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Mayor de Blasio Warns Shutdown Will Directly Impact 2 Million New Yorkers

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a dire warning Thursday that the government shutdown is an unprecedented crisis that's about to directly affect at least 2 million New Yorkers. "We are now entering nothing less than a full-blown crisis that is about to have massive effects on the people in New York City,


Winter Weather Updates, Road Closures for This Weekend

By now many are preparing for what the Weather Network is calling Winter Storm Harper. The network reports the storm has already hit parts in places like Lone Pine, California, where five inches of snow fell in just two hours.


Shutdown: NY Gov. Offers Federal Workers Assistance

If you're a New Yorker who has been affected by the partial federal government shutdown, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits through the New York state Department of Labor.


4-year-old dies after found unresponsive at Jersey City school

JERSEY CITY — A Jersey City neighborhood is in mourning after a four-year-old student of School 37 died Thursday afternoon. The boy was unresponsive after taking a nap at the school and was taken away in an ambulance at dismissal time, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.


NYC Weather: Here's When Snow Will Slam The City

NEW YORK — New York City's first serious snowfall in about two months will make for a slick Friday morning commute before more snow, sleet and freezing rain strike this weekend, the National Weather Service says.


Weekend winter storm to impact travel

(WFSB) -- As the state braces for a winter storm this weekend, travel will likely be impacted on the roads, the rails and the skies. Amtrak has already announced it will modify its schedule for Saturday Jan. 19 and Sunday Jan. 20.


Statement From Bronx Borough President Diaz Regarding The New York State Reproductive Health Act

THE BRONX, NY — January 17, 2019 — “For far too long women in New York State have not had the right to make their own choices about their healthcare sufficiently protected and codified into law. Thankfully, that is set to change. I support New York’s Reproductive Health Act and believe that it is a


Brooklyn Father Shot To Death Defending Daughter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn father was shot to death while defending his daughter over the weekend in Crown Heights. Shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 43-year-old Philip Scarlett was at an apartment in the Kingsborough Houses, waiting for his daughter to arrive.


Charles Manson’s top follower is now a ‘friendly’ upstate neighbor

Marcy, NY — On a quiet little road in upstate New York, about 250 miles from the city, resides an older woman whom neighbors describe as friendly, polite, averse to drama or confrontation. She largely keeps to herself in the small outbuilding, where she lives with her equally reclusive boyfriend, bu


NYC added a record-breaking 34,160 affordable homes in 2018

The city created and preserved 34,160 affordable homes in 2018 alone, 40 percent more than the record set last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday. And, according to the mayor, 10,099 new homes were financed last year, another record for new construction in the city. The additional hom


Women’s March 2019: NYC street closures, route, and time

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will take to the street for the third annual Women’s March in New York City. The event began in 2017 as a way to show support for women’s rights during the inauguration of President Donald Trump; last year, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets for


New York Fugitive Captured In Middletown: PD

MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Queens man wanted in New York for aggravated unlicensed operator in the first degree was arrested in Middletown as a wanted fugitive, according to police. Police made the arrest Jan. 15 on the extraditable offense. King Burden, 36, was held in lieu of $100,000 bond.


Police chase after officer dragged 50 feet following New Jersey dine and dash

CLIFTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A dine-and-dash case in New Jersey led to a police officer being dragged about 50 feet by a fleeing car, which prompted a chase that involved several accidents.


Next month's SNAP benefits arriving earlier due to government shutdown

Thousands of people in the Capital Region will be on the lookout on Thursday for food stamp money to feed their families. Next month's SNAP benefits for most New York families should be arriving on Thursday. This is because of the government shutdown.


Inmates launch hunger strike after shutdown prevents family visits: report

Inmates at a high-security federal jail in Manhattan have reportedly launched a hunger strike this week after the partial government shutdown led to family visits being cancelled.


Long Island Braces for NY To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Long Island lawmakers are preparing for the likelihood that New York State legislators will pass a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana sometime in the near future. Officials launched the Nassau County Task Force on Marijuana Legalization & Regulation to understand key local needs in advance


Woman killed in Brooklyn apartment

A Brooklyn woman was killed inside her Brooklyn apartment, authorities said Thursday. Loretta Witherspoon, 40, was found dead inside her Wortman Ave. apartment in East New York about 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 3, police said.


Best of NHA on display at New York's Winter Show

(Jan. 17, 2019) The entrance to Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory will soon be adorned with a blow-up of a 1926 Tony Sarg illustrated map of Nantucket. It depicts landmarks and some of the island’s first English settlers around its perimeter.


Former N.J. teacher admits sexually assaulting 15-year-old student

A former second-grade teacher In Jersey City admitted Wednesday she sexually assaulted a 15-year-old student in her Lyndhurst home more than three years ago. Lauren Coyle-Mitchell, 36, pleaded guilty in Bergen County Superior Court to aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child,


CNY Reads One Book selects Trevor Noah memoir 'Born a Crime' for 2019 season

Last summer, first year students at Syracuse University were assigned a shared reading experience: every incoming freshman was to read Trevor Noah's memoir Born a Crime. CNY Reads One Book has also selected the book for its 19th season, which kicks off tonight at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt.