HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Officials investigating a carbon monoxide leak at a New York mall are concentrating on the heating system of a restaurant following the death of the eatery's 55-year-old manager and more than two dozen others being sent to hospitals.
Suffolk County police have identified the man who died Saturday as Steven Nelson. He's the manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island. Officials say an autopsy will to determine the cause of death.
Authorities say at least 27 others were taken to five area hospitals. WABC-TV has reported that all but a handful of the patients had been treated and released.
Police responding to a call about a woman who had fallen and hit her head at the restaurant started to feel lightheaded and nauseated and suspected a carbon monoxide leak.
Police say the incident seems to have been confined to the basement of the restaurant and that the leak appeared to originate with the heating system.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in a Metro-North passenger train derailment, but the extent of the injuries is unclear.
The FDNY says the train derailment in the Bronx was reported at 7:20 a.m. Sunday near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The fire department says 130 firefighters are on the scene.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says four or five cars on the seven-car train derailed about 100 yards north of the station on a curved section of the track. But the MTA says none of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers, which are adjacent.
The agency says the crash was reported by the engineer and it wasn't clear if any crew members are injured.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teacher could be in hot water after sending a note home with her pre-kindergarten students saying some of them were showing up to school so dirty she didn't want to touch them.
Parents say the handwritten note was sent home by a teacher at the Buffalo School District's BUILD Academy. The Nov. 14 letter says several of the 3- and 4-year-old children "also give off unpleasant smells."
The letter also requests the signatures of parent and child to confirm it was received.
The Buffalo News reports the school board concluded the teacher should face disciplinary action.
Kimberly Wells says she was shocked by the letter her granddaughter brought home. She says it made the girl ask if her teacher thinks she stinks.
NEW YORK (AP) - When Sandy left much of New York City in the dark, some residents were only hours old.
On Tuesday, the anniversary of the killer storm, babies filled a Manhattan hospital room during a celebration of their first birthdays.
Kenneth Hulett III weighed only 2 pounds when emergency medical workers rushed him out of a New York hospital intensive care unit. He was carried down stairs while hooked up to an oxygen tank.
His mother, Emily Blatt, says her faith carried her through. She was evacuated from her hospital room on an orange sled.
That day, more than 40 babies were safety moved from the hospital on Manhattan's East Side to other facilities.
On Tuesday, parents and hospital staff lighted candles on cupcakes and sang, "Happy birthday, dear babies."
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City authorities say a fire at a Bronx apartment building that killed three boys may have been started by candles after electricity was cut.
Fire officials say Friday's fire started in a second-floor apartment of a six-story building just blocks from Yankee Stadium. Five-year-old Elijah Artis, 2-year-old Jeremiah Artis and 4-month-old Michael Turner were pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police say their 25-year-old mother and her two other children, a, 4-year-old girl and 4-month-old girl, are stable.
Fire marshals are still investigating the blaze, but authorities said Saturday she had been using candles to light the home. Con Edison says the power was cut because of unpaid bills.
The building is about 10 blocks from the site of a 2007 fire that killed 10 people, including 8 children.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Three people convicted of murder in deadly crashes want New York's highest court to throw out their convictions, arguing they were too intoxicated to know the threat to others.
The Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday from the attorneys for Martin Heidgen, Taliyah Taylor and Franklin McPherson.
Heidgen killed a limousine driver and a 7-year-old passenger in a wrong-way crash on Long Island's Meadowbrook State Parkway in 2005. His blood alcohol content was 0.28 percent.
Taylor sped 80 mph down a Staten Island street without headlights, ran a red light and killed a pedestrian. She had taken Ecstasy, smoked marijuana and drank beer.
McPherson drove the wrong way on Long Island's Southern State Parkway in 2007 and killed another driver. His BAC was 0.19 percent.
Rulings are expected next month.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to head to New York to meet with business leaders and talk about disaster response efforts at an event sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative.
Nixon is to participate Tuesday evening in a dinner discussion panel about lessons from recent disasters. During his five years as governor, Nixon has dealt with the deadly Joplin tornado as well widespread flooding, a blizzard and drought.
Nixon is to leave Sunday for New York and return three days later.
The governor's office says he also will meet with the leaders of companies that have a presence in Missouri, including IBM, Honeywell, Kawasaki, MasterCard International and Unilever.
His travel costs are being covered by the Hawthorn Foundation, a nonprofit group that often finances Missouri governors' economic development trips.