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

September 30, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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CHURCH ABUSE-INVESTIGATION

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — A Catholic priest is stepping away from his official duties while diocese officials investigate allegations of sexual abuse and unwanted physical contact dating back to the 1980s. Newsday reports the Diocese of Rockville Center, which covers Long Island, will be looking into the allegations against Msgr. William Breslawski, who has been serving as the pastor of the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Rocky Point, New York. SENT: 351 words.

GAMBLING MALFUNCTIONS

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Roulette balls glance off the wheel onto the table. Slot machines jam. Dice go flying off the felt. And sometimes, the cards aren’t shuffled. FanDuel’s recent decision to pay an $82,000 payout its computers wrongly promised a bettor highlights a constant but little-publicized fact about the gambling industry: Things do go wrong, and when they do, it almost always voids the bet, despite FanDuel’s decision to pay. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 600 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-ARTIST-UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM

FOLSOM, N.J. — E.B. Lewis had already earned world-class artist status and illustrated more than 50 children’s books when he came to the realization in the late 2000′s that he didn’t think of his work as important or valuable. Lewis’ feelings about his own work caused him to give up painting for more than two years, doing only illustrating work. Since Lewis, 61, returned to painting, he has tackled one significant job after the other, including illustrating a 2016 book about civil rights leader John Lewis, titled “Preaching to the Chickens, the Story of Young John Lewis.” One of the biggest projects of the Folsom artist’s life can be seen inside the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center in Upstate New York, which had its grand opening earlier this year. By Vincent Jackson of The Press of Atlantic City. SENT: 547 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL COLLISION: A driver was killed and his passenger injured when an early morning collision with another car ended with their vehicle hitting a tree.

— GIRL GROPED: The New York Police Department is looking for a suspect accused of groping a 12-year-old girl while she was walking.

— SNL-TRUMP: President Donald Trump has panned Saturday Night Live’s season premiere but tweeted praise for Kanye West, who closed the show with a pro-Trump message.

— XGR--MATERNAL MORTALITY: New York state is working to reduce maternal mortality and the racial disparities in the rate of maternal death.

— CHURCH ABUSE-BUFFALO: The Diocese of Buffalo has hired a former FBI agent to investigate complaints of clergy abuse and other wrongdoing.

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SPORTS

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FBN--JETS-JAGUARS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars try to bounce back from unexpected losses when they play Sunday. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Begins at 1 p.m. ET

BBN--MARLINS-METS

NEW YORK — One day after David Wright’s emotional goodbye, Noah Syndergaard (12-4) starts for the New York Mets in their season finale against Miami. All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto will manage the last-place Marlins as they try to wrap things up with some fun. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3:10 p.m. ET

FBN--SAINTS-GIANTS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Drew Brees and the high-powered New Orleans Saints will face Eli Manning and the New York Giants in a game at MetLife Stadium. By Tom Canavan. Game starts at 4:25 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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