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BC-NY--New York News Digest, ADVISORY, NY

May 9, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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FAKE HEIRESS

NEW YORK — The day of reckoning has arrived for the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress and swindled tens of thousands of dollars from New York banks and hotels. Anna Sorokin is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in state court following her conviction last month on multiple counts of grand larceny and theft of services. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 405 words, photo. Will be updated after 2:30 p.m. hearing.

BRANDED WOMEN

NEW YORK _ A filmmaker and former follower of the leader of an upstate New York self-help group has told a jury the defendant was a con man. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH

NEW YORK _ A judge is allowing a police disciplinary case to proceed against the white officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of an unarmed black man. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2:30 p.m.

CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE-TRUMP JR

WASHINGTON _ Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” as some in the party insist. By Mary Clare Jalonick, Jonathan Lemire and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 849 words, photo, video.

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SUPERSTORM-RAIL POWER STATION

BAY HEAD, N.J. — NJ Transit is replacing two electrical power substations near the ocean that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 256 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MARKETING COMPANY-FRAUD: A co-founder of a multi-level marketing firm has been sentenced to seven months in prison for his role in a $2 million fraud.

_ RENT REGULATIONS: Lawmakers in the Democrat-led New York state Assembly are holding another hearing on rent regulations as New York City’s rent rules come up for renewal.

_ PARK PARKING: New York officials are warning summer travelers that parking could be in short supply at a popular Hudson Valley state park.

_ STUDENT SAVED: A fast-acting school bus driver is being lauded for grabbing a student by the back of his jacket as he was about to step out into the path of a passing car.

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BUSINESS

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HARRY’S SALE

NEW YORK _ New York-based Harry’s, the upstart shaving company, is being acquired by the owner of Schick razors for $1.37 billion. SENT: 215 words, photo.

_ COMPTROLLER-CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: New York state’s comptroller says the construction industry is booming in the Empire State, especially in New York City.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-MAVIS STAPLES TRIBUTE

NEW YORK _ Mavis Staples turns 80 this year and will be honored Thursday night at the Apollo Theater. By Hillel Italie. Developing.

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SPORTS

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BBA--MARINERS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Mike Leake starts for Seattle as the Mariners wrap up a series at Yankee Stadium on what’s been a rugged road trip so far and still includes a visit to Fenway Park. By Ben Walker. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.