Regional

Court: Age Must Be Considered When Youths Get ‘Life’ Terms

New Jersey’s highest court ruled Wednesday that juveniles can’t receive the practical equivalent of life sentences without parole unless the sentencing judge considers their age and its “attendant characteristics.” The…

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Tentative Labor Agreement Averts MTA Strike

The Transport Workers Union announced Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the MTA to avoid a strike. The contract expired Sunday night but both sides had continued…

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Regional Briefs – January 16, 2017

Officials Suspend Search For Missing Fisherman LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. – Authorities suspended their search for a missing fisherman Monday, three days after his clam boat was found empty on…

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Liberal Activists to Protest Trump on Thursday

Not all the A-listers who stumped for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be hiding under their 3,000-thread-count sheets this week. On Thursday, the day before President-elect Donald Trump is…

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Regional Briefs – January 15, 2017

Cuomo Wants More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants 69 more charging stations for electric vehicles along the Thruway and another 500 at workplaces around the…

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Tax-Filing Season in New York Begins Jan. 23

Tax season is looming in New York. The state Department of Taxation and Finance says the income tax filing season officially begins Monday, Jan. 23. The deadline to file 2016…

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NYPD Officer Steven McDonald Eulogized as Hero

Steven McDonald, a police officer best known for forgiving a teenage gunman who left him paralyzed in 1986, was remembered at his St. Patrick’s Cathedral funeral on Friday as a…

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NYC Quarantines 500 Cats, Fearing the Flu

Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu. About 386 cats that live in city shelters…

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Regional Briefs – January 12, 2017

Pair Makes False 911 Call to Get Out of Traffic Stop BURLINGTON, N.J. – A Bronx man driving on a flat tire Tuesday called 911 to report a false robbery…

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JCC in Staten Island Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A Jewish Community Center in Staten Island was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat and swastika was found scrawled on a bathroom wall. The threat was determined to be fake,…

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