ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - African-Americans, Latinos and Asians accounted for 29 percent of votes cast during the 2010 elections in New York state. That number is expected to increase to 30 or 31 percent in this year's election. That's the prediction of Bruce Gyory, a political consultant and adjunct professor of political science at the University at Albany.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An empty seat and swing districts loom large as Republicans and Democrats look to pick up House seats in New York this year. Eight months before the general election, a half-dozen or more of the state's 27 seats show signs they could become spirited races. Key challenges are shaping up across the state, from the eastern Long Island district of Democratic Congressman Timothy Bishop to the Southern Tier, where Republican Congressman Tom Reed is seeking a third term.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island man has been arraigned on charges he killed his 71-year-old uncle and buried the body in the woods. Jonathan Roman pleaded not guilty yesterday to killing John Frankowski. Forty-two-year-old Roman was arrested Friday after detectives found Frankowski's body in a wooded area behind Roman's home in Coram.
GREENE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an upstate New York man is facing manslaughter charges after he drove drunk, crashed into a utility pole and killed his passenger. The accident happened early Friday in Greene, northeast of Binghamton. The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports that 23-year-old passenger Brandon Archer was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 22-year-old Bradley Goodrich, was taken to a hospital for treatment of internal injuries. Investigators say Goodrich was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
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