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BC-NY--New York News Digest, ADVISORY, 3:30 pm Update, NY

December 18, 2018

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NEW YORK _ President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to go out of business, even as Trump continues to fight allegations he misused its assets to resolve business disputes and boost his run for the White House. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 630 words, photos.





NEW YORK _ There was a time, after a spectacular prison escape, when Joaquin Guzman was the most wanted man in the world. The thrill of being able to see the man known as El Chapo up close — and live to tell the tale — has been drawing curious New Yorkers, fans of TV crime shows and even tourists to the Brooklyn courtroom where the infamous Mexican drug trafficker is being tried on charges that could put him in a U.S. prison for life. By Claudia Torrens. SENT: 808 words, photo.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ A proposal in the New York state Legislature would overhaul the state’s parole system to shift its emphasis on technical violations such as missing curfew to a series of incentives that reward good behavior. By David Klepper. SENT: 340 words.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ A New York state senator has apologized after sending a tweet to a legislative aide directing her to “kill herself” following a dispute over Senate parking placards. By David Klepper. SENT: 216 words.


ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York state officials announce the winners of hundreds of millions of dollars in economic development funding. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.


NEW YORK _ A Bronx accountant has pleaded guilty to an acid attack that prosecutors said was intended to conceal the embezzlement of $750,000 from a nonprofit in Long Island City. SENT: 194 words.


NEW YORK _ Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. By Data Journalist Nicky Forster. New York state had the largest range for life expectancy among its neighborhoods, spanning 34.5 years. The places with the highest and lowest estimates are both in New York City. SENT: 495 words.


_ VILLAGE-THREE SHOT: Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of an upstate New York man charged with fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man and wounding a third person last summer.

_ COACH-SEXUAL ABUSE: An after-school basketball coach has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for sexually abusing two 8-year-old girls at an Upper West Side school.

_ BALD EAGLE SHOT: State environmental conservation officials have charged an upstate New York man with fatally shooting a bald eagle drawn to dead deer placed as bait for killing coyotes.

_ XGR--ASSEMBLY-MAJORITY LEADER: A Democratic lawmaker from Buffalo will be the first woman and first African American to serve as the majority leader in the New York state Assembly.

_ TEENS KILLED-FATHER ARRESTED: The Florida man accused of shooting and killing his teen daughter and teen niece in Virginia has been arrested in New York City.

_ SHOOTING-TEEN KILLED: Police in Syracuse are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed inside an apartment.

_ CRIME FAMILY-KILLING CONSPIRACY: A federal grand jury has charged five people in the October slaying of a Bronx man who allegedly had ties to the Bonanno crime family.

_ BODY IN BAG: Police say a body found in a duffel bag in a New York City suburb has been identified as a Virginia man.

_ BALD EAGLE SHOT: State environmental conservation officials have charged an upstate New York man with fatally shooting a bald eagle drawn to dead deer placed as bait for killing coyotes.

_ DOGS THROWN FROM VEHICLE: An award of more than $16,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who threw two dogs from a moving vehicle on a New York highway.

_ WIFE SLAIN-TRIAL: A man who testified that it took less than 30 seconds to kill his wife inside their central New York home has been convicted of murder.

_ GARBAGE PLANT BREAKDOWN: Equipment failures at a Connecticut garbage plant are causing trash to pile up.

_ BODY IN RIVER-SLAYING: Police say an upstate New York man suspected in a slaying last week has been found hiding near the Canadian border.

_ WOMAN SET ON FIRE: Authorities in upstate New York say a man set a woman on fire outside a coffee shop.

_ OFFICER DRAGGED BY CAR: A jury has found a teen that dragged a New York City officer while driving a stolen car not guilty of attempted murder.

_ MEDICAL SCHOOL PRESIDENT-PAY: New York state officials say the former president of a state-run medical center has been sentenced for illegally padding his pay by a quarter-million dollars.





ALBANY, N.Y. _ Cable company Charter Communications has agreed to a $174 million settlement with New York’s attorney general’s office for defrauding customers with slower-than-promised internet speeds. Under the settlement, Charter agrees to pay back $62.5 million to 700,000 customers and provide 2.2 million customers $110 million worth of streaming services and premium channels for free. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.





LOS ANGELES _ Penny Marshall, who starred in “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Developing. With photos.


And the top pop culture moments of 2018 are ... Wait. WAS there any pop culture this year? Of course there was, but you could be forgiven for forgetting, because more than ever it was politics, politics, and more politics. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 1383 words, photos.

_ PEOPLE-ALICE WALKER: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist.





BUFFALO _ The Florida Panthers visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game starts at 7 p.m.


NEW YORK _ Ryan Getzlaf and the surging Anaheim Ducks look to keep up their strong play as they visit the New York Rangers. Anaheim has won nine of its last 10 to move into second place in the Pacific Division. The Rangers have just one win in their last seven games (1-3-3). Game starts at 7 p.m.


NEW YORK _ The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Brooklyn Nets. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Syracuse hosts No. 14 Buffalo on Tuesday night, and the Orange could use a victory after dropping their first home game on Saturday. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

_ ADIRONDACK SKI PROMOTION: A new campaign touting the Adirondack Mountains as an Alpine ski destination is underway.

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