NY State News

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three ...

Weinstein faces sex charges amid #MeToo reckoning

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday ...

Weinstein turns himself in holding 2 entertainment bios

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to New York authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies. Weinstein arrived at a New York police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography ...

Search on for 14-month-old toddler after mother’s body found

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York issued an Amber Alert on Friday for a missing 14-month-old boy whose mother's body was found in a plastic bag hidden in the woods two days earlier. According to the alert, the child, Owen Hidalgo-Calderon, was last seen May 16, the same day his ...

Trump appeals again to delay ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s suit

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump wants New York's highest court to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. Trump's lawyers filed notice late Monday that they're asking the ...

Drivers urged to watch for turtles during nesting season

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's native turtles are on the move, and state officials are urging drivers to be on the lookout. Thousands of turtles are killed each year in New York when they are struck by vehicles. Turtles migrate to nesting areas in May and June, and are more likely to cross ...

Hillary Clinton to address New York Democrats

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton plans to deliver the keynote address at a gathering of Democrats in New York state on Wednesday that comes at an especially tumultuous time for a party torn apart by scandal and challenges from its left wing. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator ...

Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating “Taxi King”

By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud. Evgeny Freidman was dubbed the Taxi King of New York for managing cab fleets for ...

Teen gets prison for fatal stabbing at upscale NY mall

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who fatally stabbed a movie theater worker at an upscale New York mall has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. says that despite their pain, relatives of 19-year-old victim Daij (dayj) Thomas ...

NY Republicans nominate Molinaro for governor

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Republicans have nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for governor. Delegates endorsed the 42-year-old Molinaro Wednesday at the GOP's state convention in Manhattan. He had faced a challenge for the nomination from state Sen. John DeFrancisco of ...

NY has new plan to control tick population

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has a new plan to control the tick population and combat tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will apply "eco-friendly" tick control treatments on public lands in the Southern Tier, the capital region and the ...

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be ...

14-year-old pretends he’s a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station on pretense of helping him was arrested on Sunday. His mother turned the baby-faced youth in to ...

NY officials find body of man who went missing in late April

EAST OTTO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have found the body of a California man who was reported missing earlier this month. Cattaraugus (kat-uh-RAW'-gus) County officials say they found Rudy Ray Rockett Sr. in East Otto on Saturday night. Rudy Ray Rockett Jr., the son of the ...

GOP’s Molinaro choses Killian as running mate in gov’s race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Presumptive Republican candidate for New York governor Marc Molinaro has chosen a former two-time state Senate candidate as his running mate. The Dutchess County executive has chosen Julie Killian to join him on the GOP ticket as his lieutenant governor ...

Official placed on leave over Afghanistan bombing claim

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after a newspaper questioned a story he told about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims. The Times Union reports SUNY Upstate Medical University senior vice president Sergio Garcia ...

US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of American fish stocks that can be described as "overfished" has hit an all-time low, the U.S. government announced on Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the statement as part of its ...

Trump can’t delay lawsuit from ‘Apprentice’ contestant

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now, a court said on Thursday. The ruling by the state Supreme Court's appellate division means Zervos' ...

State providing $17.8M to help reduce gun-related violence

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $18 million in state funding is going to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations across New York to help reduce gun violence. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that 17 counties and 20 police departments will share $13.3 million from the state's Gun ...

Police: Barber throws angry customer through the window

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a stylist at a Brooklyn barbershop threw a client through the front window after he complained about his haircut. According to the Daily News of New York, the 33-year-old victim was at the Levels Barbershop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Thursday afternoon. Police ...