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

July 6, 2018

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NEW YOK — Dean Skelos, the former majority leader of New York’s Senate, testifies in his trial on corruption charges. The Republican was convicted at his first trial, but the verdict was tossed by an appeals court. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.


NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, has added Washington attorney Lanny Davis to his legal team. Davis has long been known for his connections to Bill and Hillary Clinton. By Michael R. Sisak. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m., photo.


NEW YORK — Just imagine it, a luxurious room on an island, with chef-prepared meals and a view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. Hotel? Not exactly. It’s actually a campground of high-end tents on New York City’s Governors Island, the latest outpost for glamping, or glamorous camping. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 486 words, photos, video.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The lawyer for Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee called harassment charges against his client “baseless,” and questioned if Lee was being treated fairly. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 482 words, photo.


— OFFICER WOUNDED: New York City’s police commissioner says a detective is in good spirits after he was shot in the leg while chasing a wanted man in Brooklyn. With photo.

— BRIDGE WALL FALLS: Officials in Syracuse say there is no imminent threat to pedestrians or motorists following the collapse of an elevated railroad sidewall.

— NEW DRIVER’S LICENSES: New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles is urging people to get a Real ID when they renew their driver’s license to avoid having to make another trip to the DMV.

— BOATER SEARCH: Crews are searching for a New Yorker who vanished while boating in Lake St. Catherine in Vermont.

— DROWNED IN INLET: Police and relatives say a Long Island man drowned helping to rescue a young nephew who was struggling in the water during a beach outing on the Fourth of July.

— POLICE OFFICER SHOT-STREET NAMING: A New York City street has been renamed in honor of a police officer who was ambushed and killed last year in a parked police vehicle.





NEW YORK — The B-52s are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. But they also may celebrate it next year. That is, if they haven’t already hit the milestone. There’s no fuzzy math here — it’s a just matter of which date adequately represents the origin of the band. By John Carucci. SENT: 478 words, photos.

— STOLEN TOMAHAWK: A long-missing tomahawk given to a Seneca Indian leader by President George Washington in 1792 will go on display at the New York State Museum.





HARRISON, N.J. — Jesse Marsch resigned Friday as coach of Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls and was replaced by top assistant Chris Armas, a former U.S. national team defender. By Sports Writer Tom Canavan. SENT: 328 words, photos.

— BKN--NBA FREE AGENCY: Former Knick Kyle O’Quinn is joining the Indiana Pacers. With photo.

— HKN--MAPLE LEAFS-ENNIS: Free-agent forward Tyler Ennis has signed a one-year, $650,000 deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team that signed former New York Islanders captain John Tavares to a seven-year, $77 million contract on Sunday.

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