NEW YORK (AP) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The 28-year-old Democratic rising star is stumping for two young, progressive Democrats in Kansas and Michigan. On Friday, she will travel to Wichita, Kansas to join Sen. Bernie Sanders in campaigning for congressional candidate James Thompson. Then she'll go north to Michigan to lend her national spotlight to Abdul El-Sayed, a young, progressive candidate for governor.
TROY, N.Y. (AP) - A grand jury has cleared a police officer who shot and wounded a man during a traffic stop in upstate New York. The Schenectady County District Attorney's office announced Monday the jury found Officer Jarrod Iler was justified in the August 2017 shooting in Troy that injured Dahmeek McDonald. McDonald's lawyer, Mark Mishler, says they are dismayed but not surprised with the outcome.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state has opened a facility in central New York where first responders can receive training in rescuing people from dangerous flooding situations. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the Swift Water Flood Training Center has opened at the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' facility in Oneida County. The training center features a 3-acre pond, a concrete swift water channel and an urban flood simulator.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been granted parole. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says Monday that 75-year-old Marybeth Tinning could be released from prison as early as next month.
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