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Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says 'Catch And Kill' Practice Kept Her Quiet

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:23pm

Karen McDougal spoke to The New Yorker, in her first on-the-record remarks about an agreement she signed with the National Enquirer's parent company about the alleged 2006 affair.

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Police: 12-year-old arrested for threatening to harm Port Byron students

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:56pm
A 12-year-old was arrested after threatening to harm students in the Port Byron on social media, police said. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Schools across New York deal with reported threats after Florida school shooting

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:42pm
From New York City to Upstate New York, schools and police investigated concerning social media posts after the a school shooting in Florida killed 17. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Kentucky Teen Charged With Murder And Assault After January School Shooting

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:21pm

The identity of the 15-year-old suspect, who will be tried as an adult, had not been confirmed until Friday. Two students were killed in the attack and 14 others were wounded.

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New York Lottery Numbers Thursday, February 15, 2018

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:15pm

These New York lotteries were drawn Thursday

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Mangakahia Helps Syracuse Women Upset No. 17 Duke 68-65

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:12pm

Tiana Mangakahia scored 19 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and Syracuse upended No. 17 Duke 68-65 on Thursday night.

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Computer Tablet Provider Expects To Make $8.8M From Inmates

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:50pm

Selling downloaded entertainment and email service via tablet computers given free of charge to approximately 50,000 inmates in the New York prison system will bring in nearly $9 million in five years for a Florida-based company.

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How a birthday lunch saved Syracuse-area native from Florida school shooting

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:45pm
Shannon Wightman, a Marcellus native, was supposed to be at high school where 17 were killed by shooter. Chris Libonati | clibonati@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/clibonati/index.html

Amtrak: We'll Stop Service On Tracks Lacking Speed Controls

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:37pm

Amtrak is considering suspending service on tracks that don't have sophisticated speed controls by a Dec. 31 deadline, the railroad's top executive said Thursday, threatening to disrupt operations across the U.S. in a push to strengthen safety after a series of deadly wrecks.

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Commerce Department Urges Crackdown On Imported Steel And Aluminum

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:34pm

President Trump is considering imposing tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. The Commerce Department says action is needed to protect the domestic industries vital to national security.

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Cuomo orders state police to increase patrols around schools after copycat threats

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:25pm
Copycat threats were made today at two Cattaraugus County schools, the governor said. Sarah Moses | smoses@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/smoses/index.html

DeFrancisco blocks vote on $15M more for DeWitt factory, seeks details of deal

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:22pm
State Sen. John DeFrancisco has demanded to see written guarantees of job creation. Tim Knauss | tknauss@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/tknauss/index.html

Assemblywoman Lupardo Looks to Protect Student Reporters' Speech

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo’s name is on a bill that would expand freedom of speech rights for high school and college journalists.

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Utica Man Arrested On Drug Charges Following State Police Raid

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:35pm

A Utica man has been arrested on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant at 10 Johnson Park.

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N.Y. College Says Forgotten Book Reveals Lock Of George Washington's Hair

NPR News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:14pm

Union College believes the hair made its way from Alexander Hamilton's family to its archives, but remained buried between the pages of a book until a librarian stumbled across it.

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Train Carrying Automobiles Derails; 2 Crew Members Treated

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:05pm

A freight train carrying automobiles has derailed in rural western New York, sending up a plume of black smoke but apparently posing no public danger.

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Democrat Chris Ryan won't seek John DeFrancisco's NY Senate seat

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:00pm
The 50th Senate District seat in Central NY will open for only the second time in 52 years as DeFrancisco runs for governor. Mark Weiner | mweiner@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/mweiner/index.html

Court Win For Schneiderman In Lawsuit Against Charter-Spectrum

WIBX News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:59pm

The state Supreme Court has rejected Charter-Spectrum's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the company by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Syracuse's top lawyer stepping down already; replacement coming in March

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:56pm
City's top attorney leaving after telling mayor it wasn't the right fit. Douglass Dowty | ddowty@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/ddowty/index.html

Backstage at NY Fashion Week 2018: The best stuff is what the public doesn't see (photos)

News from The Post-Standard - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:45pm
Contributing writer Gabriela Julia took a last-minute assignment to cover the Prabal Gurung show on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Spring Studios in TriBeCa. Gabriela Julia | Contributing writer http://connect.syracuse.com/user/gjulia/index.html