Cops: Upstate NY teen headed to prom dies in crash
WALKILL, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 17-year-old driver heading to a high school prom has been killed after his car collided with a tractor-trailer on a Hudson Valley highway.
Troopers say Armando Colon of Middletown was driving too fast for the wet road conditions when he entered the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Orange County town of Wallkill.
Police say Colon's 1997 Acura hit the rear wheels of a tractor-trailer. Troopers say his car then crashed off the highway.
Colon was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A 19-year-old man riding in the front passenger seat was treated for minor injuries. Two backseat passengers weren't hurt.
Troopers say Colon and his passengers were headed to the Middletown High School prom.
HUDSON RIVER SEARCH
Search of Hudson River resumes for missing man
RENSSELAER, N.Y. (AP) - Police are back on the Hudson River as they continue searching for a man who went into the water while fishing from an Albany-area dock.
Police in Rensselaer (rehn-suh-LEER'), across the river from Albany, say witnesses reported seeing the man go into the water around 7:30 p.m. Thursday while fishing near the Dunn Memorial Bridge linking the two cities.
The witnesses say the man dropped his pole in the river and either fell or jumped in to retrieve it. Police say the fast current then swept the man downriver.
Firefighters in boats and police divers searched the river until around 11:30 p.m. Police say the search resumed Friday morning.
Officials say they aren't releasing the man's name yet.
Lake search to resume for missing Cornell student
COVERT, N.Y. (AP) - Police continue to search 1 of the Finger for a Cornell University senior who disappeared while canoeing.
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office tells local media outlets the search for 22-year-old Christopher Dennis of Ithaca is ongoing. Searches of the southern end of Cayuga Lake failed to turn up any sign of Dennis, who was scheduled to graduate Sunday from the Ivy League college located in his hometown.
Authorities say Dennis was at a campsite in the town of Covert when he took a canoe onto the lake early Wednesday morning. His friends found the overturned canoe in the middle of the lake later that day.
The area of the lake being searched is about 10 miles north of Ithaca.
Saratoga marks 150 years of thoroughbred racing
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Saratoga Springs' racetrack opened a month after the Battle of Gettysburg and it's still going strong as it marks its 150th anniversary this summer.
The track is the centerpiece attraction in a town that's also known for mineral springs, Victorian charm and upscale hotels, shops and restaurants.
The first horse races were held there Aug. 3, 1863. Over the next 150 years, Saratoga's racing season became part of America's sporting and cultural fabric, attracting everyone from blue-bloods to gangsters. It remains America's most successful racetrack and oldest sports venue. It draws visitors from around the world to catch the races while soaking up the city's other charms.
The 150th anniversary is being marked with events including concerts, exhibits and festivals. The racing season begins July 19 and end Labor Day.
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