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

January 20, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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WINTER WEATHER

BOSTON _ A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused dangerously icy conditions throughout New England on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all of at least 15 states stretching from southeast Missouri to the northern tip of Maine ahead of the weekend storm. The heavily populated coast from New York to Boston largely escaped major snowfall Sunday but saw plummeting temperatures as snow gave way to icy rain and sleet in parts. By Philip Marcelo and Catherine Perloff. SENT: 733 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ BUDDHIST TEMPLE-STATUES SMASHED: Police are looking for a man accused of damaging multiple statues at a Buddhist temple.

_ STOLEN BUS: Authorities are looking for a man they say took a joyride on a MTA bus.

_ CAR THROUGH WALL: A woman was killed and a man injured after a car driving the wrong way crashed through a wall and off an embankment.

_ CUSTODY ESCAPE: The New York Police Department is looking for a man last seen in handcuffs who fled from authorities while he was being taken to a booking center.

_ STATE BUDGET-ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: New York state lawmakers are kicking off their budget work for the year by examining state spending on environmental protection.

_ ICE FISHING CLINIC: The Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a free ice-fishing clinic in Rensselaer County.

_ XGR--VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the increasing number of threats against journalists shows the need for stronger criminal penalties for assaulting a member of the press.

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SPORTS:

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_ HKN--DUCKS-ISLANDERS: The Anaheim Ducks visit the New York Islanders.

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