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

April 2, 2019

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NEW YORK _ New York City is the first American metropolis that seeks to ease congestion, cut back on pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most bustling areas during the busiest times of the week. So can it work? If the experience of the other cities around the world that have tried it is any indication, the answer appears to be yes. But New York also faces challenges. By Deepti Hajela. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.


NEW YORK _ David Blaine denies sexual assault allegations under investigation in New York City and intends to cooperate with authorities, his publicist said in a statement Tuesday. SENT: 300 words.


NEW YORK _ With key federal funding nowhere in sight for a new, $13 billion rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, project organizers are taking a hard look at whether to shift focus to performing significant repairs to the existing, 108-year-old tube that carries commuters from New Jersey and intercity Amtrak trains. By David Porter. UPCOMING:: 450 words by 3:30 p.m


WASHINGTON — How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it’s 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions. By Elana Schor. SENT: 1127 words, photos.


_ MEASLES-NEW YORK: A junior varsity baseball game has been moved because of the suburban New York measles outbreak.

_ WWII AIRMAN-REMAINS IDENTIFIED: U.S. military officials say the remains of western New York airman killed in a plane crash in the Pacific during World War II have been identified.

_ TRAFFIC COP CHAOS: A New York Police Department traffic enforcement vehicle was caught on camera inexplicably slamming into cars over the weekend on a crowded Queens street.

_ STATE BUDGET-CHILD CARE: New York’s new state budget includes more dollars for after-school programs for the state’s most vulnerable children.

_ COLLEGE DORM-BULLET: Police are investigating a stray bullet that landed in a State University of New York college dormitory.

_ ARIZONA FUGITIVE ARREST: A man wanted in Tucson for failure to appear in court after being convicted in a stalking case last year has been arrested in New York.




_ POLAND SPRING LAWSUIT: A judge has given new life to a class-action lawsuit accusing Poland Spring of selling water that’s sourced from wells, not springs.




_ PEOPLE-DEBORAH NORVILLE: “Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville will undergo surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid nodule from her neck.





NEW YORK _ With the injury-depleted Yankees missing sluggers Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar and nearly half their everyday lineup, New York sends Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) to the mound against a slumping Detroit offense. Jordan Zimmermann pitches for the Tigers after taking a perfect game into the seventh inning on opening day last week in Toronto. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.


MIAMI _ New York plays Miami at Marlins Park. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.


BUFFALO _ The Nashville Predators visit the Buffalo Sabres. With photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.