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WARSAW, N.Y. (AP)  A trial is set to begin for three corrections officers charged with seriously injuring an inmate during a beating at Attica state prison in 2011. 

Keith Swack, Sean Warner and Matthew Rademacher are charged with gang assault and tampering with physical evidence. They're accused of beating then-29-year-old George Williams so severely that he suffered broken bones in both legs and his face. Williams was serving time for stealing jewelry from two Manhattan stores in 2008 and 2009. 

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is part of a bipartisan group of senators that just reintroduced a bill meant to hold colleges more accountable in their handling of sexual assaults on campus.

On Monday, the New York Democrat will take part in round table discussions on the topic at college campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

At each stop, Gillibrand plans to meet with college students and officials, as well as survivors, advocates and law enforcement to discuss ways to combat campus sexual violence.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration is unveiling its plan to invest $900 million in the New York state parks system by 2020.

State parks Commissioner Rose Harvey plans to discuss the NY Parks 2020 plan at a news conference Monday morning at Saratoga Spa State Park.

Authorities did not search on Sunday in Charlotte where they had been looking in recent days for 21 year old Max Maisel, the RIT student reported missing a week ago. There was no immediate word when that search will resume.

Divers had been in the water in that area earlier in the week. That is the area where Max was last seen and where his vehicle was found.

On Sunday evening, his father, ESPN sportswriter Ivan Maisel, tweeted this:

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Monroe County Deputies confirm for WXXI News that a 16 year old boy severely burned in a garage fire in Penfield early Sunday morning has died of his injuries.

Deputies say just before 3:30 a.m. the Webster Fire Department responded to 8 Peregrine Way in Penfield for a garage fire. Firefighters found the garage on fire just off Jackson Road near the Webster border.

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ALBANY (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns.

Schumer noted the arrests this week of three Brooklyn men on charges they conspired to join ISIS in Syria or carry out attacks at home. If they were on the terrorist watch list, the bill Schumer's backing would have prohibited them from buying firearms or explosives.

The watch list prevents individuals from flying on airplanes into and out of the country.

Remembering Trooper AJ Sperr

Mar 1, 2015

On Sunday, many will remember a State Police officer originally from Greece. Trooper Andrew "A.J." Sperr was killed March 1, 2006, after he came upon two subjects later determined to be involved in a bank robbery in the town of Big Flats in Chemung County.

Investigation determined that Trooper Sperr was fired upon as he approached the subjects' vehicle. Trooper Sperr returned gunfire, striking both subjects before they left the area in a second vehicle, which they had previously staged there for their getaway.

Rochester General Hospital officials say they recently treated some patients with necrotizing fasciitis, sometimes referred to as flesh eating bacteria. Due to privacy regulations, the hospital cannot talk about specific patient information, but officials say none of the cases have been contracted within the hospital.

Dr. Ed Walsh, who is Chief of Infectious Disease at the hospital, says that they believe there is minimal risk of anyone at the hospital contracting the disease.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York legislators have voted to postpone until next year the deadline for doctors to issue only electronic drug prescriptions, saying many still lack the required federal approval to do that for painkillers and other addictive drugs on the government list of controlled substances.

A spokesman says Gov. Andrew Cuomo will review it.

The electronic prescriptions — connected to a central database that doctors and pharmacists can check — are intended to prevent prescription fraud and doctor-shopping for addictive painkillers and illicit re-sales.

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