(AP) New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collections are up from last year. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported Nov. 16 that third-quarter local sales tax collections in New York totaled $4.8 billion. That's up 6.3 percent over the same July-through-September period last year and the strongest quarter of this year. DiNapoli says increased internet sales tax revenue may have contributed to the uptick. Regional growth was strongest in the mid-Hudson region at 5.3 percent and New York City at 5 percent. Year-to-date sales tax collections totaled $13.5 billion, an increase of 4.3 percent over last year.