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  • Ex-cop sentenced for fatally shooting son at motel

    HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — A retired upstate New York police officer has been sentenced to six months in jail for the accidental fatal shooting of his 37-year-old son during a trip to the Adirondacks. Local media report that 61-year-old Michael Leach was also sentenced Tuesday in a Herkimer County...

  • Rob Astorino offers to debate Andrew Cuomo's primary foe

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says that if New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo refuses to debate his Democratic Primary opponent, liberal law professor Zephyr Teachout, then he'll do it himself. Astorino, the Westchester County executive, took the unusual step of...

  • Boater dies after vessel overturns on Lake Ontario

    OLCOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after his sailboat overturned off the western New York shore of Lake Ontario. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says it received multiple 911 calls around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday reporting an overturned vessel just west of the harbor in Olcott, 30...

  • Brooklyn man fatally shot in head

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 35-year-old Brooklyn man has been fatally shot in the head. The shooting happened at 12:44 a.m. Wednesday inside a home on Quincy Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Senecca McCullough was shot in the head and back. He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was...

  • Illinois burglary suspect dies in New York jail

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago-area woman has died in custody two days after she and three other suspects in a burglary ring were arrested in central New York. The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Chanel Lakatosz (LAH'-kuh-tohsh) of Norridge, Illinois, was...

  • Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob...

  • New video campaign launched for work zone safety

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a state Department of Transportation employee killed on the job five years ago is reminding motorists to drive safely in highway construction work zones. Garry Farrell's wife and three children appear in a new video public service announcement being aired...

  • Queens man fatally shot, suspect arrested

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 55-year-old man was shot in the chest as he sat in a parked car in Jamaica, Queens. The shooting happened at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Three plainclothes officers heard a gunshot and rushed to the scene. They saw a man holding a gun in his right hand. The officers...

  • Police say 2 run into LI house to escape shooting

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two men fleeing a gang-related shooting ran into a house in Riverhead, scared the woman who lived there and ran out a back window. Riverhead Town police say the incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A woman who lives at a house on Segal Avenue said she...

  • Ex-wrestling coach pleads guilty to rape charges

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former high school wrestling coach has pleaded guilty to raping two underage girls two years ago. Local media report that 27-year-old Justin Farrara of Hamburg pleaded guilty Tuesday in Erie County Court to two counts of rape stemming from separate incidents in April and...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on government transparency and New York's policy for purging emails. Aug. 17 One of the big problems government bodies have always had with retaining public information is having enough room to store it. Paper takes up space. And after a...

  • NYC mayor declares 'Al Roker Appreciation Day'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved "Today Show" weatherman on his 60th birthday Wednesday and declared it Al Roker Appreciation Day across the city. De Blasio presented Roker with a mayoral proclamation featuring a...

  • NYC board: DA's clerk traded information for crack

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former clerk in the Staten Island District Attorney's office has been fined $10,000 for offering confidential investigative information for crack. The city's Conflict of Interest Board announced the penalty for Rene Collins on Tuesday after an administrative judge found...

  • Met reaches deal with stagehands, lockout averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well. The Met says it reached an agreement with the stagehands early Wednesday. It is still negotiating with eight...

  • Xerox to lay off 121 at New York plant

    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Xerox Corp. plans to lay off 121 people at its Webster plant in western New York. A notice filed with the state Labor Department this week says the layoffs will take effect Nov. 17. A statement from Norwalk, Connecticut-based Xerox says the affected employees work for the...