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AP

A man who worked for 20 years with the shooter who killed four people in upstate New York says he was a good worker but was “spooky” in a recent encounter.

Steve Copperwheat is owner of Environmental Composites in Herkimer. He tells The Associated Press he hired Kurt Myers as a machine operator in the early 1980s at Waterbury Felt, a manufacturer of industrial textiles.
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CPSO

CPSO

New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York’s Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast.

About 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity, and some could be cold and dark for days. Many roads across the New York-to-Boston corridor of roughly 25 million people were impassable. Cars were entombed by drifts. And some people woke up in the morning to find the snow packed so high they couldn’t get their doors open.
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CPSO ARRESTS MAN FOR 2ND DEGREE BATTERY

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The ex-con turned sniper who killed two firefighters wanted to make sure his goodbye note was legible, typing out his desire to “do what I like doing best, killing people” before setting the house where he lived with his sister ablaze, police said.

Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday that the 62-year-old loner, William Spengler, brought plenty of ammunition with him for three weapons including a military-style assault rifle as he set out on a quest to burn down his neighborhood just before sunrise on Christmas Eve.
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AP

Investigators are trying to learn more about the crucial seconds before a yacht capsized off Long Island, killing three children and leaving 24 others scrambling for their lives.

The July Fourth accident has left more questions than answers in the search for a definitive cause. Investigators are counting on gaining knowledge from survivors and the boat itself once it is brought up from 60 feet below the surface of Long Island Sound.

Efforts to raise the boat might begin as early as Friday.
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