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Warm weather stretch means quick harvest needed for fruit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A stretch of warm weather is helping fruit in upstate New York to ripen faster than harvesters can keep up. Apple orchards in the greater Buffalo area are having their apples ripen early due to the warm days and lack of rain. WGRZ-TV reports (http://on.wgrz.com/2fbtBEK ) ...

Martha Stewart, others to attend women’s empowerment event

NEW YORK (AP) — Some famous friends will be on hand for Mika Brzezinski's latest "Know Your Value" event. Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jane Pauley are among those expected Oct. 30 for an all-day conference at Manhattan's Grand Hyatt hotel. "Know Your Value" is based on the ...

Leader of violent upstate NY gang convicted in federal court

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of a violent drug gang operating in a Hudson Valley city has been convicted of attempted murder and other federal charges. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/2hjlCd0 ) that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New ...

Police: 65-year-old man found fatally shot in Rochester yard

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Rochester say they're investigating the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old man whose body was found in yard. Officials say officers responded around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday to a residence on the city's east side and found a man who had been shot multiple times. His ...

Snakes, birds, rats and mice removed from western NY home

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a western New York home. The Niagara Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2yfGGEE ) that the SPCA of Niagara says investigators checking out a house in the town ...

Seal with amputated flipper headed to Niagara Falls aquarium

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an upstate New York aquarium. New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine has been caring for the seal since it was found wounded on a beach ...

Trump’s childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

By WILLIAM MATHIS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week ...

5 people wounded in 2 separate weekend shootings in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are investigating separate shootings over the weekend that left five people with gunshot wounds. Officials say the first shooting occurred Saturday night. Police say three men ages 23, 27 and 40 were hit by gunfire. Police say all three were taken to ...

Fiscal group gives NY state an ‘F’ for budget practices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York state's financial practices. The Chicago-based group Truth in Accounting gives the state a grade of "F'' in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting. Specifically, the report's authors ...

NY Gov. Cuomo wants tougher rules for credit reporting firms

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday proposed tougher state regulations for credit reporting agencies such as Equifax in the wake of the massive hacking of the Atlanta-based company's computers. The Democrat announced that he has directed the state Department of ...

Fort Drum soldier killed in 1-car crash on upstate NY road

AVA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a soldier stationed at Fort Drum in northern New York has died in a one-car accident. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Miles Wilson-King, also stationed at Fort Drum, was returning to the Army post early Sunday morning when his vehicle ...

Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

By The Associated Press The real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner is expanding its garden apartments holdings with the purchase of a 1,032-unit complex near Princeton, New Jersey. The Kushner Cos. says it's paying $190 million for Quail Ridge in Plainsboro, New Jersey. ...

Deployment of NY Guardsmen, troopers to Caribbean on hold

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm approaching the region. National Guard officials say Monday that the ...

Guilty plea in slaying of NY woman whose body was burned

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A 44-year-old woman has pleaded guilty in the slaying of a woman whose burned body was found alongside a rural upstate New York road last year. WHEC-TV in Rochester reports (http://bit.ly/2juOQpW ) that Livingston County prosecutors say Mary Neverett pleaded guilty ...

24-foot wooden sculpture unveiled in historic NY village

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-foot-long canoe sculpture depicting a scene from the Colonial America era has been unveiled in the upstate New York village where bloody 18th-century battles were fought. The sculpture made from an eastern white pine tree was created by Paul Stark. It depicts ...

Fatal crash on NY road leaves car pinned under truck

TULLY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a central New York road has reopened after being shut down for hours by a fatal crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. State police say the accident occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday on Route 281 in the Onondaga County town of Tully, just south of ...

NY governor: Police can’t question immigration status

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies or state officers from inquiring about or sharing a person's immigration status. The new rule bars state police and other state law enforcement agencies from asking about a person's right ...

NY Gov. Cuomo heads to US Virgin Islands to assess damage

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to assess damage from Hurricane Irma and see how his state can assist in the recovery. The Democrat departed Friday morning for the Caribbean islands and ...

Homeless man dangled toddler off fire escape in attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a woman and her toddler daughter after they were attacked inside their New York City apartment by a homeless man who dangled the child over a third-floor fire escape. Police say a 28-year-old man forced his way into the ...

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says. Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada have already ...