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Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pats0n/4231123374/"> Alexander Safonov</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Alexander Safonov, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Video which appeared to show shark in Lake Ontario an elaborate hoax

TORONTO - It turns out a video which had many wondering whether a shark was lurking in the waters of Lake Ontario was all an elaborate marketing ploy.

Discovery Canada, which is owned by broadcasting giant Bell Media, says a finned creature which momentarily surfaced while three men fished off a dock was in fact a life-like prosthetic model of a shark.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga man, 90, dies in collision with truck

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) A 90-year-old man has died and his wife is in the hospital after the SUV he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer in northeastern New York.  Go to full article
F/A-18C in October 2003, Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/USMC_FA-18_Hornet.JPEG">Wikipedia</a>, Public Domain, some rights reserved
F/A-18C in October 2003, Photo: Wikipedia, Public Domain, some rights reserved

Air Guard to do joint trainings with Navy F-18s

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Air National Guard will be flying with U.S. Navy F-18 fighter jets this week.

The joint trainings started Tuesday and run through Friday.  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A train of oil tankers. Photo: Russ Allison Loar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Railroads detail crude oil train numbers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) CSX Transportation says it hauls an average of 20 to 35 trains a week loaded with crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region across 17 upstate New York counties en route to coastal refineries.

Canadian Pacific says it hauls an average of five to nine crude oil trains a week through five counties from the Canadian border to Schoharie County.  Go to full article
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein

Ax throw, log climb at Adirondack lumberjack class

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) Ax throwing is encouraged in lumberjack class.

The annual Adirondack Woodsmen's School is being held this summer amid the tall pines and placid waters of Paul Smith's College in New York. Despite the course's name, there are no bushy beards and no flannel shirts.  Go to full article
Central Warehouse abandoned in Albany, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/altuwa/3407961265/">Sébastien Barré</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Central Warehouse abandoned in Albany, NY. Photo: Sébastien Barré, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Albany-area buildings chosen for re-use project

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A historic preservation organization is launching an effort aimed at finding new uses for the many vacant industrial buildings dotting upstate New York communities.

The Preservation League of New York says it's working with the Troy Architectural Program to create development and rehabilitation plans for several industrial buildings as part of the Industrial Heritage Reuse Project.  Go to full article
Photo: Mark Kurtz
Photo: Mark Kurtz

Fort Drum welcomes 300 soldiers home from Afghanistan

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) About 300 soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division are back with their families after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team were welcomed back to Fort Drum in northern New York in a brief ceremony Tuesday afternoon. It's the second group of 3rd Brigade Combat Team members to return home out of about 2,100 deployed to Regional Command-East to help develop the Afghan National Security Forces.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson/61056391/">Tracy Olsen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Tracy Olsen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont candidates report campaign cash

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Campaign finance reports show that incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin has raised more than $93,000 for his campaign this reporting period.

Republican candidate for governor, Scott Milne of Pomfret, has logged contributions of more than $20,000 by the Tuesday reporting deadline.  Go to full article

Weather service: Tornado caused damage Sunday

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -- Meteorologists with the National Weather Service have confirmed that a tornado touched down in the Finger Lakes during violent storms over the weekend.

The weather service in Binghamton confirmed Monday that the tornado touched down around 4:40 p.m. Sunday in the Schuyler County town of Reading, just outside the village of Watkins Glen.  Go to full article
Photo: Innovation Trail
Photo: Innovation Trail

Court dismisses challenges to NY fracking review

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A state judge has dismissed two lawsuits challenging the state's delay in finishing its health and environmental analysis of the potential impact of shale gas development in New York.

The suits were filed on behalf of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, claiming 70,000 members, and the trustee of the bankrupt Norse Energy.  Go to full article

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