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Upstate tour helps new NY speaker find his footing
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- If he didn't already have a job, you might think New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was running for governor....
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Bystander dies after being shot by NYPD undercover officer
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) -- An innocent bystander accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer died early Saturday, hours after being wounded when the officer opened fire on an armed suspect during an undercover gun buy that went bad, New York City police said....
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Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."...
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Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain
GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) -- The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance....
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With heavy hearts, pilots perform at NY air show after death
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) -- An air show in New York's Hudson Valley opened with a moment of silence and tributes to a stunt pilot who died during practice a day earlier....
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Algae in western Lake Erie eats into fishing business
OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) -- Thick mats of algae spreading across western Lake Erie in recent weeks appear to be pushing one of the region's most-prized sport fish to flee, forcing some charter boat captains to cancel trips. At least one told out-of-state visitors hoping to catch walleye to stay home for now....
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Lake Champlain Ferries offering reward to find jumper
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The company that operates most of the ferries that carry passengers across Lake Champlain between Vermont and New York is offering a $1,000 reward to help find the man who jumped from a moving ferry....
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Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide
NEW YORK (AP) -- A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday....
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After 3 decades, NYPD's top hostage negotiator retires
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department's top hostage negotiator, who for more than three decades on the force preached an empathetic approach to law enforcement as he talked barricaded suspects out of apartments and suicidal people off of bridges and buildings, retired Friday in a tearful ceremony....
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Police: Woman intentionally struck pedestrian with vehicle
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a woman has been charged with assault for intentionally striking a pedestrian with her car....
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