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

February 25, 2019

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TOP STORIES

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WEST POINT-SEXUAL HARASSMENT

WEST POINT, N.Y. _ West Point suspended classes Monday so cadets could help address the persistent problem of sexual assault and harassment at the academy. SENT: 259 words; will be updated.

XGR--SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-NEW YORK

NEW YORK _ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined fellow Democrat and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he signed legislation authorizing teachers, parents and school administrators to ask a judge to evaluate the mental health of students they fear could be a danger to themselves or others. The judge could then order the removal of firearms from the student’s home under the legislation, which supporters say will reduce the risk of school shootings. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

TRUMP PROPERTIES-TREASURY DONATION

NEW YORK _ President Donald Trump’s company said on Monday that it donated nearly $200,000 to the U.S. Treasury to make good on its promise two years ago to hand over profits from foreign governments using its properties. The donation is up from a little more than $150,000 a year ago. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 500 words, photo.

FAMILY MOWED DOWN

NYACK, N.Y. _ A funeral will be held Thursday for a pregnant mother of six who police say was killed when a driver hit her family outside a convenience store after words were exchanged about his smoking. SENT: 340 words.

WINDY WEATHER

BUFFALO, N.Y. _ High winds howled through much of the nation’s eastern half for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mountains of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. SENT: 410 words, photos.

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_ WINDY WEATHER-NEW YORK

_ WINDY WEATHER-THE LATEST

NY CORRUPTION-MANGANO

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. _ Federal prosecutors are scheduled to give their closing arguments in the corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, who is accused of steering contracts and loan guarantees to a restaurateur in exchange for free vacations and a no-show job for his wife. Developing; timing uncertain.

POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN

RALEIGH, N.C. _ The Poor People’s Campaign will hold bus tours of poverty-stricken areas in more than 20 states, including New York, to call attention to “what the national emergencies really are” in the wake of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration over the U.S.-Mexico border, a leader of the campaign says. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 577 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ PEEPHOLE SHOOTING: New York City police say a man was shot in the eye as he looked through the peephole in his apartment door.

_ XGR--TRANSIT ADVOCACY: The leaders of transit agencies around New York state are gathering in Albany to discuss the challenges facing mass transportation and to urge state leaders to increase support.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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_ LONERGAN-NICHOLS AWARD: Filmmaker-playwright Kenneth Lonergan is the first recipient of a prize named for the late Mike Nichols.

_ BALLOON ART: Some upstate New York sculptors whose medium of choice is balloons are heading to the United Arab Emirates for their next creation.

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SPORTS

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BBA--YANKEES-HICKS

NEW YORK _ Making another move to keep their core of players together, the New York Yankees agreed to a $70 million, seven-year contract with outfielder Aaron Hicks. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 453 words, photo.

HKN--RANGERS-JETS TRADE

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The New York Rangers continued their rebuilding effort Monday by sending center Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets for Brendan Lemieux, a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft and a conditional selection. SENT: 286 words, photo.

BKN--SPURS-NETS

NEW YORK _ A night after losing at the Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs head across town to end their road trip against the Brooklyn Nets. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

HKN--SABRES-LEAFS

TORONTO _ The Buffalo Sabres visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. Game starts at 7 p.m.