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Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A spokeswoman says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is committed to reform at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. more »»

Clergy, others hold 'die-in' grand jury protest

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of religious leaders and others have briefly blocked a New York intersection with a peaceful 'die-in. more »»

NY proposes rules for medical marijuana

December 18, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials have proposed regulations for a medical marijuana program expected to start in 2016. more »»

Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban

December 18, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. more »»

2 NY residents face cigarette transport charges in W.Va.

December 18, 2014

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two New York residents face charges of illegally transporting cigarettes from Virginia to West Virginia. more »»

Cuomo making tour of 3 new upstate casino counties

December 18, 2014

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit the three upstate New York counties selected for new casinos by the state's Gaming Facility Location Boar. more »»

Report: Brisk sales of Manhattan luxury apartments

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says the market for Manhattan condos and co-ops is setting records this year.

One reason: High sales of units costing more than $10 million. more »»

NY AG cracks down on toy guns that look real

December 18, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general wants retailers to stop selling toy guns that are nearly indistinguishable from real firearms. more »»

Bills would ban or restrict drones in New York City

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A City Council proposal seeks to ban drones in New York City.

Police could use drones — but they'd have to get a warrant. more »»

Buffalo police release names of 2 shooting victims

December 18, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two young men who were killed in Buffalo in separate shootings earlier this week. more »»

Suburban Transit bus driver retires after 43 years

December 18, 2014

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A bus driver who has shuttled passengers between New Jersey and New York City with no accidents for 43 years is retiring. more »»

Police release name of Syracuse shooting victim

December 18, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse have released the name of the man who was fatally shot while walking on a city street earlier this week. more »»

5th anniversary for NYC gallery that features older artists

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan gallery that cultivates the work of older professional artists is marking its fifth anniversary. more »»

Long Island bills aim to help homeless veterans

December 18, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says he'll sign bills aimed at ending homelessness among local veterans. more »»

Upstate NY man sentenced to 19 years for murder

December 18, 2014

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year-old upstate New York man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for a fatal shooting at a Binghamton apartment. more »»

Buffalo Zoo euthanizes 35-year old spectacled bear

December 18, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A spectacled bear believed to be among the oldest of her species in the world has been euthanized because of declining health. more »»

NY rapper Bobby Shmurda faces gun, drug charges

December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda is expected to face gun and narcotics charges in New York.

Shmurda was named in an indictment that will be unsealed on Thursday. more »»

AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

December 18, 2014

BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. more »»

Man convicted in 1979 Denver church slaying

December 18, 2014

DENVER (AP) — A jury has convicted a man accused of beating a woman to death in a Denver church in 1979. more »»

 
 

 

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