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Electrician dies after accident at NY high school

KENMORE, N.Y. (AP) — An electrician has died after an accident while doing routine work at a western New York high school. The unidentified sub-contractor was killed Wednesday while doing work inside Kenmore West High School's electrical closet. WIVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2elxfvd ) the ...

Prosecutor: Woman stole 36K amusement park tickets worth $1M

NEW YORK (AP) — A former sales director for a New York charter bus company is accused of stealing 36,000 amusement park admission tickets, worth over $1 million. According to the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2glhm8V ), prosecutors say Rosemarie Bader used a company credit card to ...

Cute, fit and popular: Angolan colobus monkey born at NY zoo

NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's latest residents is young, physically fit and wildly popular. The Angolan colobus (KAHL'-uh-buhs) monkey — born this August at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo — also scores high on the cuteness scale. The baby, whose gender is not ...

New York steps up tick disease surveillance amid virus cases

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials are stepping up tick surveillance and education efforts amid a growing number of ticks and tick-borne diseases. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says more than 100 sites across New York were surveyed this summer for ticks and diseases. ...

4 more special days added in final week of NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Four more special admission days are being added in the final days of the New York State Fair. Starting Wednesday and running through the fair's end on Labor Day, admission during Special Fair Days will be $1 for select guests, which include college students. On ...

Police: Officer shot dog in self-defense following 911 call

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York are investigating the fatal shooting of a dog by an officer. Authorities say the shooting occurred Monday evening in Johnstown. Police say an officer responded to a home after receiving a report of loose dog that was chasing a ...

Bicyclist follows app into Lincoln Tunnel, issued summons

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority officials say a bicyclist delivering food who ended up riding through the Lincoln Tunnel was following directions from a phone app. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2x4lmEA ) the 26-year-old Jersey City man was intercepted by Port Authority police on the ...

Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Harvey. But their resentment lingers. But as historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans recalled with ...

Sculpture to be unveiled at Buffalo waterfront

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are planning to unveil the latest art installation on Buffalo's waterfront. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation announced earlier this month that a 1963 sculpture called Flat Man would go up at the Outer Harbor. On Tuesday, state officials and ...

Judge: Lynyrd Skynyrd film violates 3-decade-old agreement

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A film created with help from a former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer violates a "blood oath" surviving band members made not to exploit the band's name and history, a judge concluded as he blocked its distribution, siding with a surviving ...

Class ring lost on Cape Cod 47 years ago returned to owner

DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — A college class ring lost in the surf at a Massachusetts beach nearly half a century ago is back on the finger of its owner. The Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/2wl24so ) reports that Patrick O'Hagan lost the Class of 1969 Manhattan College ring while on his honeymoon in ...

George Clooney on fatherhood, Trump and ‘Suburbicon’

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Most things have changed in George Clooney's life since he and wife Amal welcomed twins in July. But as he prepares to unveil his latest directorial effort, "Suburbicon," some rituals remain eerily familiar. "I just have to clean the barf off ...

Prosecutors: Pair conspired to distribute designer drugs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York man and a New Jersey woman are accused of roles in a conspiracy to distribute dangerous designer drugs, including a synthetic opioid that authorities say is several times more potent than morphine. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Brian Parker, of Long ...

Family of New York trooper killed by car sues for negligence

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a New York state trooper fatally struck by a car in New York while giving directions to a lost trucker is suing both drivers. The Glens Falls Post-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2gm1nuF) that the administrator of Trooper Timothy Pratt's estate filed the ...

NY police: Anti-Semitic graffiti at high school

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — New York police are investigating the spray painting of swastikas and other anti-Semitic messages on walls, doors and windows of a Long Island high school. Nassau County police say "MS13" and profanities also were found painted in the rear of Syosset High School. MS-13 ...

Services held in NY for Marines killed in Mississippi crash

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds have gathered to remember nine Marine Corps aviators who were killed when their New York-based transport plane crashed in Mississippi last month. A memorial service Sunday was held inside a hangar at Stewart Air National Guard base in Newburgh in New York's ...

Motorcyclist strikes deer in fatal crash

CARLTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a motorcyclist has died after striking a deer. According to police, the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Carlton. Police say William Carpenter III, of Lyndonville, was ejected from his motorcycle when he struck a deer. Carpenter ...

Police: 10-year-old struck by car, seriously injured

PEMBROKE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a 10-year-old child has been seriously injured after being hit by a car. Authorities say the crash happened around 8 p.m. Sunday in Pembroke. According to police, a vehicle struck the child on state Route 77 as he ran across the street. ...

Remains found in NY woods may be man missing since December

COCHECTON, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Sullivan County Sheriff's Department says skeletal remains have been found next to an abandoned SUV sought in the December disappearance of a 76-year-old man. According to the Times Herald-Record (http://bit.ly/2wLL2Xd ), members of a hunting club made the ...

Westbound traffic to switch to new Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Westbound traffic is switching to the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge linking suburban Westchester and Rockland counties along the New York State Thruway north of New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, son of the bridge's namesake, says four lanes of Rockland-bound traffic ...