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BC-NY--New York News Digest, ADVISORY, NY

December 21, 2018

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LONDON _ Memorial services are being held in Scotland and the United States to remember the 270 people killed when a Pan Am passenger plane en route to New York exploded over the town of Lockerbie 30 years ago. By Nishat Ahmed. SENT: 418 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Officials say half the roof of a vacant, five-story Manhattan building caved in and made the floors beneath it collapse, sending debris tumbling but injuring no one. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 274 words, photos


_MIDTOWN-HIGH-RISE FIRE: Firefighters responded Friday to a blaze at a Midtown high-rise office building. The New York Fire Department said no injuries were reported.

_MEDICAL SUPPLIES-FRAUD: State officials say a former surgeon who lost his license to practice in New York and the medical supply company he founded have been accused in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud scheme.

_SOLAR CARPORTS: New York City is more than doubling its number of solar-powered charging stations for the city government’s electric vehicles.

_MANHOLE FIRE-TRAFFIC: A manhole fire near Times Square sent smoke billowing and forced a popular restaurant to close for at least a day.

_BUFFALO FATAL-FIRE: Officials say a 4-year-old girl and a 26-year-old woman have died in a fire in a home in New York state and an 8-year-old child is in critical condition.

_DAYCARE OWNER-SENTENCING: Federal officials say a Buffalo daycare owner convicted on charges of stealing government funds has been sentenced to a year in prison

_HOLIDAY TRAVEL-CONSTRUCTION: Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways are being suspended during peak holiday travel periods over the next two weekends.

_CHARTER BUS COLLISON: Police say a charter bus hit a pedestrian who died after falling to the pavement in lower Manhattan.

_NEW YORK COMPTROLLER-EXECUTIVE PAY: Microsoft Corp., CVS Health Corp., Macy’s and two other companies have agreed to review their policies on executive compensation at the request of the New York state pension fund and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

_POLICE OFFICER-FATAL CRASH: The New York State Attorney General’s office says it will not file criminal charges against a Buffalo police officer who struck and killed a woman with his patrol car while responding to a call.

_CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-SENTENCE: Federal prosecutors say a 37-year-old upstate New York man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for texting sexual messages to out-of-state underage girls and distributing child pornography.

_FREDERICK DOUGLASS STATUE DAMAGED: A replacement statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been installed at the spot in Rochester where the original statue was vandalized last weekend.





NEW YORK _The 25-foot long “Camouflage Last Supper,” one of Andy Warhol’s last and most personal works, floods a full wall of a room on the fifth floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The massive acrylic and silkscreen mural captures the artist’s seemingly contradictory piety and irreverence. It’s one of more than 350 works on display in the largest retrospective of Warhol’s prolific career in nearly 30 years. By Natasha Gural. SENT: 838 words, photo.





NEW YORK_ Oh, brother! Twins Jermall and Jermell Charlo will be fighting at Barclays Center. No, not fighting each other — no family feuds here. Jermall will take on Matt Korobov in one feature. The other has Jermell against Tony Harrison. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 743 words.


FORT WORTH, Texas _ No. 22 Army has another win over Navy, and now the Black Knights try to reach 11 wins for the first time. They play Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words by 3 p.m. CT.


MOBILE, Ala. _ Troy will be trying to win its fourth straight bowl game and get to 10 wins for a third straight season when it faces Buffalo on Saturday in the Dollar General Bowl. The Bulls have already won 10 games this season and are trying to win a bowl game for the first time in school history. UPCOMING: 350-word capsule.


WASHINGTON _ Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres visit the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals for the second time in a week. By Jeff Seidel. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EST.


NEW YORK _ The Atlanta Hawks visit the New York Knicks. Game starts 7:30 p.m. EDT.


AMHERST, N.Y. _ No. 8 Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer makes a homecoming with the Cardinal (8-1) playing at Buffalo (7-2) on Friday afternoon. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game started at noon ET.


MILWAUKEE _ Buffalo plays Marquette at Fiserv Forum. Game starts 8:30 p.m. CDT.

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