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

October 1, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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BKC--COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK — What some call the sleazy side of college basketball recruiting is on display at a criminal trial in New York. A former agent, former amateur league coach and a former Adidas executive are charged with orchestrating prohibited payments to the families of student athletes. The defendants have all pleaded not guilty. The scandal already has brought down a coaching legend, Rick Pitino of Louisville. By Tom Hays. With photos. SENT: 729 words, photos.

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CARDI B-STRIP CLUB FRACAS

NEW YORK — A lawyer for Cardi B says the rapper has received a summons in connection with a fight at a New York strip club. Attorney Jeff Kern said as his famous client left a Queens police station on Monday that he’s “aware of no evidence” that Cardi B “caused anybody any harm.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m. with photos, video.

PROTECTING THE DISABLED-DRIVERS

ALBAN Y, N.Y. — A state agency that cares for the disabled racked up hundreds of unpaid traffic tickets — including nearly 300 for speeding through school zones — and did little to monitor the driving records of state employees responsible for transporting disabled New Yorkers, according to a new audit released Monday. By David Klepper Upcoming: 400 words by 6 p.m.

RAISE THE AGE-NY

NEW YORK — A state law that raises the age of criminal responsibility to 18 and takes 16-year-olds out of the adult criminal justice system is going into effect. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

BOY SCOUTS STRUCK

MANORVILLE, N .Y. — Boy Scouts on Long Island are mourning a 12-year-old who was mowed down with troop mates, allegedly by a drunken driver, as they enjoyed a weekend hike. Suffolk County police said on Monday that Andrew McMorris of Wading River has died at a hospital. Four other scouts were injured, one of them seriously, when they were struck while walking along the shoulder of a road in Manorville on Sunday afternoon. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— CAR INTO BUILDING: A car has crashed into a doctor’s office in suburban New York City.

— DRINKING WATER: A new report finds that many public drinking water systems around the state have elevated levels of potentially harmful industrial containments.

— FATAL FIRE: Police say a fire in Brooklyn has claimed the life of a 24-year-old man and critically injured a woman.

— JUDGE SANCTIONED: The lawyer for a New York judge who was indicted on weapons charges says he plans to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.

— FIRES-ALBANY NEIGHBORHOOD: Officials say 12 buildings have to be torn down after two weekend fires devastated an Albany neighborhood.

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BUSINESS

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PFIZER-CEO CHANGE

NEW YORK — The New York based drugmaker Pfizer will replace CEO Ian Read with Chief Operating Officer Albert Bourla in January. By Linda A. Johnson and Tom Murphy. SENT: 556 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-A STAR IS BORN

TORONTO— When Bradley Cooper saw Lady Gaga perform “La Vie en Rose” at a fundraiser at the home of entrepreneur Sean Parker, it wasn’t one of the important moments along the road to making “A Star Is Born.” It was, Cooper says, THE moment. “She demolished the room,” he recalls, still wide-eyed about it. “I knew that was plutonium.” By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1307 words, photos, video.

— JEMELE HILL-THE ATLANTIC: Jemele Hill is joining the staff of The Atlantic weeks after the outspoken personality left ESPN after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer.

— GWYNETH PALTROW-WEDDING: It appears Gwyneth Paltrow married “Glee” co-creator Brad Falchuk over the weekend.

— BENEDICT ARNOLD’S HAIR-DISPLAY: A display of Benedict Arnold’s hair at Fort Ticonderoga this year proved so popular that curators dug into the museum’s vast collection to see what other 18th century curiosities they could find.

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SPORTS

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BBN--METS WRAPUP

NEW YORK — After a disappointing season, the Mets will start their search for a new GM. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.

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