RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they've charged the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a car in the Adirondacks while fleeing police yesterday, killing a couple and injuring their daughter. State police say 20-year-old Trevor Sisto of Fort Covington was arraigned in North Elba Town Court early this morning on charges that include unlawfully fleeing a police officer and driving while ability impaired by drugs.
WADDINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - Starting his vacation a couple days early nearly cost a northern New York man his life. The Watertown Daily Times reports that Christopher Church of Massena was camping in a tent with his family at Coles Creek State Park on the St. Lawrence River during a severe thunderstorm early Wednesday morning. Church was struck by lightning. He was treated at Massena Memorial Hospital for burns and released.
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) - A state agency is suggesting summer shutdowns at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the New York suburbs. The idea is to protect migrating and spawning fish who might otherwise get sucked into the plant. Indian Point takes 2.5 billion gallons a day from the Hudson River to make steam and cool its two reactors.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season. Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.
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