Car's driver, motorcyclist killed in collision
BOONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say two people are dead after a motorcycle and a car collided head-on near an intersection on a rural central New York road.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office tells local media that the car was heading south on Route 12 around 4 p.m. Tuesday when it made a left turn in the town of Boonville, just outside the Adirondack Park 20 miles north of Utica.
Deputies say a north-bound motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into the car, which burst into flames.
The car's driver and the motorcyclist were both killed. Their names haven't been released.
Deputies are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information the motorcyclist's actions prior to the accident to contact them.
Student found dead in lake on Adirondack campus
PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) - State police say they're investigating the death of a 19-year-old student found near the shoreline of an Adirondack lake on a college campus.
Troopers say they were called around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Paul Smith's College in Franklin County for a report of a student found dead on campus.
Police say the body of Nicolas Pendl of the western New York town of Allegany in Cattaraugus County was found on the shoreline of Lower St. Regis Lake. Troopers say he was found face-down in the water a short distance behind a dormitory.
An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday morning at the hospital in Saranac Lake.
Troopers say there are no signs of foul play. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that a pre-existing medical condition may have contributed to Pendl's death.
Kayaker's body found in central New York lake
OTISCO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 68-year-old man found dead in a central New York lake had been kayaking by himself while not wearing a floatation device.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says two kayakers discovered a body floating in Otisco Lake, 13 miles southwest of Syracuse.
Deputies say the body was spotted around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in about 8 feet of water off the west shore of the lake near Amber Beach Road. The kayakers were able to alert a nearby boater who assisted with bringing the body to shore.
Police say the man has been identified as Douglas Axe of Camillus, near Syracuse. Deputies say his overturned kayak was found near his body.
Officials say they believe Axe's death to have been accidental. The official cause of death will be determined by the county Medical Examiner's Office.
NIAGARA FALLS-BOATERS RESCUED
2 rescued from disabled boat 2 miles from falls
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say two boaters were about two miles from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.
Coast Guard officials say their Buffalo station received a call around 9:15 p.m. Monday reporting a 19-foot motor boat with two men aboard was anchored in the Niagara River about 2,000 feet inside the 2.5-mile exclusion zone from the falls.
A crew from the Coast Guard air station in Detroit was dispatched to the scene, along with a Coast Guard vessel from Buffalo and boat crews from state and local police.
The river's shallow depth prevented the vessels from reaching the anchored boat. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued the two boaters shortly before midnight.
The boat remains on the river. The owner is arranging salvage with a commercial service company.
TIME WARNER OUTAGE
Widespread outage strikes Time Warner customers
NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable is working to restore service after an outage cut Internet and on-demand cable service to customers across the United States.
Time Warner spokesman Rich Ruggiero says the outage started at about 4:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday.
He says an issue with Time Warner's Internet backbone created the disruption.
Regular cable TV service was not affected.
Ruggiero says service was largely restored by 6 a.m. EDT.
He did not know how many customers lost service.
SUSAN B ANTHONY-LETTERS
NY college purchases suffragists' correspondence
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The University of Rochester has purchased a collection of correspondence between Susan B. Anthony and a fellow women's rights activist.
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that the college bought the items last week from two Michigan auction houses. The collection dates from 1881 through the turn of the century and includes more than 60 autographed and typed letters, photographs and other related material linked to Anthony and Rachel Foster Avery of Pennsylvania.
The documents will be added to a collection of letters between the two women held in the college library's Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.
Anthony and Avery were leaders of the women's suffragist movement in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Anthony lived in Rochester for 60 years and is buried there.
Alec Baldwin visits mom's booth at NY State Fair
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Alec Baldwin has paid a visit to his mother's cancer research booth at the New York State Fair.
The Post-Standard reports that the actor spent a couple hours Tuesday at the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY Inc. booth at the suburban Syracuse fairgrounds.
The former "30 Rock" star signed autographs and posted for pictures with his mother, who lives in Camillus, outside Syracuse. Carol Baldwin's organization has had a booth at the fair for 13 years. Alec Baldwin is a board member of the research fund.
Baldwin is on a break from filming "Mission: Impossible 5" with Tom Cruise in Morocco. On Monday, he attended the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York City.
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