Regional

Man Shoves Woman Onto Subway Tracks

A man pushed a woman onto the subway tracks in New York City. The NYPD says the incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Union Square station in Manhattan.…

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Regional Briefs – December 12, 2018

Man Who Mowed Down NY Trooper Dies in Prison BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – A Florida man convicted of running down and killing a state trooper standing on a highway died in…

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Brooklyn DA Creates Dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office announced Tuesday that the Hate Crimes Bureau will become a separate entity, removing it from its existing home in the Civil Rights Bureau amid a…

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Former Cuomo Economic Guru Sentenced to Prison

The former head of the State University of New York’s Polytechnic Institute, whom Gov. Andrew Cuomo once called his “economic guru,” was sentenced Tuesday to 3½ years in prison for…

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NY City Council Holds Contentious Hearing on Amazon

New York City Council members grilled Amazon executives about the company’s plan to build a secondary headquarters in New York during a contentious hearing Wednesday that was interrupted several times…

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Regional Briefs – December 11, 2018

Concord Grape Growers Get Help From NY State ITHACA, N.Y. – New York’s $340 million Concord grape industry is getting $1.3 million in state aid to help renovate vineyards, plant…

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Socialist Star Ocasio-Cortez Claims Sephardic Ancestry

A Jewish Chanukah crowd Sunday night got a small dose of surprise when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democratic socialist with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered…

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Cuomo Tells Feds Buffalo Needs All 4 Refugee Agencies

Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked federal officials to keep Buffalo’s four refugee agencies open Tuesday amid a dramatic drop in resettlements, arguing they are crucial to the Rust Belt city’s revitalization.…

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