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Regional Briefs – February 22, 2017

Worker Pinned Under Large Pile of Steel at Bed Factory CARLSTADT, N.J. – A bed frame factory worker was seriously injured Wednesday when a ceiling hoist lost its load, dropping…

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De Blasio Has Election Year Issue: Ban the Bags

Two weeks after the state stung Mayor Bill de Blasio by barring the city from implementing a shopping bag fee, the Democrat is mulling whether to totally ban plastic bags…

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Eric Garner Case Rolls On, But Future Is Cloudy

A federal civil rights investigation into the death while in police custody of Eric Garner has been moving forward in New York, but its future is uncertain as a U.S.…

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Bull Dies After Escaping Queens Slaughterhouse

A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through Queens streets has died. Police corralled the bull in a backyard Tuesday after a two-hour…

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Regional Briefs – February 20, 2017

Cuomo Warns New Yorkers Of New Tax Scams ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers of a new scam targeting company payroll and human resources workers, The Associated…

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Water Regulators for Philly, NYC Mum on Gas Drilling Talks

Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the…

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Con Ed to Pay $153M To Settle Harlem Blast Charges

Consolidated Edison agreed Thursday to pay $153 million to settle charges over a 2014 gas explosion in East Harlem that killed eight people and injured about 50. The settlement was…

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Regional Briefs – February 19, 2017

Plan to Renovate New Jersey Statehouse Gets Underway TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s plan for a four-year $300 million renovation of New Jersey’s statehouse began Friday, with the governor’s office…

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Small Plane Crashes in Bayonne

A small plane has crashed in Bayonne, New Jersey, Sunday morning, injuring the pilot but sparing residents in nearby homes and businesses. The single-engine Piper went down shortly after 10…

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