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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house near Buffalo and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial. However, with the last of more than 40 federal wrongful death claims recently settled and talks ongoing in the few remaining state cases, a trial is increasingly unlikely. That means any new details about the crash would remain unknown.

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - Police say one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a bar in New Paltz. Police tell local media outlets the shooting happened early yesterday morning at Murphy's Bar. The victims were taken to a hospital, where one was later pronounced dead. Police have not made any arrests.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former Lietuentant Governor Richard Ravitch is returning to Albany to discuss the financial challenges facing local governments. Ravitch is set to deliver a lecture on the fiscal woes of America's municipalities tomorrow at Albany Law School. The event is free and open to the public. Ravitch served as lieutenant governor under Governor David Paterson.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Conservation is commemorating the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day with a weeklong series of events around the state. The activities include hikes, wildlife watching, tree-planting and educational exhibits.

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