ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has told New York City transit officials to adopt several safety changes following the deadly derailment of a commuter train. Cuomo directed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today to expedite speed controls for areas vulnerable to crashes on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter systems.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 41-year-old man has been charged in connection with the killing of an Albany apartment tenant whose body was found by police responding to a report of a broken window. Albany police responded Wednesday to a report of a broken window. Officers found the body of a 27-year-old man inside the house. Oscar Valcarcel is charged with burglary. Officials say his involvement in the victim's death remains under investigation.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York comptroller's office is auditing hate crime reporting statewide after a legislator earlier this year cited an apparent spike in incidents. Auditors will examine the state's handling of annual reports culled from police data. The report last month showed 720 hate crimes statewide in 2012, up almost 30 percent.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - An iconic restaurant in Saratoga Springs whose owners include "Entourage" actors Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon has been put up for sale. Amy Sutton, a real estate agent for Roohan Realty of Saratoga Springs, tells the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that the 75-year-old Siro's (SEER'-ohs) restaurant has an asking price of $1.85 million.
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