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NY man pleads guilty to fatally beating teen in dispute
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a 21-year-old western New York man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for beating another man to death in a fistfight over a girlfriend....
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Son sentenced to 25 years for trying to murder his mother
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A western New York man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for trying to kill his mother by beating her with a hammer, fracturing her skull....
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Arraignment set for relatives of man found slain, disfigured
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Arraignments on second-degree murder charges have been scheduled for the estranged wife and two sons of a suburban Rochester man found dead with his face disfigured by acid....
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Heastie re-elected as speaker of NY Assembly
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Carl Heastie of the Bronx has been re-elected Speaker of the New York state Assembly....
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Citing complaints, NY prosecutor wants voting rules changed
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Unprecedented complaints about New York's presidential primary show the need for big changes to state voting rules, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday before announcing proposals to authorize automatic voter registration and join most other states in allowing early voting....
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State: Ex-cop town judge wrong to close courtroom to media
YORK, N.Y. (AP) -- State officials say a retired New York trooper-turned-town judge shouldn't have kept media from covering the arraignment of a suspect who's a state police major's daughter....
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Man charged in stepdaughter's slaying; body was in suitcase
TROY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York man has been charged with killing his 21-year-old stepdaughter and dumping her body in a suitcase that was found floating in a river last year....
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Governor probing racial bias in NY prisons after Times story
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's governor has launched an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by The New York Times....
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Church matriarch gets jail for beating that killed teen boy
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- The matriarch of a small New York church where two brothers were beaten for hours during a counseling session has been sentenced to two years in jail....
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Man sentenced for 2012 fatal shooting in Buffalo park
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in a shooting at a Buffalo park that left one person dead and four others wounded....
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