FEMA extends disaster assistance deadline in NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York to apply for disaster assistance.
FEMA says survivors have until April 13 to register with FEMA and return their disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The previous deadline was Friday.
Aid can include temporary rental assistance, home repair for damage not covered by insurance, and grants for necessary expenses, including medical, funeral, personal property and transportation. Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or they can call the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362.
Arrests made in slaying of man in Utica apartment
UTICA (AP) -- Authorities say they've arrested a man and woman accused of killing a 47-year-old central New York man during a robbery at his apartment.
Utica police Sgt. Steve Hauck says Allen Minor was targeted after an earlier drug deal and was stabbed to death during the robbery. His body was found Monday morning.
Police say 28-year-old Dennis Mosley of Albany and 31-year-old Kelly Marshall of Utica have both been charged with second-degree murder.
They were arraigned Tuesday morning and are being held in the Oneida County Jail. A message left for Marshall's lawyer wasn't initially returned. The name of Mosley's lawyer wasn't available.
State prison records show Mosley had been released on parole Friday after serving about 1 1/2 years in prison on a robbery conviction.
Judge Judy's son, a DA, embroiled in rape case
SOUTHEAST (AP) -- A suburban district attorney who is the son of TV's "Judge Judy" is being accused of interfering in a child rape case in which the suspect is his personal trainer.
Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy has recused himself. But the local sheriff says Levy is still trying to influence, and perhaps undermine, the investigation.
Levy says he has acted properly. He said the sheriff's allegations are unfounded.
The two politicians have also argued over whether the suspect lived with Levy and whether Levy's recusal was his own idea.
The rape case is being prosecuted by the Westchester County district attorney. A spokesman would not say whether Levy would be questioned.
Levy's mother, Judy Sheindlin of "Judge Judy," said the investigation should focus on the rape case.
Hit-and run added to upstate man's DWI charge in Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- Police say a 30-year-old upstate New York man charged with driving while intoxicated after a crash last winter has now been arrested for injuring a woman in a hit-and-run accident just before the crash.
Saratoga Springs police say Paul Natale of Gansevoort was charged with DWI after crashing his car into a tree around 4:30 a.m. Jan. 31.
Police say about a half hour later, officers were called to Saratoga Hospital for a report of a woman who was seriously injured after being hit by a car in a parking garage. Officers say the woman had left a Saratoga bar with friends and was standing next to her car when Natale backed up his car, hitting the woman and running over her.
Upstate New York woman celebrates 110th birthday
SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- An upstate New York woman has celebrated her 110th birthday, making her one of the oldest people in the United States.
Jennie Pattist was joined by her four grandchildren as they celebrated her birthday Sunday at a nursing home in Saratoga Springs.
Pattist was born on March 24, 1903 on a Saratoga County dairy farm in the southern Adirondack foothills. According to the Gerontology Research Group, Pattist is the eighth oldest person in New York state.