SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) - New York State Police say a mother and her 30-year-old son have been killed after the car they were driving went off the shoulder of a road, got airborne and slammed into a tree. Troopers say Mervyn Albert of Schenectady was driving a 2005 Mazda too fast in the town of Saratoga when he lost control, ran off north shoulder and hit the tree. They say 56-year-old mom Angeli Persaud was in the passenger seat.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - The mother of a slain Long Island teenager is decrying a $36 million jury award for two men who've been exonerated after serving 18 years in prison. Concetta Napoli says she still believes the two men and a third defendant were responsible for her daughter's 1984 killing. She says she hopes Nassau County will appeal the verdict.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Drivers who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without a working E-ZPass would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by lawmakers. State Senator David Carlucci says his proposal would allow toll officials to suspend the registration of anyone who racks up five toll violations within 18 months.
NEW YORK (AP) - A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials have reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states, including New York. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season started in December and peaked by mid-January, and most of the illnesses were swine flu.
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