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New York DA says feds did OK in fatal shootout

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York district attorney has ruled that federal agents who gunned down a man that had fatally shot four people did nothing wrong in the attack.

In a June letter to FBI officials and the U.S. Marshals Service, Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter says 64-year-old Kurt Myers wasn't killed unnecessarily by federal agents in March 2013.  Go to full article
Lionel Barrymore lights James Stewart's cigar, Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tom-margie/11379173834/">Insomnia Cured Here</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Lionel Barrymore lights James Stewart's cigar, Photo: Insomnia Cured Here, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

"It's a Wonderful Life" museum looking for stories

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Did the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" change your life?

Then the It's A Wonderful Life Museum in upstate New York is interested in your story. The museum in Seneca Falls is asking people what their lives would be like if they had never seen the movie. Written and recorded answers are being accepted for the museum archives.  Go to full article

Jury clears Saratoga County teen of murder charges

VICTORY, N.Y. (AP) A grand jury has cleared an 18-year-old upstate New York man in the stabbing death of his mother's boyfriend.

Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy says the jury dismissed all charges against Matthew Brown on Tuesday for the death of 32-year-old Derick Clark.  Go to full article

GOP primary for congress in northern NY on Tuesday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A former Washington political staffer with strong backing from national conservative groups is taking on a self-funded businessman digging deeper into his personal fortune in the Republican primary for a northern New York congressional seat.  Go to full article
<a The Joint Commission on Public Ethics launched the website and phone line on Monday. href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/shenghunglin/510090026">Shenhung Lin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Shenhung Lin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY ethics and lobbying commission creates tip line

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The commission in charge of regulating ethics and lobbying in New York government has created a tip line and website for people to report alleged violations by state officials and lobbyists.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics launched the website and phone line on Monday. Callers can dial 1-800-87-ETHICS to report violations, including improper gifts, conflicts of interest, nepotism, abuse of power and sexual harassment.  Go to full article

New York state opens primary voting hotline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York has a hotline to help voters cast their ballots during the Tuesday's federal primary elections.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the statewide hotline will help people with disabilities as well as New Yorkers who speak English as a second language.  Go to full article
Saratoga Race Course. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/durhamd/1075371003">Dustin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Saratoga Race Course. Dustin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York food, drinks to highlight Saratoga meet

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) This year's racing in Saratoga Springs will again highlight food and beverages from around New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that Taste NY markets will be held at the Saratoga Race Course each Thursday, Friday and Sunday during the six-week summer racing season at the venerable track.  Go to full article
Downtown Troy, New York. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/3009349222">Doug Kerr</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Downtown Troy, New York. Doug Kerr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Small population dip may cost Troy big bucks

TROY, N.Y. (AP) A small dip in population could deal a big blow to one city in New York.

Estimates put Troy's population last year at 49,946, a decrease of about 125 from the year before and, most critically, 54 people shy of 50,000. That's a key threshold used by the federal government when setting funding amounts.  Go to full article
Museum at Bethel Woods, Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/13111644@N00/9788530985/">Steve Brown</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Museum at Bethel Woods, Photo: Steve Brown, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Museum at Woodstock site focusing on the Beatles

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) The upstate New York museum at the site of the original Woodstock concert is focusing on the Beatles this summer.

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Sullivan County says it is joining with the National Council for the Social Studies to present a series of workshops that will focus on the Beatles and the band's impact.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/60588258@N00/3293465641/">Brian Turner</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Brian Turner, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY lawmakers approve adding 25 family court judges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) While the current state budget funds 20 more family court judges statewide, intended to help ease crowded dockets, legislators have approved 25 new judgeships.

Most would take office next year, following upstate elections in November.  Go to full article

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