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No chaos this time as Woodstock concert site preps for 50th

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won't be your hippie uncle's trample-the-fences concert. While plans for a big Woodstock 50 festival collapsed after a run of calamities, the bucolic upstate New York...

 

Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say Jorge Jimenez, 51, was...

 

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges. The...

 

20 die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine on its way to a birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in almost a decade, officials and a...

 

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace...

 

Snow science: Crystal clues to climate change, watersheds

HIGHMOUNT, N.Y. (AP) — Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue. At least not when you're trying to capture them for scientific study, which involves isolating the tiniest of crystals on a metal card printed with grid lines...

 

Veterans behind bars: US jails set aside special cellblocks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with "INMATE" printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they...

 

Toadstool footstools: Are organisms manufacturing's future?

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The mycelium grows...

 

Bear with him: Man grabs attention for hugging big bears

OTISVILLE, N.Y. (AP, Oct. 14, 2016) — Bear hugs are nothing. Jim Kowalczik hugs bears. Kowalczik lies on the ground as his 1,500-pound bear buddy, Jimbo, rests a heavy paw on his waist. He feeds Jimbo a marshmallow from his mouth and laughs as a...

 

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