A tornado that caused property damage near the state capital, Albany, was spawned in a string of violent thunderstorms a week after Tropical Storm Irene brought destructive flooding to the region.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said he’s dispatched the state police and urban search and rescue teams to the area.
A shooting at a rural home in suburban Philadelphia killed a 2-year-old boy and a man and critically injured three other people. Now the suspected gunman is dead.
Authorities in upstate New York say a drunken driver hit a utility pole and shut off power for 1,900 people. The accident Saturday in Mohawk also halted train service.