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Gun buyer denies guilt in connection with deadly ambush

HENRIETTA -- A woman charged in connection with two guns used in a former neighbor's deadly Christmas Eve ambush of firefighters pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a state charge of filing a falsified business record.

Neither 24-year-old Dawn Nguyen nor her lawyer spoke to reporters after the brief court appearance in Henrietta Town Court. Nguyen is free on the condition she not leave Monroe County except to attend college classes in a neighboring county.

Nguyen, of the Rochester suburb of Greece, is accused of lying on a form when she bought guns later used by ex-convict William Spengler Jr. to kill two firefighters and wound three other first responders in Webster.

Nguyen faces the same charge in federal court.

Prosecutors said Nguyen indicated on a form that a 12-gauge shotgun and AR-15 semiautomatic rifle she bought at a Gander Mountain store in Henrietta in 2010 were for her, but they were really for Spengler, an ex-convict who wasn't allowed to have them. Spengler accompanied Nguyen to the store and picked out the weapons.

Kennedy son sues nurses in maternity ward scuffle

WHITE PLAINS -- A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy who was acquitted of criminal charges in a maternity ward scuffle is suing two nurses who said on TV that he hurt them.

Douglas Kennedy is alleging defamation and malicious prosecution by nurses Cari Luciano and Anna Lane. He says their statements to police and on NBC's "Today" show held him up to "ridicule and scorn" and led to his prosecution.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in White Plains, stems from Kennedy's attempt a year ago to take his newborn son from Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco. He said he wanted the 2-day-old boy, Anthony Boru Kennedy, to get some fresh air.

The nurses objected, however, and tried to block his way, then claimed he hurt them. Luciano said Kennedy kicked her; Lane said he twisted her arm. …