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

January 10, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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NEW YORK MAYOR-STATE OF THE CITY

NEW YORK _ Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he would create a city-managed retirement fund for workers who lack access to employer-sponsored funds as well as a new Office to Protect Tenants. The Democratic mayor also promised in his annual State of the City speech to provide free glasses to any kindergartner and first grader who needs them and to rebrand the city Department of Consumer Affairs as the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 585 words.

_ XGR--CUOMO-STATE OF THE STATE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will deliver his State of the State address and unveil his budget proposal next Tuesday in Albany.

JOBS PROGRAM-SCRUTINY

ALBANY, N.Y. _ A state audit has found lapses at a program that rewards employers who hire young workers — including a 62-year-old who was deemed eligible for the program. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILED: Emergency crews are working to clean up the scene of a freight train derailment near the border of New York state and Vermont.

_ POLICE CHASE-CRASH: A man named as a person of interest in multiple homicides in Delaware remains on the loose, a day after a wild police chase crossed into Pennsylvania and caused two separate crashes that injured several people including officers and a 3-year-old boy.

_ STOLEN WAGES-RECOVERIES: New York state officials say they were able to return more than $35 million to thousands of workers who weren’t paid what they were owed in 2018.

_ GUN FOUND-GUARD FIRED: A New York school district has fired a high school security guard who they say left an unloaded gun in a restroom at the school.

_ HOUSE EXPLOSION: A 73-year-old New York man has been sentenced to prison for blowing up his house in what police said was a suicide attempt.

_ PROPERTY TAX CAP: The new Democratic leader of the New York state Senate says she wants to make a cap on local property tax increases permanent.

_ MAYOR RESIGNS-STOLEN POSTAGE: An upstate New York mayor has resigned after admitting he used City Hall’s postage meter for personal mail and then falsified records.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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LADY GAGA-R KELLY

NEW YORK _ Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer, and she intends to remove the song from streaming services. SENT: 300 words, photos.

FILM-SOPRANOS PREQUEL

NEW YORK _ The star of the upcoming “The Sopranos” prequel says a young Tony Soprano will be a part of the film — but had good reason to be careful about how much else he revealed about “The Many Saints of Newark.” By John Carucci. SENT: 406 words, photo, video.

_ JUDD-WEINSTEIN: A federal judge has reportedly dismissed part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. With photo.

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SPORTS

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HKN--ISLANDERS-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The New York Islanders visit the New York Rangers. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKN--NETS-CARTER’S FUTURE

NEW YORK _ Vince Carter enjoyed watching the good times of his years with the Nets. He’s not sure yet if it’s time to say goodbye. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 444 words, photos.

BKL--WNBA MOCK DRAFT

NEW YORK _ The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the two rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. The top three picks remained the same from the first mock draft with Teaira McCowan, Asia Durr and Kalani Brown going 1-2-3. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 880 words, photos.

_ FBN--JETS-HERNDON ARREST: New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in New Jersey.

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