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Regional Briefs – March 19, 2017

Quacks on the Tracks: NYPD Rescues Duck From Subway BROOKLYN – NYPD officers found themselves chasing down a duck that strayed onto the L line tracks Friday morning, The Associated…

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NJ Cop Loses Job for Improperly Accessing Database

A former police officer has admitted that he illegally used a department computer to get motor vehicle information that enabled a tow truck company to seize a vehicle. Christopher Donovan…

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Shuttered NJ Clinic Didn’t Handle Injections Properly

Health officials say a medical facility that voluntarily closed after at least 30 patients developed infections was not handling injections properly. Monmouth County Health Officer David Henry told NJ.com that…

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Regional Briefs – March 16, 2017

Hacked McDonald’s Twitter Account Mocks Trump NEW YORK – McDonald’s said Thursday that its Twitter account was hacked after it posted a message calling President Trump “a disgusting excuse of…

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De Blasio Decries Spending Cuts in Trump Budget

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is decrying the domestic-spending cuts in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal released Thursday. The budget proposed by Trump – a native New Yorker…

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Snow Briefs – March 16, 2017

Meteorologist Chides Christie Over Weather Service Criticism MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – A former top meteorologist on Wednesday called out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for complaining about high snow forecasts…

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Appeals Judges Question Ex-Speaker’s Conviction

Appeals court judges in New York seem receptive to arguments that a recent Supreme Court ruling tosses ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s public corruption conviction into doubt. The 2nd U.S. Circuit…

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Man Left Explosive Device at NYC Bus Terminal

A man left a crude explosive device in a briefcase at Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal, but it didn’t detonate. Arsenio Mason, 39, was charged Thursday with possession of a…

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Prosecutors: No Charges to Be Filed Against NYC Mayor

State and federal investigations of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fundraising will not result in criminal charges against him or others acting on his behalf, prosecutors said on Thursday as they…

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Defense Lawyer Still Going Strong At 94 Years Old

A New Jersey lawyer isn’t letting his age get in the way of vigorously defending clients with theatrical flare. Frank Lucianna, 94, is still going strong, 66 years after he…

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Regional Briefs – March 15, 2017

U.S. Attorney for Upstate NY To Stay On for Few Months ALBANY – The U.S. Attorney for New York’s northern district said he secured Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s agreement to…

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Senate, Assembly Back ‘Farm-to-Foodbank’ Idea

A proposal that would give New York farmers a tax credit for donating fruits, vegetables and other products to food banks is gaining momentum in Albany. The Republican-controlled Senate and…

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Plunging Temps Could Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed…

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