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

July 8, 2018

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TROOPER KILLED-FUNERAL

ALFRED, N.Y. —A New York State trooper killed on duty by a suicidal man was remembered at his funeral Sunday for his leadership, passion for life and willingness to help others. Trooper Nicholas Clark’s life “was taken because he did what we asked him to do,” said State Police Superintendent George Beach, speaking to a crowd at an arena at Alfred University that included Gov. Andrew Cuomo and numerous troopers and other law enforcement officers. SENT: 389 words, photos.

THE NEXT ELECTORAL UPSET?

BOSTON — Ayanna Pressley knew it was going to be tough mounting a primary challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman in Massachusetts, a state that often rewards politicians with near-lifetime jobs. Then someone Pressley counts as a friend — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — stunned the New York Democratic establishment, and the nation, with her primary victory last month over 10-term U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley. By Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 890 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— WRONG-LANE CRASH: Authorities say three people have been killed in a crash after a car going in one direction went into the oncoming lane and hit another vehicle.

— DEAD BODY GUY: A former Ohio man who gained fame from playing corpses in television shows and movies is getting ready to say his final “goodbye” and retire.

— DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is celebrating big state investments in efforts to revitalize downtowns around the state.

— MAPLE-NEW YORK: It’s a sweet year for New York’s maple industry.

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