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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

December 26, 2018

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NEW YORK — The lowest-paid workers in New York state will have something to look forward to in the new year: a higher minimum wage, with the biggest boost coming to employees in New York City, who will make at least $15 per hour. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 800 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ New York City prosecutors say they won’t bring criminal charges against five homeless men seen on video battling a police officer on a subway platform Sunday night, blaming police for only citing the men for sleeping on the station floor. The decision angered Ali’s union which said the men “should be held accountable for their actions. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 11 a.m.


THOUSAND ISLANDS-TOURISM: A survey of businesses in the Thousands Island region along the U.S.-Canada border say this past summer was a strong one for tourism.

BILLS FAN-DISNEY WORLD: An avid Buffalo Bills fan from Texas who’s battling cancer has been given a trip to Disney World thanks to the efforts of a fan club known as the Bills Mafia.

CHRISTMAS NIGHT SHOOTING: Authorities are investigating a Christmas Night shooting in an upstate New York town that sent a man to the hospital.

FIREFIGHTER-FATAL CRASH: Firefighters in western New York are mourning the death of a veteran professional firefighter who was killed in an off-duty traffic accident on Christmas Eve.





NEW YORK — The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn’t been good for his most prominent backer in the media. While Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity will end 2018 as cable news’ most popular personality, he’s been slumping in the ratings since the midterm elections and ominous stories related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the president. By David Bauder. SENT: 600 words, photos.





NEW YORK -- Take me out to the bowl game! Yankee Stadium again serves as home of Thursday’s Pinstripe Bowl when Miami plays Wisconsin. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words. By 6 p.m. AP Photos.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. _ The Buffalo Bills (5-10) return to practice on Wednesday to prepare for their season finale against the Miami Dolphins (7-8) on Sunday. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m. ET.

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