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  • The Howard Johnson's in Lake Placid in 2008. After it closes, only two of the HoJo's restaurant will be left. (Rolando Pujol)

    Lake Placid Howard Johnson’s to close, leaving only 2 remaining HoJo restaurants

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP/PIX11) — One of the three remaining Howard Johnson’s restaurants still in business has been sold and will close Tuesday after a nearly 60-year run in a New York village. Mike Butler, owner of the HoJo’s in Lake Placid, says his family-run eatery was purchased by local restaurant owners who plan to move their business to the property. The Butlers’ restaurant is located at 2099 Saranac Ave. “It’s a little bittersweet,” Butler told PIX11. “Ever since last weekend, […]

  • Selena murdered 20 years ago today; how her dad feels about anniversary celebrations

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Twenty years after Selena was killed in Texas by her fan club president, the “Queen of Tejano” will be remembered with concerts, lookalike contests and a massive festival in April. Her father has mixed feelings about the celebrations. Abraham Quintanilla Jr. says his family remembers Selena every day, but doesn’t mark the March 31 anniversary of her death. Quintanilla says he’s happy people want to keep remembering Selena, but that his family doesn’t feel her death […]

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    Woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend because he ate all the salsa

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple’s salsa. A police report says 61-year-old Ronnie Buckner told officers he was eating salsa with his girlfriend, Phyllis Jefferson, at his Akron, Ohio, apartment Sunday when she started complaining that he was eating all of it. Buckner told police that 50-year-old Jefferson then started yelling and stabbed him in his pelvis […]

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    ‘Obsessed’ teacher exchanged thousands of texts with 11-year-old student: police

    PITTSBURGH (AP/PIX11) — Police say a Pittsburgh elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl’s math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her. Twenty-eight-year-old Geraldine Alcorn was arraigned Wednesday on charges of child luring, corruption of minors and attempting to interfere with custody of the child. She was jailed after being unable to post $100,000 bond. The […]

  • Shabaz managed to escaped from his room at University Hospital in Newark Monday. (Photo: Newark PD)

    Newark police seek prisoner who escaped from hospital room

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP/PIX11) — A Newark hospital was in lockdown after a prisoner under police guard escaped from his room. A spokeswoman for University Hospital says police guards noticed Elijah Shabazz was not in his room shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. He had been admitted to the hospital Friday for inpatient treatment under police guard. Shabazz was being held on charges of robbery, burglary and resisting arrest, NJ.com reports.com Spokeswoman Stacie Newton says the hospital was put into lockdown Monday, […]

  • FBI Release Images Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

    Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with gruesome autopsy photos of the people who died in the 2013 terror attack. Tsarnaev’s lawyer said in opening statements that Tsaranev participating in the bombings but that his older brother, Tamerlan, was the mastermind. Tsarnaev’s lawyers will get a chance to present their case. The defense has made it clear that its strategy during the two-phase trial is not to win an acquittal but to […]

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    Prosecutors: Germanwings co-pilot was treated years ago for suicidal tendencies

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — German prosecutors say the co-pilot of the Germanwings passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps had received treatment for suicidal tendencies. Duesseldorf prosecutors say that Andreas Lubitz received psychotherapy “with a note about suicidal tendencies” for several years before becoming a pilot. Prosecutors’ spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said Monday that investigators have found no indication of a motive so far as to why Lubitz crashed the plane, nor any sign of a physical illness. All 150 people […]

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    Speed camera tickets bring nearly $17M in revenue for NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Speed cameras have produced a surge in tickets and generated nearly $17 million in revenue for New York City. The Daily News reports that last year more than 445,000 speed-camera tickets were issued. That’s compared to nearly 118,000 issued manually by police officers over the same period. According to data obtained via a Freedom of Information Law, the News says more than $5 million in outstanding speed camera tickets is still owed. The city had 49 […]

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    Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes

    MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says eight people died and 10 others were injured when a passenger van ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. early Monday in Glades County at an intersection. Glades County is east of Lake Okeechobee. Lt. Gregory S. Bueno says there were 18 people on the van. The driver and seven passengers […]

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    Baby, 7 others injured in Queens car crash

    NEW YORK (AP) — A baby and seven other people are hospitalized after a car crash in Queens. A fire department spokesman says it happened at 8:10 p.m. Sunday on the Cross Island Parkway and Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights. All the victims were transported to Long Island Jewish Hospital. He says the baby was listed in critical condition. Three other people were in serious but stable condition and four people had minor injuries. The spokesman says at least two […]

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