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Police say a man was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with New York City police officers in the Bronx. The shots were fired after police chased a car they determined was stolen into the borough at around midnight Saturday. Two suspects got out of the car a few blocks from Yankee Stadium. Police officials say one of them was apprehended and the other exchanged shots with officers as he fled. A police helicopter spotted the 39-year-old man about 10 minutes later in a marshy area, and he was struck during a second exchange of gunfire. No officers were injured.

Police say a car crash north of New York City that killed an on-duty police sergeant was caused by a 16-year-old driver who lost control of a sports car only two weeks after getting his learner’s permit. Yonkers Sgt. Frank Gualdino, a 24-year veteran of the force, was driving an unmarked police car Thursday when it was struck by an oncoming BMW, which then hit a transit bus. Authorities say Gualdino died and the teen is in critical condition in a hospital. Some people on the bus were treated for minor injuries. Yonkers Police Commissioner Christopher Sapienza said Friday that it appeared the teen was driving recklessly.

Lawyers for a man who was freed in 2015 after spending a quarter-century in prison for an infamous tourist killing says he will receive nearly $18 million in legal settlements from the city and state of New York. Lawyers for Johnny Hincapie’s said Friday it marks one of the largest settlements for a wrongful conviction in New York City history. The Colombian-born Hincapie was among a group of young men accused of fatally stabbing Utah tourist Brian Watkins on a subway station platform in 1990. Eighteen years old at the time, with no criminal history, Hincapie said he was coerced to falsely confess to the notorious Labor Day crime.

Members of the United Auto Workers union appear to favor replacing many of their current leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. Reform-minded candidates are leading in multiple key positions with about 84% of the vote counted. Many challengers campaigned on rescinding concessions made to companies in previous contract talks. That could raise costs for General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, and almost inevitably will drive up already expensive auto prices. With tallies from six of nine UAW regions counted, incumbent President Ray Curry had a small lead over international union official Shawn Fain. Curry had 38.4% of the vote to Fain's 36%. The race likely will go to a runoff.


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