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Weather Service confirms North Creek tornado

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service has confirmed that a fourth tornado touched down in upstate New York during severe storms that killed four people.

Meteorologists say the twister touched down around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in the hamlet of North Creek, in the Adirondacks 70 miles north of Albany. The tornado was rated EF-0 with wind speeds of 85 mph.  Go to full article

Police: Bus in fatal crash had no brake problems

LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say no mechanical problems have been found on a bus that crashed while transporting passengers for an Adirondack river excursion company, killing a 15-year-old employee.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Doug Kerr</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Doug Kerr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Work begins on Syracuse's Inner Harbor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined local leaders to break ground on a long-awaited redevelopment project in Syracuse.

The Democrat participated in a ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Inner Harbor, a former industrial section of the city that's connected to the Erie Canal system.  Go to full article
Operating room. Photo: <a href="">Scott & White Healthcare</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Operating room. Photo: Scott & White Healthcare, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Prosecutors: Northern NY hospital to pay $750,000

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal prosecutors say a hospital in northern New York has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it submitted 1,900 improper Medicare claims.

According to the U.S. attorney's office, Carthage Area Hospital double billed the federal health care program for the elderly for operating room and ambulatory surgery services from 2006 through June 2010.  Go to full article
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The Barnes & Noble cafe. Photo: wikipedia, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Barnes & Noble to pay $10K for breastfeeding flap

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Barnes & Noble bookstore chain will pay $10,000 to promote breastfeeding after a woman was asked to cover up while nursing her infant son at a Rockland County store.  Go to full article

Weather service: Tornado hit homes where 4 died

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed the homes in upstate New York where four people were killed.

Barbara Watson, the meteorologist leading the agency's survey team says that the violent winds Tuesday were at least 100 mph and reached undetermined higher speeds to cause the damage they're seeing in the town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica.  Go to full article
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Photo: Jarrett Frazier, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Olympic authority faces cash-flow crunch

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A state audit has found that the public entity operating former Olympic venues in Lake Placid continues to face significant cash flow problems and has had to borrow money to make payroll.

An audit released Wednesday by New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli determined that the Olympic Regional Development Authority needs to improve its financial practices.  Go to full article

14K still without power in upstate New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) More than 14,000 utility customers in upstate New York are still without power two days after violent storms tore across the region, killing four people and destroying several homes in a rural town  Go to full article
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Zephyr Teachout Pride, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Liberal NY gov candidate gets 40K names for ballot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A liberal law professor seeking to challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says she has collected 40,000 signatures from voters who want her name on the Democratic Primary ballot.

Zephyr Teachout's campaign plans to mail the petitions Thursday from a New York City post office.  Go to full article

11 whooping cough cases reported in Windham County

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Health Department says 11 whooping cough cases were reported in Windham County in June and so far this month there have been five suspected cases.

Of the 11 confirmed cases, 10 people have been vaccinated against whooping cough. Officials don't know the vaccination status of the other case.  Go to full article

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