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Buffalo police investigate fatal shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man. WGRZ-TV reports police responded to the shooting around 2:50 p.m. Monday. Authorities say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released any information on a possible ...

Man dies after driving into water at Long Island marina

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a driver who was rescued Monday night after plunging into the water a Long Island marina has died. Suffolk County police say the 71-year-old man was driving along 2A Drive around 7 p.m. when he missed a turn and drove into the water at the Port ...

Big storm floods basements, knocks out power in parts of NY

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Home and business owners in New York's North Country are pumping out basements after a storm dumped 3 to 5 inches across the region in a 24-hour period. The storm that hammered the Northeast with hurricane-force wind and heavy rain caused problems from the Rochester ...

Man charged in fatal shooting in Niagara Falls last weekend

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York have released the names of a man who was fatally shot last weekend and the name of the person accused of killing him. Police in the city of Niagara Falls say the shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday inside a home. Officers say ...

College to offer scholarships to children of service members

NEW YORK (AP) — A private university in New York is offering a new scholarship open to the children of military service members, as well as police and firefighters nationwide. St. John's University says the scholarship will be open to the children of active service officers, veterans and ...

New York winery closes after liquor license suspended

CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island winery has shut down after the New York State Liquor Authority suspended its license, with officials accusing patrons of engaging in public sex, brawls and other rowdy behavior. The owners of Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue (kuht-CHAWG') announced Wednesday they ...

NY man convicted of killing roommate, burning her body

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been found guilty of killing his roommate last year and dumping her burned body along a rural western New York road. A Livingston County jury deliberated for just 40 minutes earlier this week before convicting Aykut Ozkaynak of second-degree murder ...

Billionaire: No school taxes until geese are chased off lawn

SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) — The billionaire owner of a New York-based payroll services company says he's not paying his school taxes until local officials get rid of the geese at his lakefront home. Tom Golisano says he's withholding his $90,000 school tax payment until town of South Bristol ...

Ashley Judd says a ‘deal’ helped her flee from Weinstein

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd says she escaped Harvey Weinstein's sexual advances by making a deal. She was a rising young actress two decades ago who had arrived at the hotel suite of this powerful film mogul for what she thought would be a ...

NY governor heads back to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed back to Puerto Rico on Thursday for the second time since the U.S. territory was walloped by Hurricane Maria. The Democrat said he wants to assess the recovery and find out how the state can best help as Puerto Ricans struggle with power ...

Man convicted of manslaughter in 2015 wrong-way crash

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island judge has found a man charged with causing a fatal crash in 2015 guilty of manslaughter. Fifty-six-year-old Christopher O'Brien, of Sound Beach, was originally charged with murder but the judge found him guilty of manslaughter in a bench trial. The ...

Gov. Cuomo signs bill banning e-cigarettes in NY workplaces

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that bans electronic cigarettes from places in New York state where smoking tobacco is already prohibited. The measure the Democrat signed into law Monday adds e-cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, which prohibits smoking in ...

Runaway garbage truck hits store named A Beautiful Mess

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (AP) — A runaway garbage truck has slammed into the front of a New York gift shop named A Beautiful Mess, causing extensive damage. Owner Jeri Flack says he received a call from police on Monday informing her that a garbage truck rolled away from a gas station in Henrietta, ...

$1.4 million in grants announced to fight bat disease

HOUSTON (AP) — A public-private partnership is granting nearly $1.4 million to test treatments to halt a disease threatening the nation's bat population. The white-nose syndrome fungus, first detected in New York state in 2006, has spread to 31 states and five Canadian provinces. Texas and ...

O’Reilly: Sex allegations led to death of Eric Bolling’s son

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly has apologized for saying the death of his former Fox News colleague's son was related to sexual harassment allegations against the father. O'Reilly said in a New York Times podcast Monday: "Eric Bolling's son is dead. He's dead because of allegations made — ...

Police: SUV driver fatally dragged man trying to buy jacket

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are looking for an SUV driver they say fatally dragged a man trying to buy an Armani jacket from him. The New York Police Department says 49-year-old Dennis Gandarilla met with the driver around noon Tuesday in the Bronx to buy the jacket. The driver ...

Trial underway for man accused of killing wife, daughter, 18

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Testimony is underway in the trial of a Rochester man charged with fatally stabbing his estranged wife and his college student daughter last fall. Thirty-eight-year-old Patrick Brooks is on trial for two counts of second-degree murder in the slayings of Christie Brooks ...

Date set for commissioning of new US Navy ship in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A date has been set for the commissioning of a new U.S. Navy warship in Buffalo later this year. The USS Little Rock commissioning committee received word Wednesday from the ship's commander that the $360 million vessel known as a littoral combat ship will be ...

Trump UN envoy: Russia’s election interference is ‘warfare’

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's chief envoy to the United Nations, cast Russian interference in the 2016 election as "warfare" on Thursday, breaking in tone, if not substance, from a president who has consistently downplayed Russian ...

Authorities: Dog fighting ring busted; 36 pit bulls rescued

WYANDANCH, N.Y. (AP) — New York law enforcement authorities say three men have been arrested on animal cruelty and dogfighting charges on eastern Long Island. Raids based on search warrants that began in late September and concluded Wednesday resulted in the rescue of 36 pit bulls ranging in ...