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

January 15, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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NEW YORK GOVERNOR-BUDGET

ALBANY, N.Y. _ Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to release his annual state budget proposal Tuesday to a New York Legislature that’s controlled by Democrats for the first time in a decade. By David Klepper and Chris Carola. SENT: 388 words. Will be updated. Budget presentation scheduled for 2 p.m.

_ NEW YORK GOVERNOR-BUDGET-THE LATEST

_ XGR--GAY CONVERSION THERAPY: A proposed ban on gay conversion therapy is picking up momentum in Albany now that Democrats control the entire Legislature.

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

WASHINGTON _ Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend, one person said. She will be a guest Tuesday night on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” By Juana Summers. SENT: 530 words.

CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION-LAWSUIT

NEW YORK _ A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending that officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 752 words.

CLERGY ABUSE-JESUITS

NEW YORK _ The governing body for Jesuits in much of the northeast U.S. released a list Tuesday of its priests who had been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors, dating back decades. A majority of the priests on the list were deceased and the abuse all took place before 1997. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 586 words.

TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE DEMOLITION

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. _ A big chunk of the Tappan Zee Bridge went down in history — and the Hudson — on Tuesday after a detonation that thrilled onlookers who played hooky from work and school to watch the spectacle. By Rebecca Gibian. SENT: 482 words, photos, video.

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_ TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE DEMOLITION-THE LATEST

MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Survivors are remembering the January day 10 years ago that US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River in New York after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff. Some passengers and crew are gathering on Tuesday to toast their survival. By Tom Foreman Jr. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

_ BBO--JOHN WETTELAND-ARREST: Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been arrested in Texas and charged with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14.

_ DOGGY DOOR-INTRUDER: A 21-year-old man is recovering from a head wound after fighting off an intruder who crawled into his western New York home through a doggy door.

_ STOLEN SCULPTURE: A New Jersey police department is seeking the public’s help in finding a 1930s sculpture that was stolen from an apartment in November.

_ GAS STATION WORKER KILLED: Police say a driver hit and killed a gas station employee on Long Island while attempting to flee without paying for $22 in gas.

_ ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES-PAYMENTS: State officials say an audit has found that a national drug and alcohol treatment services provider received nearly $4 million in ineligible payments from New York.

_ HEMP PROCESSING PLANT: An industrial hemp processing company based in Canada is planning a facility in New York’s Southern Tier.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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OBIT-CAROL CHANNING

NEW YORK _ Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly” on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 1217 words, photos.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE

NEW YORK _ The upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is moving its publication date, pushing it from the chill of February to warmer May, closer to bikini-weather. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 522 words, photo.

_ THE SITUATION-TAXES: “Jersey Shore” cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is trading life on the beach for time behind prison bars. With photo.

_ FILM-WEST SIDE STORY: Steven Spielberg has cast an unknown 17-year-old from New Jersey to play Maria in his remake of “West Side Story.”

_ MUSIC-ALICIA KEYS: Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host.

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SPORTS

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HKN--HURRICANES-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New York Rangers. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

_ FBN--BILLS-FARWELL: A person familiar with discussions confirms the Buffalo Bills have offered their special teams coordinator’s job to Carolina Panthers assistant Heath Farwell.

_ SYRACUSE-CHARITABLE DONATION: A central New York businessman says he’s following through with a pledge to donate $150,000 to area Boys & Girls Clubs in the aftermath of Syracuse’s upset of No. 1 Duke.

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