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Theft of snowblower stirs offers near and far

NEW YORK (AP) -- A good neighbor who helps clear snow off his entire New York City block had received offers to replace his stolen snowblower from as far away as the Middle East.

William Hebner of Staten Island told the Daily News he got calls from soldiers in Iraq. But in the end, he accepted an offer from a Staten Island couple who had an extra machine.

Hebner, 67, said he didn't have the $800 for a new snowblower.

His was stolen from his truck's flatbed during last Thursday's snowstorm. It happened while he went inside to warm up after working to clear the foot and a half of new snow.

Neighbors told the News that Hebner routinely helped the whole block clear snow.


Boy gets 10 years to life for role in shooting

SYRACUSE (AP) -- A teen has been sentenced to 10 years to life in state prison for his role in a shooting last summer in Syracuse that left one man dead and a second critically injured.

Jesus Carmona, 15, pleaded guilty three weeks ago to second-degree murder and first-degree assault in a shooting outside a gas station last August.

The attack by Carmona and another gunman resulted in the death of Luis Quinonez-Osorio, 25. Yojan Ceballos, also 25, was wounded but survived.

Onondaga County Judge Anthony Aloi told Carmona that he may not have fired the shot that killed the victim, but was as responsible under the law as the gunman who did.

Police are still searching for the other gunman.

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