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November 15, 2017 - 7:19 am
DIANA, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a man who disappeared in northern New York earlier this year says his remains have been found in a heavily wooded area. Relatives of Kenneth McCall tell WWNY-TV in Watertown that state forest rangers told them that the remains discovered Tuesday in the Lewis County...
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November 15, 2017 - 6:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of a New York-based publishing house says police are investigating the theft of $1 million in artwork during a party at his Manhattan apartment. Alexis Gregory told the New York Post and Daily News that he had invited more than two dozen people to his Upper East Side...
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November 15, 2017 - 5:11 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials in central New York say they have identified an active case of tuberculosis in the Syracuse City School District. Onondaga County Health Department officials say the infected person is affiliated with Fowler High School's Public Service Leadership. Officials...
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November 15, 2017 - 5:09 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Rochester City School District is looking to hire teachers for the upcoming school year as part of a new initiative. WHAM-TV reports RCSD has scheduled a teacher recruitment event for Nov. 18. District officials say they are hiring teachers for the 2017-18 and 2018-19...
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In this Nov. 2, 2017 photo provided by Recirculating Farms Coalition, red lettuce grows at an aquaponic farm, a form of hydroponic cultivation, in Hilliard, Fla. The National Organic Standards Board, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture, voted in early November 2017 to allow produce raised hydroponically without soil to be certified as organic. Following the vote, some traditional organic farmers say they are working on an alternative to the USDA certification. (Recirculating Farms Coalition via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 12:37 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some traditional organic farmers say allowing hydroponic farms to be certified organic is watering down the integrity of the $16 billion U.S. organic produce industry. They say organic farming is about far more than not using synthetic pesticides. They say it's rooted in...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:07 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A century-old school building in the Buffalo suburbs is beginning its second life as an apartment complex for low-income New Yorkers. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the grand opening of the project, known as Highland School Apartments. He says the facility...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The recent discovery of a 235-year-old painting offers a never-before-seen glimpse into the Revolutionary War. The watercolor panorama of a Continental Army encampment features the only known wartime depiction of George Washington's headquarters tent, his command center...
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November 14, 2017 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Councilman Ruben Wills, who was imprisoned after being convicted of stealing campaign funds, has pleaded guilty to filing a false disclosure with the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli...
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November 14, 2017 - 6:57 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse say a 46-year-old man has died of injuries from a power tool. Police were called around 1 a.m. Sunday to reports of a shooting on Shonnard Street. They found a man with serious injuries. He died before an ambulance arrived. The death was initially labeled as...
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FILE - In this April 3 2016, file photo, Amtrak investigators inspect the deadly train crash in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to review the findings of an investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers. The board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington to determine a probable cause of the deadly crash. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the National Transportation Safety Board's ruling that safety lapses led to a crash that killed two Amtrak maintenance workers near Philadelphia (all times local): 4 p.m. Amtrak says it has taken steps to improve its safety culture since two maintenance workers...
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