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Wildwood mayor: I won’t stop playing Kate Smith on the boardwalk

A New Jersey Shore town is sticking by the late singer Kate Smith, even as the Flyers and the New York Yankees have distanced themselves from her over questions about racist lyrics from more than 80 years ago.


Wegmans to Drop Plastic Bags Before New York State Ban

New York Wegmans stores will eliminate the use of plastic grocery bags ahead of the state's deadline for the move. The Rochester-based company Monday announced it plans to drop plastic bags by the end of this year.


VIDEO: California homeowner confronts, chases off suspected porch pirate

LONG BEACH, California -- Video shows the moment a California resident confronted a suspected porch pirate going through her mail and putting a stop to it. Shirah Booker saw the woman going through her mailbox on her Ring doorbell camera. Booker confronted the suspect and kicked her off her property


Long Beach Proposes Budget With Nearly 8 Percent Tax Increase

In the budget recently put forward by the Cit Council, Long Beach residents would be facing a nearly 8 percent tax increase, as well as increases to their water and sewer fees.


Nassau Man Was Driving Drunk With His 3 Kids In Car: Police

A Hempstead man was arrested Sunday night after police say he was pulled over for driving drunk and officers found he had his three children in the car. According to police, David Ineriano Trinidad, 42, of Hempstead, was driving a 2003 Nissan south on Franklin Avenue just before 10 p.m. while swervi


NYC Mayor's Green New Deal to Ban New Glass Skyscrapers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his climate change effort to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30 percent.


Mom of survivor of Brooklyn ax attack says killer went after her daughter before

The mom of a young Brooklyn woman clinging to life after her boyfriend hacked her head, face and chest with an ax told the Daily News in an exclusive interview on Monday that the weapon-wielding maniac had previously been violent toward her daughter.


Identity Thief With Two Active Warrants Arrested: Long Beach PD

The Long Beach Police Department reported the following incidents for the week ending April 16. Robert Alvarez, Jr., 28, of Long Beach, was arrested on April 10 on an active Long Beach City Court arrest warrant.


Thief Caught on Surveillance Video Stealing Beloved Dog From NYC Backyard on Easter, Leaving Owners 'Heartbroken'

A thief stole a beloved dog from a backyard in Brooklyn on Easter Sunday, leaving its owners heartbroken. A man snatched the mini Alaskan Klee Kai from the backyard of a home on East 73rd Street in Bergen Beach Sunday afternoon, the NYPD said.


Sentencing of Chanel Lewis moves forward despite allegations of jury misconduct

QUEENS — The sentencing of Chanel Lewis, the man convicted of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, will move forward despite allegations of jury misconduct. Sentencing for Lewis is expected to take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He faces up to life in prison.


Bellmore man killed crossing Sunrise Highway

A 60-year-old Bellmore man was struck by a car and killed Saturday night in Wantagh while he was crossing Sunrise Highway. According to Nassau County police, Holario Perez was trying to cross south to north on the road at around midnight, when a westbound Chevrolet struck him. Perez suffered multipl


Knife-Wielding Man Robbed Nassau Gas Station

Nassau police are searching for a man who robbed a Freeport gas station at knifepoint early Monday morning. According to police, the man entered the Mobil Gas Station, located at 199 East Sunrise Highway, just before 12:45 a.m. He approached an employee, pulled out a large kitchen knife and demanded


Off-duty NYPD officer arrested in wild road-rage brawl

An off-duty NYPD officer, her sister, and two other people were arrested Sunday following a wild road-rage brawl in Queens. Officer Marlena Nelson, 37, was hit with two counts of assault for the Easter morning dust-up, according to police.


Man Nicknamed ‘Grim Creepa’ Charged With Murder After Using Ax to Attack Girlfriend Who Glowingly Referred to Him as ‘Mr. 187’ and Murdered her Friend in This Horrific Way (Video)

Police have arrested and charged 34-year old Jerry Brown after an ax murdering rampage. The scene of the crime as detailed by the New York Post is absolutely horrific. The brutal ax attack left one woman dead and another fighting for her life at the moment. Brown has been charged with murder and att


Report: Brooklyn woman killed in subway tragedy was aspiring actress

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 21-year-old woman somehow became jammed in between a train and the station platform when she was fatally struck in Union Square Saturday around 3:30 a.m., according to a report by the New York Post.


LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


Nassau lawmakers vote to opt out if NY makes pot sales legal

Nassau County lawmakers on Monday unanimously voted to opt out if Albany passes a law legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana in New York. The full Legislature voted against the sale of adult-use marijuana within county lines.


NY City Council Asks Why Parents are Being Accused of Child Abuse for Simply Using Marijuana

City Council Asks Why NYC Is ‘Tearing Families Apart’ For Marijuana Use. As New York considers legalizing marijuana, attention is also turning to how the drug plays a role in the city’s child welfare system—one that has the power to remove children from their parents and that investigates, almost ex


East Meadow Schools Raise Thousands For Sick Student

EAST MEADOW, NY - From East Meadow School District: The East Meadow School District's Bowling Green Elementary School honored third grader Mahdi Islam on April 17 with a Super Hero Day. Mahdi is currently in the hospital awaiting surgery for a heart transplant.


A man was arrested after police found a partially decapitated woman in a NY apartment. A motive is still unknown

(CNN) — New York police officers encountered a grisly scene inside an eighth-floor Brooklyn apartment Saturday, where they found a partially decapitated woman with severed fingers laying unresponsive in the living room.