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

January 28, 2019

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Editors: Deletes BRANDED WOMEN; story no longer planned.

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TOP STORIES

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XGR--CHILD VICTIMS ACT

ALBANY, N.Y. _ A bill to extend the statute of limitations on child molestation to give victims more time to seek justice is expected to easily pass the New York legislature Monday. By David Klepper. SENT: 330 words. Will be updated.

With:

_ XGR--CHILD VICTIMS ACT-THE LATEST

EL CHAPO-PROSECUTION

NEW YORK _ Prosecutors were nearing the end of their case on Monday at the U.S. trial of the notorious Mexican drug lord known as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman amid uncertainty about whether the defense will put on its own case. A trial already full of quirky and memorable moments got one more when the actor who played Joaquin Guzman on TV showed up as a spectator. By Tom Hays. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m. With photos.

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR TUNNELS

NEWARK _ New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and members of Congress tour the century-old Hudson River rail tunnels as they seek to put pressure on the federal government to help fund a new tunnel. By David Porter. UPCOMING: 300 words.

STUCK IN ELEVATOR

NEW YORK _ Police say a woman was finally rescued after being stuck for three days in the elevator of a Manhattan townhouse owned by a billionaire investment banker from Arkansas. By Verena Dobnik. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SWITCHED AT DEATH: A New York City woman says she mistakenly consented to having a stranger taken off life support because he’d been misidentified as her brother.

_ DELIVERY DRIVER-DEATH: Police say a propane delivery truck driver in the Adirondacks has died after his vehicle rolled on top of him as he tried to place a chock under the wheel.

_ RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government says there is a large aggregation of an endangered species of whale south of Nantucket, and mariners should avoid it for the safety of the animals.

_ FATAL SHOOTING-POLICE CHASE: A New York lawmaker and a police detective were participating in a homeless count when they heard loud popping noises that turned out to be a fatal shooting.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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FREEE TV ONLINE-REVIEW

NEW YORK — You canceled cable long ago. Your TV antenna has trash reception for ABC. But you want to host an Oscars viewing party. What to do? A newish, under-the-radar option is Locast. It’s like an app version of a $50 antenna you can get from Best Buy, and it’s free and easy to use. By Technology Writer Tali Arbel. SENT: 777 words. With photos.

_ GREGORY HINES-STAMP: The U.S. Postal Service is honoring entertainer Gregory Hines with a Black Heritage Series stamp. With photos.

_ TV-RENT-INJURY: One of the stars of the live broadcast of the musical “Rent” on Fox was

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SPORTS

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BKN--KNICKS-HORNETS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Kemba Walker returns to play in his first home game since being named an NBA All-Star game starter when the Hornets host the Knicks. by Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.

SOC--NBC-SKY SPORTS NEWS

NEW YORK — Britain’s Sky Sports News is returning to U.S. television this week for a transfer-deadline show on the NBC Sports Network. By Sports Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 358 words.

BBN--OBIT-MAGOWAN

SAN FRANCISCO _ Peter Magowan, the lifelong Giants fan who formed the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco with a sparkling waterfront ballpark, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Magowan was a fan ever since going to games at the Polo Grounds in New York and then played a critical role in the team’s success over the last quarter-century. By Sports Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 829 words, photos.

_FBN--BILLS-FERGUSON: The Buffalo Bills have re-signed long snapper Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract.

BKN--NETS-CELTICS

BOSTON _ The Brooklyn Nets visit the Boston Celtics. With photos.

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