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NEW & DEVELOPING: SHOOTING-TWO KILLED, HOTEL FIRE ANNIVERSARY, FBC--T25--SYRACUSE-BOSTON COLLEGE, BKC--T25-MARIST-BUFFALO, BKW--T25-DEPAUL-SYRACUSE, BKC--RIDER-WAGNER, BKC--ARMY-MIAMI (OH), BKC--SACRED HEART-BINGHAMTON, BKC--COLGATE-SIENA, BKC--STONY BROOK-RHODE ISLAND, FBC--STONY BROOK-SE MISSOURI ST
LORD & TAYLOR CLOSING
NEW YORK — For generations, the Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue helped define Christmas in New York by turning its big sidewalk windows into animated, theatrical holiday displays. This Christmas season, the most notable decorations at the store are signs saying “everything must go.” Lord & Taylor plans to close its longtime flagship in January. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 600 words, photos.
ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, talk of legalizing recreational marijuana is heating up ahead of the 2019 session. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dismissed a report that he has contacted Iowa Democrats about a potential run for president. Cuomo says he plans to “stick with New York state.” By David Klepper. SENT: 500 words.
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1200 words, photos.
DOG’S LONG TREK
SEFFNER, Fla. — Eighteen months after Sinatra the brown and white Husky disappeared from his home in New York, he ended up wandering in a Florida neighborhood where 13-year-old Rose Verrill took him in. SENT: 450 words.
RADIO HYMNS-FORGOTTEN HISTORY
From a public hanging on Nashville’s Music Row to the days when a young and still unknown guitar player named Jimi Hendrix walked the city’s streets, a band is documenting Nashville’s forgotten history in songs and videos. Granville Automatic, which got its start in Atlanta and is now based in Nashville, recently released its album “Radio Hymns.” By Jeff Martin. SENT: 550 words, photos.
— HOTEL FIRE ANNIVERSARY: Dozens of people have gathered in a western New York parking lot to remember and honor 10 people killed in a hotel fire 40 years ago Monday.
— SHOOTING-TWO KILLED: A former Texas police chief is being held without bail in a western New York jail after being charged with the murders of two people.
— GUN CONTROL-SOCIAL MEDIA: A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York’s gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license.
— ROBBERY FOILED-MACHETE: A deli owner whipped out a machete and chased away a would-be robber who’s now been charged with holding up five Long Island businesses in the last two months.
— THE WIRE-ROBBERY SUSPECT: Look out, Omar. Police say a New York City bank robber is demanding cash with notes scribbled on DVD cases of HBO’s “The Wire.”
— FATAL WRECK-LONG ISLAND: A man heading home from a family wedding was struck and killed by a car while stopped in the middle of Long Island Expressway to check on damage after he rear-ended another vehicle.
— BUFFALO-BEER SALES: Call them the Buffalo Brews. The University of Buffalo says that starting Saturday it’ll be selling beer at select campus sporting events.
MET OPERA-DOMINGO’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
NEW YORK — Placido Domingo’s eyes watered and his voice quavered. After portraying dozens of characters over a half-century on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, he got emotional being himself. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FBN--NFL THIS WEEK
Enough of this. If the Eagles are going to make a respectable showing after their first Super Bowl title, it’s time to do so. They have lost three of four. They turn over the ball too often and can’t make big defensive stops. Next up are the Giants. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,650 words, photos. First sent for weekend use.
SOC--MLS-NEW YORK-ATLANTA UNITED
ATLANTA — The New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United the two best teams in the MLS this season — meet in a two-game, Eastern Conference semifinal that begins Sunday night before another expected crowd of more than 70,000 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 870 words, photos. With: BC--SOC--MLS-Conference Finals.
NEW YORK — Brett Connolly was calling for the puck as he skated up the left side. He quickly put the Washington Capitals ahead when he got a cross-ice pass from John Carlson and helped the Capitals keep their winning streak going. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 730 words, photos.
BOSTON — Syracuse coach Dino Babers was watching Eric Dungey in practice this week when he realized his quarterback didn’t look like a guy who had an injury. And on Saturday, Dungey threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three more scores, leading No. 19 Syracuse to a 42-21 victory over Boston College. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 775 words, photos.
AMHERST, N.Y.— As quick to shoot as any team in the country, Buffalo takes pride in its willingness to put in extra time on defense. And on Saturday, CJ Massinburg scored 21 points, Jayvon Graves added 16 and No. 22 Buffalo brushed off Marist’s attempt to slow the pace in a 76-49 victory. By Jonah Bronstein. SENT: 675 words, photos.
— HKN--HURRICANES-ISLANDERS: Carolina Hurricanes visit New York Islanders.
— BKW--T25-DEPAUL-SYRACUSE: Tiana Mangakahia had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and sank a buzzer-beater in overtime to give 14th-ranked Syracuse an 83-81 victory over No. 16 DePaul on Saturday at the Cancun Challenge.
— BKC--RIDER-WAGNER: Jordan Allen scored 24 points with six 3-pointers, Dimencio Vaughn added 19 with three 3s and seven rebounds and Rider broke away early to beat Wagner 89-65 on Saturday.
— BKC--ARMY-MIAMI (OH): Bam Bowman and Dalonte Brown each scored 18 points and grabbed a combined 17 rebounds as Miami of Ohio walloped Army, 85-55 in a nonconference game on Saturday.
— BKC--SACRED HEART-BINGHAMTON: Sam Sessoms scored 19 points with eight rebounds and four assists, J.C. Show added 14 points and Binghamton beat Sacred Heart 78-73 on Saturday.
— BKC--NJIT-LIU BROOKLYN: Zach Cooks scored 22 points with five rebounds, three assists and three steals as NJIT beat LIU Brooklyn 77-70 on Saturday.
— BKC--COLGATE-SIENA: Jordan Burns made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Rapolas Ivanauskas had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Colgate beat Siena 84-79 on Saturday.
— BKC--STONY BROOK-RHODE ISLAND: Akwasi Yeboah had 19 points and Andrew Garcia added 14 and Stony Brook won its third straight game, beating Rhode Island 68-58 on Saturday afternoon.
— FBC--STONY BROOK-SE MISSOURI ST: Daniel Santacaterina threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Southeast Missouri claimed its first FCS playoff victory in program history, scoring all its points in the third quarter in a 28-14 win over Stony Brook on Saturday.