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Officials link break-in to layoffs, dispute

SENECA FALLS (AP) -- State police and a lawyer say a series of layoffs and a leadership dispute may have triggered a truck crash and break-in at the Cayuga Indian Nation's office building in Seneca Falls.

Troopers charged 24-year-old Elijah Jimerson, of Seneca Falls, with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana after a pickup was driven into the offices Friday.

The Auburn Citizen reported Sunday that troopers believe supporters of the tribe's traditional government drove the truck into the building to get inside and take business files and computers.

Jimerson was one of those laid off Thursday.

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Law banning bias against jobless urged

NEW YORK (AP) -- A city official says city and state lawmakers need to pass legislation banning bias against the unemployed in hiring efforts.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says his office found plenty of examples of job postings that required would-be candidates to be currently employed.

He says its "unconscionable" when there are so many people looking for work. He wants to see lawmakers do something about it.

A survey earlier this year by the National Employment Law Project found more than 150 job postings on employment websites requiring that applicants "must be currently employed" or using other exclusionary language based on current employment status.

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Power Authority buoys and docks coming out

MASSENA (AP) -- The New York Power Authority is set to begin pulling up docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River in preparation for winter.

The work will be done near the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project hydro dam. It's expected to take two weeks starting today, depending on the weather and conditions in the river.

The docks and buoys are taken out to prevent freezing damage.