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Woman, 85, rescued from burning home

POUGHKEEPSIE (AP) -- Three firefighters braved heavy smoke and flames to rescue an 85-year-old Poughkeepsie woman from her burning home.

The firefighters found the woman soon after they arrived to fight the blaze Saturday afternoon.

New Hamburg Fire Chief Joseph Moore Jr. says they fought their way through the flames and dragged the unconscious woman out.

Moore said the woman suffered third-degree burns over 40 percent of her body. She was being treated at Westchester Medical Center's burn unit. Her identity was not released.

Authorities said the fire started in the kitchen and did not appear suspicious.

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Firefighters rescue 3 children; man hurt

WYANDANCH (AP) -- Three young children are safe after police rescued them from a burning house on Long Island.

Suffolk County police officers were called to a house fire in Wyandanch at 10:43 a.m. Sunday. They found a 21-year-old man lying in the street with severe burns over his entire body. A woman told police her three children were still inside.

While one officer tended to the injured man, four others entered the burning house and located the children, ages 7, 2 and 6 months, and got them out safely.

The burn victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. The children were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip as a precaution.

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Man held in death of girlfriend's toddler

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Bronx man has been arrested in the death of his girlfriend's toddler.

The boyfriend of the child's mother, 23-year-old Ramel Green, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder.

Police say Sanaa Brewington's grandmother found her unconscious early Saturday.

The 22-month-old girl was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The medical examiner's office said the cause of death was blunt impact injuries to the torso with lacerations of the liver, the spleen, the pancreas and the duodenum.

No information on Green's attorney was available.

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