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Correction chief resigns amid probe

NEW YORK (AP) -- The second-in-command of the New York City Department of Correction has resigned amid a probe into his relationship with subordinates.

Samantha Levine, spokeswoman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, told the Associated Press on Sunday that Larry Davis has been replaced as chief of the Correction Department. Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro announced the appointment of department veteran Michael Hourihane to replace the 56-year-old Davis as the department's top-ranking uniformed officer.

Diane Struzzi, a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Investigation, told the AP that an investigation is being conducted into the misuse of a department vehicle and Davis' relationship with correction employees. Davis could not be reached to comment.

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Theme park Cinderella says 'Yes' to her prince

QUEENSBURY (AP) -- Cinderella has agreed to marry her prince, after he got down on one knee and asked her to live happily ever after with him.

Sarah Cordts of Saratoga Springs has played Cinderella at the Great Escape theme park 50 miles north of Albany for eight years. On Friday, her boyfriend, Navy Lt. Russell Lidberg, visited her at the park in his dress whites, got down on one knee, and proposed as a crowd of children looked on.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reported Sunday that Lidberg, 29, a Minnesota native, served in Afghanistan and now works at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in Saratoga County. Cordts is a graduate student at the University at Albany.

After the proposal, the couple danced, and the park announced that Cinderella was engaged.

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Taxi driver charged in colleague's murder

NORTH HEMPSTEAD (AP) -- A New York cab driver faces murder charges in the death of a fellow cabbie who was stabbed to death during a brawl in a Long Island parking lot.

Christopher Heron was behind bars Sunday after pleading not guilty in Nassau County District Court.

Police say the two men fought over who would pick up a fare. Both worked for the same livery cab company.

William Mena, a 32-year-old father of two, was pronounced dead in the North Hempstead lot after he was fatally stabbed in the chest Friday night.

The 35-year-old suspect is due back in court Tuesday.