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

November 19, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK — A star prosecution witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman says a police commander was killed after word got out that the officer had threatened Guzman. In his third day on the witness stand, former cartel member Jesus Zambada continued on Monday to describe the bloodshed and bribery that were trademarks of Guzman’s leadership of the Sinaloa cartel. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

NYC WATCHDOG FIRED

NEW YORK — The commissioner of an agency that investigates waste and malfeasance in New York City government says he was pressured to not release critical reports by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and then fired under false pretexts. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.

WEDDING DAY CRASH

HAMBURG, Pa. — Family and friends are mourning a couple killed in a fiery chain reaction crash while driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh. The would-be bride, Kathryn Schurtz, was head of platform partnerships for Oracle Data Cloud in New York City. SENT: 236 words.

LIMOUSINE CRASH-LAWSUIT

ALBANY, N.Y. — The operators of a limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York were grossly negligent in putting the “dangerous and defective” vehicle on the road, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by one of the victim’s parents. SENT: 240 words.

KOREAN WAR-SOLDIER REMAINS

ALBANY, N.Y. — The remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Korean War and recovered 17 years ago have been identified as those of an upstate New York man. By Chris Carola. SENT: 470 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FATHER SLAIN-SON CHARGED: A former Ivy League student who was charged but not convicted of killing his father faces sentencing for having someone buy the weapon used in the slaying.

— SOLDIER-MOTORCYCLE CRASH: A Fort Bragg soldier has been identified as a man killed earlier this month in a motorcycle crash.

— DIOCESE-NEW BISHOP: The Episcopal Diocese of Maine says it had a record number of applications for its next bishop.

— CORRECTIONS SERGEANT-ARREST: Police have arrested a New York county corrections officer in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-wife.

— MAN KILLED-PROPERTY DISPUTE: State police have arrested a western New York man who they say shot and killed a 23-year-old man over a property dispute.

— RESTAURANT SHOOTING: Lawyers for an upstate New York man accused of robbing a restaurant and fatally shooting his former co-workers say their client will undergo a psychological exam.

— SQUIRREL-POWER OUTAGES: Officials say a squirrel is to blame for power outages that affected thousands of people in upstate New York.

— PASTOR-LIVING WITH THE HOMELESS: An upstate New York pastor is returning to live with the homeless during the week of Thanksgiving for the 20th year.

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BUSINESS

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SOCIETIETY GENERALE-CUBA SANCTIONS

NEW YORK — A unit of one of France’s largest banks, Societe Generale, is paying $1.3 billion in penalties for causing $13 billion to flow through Cuban entities in violation of trade sanctions. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.

— TOPS-BANKRUPTCY: The western New York supermarket chain, Tops Markets, says it has emerged from bankruptcy.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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TEKASHI 6IX9INE

NEW YORK — The rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine was in federal custody Monday awaiting a Manhattan court appearance in a racketeering case. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 262 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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FBN--BILLS RETURN

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills rookie Josh Allen is expected to be cleared to reclaim his starting job as Buffalo returns from its bye week to prepare to host Jacksonville on Sunday. By Mark Ludwiczak. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.

— FBN--BILLS-ALLEN RETURN: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will make his return to the starting lineup this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

HKN--STARS-RANGERS

NEW YORK — NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers look for their eighth win in 10 games as they host the Dallas Stars. New York is 7-1-1 in its last nine. Dallas has three wins in its last seven (3-2-2). Game starts at 7 p.m.

BBO--HALL OF FAME BALLOT

NEW YORK — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez. SENT: 449 words, photos.

BKC--LIBERTY-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt Commodores continue a four-game home stand Monday night hosting Liberty. By Chip Cirillo. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

— FBN--JETS-DARNOLD SITS: New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is sitting out the team’s first practice after its bye-week break while he continues to recover from a foot strain. With photo.

— BKC--LIU BROOKLYN-SAN FRANCISCO: Charles Minlend scored 20 points, Jimbo Lull added 18 on 7-of-10 shooting and San Francisco used a big run in each half to beat LIU Brooklyn 84-52 on Sunday night.

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