New York News

Search underway for 14-year-old boy with autism

WATERFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Police are searching an area where three upstate New York waterways meet for a missing 14-year-old boy with autism. Local media report that the search for Anthony Blaauboer (BLAY'-ber) began Wednesday in Waterford near the confluence of the Erie Canal and the Mohawk ...

Tennessee man attempted to run down NY churchgoers

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say an intoxicated driver from Tennessee attempted to run down churchgoers in a parking lot. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Paul Hussey was arrested Wednesday on multiple counts of assault and drug-related charges. The ...

Melania Trump’s parents are sworn in as US citizens

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City. They had been living in the U.S. as permanent residents. The Knavses raised ...

Democrats link congressman’s indictment to Trump ethics

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are linking a Republican congressman's insider trading indictment to a culture of corruption they say President Donald Trump has fostered, amplifying a theme they hope will help them seize congressional control in November's ...

‘I thought it was a doll’: Baby found floating in river dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for answers in the death of a baby found floating in the East River in an area popular with tourists near the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport. Officials want to know: How long was the boy in the water before an Oklahoma family spotted him ...

Lawmakers: New cable operator should observe net neutrality

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Assembly say any broadband provider picked to replace Charter Communications in the state should be required to observe net neutrality. Twenty-five Democratic lawmakers proposed the idea Monday. The state recently revoked its approval of ...

New York man admits defrauding 3 victims of $870,000

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has admitted to cheating three would-be investors out of $870,000. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo says 41-year-old Raymond Clark pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud and money laundering. Investigators say he induced three victims to send ...

NY investigators to release dash cam video

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators in western New York plan to release dash cam video of the incident that led to the manhunt for a suspect considered armed and dangerous. WHEC reports that David Clyde Morgan of Wilmington, North Carolina has been on the run for nearly three weeks. Deputies ...

New York becomes 1st major city to offer free jail calls

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is becoming the first major city in the U.S. to offer free phone calls from jails. The New York Times says Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law on Monday. It takes effect in nine months. Currently, local calls from Rikers Island cost 50 cents for ...

Tree tears through home, family escapes serious injury

ONTARIO, N.Y. (AP) — A family in upstate New York barely escaped serious injury after a tree fell on their mobile home during a storm. Severe thunderstorms tore through Wayne County Monday, and three bothers where inside their mobile home in the town of Ontario when a tree suddenly collapsed ...

More change ahead for New York’s shrinking garment district

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition. But the city's garment district isn't dead ...

Rock hits car windshield, killing passenger

SENECA, N.Y. (AP) — The Ontario County sheriff's office has been looking for a truck involved in an accident that killed a 74-year-old New York woman. WHEC says investigators planned to go to a landfill near the Town of Seneca on Monday. They've been looking for a white tractor-trailer that ...

Double shooting leaves 26-year-old Buffalo woman dead

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York say a double shooting in Buffalo has left a 26-year-old woman dead and another woman injured. The Buffalo Police Department says the shooting took place around 11 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday police identified the woman killed as Santana ...

Police shoot, wound man armed with sawed-off shotgun

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The Erie County Sheriff's Office says deputies have shot and wounded a man armed with a shotgun who confronted them at a convenience store. Deputies say they responded to the Country Fair store and gas station in Springville after receiving reports of a man with a ...

More than 120 groups push to lift broad nuclear subsidies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some 130 environmental groups are taking aim at New York's nuclear subsidies. The coalition, led by the Alliance for a Green Economy, wrote to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday urging him to overhaul the subsidies so New Yorkers who would prefer cleaner forms of ...

No love? Millions on the line in spat over ‘I Love NY’ signs

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The big, blue "I Love NY" signs lined up in groups of five along New York state highways and roads are hard to miss. And that, say federal transportation officials, is the problem. The 500-plus tourism signs the state has installed from ...

MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — This time, Conor McGregor didn't put up a fight. The mixed martial arts star pleaded guilty on Thursday to disorderly conduct and will perform five days of community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New ...

Donald Trump Jr., wife resolve child custody amid divorce

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge congratulated Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa, Thursday for resolving child custody issues as they proceed toward divorce. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz began a brief proceeding in open court ...

Promoter of failed event pleads guilty to new fraud charges

NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. The plea entered Thursday by Billy McFarland came after prosecutors brought new charges alleging he was selling fraudulent tickets to fashion, music ...

Judge: Ex-official gave $85K to daughter instead of state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York state official imprisoned for financial crimes has been hit with an $85,000 judgment by a federal judge for transferring money to his college professor daughter instead of paying restitution owed to the state. The U.S. Attorney's Office says the judge ...