ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A criminal defense attorney says he's been retained by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's office as a federal prosecutor threatens to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission. Elkan Abramowitz says he was hired some time ago to represent the governor's office. Cuomo faces questions about whether his administration meddled with the commission.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump's attorney confirms the real estate mogul has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the Buffalo Bills. A person close to the process tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have also been selected.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign an amendment to New York's laws against drunken driving that would turn three DWI-related offenses within 15 years into a felony. Possible penalties for the felony are up to seven years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. The measure is called "Vince's Law" for a man killed in suburban Syracuse by a driver with five prior offenses.
DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) - Trainloads of New Jersey garbage are raising a stink in western New York. Residents of the village of Depew have been complaining all summer about the garbage trains left idling for hours on CSX railroad tracks. Village trustee Linda Hammer tells the Buffalo News that she has spoken to CSX about the sickening smell, but the problem persists.
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