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Niagara Falls board ordered to halt black water discharges

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — State officials have told a western New York public agency that it must cease the type of wastewater discharges that caused a stretch of the Niagara River below Niagara Falls to turn black and smelly. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Department of Environmental ...

Police seek dirt bike rider in fatal crash with bicyclist

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse say they're looking for the rider of a motorcycle who fled from the scene of a collision that claimed the life of a man riding a bicycle. Officers say they responded Tuesday night to reports of a collision involving a dirt bike and a bicycle. When ...

Governor: I was threatened after Confederate-9/11 comparison

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he received death threats after comparing the removal of Confederate statues to the removal of a 9/11 memorial. The Republican governor made the comparison a week ago during a radio appearance on WGAN-AM. He appeared on the same station ...

Woman convicted of setting fire that killed upstate NY man

BATH, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been convicted of murder for setting fire to the upstate home of a man who died in the blaze. The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports (http://stargaz.tt/2wr2kZl ) a Steuben (stoo-BEHN') County jury needed less than three hours Tuesday to convict 38-year-old ...

US Rep. Higgins leads EPA rally, criticizes Trump

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins led a rally in support of the Environmental Protection Agency in upstate New York. WGRZ-TV reports (http://on.wgrz.com/2w21NKK ) several environmental groups joined Rep. Higgins on Tuesday at River Fest Park in Buffalo for a "Save the EPA" rally. ...

2-year-old boy dies in 1-car crash on I-81 in northern NY

ELLISBURG, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 2-year-old boy has been killed in a one-car accident on Interstate 81 in northern New York. Troopers say a car being driven in the northbound lanes by a 59-year-old Watertown man went off the highway's west shoulder around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the ...

Stranger pushes woman onto subway tracks

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is searching for a man who pushed a woman onto subway tracks. The woman was attacked on an "F'' train platform in the East Village at about 9 p.m. Tuesday. According to police, the stranger said he was going to push her — and then did ...

Upstate NY ‘Star Trek’ TV set tour getting boost from donor

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A businessman whose recreated "Star Trek" TV set is a major tourist draw in upstate New York is getting a financial boost with a donation from the former wife of a late heir to the Mars candy fortune. The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, a local development ...

Gov. Cuomo officially opens 171st New York State Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair is buttering up the New York State Police — literally — in the dairy products display. Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially opened the 171st edition of the State Fair on Wednesday morning at the fairgrounds in the Syracuse suburb of Geddes ...

Court upholds insider trading conviction of money manager

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of an Ivy League-educated ex-portfolio manager accused of engineering the most lucrative insider trading scheme of all time while working for billionaire Steven A. Cohen was upheld Wednesday by a divided federal appeals ...

Officials: NY boy, 9, was fatally shot by brother, 10

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a 9-year-old boy fatally shot inside his family's Syracuse home was hit by a bullet fired by his older brother from a gun illegally owned by the boys' father. The Onondaga County District Attorney's Office says Shaleek Carrears died early Monday ...

NY man charged after boat slams into Lake Ontario pier

HAMLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a western New York man was drunk when he drove his boat into a Lake Ontario pier, injuring two passengers in the vessel. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old man from Hamlin was behind the controls of a boat around 9:20 p.m. Monday when he ...

Man seeks remains of woman convicted in collar-bomb killing

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A man claiming to be the common-law husband of a woman convicted in a bizarre Pennsylvania bank robbery plot that killed a pizza delivery driver with a bomb strapped to his neck wants federal prison officials to release her remains and confirm her death. The Bureau of ...

Cuomo nominates ex-Syracuse mayor to run Thruway Authority

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll nominate former Syracuse mayor Matthew Driscoll to run the New York state Thruway Authority. The Democratic governor announces Tuesday that Driscoll, the current commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, will be nominated to ...

Critics: Remove statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is among those calling for the ...

New York state seeks public input on Adirondack bike trails

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state regulators are seeking public input on plans to expand the mountain biking trail system in the Adirondacks. A trail network has been established in Wilmington, Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. A management plan proposed for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest calls ...

Police investigate fatal shooting of 9-year-old New York boy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York say they're investigating the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy. Police officials say officers responded at around 2:35 a.m. Monday to a report of a shooting at a home in Syracuse. Responding officers found the 9-year-old suffering from a gunshot ...

1 dead, 3 injured when car crashes into auto body shop

EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — One person was killed and three others injured when a car speeding down a Long Island roadway crashed into an auto body shop. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2wqvKqO ) the crash on Sunday night killed 30-year-old Diego Balvuca-Rivera, who was driving the car along ...

Parents die, kids hospitalized after family falls off cliff

GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A family hike in a western New York gorge turned tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured, authorities said. The bodies of Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33, both of Buffalo, were discovered along ...

The Latest: Boy who fell off cliff is in guarded condition

GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of a couple and injuries suffered by their two sons after apparently falling off a western New York cliff (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who plunged off a cliff into a western New York gorge with his parents has ...