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

February 13, 2019

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NEW YORK _ The New York Police Department is mourning a detective killed by friendly fire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 691 words, photos, video. Will be updated.




ALBANY, N.Y. _ Sexual harassment victims are urging New York lawmakers to do more to address the problem during a legislative hearing that supporters say is decades overdue. Harassment has been a particular problem in state government, where legislative staffers say they faced retaliation for stepping forward. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.


NEW YORK _ A white supremacist who killed a black man with a sword wanted to ignite a worldwide race war, a prosecutor told a judge who sentenced the man Wednesday to life in prison without parole. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance read excerpts from James Jackson’s hate-filled manifesto as he decried the “horror of his actions” when he fatally stabbed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in March 2017 after stalking a number of black men in New York City. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 525 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ After his conviction on drug-trafficking charges, the Mexican drug lord and escape artist known as “El Chapo” is likely to be sentenced to a life term in the for the federal “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado, a facility so secure, so remote and so austere that it has been called the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” By Jim Mustian. SENT: 788 words, photos.

_ MEXICO-EL CHAPO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sees the conviction of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman as a moral lesson. With photo.


NEW YORK _ Thousands of nurses in New York City are demanding new rules setting minimum staffing standards in employment contracts and state law. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.


_ BODY IN SUITCASE: Family and friends gather for the funeral of a 24-year-old New York woman who was found dead in a suitcase in Connecticut.

_ WINTER WEATHER-NY: New York officials say high winds may have caused a United Airlines plane to hit a jet bridge at the Buffalo airport as it was departing for Newark, New Jersey.

_ PUBLIC TRANSIT-HEARINGS: The state Senate’s Democratic majority is planning a series of public hearings examining New York’s public transit systems.

_ RIKERS ISLAND BRIBERY CHARGE: Federal authorities have charged a Rikers Island correctional officer with smuggling drugs into the New York City jail.

_ FATAL CRASH: A driver was thrown from his vehicle and killed in a single-car crash in Saratoga County.

_ SNOWPLOW SABOTAGE: A suburban New York City community says someone sabotaged Mount Vernon’s fleet of snowplow and salting trucks overnight.

_ ICE FISHERMAN SEARCH: State police searching for an ice fisherman in Vermont say they’ve found his silver pickup truck submerged in 22 feet of water in icy Lake Champlain.

_ SCALLOP HEARINGS: Federal fishing managers are holding a series of hearings along the East Coast to gather feedback about potential changes to the rules governing the U.S.’s lucrative Atlantic ocean scallop fishery.

_ BAG OF TREES: New York state landowners whose property borders rivers and lakes can apply for a bag of free seedlings to prevent soil erosion.





ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The former head of a company overseeing a fiber-optic project in Alaska has pleaded guilty to charges alleging she fraudulently induced two New York investment companies to finance the project. SENT: 240 words.





NEW YORK _ First-time documentary filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler lugged their cameras to Central Park in New York one day to capture the last few people still passionate about roller skating. Five years and 500 hours of footage later, they’ve emerged with the HBO film “United Skates,” a fascinating look at the rich African-American subculture of roller skating. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 793 words, photo.


COLUMBUS, Ohio _ The late American jazz great Urbie Green and three other accomplished trombonists who died in 2018 will be remembered Saturday at a musical event in Cleveland. Living trombone stars Jiggs Whigham and New Yorker John Marcellus will be featured at the Memorial Trombone Festival at Case Western Reserve University, a concert by some 20 trombonists. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 481 words, photo.

_ HARRIET TUBMAN STATUE-FIRE: Life-sized statues of Harriet Tubman and former Secretary of State William Seward are set to be installed in upstate New York after their initial molds were destroyed in a fire.





RALEIGH, N.C. _ North Carolina State looks for its second straight victory when the Wolfpack play host to a Syracuse team that has won three of four. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words from 8 p.m. start.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ The 16th-ranked Syracuse Orange host No. 12 NC State in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. UPCOMING; 200 words. Tip-off at 7 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA _ The Philadelphia 76ers try to bounce back from a loss to Boston when they visit the New York Knicks, who have lost 17 in a row, a franchise-worst for one season. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. _ Mickey Callaway’s first season as manager of the New York Mets was messy. Now set to begin his second spring training in charge, this time with a revamped roster under a new GM who expects the team to contend, Callaway has plenty of weight on his shoulders as he tries to engineer a smoother ride. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 8 p.m. Developing from Callaway’s first spring training news conference.


LONDON — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though. The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1. SENT: 401 words, photos.

_ TEN--NEW YORK OPEN: Reilly Opelka ousted No. 5 seed and 2018 semifinalist Adrian Mannarino of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a first-round match Tuesday at the New York Open.

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