BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Drug-maker ISTA (IS'-tah) Pharmaceuticals has pleaded guilty in New York in a federal case involving its eye drug Xibrom (ZY'-brum) and has agreed to pay more than $30 million. The Department of Justice says the case was settled in U.S. District Court in Buffalo today. California-based ISTA was acquired by Rochester-based Bausch & Lomb last year. It admits promoting Xibrom for uses beyond what the Food and Drug Administration approved.
RENSSELAER, N.Y. (AP) - Police say they've recovered the body of a man who fell into the Hudson River while fishing from an Albany-area dock. Police in Rensselaer (rehn-suh-LEER'), across the river from Albany, say they found 25-year-old John Dandrow's body at 3:20 this afternoon. Witnesses say he went into the water around 7:30 last night while fishing near the Dunn Memorial Bridge that links the two cities.
WALKILL, N.Y. (AP) - A 17-year-old driver was killed on the way to a high school prom when his car collided with a tractor-trailer on a Hudson Valley highway. Troopers say Armando Colon of Middletown was driving too fast for the wet road conditions when he entered the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 last night in the Orange County town of Wallkill. Colon and his passengers were headed to the Middletown High School prom.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York City is providing sand bags for residents who live in flood-prone areas. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano (SPAN'-oh) says more flash flooding is anticipated. Residents can pick up sand bags until 7 tonight and again tomorrow, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. They're available at the Yonkers Organic Waste Yard.
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