NEW YORK, NY (AP) - A New York state lawmaker says he'll be vindicated of charges that he plotted to bribe his way into the race for mayor of New York City.
Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith said in a statement Monday that his record reflects 13 years of dedication, hard work and integrity.
A city councilman and four other political figures also are charged in the corruption probe.
The charges in the case include bribery, extortion, and wire and mail fraud.
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Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.