FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - An Army sergeant has agreed to a nearly three-year prison sentence in return for pleading guilty to secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at West Point. Officials say Sergeant 1st Class Michael McClendon agreed to a plea bargain that includes a 33-month sentence, loss of pay, a reduction in rank to private and a bad-conduct discharge.
TROY, N.Y. (AP) - An Troy church pastor plans to raffle a rifle during an upcoming Sunday service. The Reverend John Koletas (kuh-LEE'-tihs) of the Grace Baptist Church says he's showing support for owners and hunters by giving away the modified AR-15, the same type that was used to kill 20 children and six staff members at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they've seized nearly 800 bags of heroin during two separate traffic stops and a house search this week in rural Livingston County. Four men have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says he smoked a couple of joints in college - but that was last time he had marijuana. The Westchester County Executive was asked by a reporter if he ever tried marijuana today during a campaign stop in Albany.
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