ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There is no word whether the first day yesterday of closed-door meetings involving Cuomo administration officials and state lawmakers produced agreement on a number of issues still pending in the Assembly. The negotiations could drag on through much of the week.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former Marine says he is innocent of a double murder in the Philippines. Authorities there are seeking to extradite Timothy Kaufman, who has remained in jail since his arrest in April near his grandfather's Albany-area home. In a letter sent to reporters from jail, Kaufman says he left the Asian nation after the killings because he feared for his safety.
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Classes are resuming this morning at a magnet school in Newburgh where a fire in a classroom yesterday forced the evacuation of several hundred students. The (Middletown) Times Herald-Record reports the blaze broke out in a classroom. The lone injury was to a substitute teacher who fainted outside the building.
COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York man has been charged after state police say he slammed his girlfriend's head through a wall late last week, and then injured 1 of the troopers trying to arrest him. The woman was treated at a hospital after the incident allegedly involving Cory Cornell of Collins, in Erie County.
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Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the Wednesday morning rush. Crews have bee working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.