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

September 17, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CHRIS COLLINS

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign, confounding Republican Party leaders in his district who had counted on Collins’ cooperation to replace him. The announcement by Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on Monday throws the race for the western New York seat further into turmoil. By Carolyn Thompson. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-FASO-DELGADO

ALBANY, N.Y — An attack ad against a former rapper turned Democratic candidate in one of the nation’s most hotly contested congressional races has raised criticism for its racial overtones. The ad released by the National Republican Campaign Committee targets Democrat Antonio Delgado, who’s challenging incumbent John Faso in New York’s 19th District. By Mary Esch. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6 p.m.

— ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-DIANE NEAL: Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. With photo.

SHAVING ON THE TRAIN

NEW YORK — A man who says he was the passenger caught on video shaving while riding a New Jersey Transit train says people who rushed to judge him don’t know his struggle, which involves homelessness and medical issues. Anthony Torres says he was just thinking about getting a clean shave and not about the appropriateness of the setting. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

WALL STREET PROFITS

ALBANY, N.Y. — Salaries on Wall Street rose last year to their highest level since the 2008 financial crisis, according to a report issued Monday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. By David Klepper. SENT: 329 words.

RESTAURANT SHOOTING

DEWITT, N.Y. — A former restaurant employee charged with fatally shooting two co-workers had intended to kill two additional employees during a robbery, a prosecutor said Monday. SENT: 271 words.

CUOMO-MAYOR-ALLEGATIONS

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other top New York state Democrats have weighed in on domestic abuse allegations leveled at the mayor of an upstate city, saying the fellow Democrat must resign from office. SENT: 362 words.

FBN--BILLS-MCCOY ALLEGATIONS

ATLANTA — Lawyers for LeSean McCoy have asked a judge in Georgia to throw out a lawsuit in which the former girlfriend of the Buffalo Bills running back accuses him of failing to protect her from a violent home invasion. By Kate Brumback. SENT: 636 words, photos.

OPIOID EPIDEMIC-TEST STRIPS

NEW YORK — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can help heroin users detect a potentially deadly contaminant in their drugs. By Medical Writer Mike Stobbe. SENT: 1545 words, photos, video.

EXCHANGE-WOUNDED SOLDIER-DOG

SAN ANTONIO — A soldier and his K-9 partner, both wounded by a suicide bomber, are reunited at a Texas rehabilitation center. Army Spc. Alec Alcoser hopes to return to work as a soldier and eventually make his way back to Fort Drum in New York. By Sig Christenson. SENT: 1043 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— OLDEST NUCLEAR PLANT-CLOSING: America’s oldest nuclear power plant has shut down. With photo.

— HELICOPTER PILOT-DRUG BUST: Authorities say the owner of a western New York helicopter tour business has been caught with 4 pounds (2 kilograms) of cocaine.

— CORRECTION OFFICER SHOT: The lawyer for a New York City transit worker charged in a possible road-rage killing says he believes police arrested the wrong person.

— PARKING GARAGE FIRE: The Fire Department of New York says dozens of vehicles were damaged in a parking garage fire that sent thick black smoke billowing over a Brooklyn neighborhood.

— TRUCK HITS HOUSES: A tractor-trailer carrying metal construction material careened into three homes on Staten Island.

— FIREFIGHTER FLAP: An upstate New York fire chief has sidelined his volunteer firefighters from rushing into burning buildings amid concerns about training.

— CRASH-WOMAN KILLED: A county sheriff in upstate New York says a woman was killed when a drunken driver crashed into her vehicle while it was stopped on the side of a road.

— TEEN KILLED: Police have arrested a 14th suspect in the brutal gang-related slaying of a teenager outside a New York City deli.

— MAN FALLS FROM CLIFF: Authorities in suburban New York say a man was injured when he fell from a cliff at a state park.

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SPORTS

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HKN--RANGERS-LUNDQVIST

Henrik Lundqvist is entering his 14th season in the NHL, having spent his entire career with the New York Rangers. And although the team is in a rebuilding mode for a future run at their first Stanley Cup title since 1994, the 36-year-old goalie wants to stick around and be a part of that process. SENT: 796 words, photos.

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