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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

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SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Police say a mother and her 30-year-old son have been killed after the car they were driving went off the shoulder of a road, got airborne and slammed into a tree. Troopers say Mervyn Albert of Schenectady was driving a 2005 Mazda too fast in the town of Saratoga when he lost control, ran off north shoulder and hit the tree. They say 56-year-old mom Angeli Persaud was in the passenger seat.

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - The mother of a slain Long Island teenager is decrying a $36 million jury award for two men who've been exonerated after serving 18 years in prison. Concetta Napoli says she still believes the two men and a third defendant were responsible for her daughter's 1984 killing. She says she hopes Nassau County will appeal the verdict.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Drivers who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without a working E-ZPass would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by lawmakers. State Senator David Carlucci says his proposal would allow toll officials to suspend the registration of anyone who racks up five toll violations within 18 months.

NEW YORK (AP) - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials have reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states, including New York. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season started in December and peaked by mid-January, and most of the illnesses were swine flu.

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  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
  • Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:51:12 GMT
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
  • New protocol for NYPD officers responding to fires

    New protocol for NYPD officers responding to fires

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:49:11 GMT
    Police officials in New York City have changed the way officers respond to fires.They’re now required to take the stairs when they enter structures that are burning.This follows the death of an officer earlier this month.Officer Dennis Guerra was overcome by smoke and carbon dioxide as he got off the elevator on the 13th floor of a Brooklyn building on April 6th. He died three days later.
    Police officials in New York City have changed the way officers respond to fires.They’re now required to take the stairs when they enter structures that are burning.This follows the death of an officer earlier this month.Officer Dennis Guerra was overcome by smoke and carbon dioxide as he got off the elevator on the 13th floor of a Brooklyn building on April 6th. He died three days later.
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