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Doughnut shop operators convicted of hiding $2.8M in sales

Nov. 11, 2021 10:03 AM EST

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The operators of three doughnut shops in central New York were convicted of tax evasion after concealing $2.8 million in cash sales from the government, according to federal prosecutors. Rome residents John Zourdos, his wife Helen Zourdos and their...

Afghan refugees leave Wisconsin for new home and new life

Oct. 16, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After a 47-day journey, Momtazudin Furmoli and his family are finally headed home — a new home, 7,000 miles away from the one they left in Afghanistan as refugees. Furmoli arrived at Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy on Aug. 30 with his wife, 5-year-old...

Religious vaccine exemption stays for NY health care workers

Oct. 12, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health care workers will be able to seek religious exemptions from a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate as a lawsuit challenging the requirement proceeds, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge David Hurd in Utica had issued a temporary...

Son charged with fatally stabbing father, sister at home

Sep. 22, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

WARREN, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year-old man is accused of killing his father and 12-year-old sister at home with his younger brother, 9, witnessing it. Michael J. Andreev Jr. has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder and a weapons charge in Sunday's killings,...

Longtime upstate NY member of Congress, Boehlert, dead at 84

Sep. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, who represented upstate New York for 24 years, died at age 84, according to a statement from former staff members. The Utica-area resident died late Monday at a local hospice after a brief illness,...

Judge blocks medical worker vaccine mandate in NY state

Sep. 14, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked the state of New York on Tuesday from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after a group of health care workers sued, saying their Constitutional rights were violated because the state's mandate disallowed religious exemptions. ...