BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY
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TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE NAME
ALBANY, N.Y. — A group of New Yorkers is urging state officials to rename the new Mario Cuomo Bridge after the span it replaced — the Tappan Zee Bridge. Campaign organizers have collected thousands of signatures on a petition they hope will convince state leaders. There’s only one problem: Mario Cuomo’s son, current Gov. Andrew Cuomo. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m., photos.
OSSINING, N.Y. — “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker reports frequently on criminal justice issues, and on Wednesday, he gets a look from the inside, as the speaker at a ceremony for people who earned college degrees while serving time inside New York’s Sing Sing state prison. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.
NEW YORK — Designer Kate Spade is being remembered as vibrant, colorful and most of all, fun — just like her famous handbags. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 938 words, photos, video.
RAC--BELMONT-JOCKEY CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
Mike Smith is currently in the international spotlight as he goes for the Triple Crown on Saturday aboard Justify in the Belmont, but he’s far from alone as a jockey who has dealt with concussions. A lack of concussion protocol for jockeys in most of the U.S. puts horse racing years behind other sports. By Sports Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1105 words, photos, graphics.
NEW YORK — Justify arrives at Belmont Park after a flight from Kentucky to begin his final preparations for the Belmont Stakes and his bid to become horse racing’s second Triple Crown winner in four years and 13th overall. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— HARVEY WEINSTEIN-LAWSUIT: A Delaware bankruptcy judge says six women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct can proceed with their class action lawsuit against the television and film company he co-founded.
— XGR--REVENGE PORN: Lawmakers in New York are considering legislation to allow victims to sue over revenge porn.
— OFFICER-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY: A former law enforcement officer from upstate New York has been convicted of possessing child pornography.
— CUSTOMS AGENT-HAZING: A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has admitted his role in using a “rape table” to haze two colleagues at Newark Liberty International Airport.
— ARSENAL IN CAR: Police say a Georgia man who had been living out of his car at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City was hiding a small arsenal of guns and bullets in his vehicle.
— TIRE-FATAL CRASH: The Florida Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old New York man was killed by a tire that flew off a box truck, bounced over a dividing wall on Interstate 95 and crashed onto the roof of his sports utility vehicle.
— MODEL-BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT: A romance novel cover model from California dubbed the “beefcake bandit” who pleaded guilty to robberies in Connecticut has been sentenced to prison.
— THRUWAY-E-ZPASS SALES: The New York State Thruway Authority says it has sold thousands of E-ZPass tags at toll plazas since the program was launched in February.
— SHAKE SHACK-STATEN ISLAND: The New York City-based chain restaurant Shake Shack will open a new location in the only city borough that still doesn’t have one: Staten Island.
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