ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Wineries, local leaders and residents are blasting a company's proposal to build a large trash incinerator in New York's Finger Lakes. Rochester-based Circular enerG LLC wants to build the facility at the former Seneca Army Depot in an area of the state known for its lake recreation and burgeoning wine industry. The facility would burn thousands of tons of trash trucked into the area each day. Opponents are urging state environmental officials to reject the plan.
PEMBROKE, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. government has acquired the two final land parcels needed for a New York veterans' cemetery that will eventually ease a burden for thousands of military families. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer is now urging the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to quickly begin work on the Western New York National Veterans Cemetery in Pembroke, New York. Schumer says many families now have to travel up to 100 miles to the closest veterans' cemetery, in Bath, New York.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An invasive species with a jarring name has turned up in Lake Superior: the bloody red shrimp. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says researchers found a single specimen of the tiny shrimp in the Duluth-Superior harbor last summer. There are now documented findings of bloody red shrimp in all of the Great Lakes. Experts say there's no indication yet that they've become established in Lake Superior.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The case of two New York City police officers accused of raping a woman in their custody last year is spurring calls to close what some are calling a police sex loophole. While New York law already bars sex between prison guards and inmates, it doesn't apply to officers and those in their custody. Democratic Gov. Andrew Como is pushing to close the loophole with a bill that's based on the idea that people in police custody can't consent to sex because of the power officers hold over them.
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