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  • Man rescued from river charged in buried body case

    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester psychiatrist charged after a man's body was found in his backyard is recovering after crashing his car along the Niagara River and walking into the water. Local media report that 62-year-old William Lewek was driving on Grand Island Sunday morning when he...

  • Wedding reception at country club ends with brawl

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they're investigating a large brawl that broke out at the end of a wedding reception held over the weekend at a suburban Buffalo country club. Officials tell local media that seven different police agencies were called in late Saturday to break up the fight...

  • Safety Improvements for pedestrians along Route 5

    COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — State transportation officials say they're making safety improvements to a 15-mile stretch of a heavily traveled Albany-area road where several pedestrians have been killed in recent years. Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced Monday that the...

  • New York man surrenders after standoff with police

    BOSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 30-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he barricaded himself inside his western New York home during a domestic dispute with his wife. State police say Erie County 911 dispatchers received the call around 10:30 a.m. Monday from a home in the rural town of...

  • Public advocate releases nail salon study

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's public advocate is proposing tighter controls on the nail salon industry to protect workers and customers from potentially harmful chemicals. She released a report on Monday proposing more inspections of the city's 2,000 licensed nail salons. James says there...

  • 3 suspects nabbed for daytime burglaries on LI

    NORTH LINDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) — Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a series of daytime home burglaries on Long Island. Suffolk County police say all the burglaries occurred in North Lindenhurst during the past two months. The suspects were arrested after they were observed on...

  • Federal water pollution pleas in upstate NY

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A demolition company and two of its workers have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally dumping polluted water in upstate New York. 53-year-old Mark Pullyblank of Caledonia, 53-year-old William Clements of Victor, and Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc. of...

  • New York horse owners advised to vaccinate animals

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Horse owners across New York are being urged to vaccinate their animals against both Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus. The warning from state Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball is important since parts of New York have mosquito activity into late November...

  • Upstate New York health centers to get $6.3M

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Twenty-three community health centers in upstate New York are getting $6.3 million in federal funding to help them meet increasing demand for primary care services. U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made the funding announcement on Monday. The money will...

  • Young colt dies in upstate NY from malnourishment

    HOOSICK, N.Y. (AP) — State Police say a six-month-old colt seized as part of an animal neglect investigation has died in upstate New York. The animal was taken on Friday from a Rensselaer County property. Troopers say it took a turn for the worse and died Sunday morning at Miller Animal...

  • Tot in stroller struck by vehicle on Long Island

    SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk...

  • 12 years for NY mother who strangled newborn

    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A young mother who admitted strangling her newborn son and leaving his body in a recycling container outside a convenience store was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison and deportation. Maria Guaman-Guaman, 24, of Spring Valley, had been allowed to plead guilty to...

  • Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen percent of adult New...

  • US cites state secrets in civil lawsuit over Iran

    NEW YORK (AP) — Citing state secrets, the United States has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit a wealthy Greek shipping magnate brought against a nonprofit organization seeking to thwart Iran's efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. Victor Restis, a billionaire Greek citizen, sued the...

  • Cuomo wants Astorino to release tax returns

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Rob Astorino, traded barbs Monday over tax returns, tax assessments and family photos. Cuomo's campaign began the back-and-forth with a demand that Astorino release his last five tax returns, saying the financial disclosures...



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