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2 killed when small plane crashes after takeoff from Long Island airport

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff on New York's Long Island, killing both people who were on board, authorities said. The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36 took off from MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma at about 6:15 p.m. Monday and crashed after the ...

2 killed when small plane crashes after takeoff from Long Island airport

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff on New York's Long Island, killing both people who were on board, authorities said. The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36 took off from MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma at about 6:15 p.m. Monday and crashed after the ...

Watchdog who criticized NYPD’s handling of officer discipline resigns

By JAKE OFFENHARTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The head of an oversight board that investigates allegations of misconduct by New York City police officers announced her resignation Monday, ending a tenure in which she had publicly criticized the NYPD's handling of a major ...

Restaurant critic’s departure reveals potential hazards of the job

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer Restaurant critics appear to have the best job in journalism, enjoying meals a few nights a week on someone else's dime. But New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells had painted a more complicated picture. In a recent column, Wells announced he's ...

Man in custody after 4 found dead in Brooklyn apartment attack, NYPD says

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it has taken a man into custody in connection with the deaths of a grandmother, a mother and her two children in the family's Brooklyn apartment. Police said in a statement Saturday that officers responded to a report late Friday night of ...

Harvey Weinstein due in NYC courtroom for hearing tied to upcoming retrial

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to appear in a New York court Friday ahead of a planned retrial on rape and sexual assault charges. The former Hollywood movie mogul's pretrial hearing in Manhattan criminal court will address issues related to evidence in the case, including ...

Jury faults NY railroad — mostly — for 2015 crossing crash that killed 6

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press A commuter railroad is mostly at fault for a fiery and deadly 2015 collision between a train and an SUV at a suburban New York crossing, a jury has found in a verdict that lays out how the bill for any damages will be split. The verdict, reached Tuesday, ...

A meteor streaked over the NYC skyline before disintegrating over New Jersey

NEW YORK (AP) — A meteor streaked over the New York City skyline before disintegrating over nearby New Jersey, according to NASA. William Cooke, the head of the space agency's Meteoroid Environments Office, said the fireball was first sighted at an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) ...