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Hope, worry, lawsuits as NY enacts immigrant license law

Dec. 12, 2019 12:55 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new law allowing New Yorkers to get driver’s licenses without having to prove they are in the country legally is set to take effect Monday, though immigrants might still face hurdles in some parts of the state. Some county clerks ideologically opposed to the law have challenged...

Apartment fire kills man, critically injures his wife

Dec. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EST

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A fire in a Massachusetts apartment killed one person and left another critically injured. Michael Romano was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire Monday night in Great Barrington, according to a statement from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office. Romano's wife,...

Police: Man charged with killing 3-year-old boy

Dec. 9, 2019 1:04 PM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A Schenectady man charged with killing a 3-year-old boy at an apartment in Troy was arraigned Monday. Daquan Parker, 20, is an acquaintance of the mother of the boy, Mayjor Douglas. Emergency responders rushed the young boy from his home to a hospital on Saturday. His death was ruled a...

Police investigate death of 3-year-old boy as a homicide

Dec. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police were investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy as a homicide on Sunday. Emergency responders rushed Mayjor Douglas from his apartment in Troy, N.Y. to a hospital on Saturday after he went into cardiac arrest. He died that day at Albany Medical Center. His death was ruled a...

Time running out for NY to nix public campaign financing

Dec. 8, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers face a dwindling time frame to nix New York’s plan to allow candidates to run for office with up to $100 million in matching public funds. The Legislature is set to return to Albany in January, and lawmakers could fine-tune details of a plan submitted Monday by a...

Sotos carries Bucknell over Albany (NY) 65-64

Dec. 7, 2019 10:07 PM EST

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jimmy Sotos scored 23 points as Bucknell edged past Albany 65-64 on Saturday night. Sotos shot 11 for 13 from the foul line. Avi Toomer added 21 points for the Bison. Bruce Moore, the Bison's second leading scorer coming into the matchup at 12 points per game, shot only 14% (1 of 7)....

Infant who died in upstate NY was under supervision by CPS

Dec. 7, 2019 1:19 PM EST

COHOES, N.Y. (AP) — A 6-week-old baby who died this week in upstate New York, possibly after ingesting methamphetamine, was under the supervision of child protective services, police said. The infant, named Eli Ojeda-Harmon, was under the supervision of Rensselaer County Child Protective Services as the...

Albany bishop to address Buffalo diocese after leader quits

Dec. 6, 2019 2:46 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The new interim leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, will speak publicly following the resignation of the former bishop over his handling of clergy sexual misconduct allegations. WIVB reports Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Buffalo plans to address the public and...

Father charged with manslaughter in death of 6-week-old baby

Dec. 5, 2019 5:51 PM EST

COHOES, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man is charged with manslaughter in the death of his 6-week-old son, who died after possibly ingesting methamphetamine, police said Thursday. Anthony Ojeda, 38, also faces an assault charge after he told police he squeezed the infant, named Eli Ojeda-Harmon, and...

Bruner scores 17 to lift Yale past Albany (NY) 61-52

Dec. 4, 2019 11:02 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Bruner scored 17 points, making 5 of 7 3-pointers, as Yale topped Albany 61-52 on Wednesday night. Paul Atkinson had 14 points and nine rebounds for Yale (7-3), which has won four straight. Azar Swain added 11 points and Jalen Gabbidon had 10 points for the Bulldogs.The starters...