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AP source: Bills bids to be submitted in 2 weeks

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills sale timetable tells The Associated Press that the process is entering the final stage with prospective buyers asked to submit formal bids in two weeks.  Go to full article
Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County.  Photo:  Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.

Investigators are reconstructing fatal crash, race tracks make safety changes

According to the Watertown Daily Times the Ontario County sheriff investigating the death of Kevin Ward Jr. says there are "no facts or evidence that would support allegations against any individual."

The paper also reports Sheriff Phillip Povero has acquired a second video of the accident last Saturday that involved Ward and veteran NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.

Investigators are also working to reconstruct the scene of the crash at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in western New York.

Brian Mann has been following this story since the crash on Saturday and joins Martha Foley by phone.  Go to full article
Kevin Ward Jr. died Saturday night in a NASCAR accident in Ontario County.  Photo:  Kevin Ward Jr. Facebook page.

Update: North Country man dies in race crash with top NASCAR driver

Race car driver Kevin Ward Jr., from Port Leyden, New York, in Lewis County, was struck and killed during a sprint car race Saturday night.

According to the Associated Press, Ward, age 20, left his sprint car following an accident and was walking on a section of track when he was struck and thrown roughly fifty feet.  Go to full article

Can-Am rugby player conscious but critical

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that a ruby player injured over the weekend in Bloomingdale is conscious but still in critical condition.

Dan Nelson,...  Go to full article
Donald Trump at a press conference in 2008. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_announcing_latest_David_Blaine_feat_3.jpg">David Shankbone</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Donald Trump's attorney has confirmed the real estate mogul has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the Buffalo Bills.
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Dustin Whitcomb makes sure to wear proper headgear. Photo: Sarah Harris

Outhouse races: a Fourth of July tradition in Bristol

Most towns are gathering and getting ready for their 4th of July parades. Few are getting ready for their outhouse races. Each year in Bristol, Vermont though, runners...  Go to full article
Luge racer Erin Hamlin of Ramsen, NY. NCPR file photo: Nancie Battaglia

Lake Placid to host international luge conference

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) The International Luge Federation will host its annual congress in Lake Placid in 2016.

State Olympic Regional Development Authority and USA...  Go to full article
It was a tense game to watch in the Winston Room at St. Lawrence University. Photo: David Sommerstein

Soccer fans savor victory in Canton

American soccer fans are rejoicing after their team slipped through the so-called "Group of Death" in the World Cup. Even though USA lost to Germany, 1 to 0, on Thursday, the...  Go to full article
33,000 fans pack the Carrier Dome for an SU game. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tamurray5/5378719050/">Theresa Murray</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Syracuse hoops topped nation in 2013-14 attendance

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse is back as the No.1 draw in college basketball.

NCAA figures released recently show that Syracuse averaged 26,253 fans for its 18 home...  Go to full article
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein

Summer school, lumberjack style

The Adirondack woodsman is a North Country archetype - brawny, independent, deeply versed in the ways of the North Woods. There are still loggers working in the forests of...  Go to full article

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