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  • Search underway for teen missing from NYC school

    NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a teenage girl with special needs and psychological issues said Wednesday the 15-year-old hasn't been seen since she slipped away from her school two days ago, and criticized school officials for not doing more in her disappearance. Sandra Rodriguez told reporters...

  • Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York election officials must reword a November ballot question on the creation of a redistricting commission to avoid misleading voters into thinking it would be independent, a state judge ruled Wednesday. Supreme Court Justice Patrick McGrath's ruling orders the state's...

  • NYC Report: Murders down, homelessness up

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is releasing the first partial report card of his administration. The Mayor's Management Report is an annual snapshot of city operations. It covers the fiscal year, which runs from July 2013 to June 2014. De Blasio took office January 1. Prior...

  • Virus afflicting children shows up in NYC area

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City area is seeing its first cases of the uncommon respiratory illness that has shown up in children in a dozen states. Health officials said Wednesday that a New York City child and a Long Island elementary school student have been diagnosed with enterovirus 68....

  • Police: NYPD officer in Thruway crash was drunk

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City police officer was heavily drunk — at around 7 a.m. — when he drove the wrong way on the state Thruway last month and crashed head-on into another car, killing himself and the other driver, state police said Wednesday. In a brief report, the state...

  • NY, LA prosecutors team up against gun violence

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City district attorney has founded a coalition of 23 prosecutors from around the country aimed at combating gun violence nationwide. The group, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, is a non-partisan and independent coalition that will work on policy and prosecutorial...

  • New York nurses press for higher staffing levels

    NEW YORK (AP) — About 700 nurses and supporters rallied Wednesday outside the offices of the Greater New York Hospital Association to press for higher staffing levels at hospitals. The demonstration by the New York State Nurses Association was intended to rally support for a bill in the state...

  • NYCLU: New data show holes in legal aid for poor

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a new report examining public defenders in five counties, the New York Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday called state efforts to defend the poor in criminal cases an abject failure. NYCLU is scheduled to go to trial next month in Albany in a lawsuit arguing that New York...

  • Retired LI officers cleared of perjury charges

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Two retired Long Island correction officers have been cleared of all charges in a perjury case. John Andujar and Joseph Donlon hugged and shook hands with family and friends after the verdict was read Wednesday in Nassau County court. The charges stemmed from an...

  • NYC named nation's most vegan-friendly city

    NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing. The famed skyline was rendered in vegetables on Wednesday as part of an award given by an animal welfare group. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declared that New York was the nation's most vegan-friendly city. To...

  • NYPD officer suspended after kick video

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced of a street fair altercation in Brooklyn. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday the officer has been stripped of his gun, badge and police duties while the department investigates. The video...

  • NYPD: Hate crimes up against Muslim, Jewish people

    NEW YORK (AP) — Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police officials said Wednesday. Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who heads the special victims...

  • NYC police up security in Times Square

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police have stepped up security in Times Square while still insisting that there's no information pointing to any terror plot against New York City linked to the Islamic State group. NYPD officials told reporters on Wednesday that New Yorkers would see more patrols and other...

  • Sale of Rogers' Rangers New York site is completed

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — The sale of the Hudson River site considered the birthplace of the U.S. Army Rangers is complete, ending a decade-long effort by an upstate community to secure the public purchase of a historic island and turn it into a heritage tourism attraction. Officials said the...

  • Order allowing punitive damages in NYC asbestos cases violated state law, defendants say

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Asbestos defendants opposing punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation court have requested a stay on the order in order to renew and reargue the issue. Punitive damages had been deferred in all NYCAL cases since September 1996 until Justice Sherry...



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