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  • Kin of NYC man in arrest death meet with feds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Family members of a man who died while being arrested have met with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn to press for an investigation into the death. The Rev. Al Sharpton joined Eric Garner's family members Friday for the closed-door meeting with officials from the civil rights...

  • National outdoor art show to hit billboards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Famous artwork is about to hit America's streets and public places. "Art Everywhere US" is billed as the world's largest outdoor art show. Images of American artworks will appear on billboards, bus stops, digital display boards and subway platforms. The kickoff is in New...

  • Cooperstown gearing up for big induction weekend

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season. Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring Greg...

  • Man sentenced for killing toy store manager in '13

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Toys R Us employee has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for killing his boss last year inside the Buffalo-area store where they both worked. Local media report that Bernard Grucza (GROOZ'-uh) didn't speak during his sentencing Thursday in state Supreme...

  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks. The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2. The shutdown is...

  • Feds to ban alcohol on some Fire Island beaches

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starting next month, alcohol will be banned on some federally-owned Fire Island beaches. The ban will go into effect on Aug. 1 on federal lands in the Town of Islip between the communities of Atlantique and Corneille Estates. It's being enacted by the Fire Island National...

  • NY reports $16.4M recovered in wage thefts

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York labor officials say investigators recovered and disbursed more than $16.4 million in wages, interest and damages in the first half of this year to 21,050 workers cheated out of proper pay and benefits. The Department of Labor says it completed investigations of...

  • NY awards $55M to 8 projects with CUNY campuses

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eight projects have been awarded $55 million for projects involving 20 CUNY campuses in economic development efforts. According to the governor's office, the projects have been selected by CUNY and Empire State Development through a competitive process. Awards include...

  • NY officials give tips to keep away nuisance bears

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state environmental officials are offering some tips to keep away nuisance bears during camping season. Black bears generally avoid people, but they are notorious for taking advantage of any available food source. The state Department of Environmental...

  • NY man admits to fraud in failed airport project

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An owner of a failed small airport project in central New York has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Fifty-eight-year-old David Pizio of Jamesville faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1 million. Pizio admitted Thursday in...

  • Boy, 3, drowns in Staten Island pool

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was found in an above ground pool in Staten Island. Police say Edward Harris, of Staten Island, was found unconscious and unresponsive in the pool behind the Mother Byrd Group Family Daycare center at 51 Maple Parkway...

  • Prosecutor: NYC lawyer bilked 30 immigrant clients

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a New York City lawyer cheated at least 30 African, Caribbean and South and Central American immigrants out of thousands of dollars by telling them they qualified for green cards when they didn't. Owolabi Salis pleaded not guilty Thursday to grand larceny and...

  • Unaccompanied immigrant children reaching NY

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months. Camille Mackler, director of legal services for the advocacy group, says...

  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Adirondack Mountain crash

    RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a collision between a truck and car during a high-speed chase has killed one person, injured three others and shut down a highway in the Adirondack Mountains. The crash happened Thursday afternoon on state Route 86 in front of the state Adirondack Park...

  • Police ID man who drowned in upstate New York lake

    SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have relased the name of a man who drowned in an upstate New York lake. The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office tells local media that 49-year-old Daniel Gurnett of Clifton Park drowned in Saratoga Lake. The manager of a private campground spotted the body...



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