And the Census Bureau says Thursday median household income in the state also remained flat at about $57,000. The survey data...

  • New York seeks comment on its open space plan

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is seeking comment on its open space plan. The 2014 State Open Space Conservation Plan is a draft blueprint for how New York can protect its air, water and land, promote outdoor recreation, manage its park system and prepare for climate change. State...

  • NYC bus kills woman trying to retrieve cellphone

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman in Brooklyn was killed when she was run over by an MTA bus while trying to retrieve a cellphone. Police say the unidentified woman had dropped her cellphone while getting off the B44 bus on Bedford and Fulton avenues at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was pronounced dead...



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