ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Police say two men are dead following a violent four-hour period in Rochester that three other people wounded by gunfire. Rochester police say the two men were shot on a city street late Thursday afternoon and taken to a hospital. Officials say by Friday morning, both of the men had died. Police say on Thursday evening three other people were wounded in separate shootings just minutes apart.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. Joseph Percoco was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in New York City who said she hoped the punishment would be "heard in Albany." Percoco was convicted in March of accepting more than $300,000 from companies that wanted to gain influence with the Cuomo administration.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, have been shot during a memorial service in upstate New York. Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says the shooting happened about 9 p.m. Thursday on Midland Avenue. He says ages of the male and female victims range between 8 and 35 years old. The Post-Standard reports that witnesses say they saw two to three possible shooters and heard at least 10 shots. Police have not confirmed the number of shooters or revealed a possible motive.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state will send 500 more college students to Puerto Rico to help rebuild homes as the island territory continues to recover from Hurricane Maria. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest wave of volunteers on Thursday. He also said a memorial to the hurricane's victims is being planned in Battery Park. Hundreds of students and other volunteers from New York have already traveled to Puerto Rico since last year's storm.
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