ELMA, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Police say a 16-year-old girl is dead after a car crossed over the dividing line and crashed into an SUV. The crash happened Saturday morning in Elma, where the driver of an Audi crossed over the double yellow line and collided with an SUV travelling in the other direction. WGRZ-TV reports Rachel Lofaso was a passenger in the Audi and was taken to a hospital where she later died.
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) - A mother whose 13-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet is facing new losses: Her suburban New York home was engulfed in a fire. Nadine McKenzie was among 12 people displaced by Sunday's blaze at a multi-family house in Mount Vernon. Sunday was the first anniversary of Shamoya McKenzie's burial. The eighth-grader was shot in the head while riding home from basketball practice in her mother's car.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Turkish butcher and chef known widely on the internet for his videos of preparing and salting steaks with a dramatic flourish has opened a restaurant in New York City. Nusret Gokce, famous online for his videos that earned him the moniker "Salt Bae," opened one of his Nusr-Et steakhouses in midtown Manhattan on Monday. The New York Times reports he also opened a Miami steakhouse this year.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's governor is urging the federal government to exempt the state from a plan by President Donald Trump's administration to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter Monday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Democratic governor says the Republican administration's drilling plan is "threatening the future wellbeing of our state." The Interior Department had no immediate response.
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