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NEW YEAR’S EVE SECURITY
NEW YORK _ It’s an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square. The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department’s ever-evolving plan to keep revelers _ and “Rockin’ Eve” host Ryan Seacrest _ safe. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 645 words, photos.
NEW LAWS-MINIMUM WAGE
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities including New York City, affecting millions of workers. The state wage hikes range from an extra nickel per hour in Alaska to a $1-an-hour bump in Maine, Massachusetts and for California employers with more than 25 workers. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 900 words, photos.
_NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL: The organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square have tested out the iconic crystal ball ahead of Monday night’s celebrations.
_CAR OFF LEDGE: The driver of a car that fell about 30 feet (10 meters) off a ledge near a suburban New York train station has died.
_ TV INTERVIEW-ARREST: A New York bartender’s TV interview led to his arrest after sheriff’s deputies recognized him as the suspect in a grand larceny case.
_FARMLAND PROTECTION GRANTS: Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a record $35 million has been awarded to 40 farms across the state to protect 13,000 acres of land.
_ WWII VETERAN LAWMAKER: A New York politician who’s believed to be one of the last World War II veterans serving in a state legislature is about to retire.
_HOUSE FIRE-LONG ISLAND: A young boy who jumped from the window of a burning house was one of three people injured in a fire on Long Island.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. _ The New England Patriots claimed two victories in one game. Actually, it only took them about a half. By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 1000 words, photos.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ Dak Prescott threw a 32-yard fourth-down touchdown pass to Cole Beasley on a play that was reversed by video replay and added a winning 2-point conversion pass to Michael Gallup with 1:12 to play as the playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys beat New York 36-35 on Sunday. SENT. By Tom Canavan. 600 words, photos.
EVANSTON, Ill. _ Vic Law and Northwestern look to get back to winning when they host Columbia. The Wildcats lost in overtime to Oklahoma on Dec. 21 even though Law scored 23 points. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. _Iggy Brazdeikis scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, and No. 2 Michigan eventually pulled away for a 74-52 victory over Binghamton on Sunday. By Noah Trister. SENT: 800 words, photos.
NEW YORK _ LIU Brooklyn plays Fordham at Rose Hill Gymnasium. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Drexel plays Hofstra at David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex - Hofstra Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.
Mike Morgan scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half, including six straight in a key late run, and Cornell defeated Navy 61-50 on Sunday. SENT: 250 words.
MMA-PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE
The promotional videos for the PFL Championship nearly rival the hype for the Rockettes: “Six weight classes, six world championship fights, plus the biggest name in women’s mixed martial arts.” Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison can take another step toward one day staking claim to that title in her headline fight at PFL 11 on Monday night. Harrison takes on Moriel Charneski in a 155-pound at the Hulu Theatre in Madison Square Garden. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 780 words, photos.
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