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Killer driver in Queens crash had unreported drunken-driving rap

The charter bus driver involved in Monday's fatal Queens crash should have been banned from driving buses in New York because of his drunken driving conviction in Connecticut. But because the state relies on bus companies to self-report their drivers' histories - and Dahlia Group Inc. didn't bothe

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:47:49

Victim in Queens bus-crash horror was headed to friend's funeral

Henry Wdowiak (r., with wife Helina Kurpiewski) was killed Monday in a collision between an MTA bus and a tour bus in Flushing, Queens.(Provided) He was hours away from attending his best friend's funeral in Brooklyn when he was crushed by an out-of-control tour bus on a Queens sidewalk Monday. Vi

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:18:25

City officials powerless to stop reckless charter-bus companies

The city is powerless to stop unsafe charter-bus companies like the one implicated in Monday's deadly crash in Queens - leaving local officials at the mercy of the federal government, lawmakers said Tuesday. Dahlia Group - which owns the bus and hired the driver who slammed into a Q20 bus Monday in

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-20 03:55:23

Astoria Hate Graffiti Vandal Pleads Guilty

A Queens man responsible for a series of homophobic hate graffiti incidents that included vandalism to homes, garages and businesses during the past six months in Astoria pleaded guilty on Tuesday, the Queens district attorney said. Yaacov Shemash, 53, pleaded guilty to writing "Obama F-ot" and othe

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-20 15:20:13

Teens, their dads sue school district over sexting suspension

Two Long Island teens and their irate dads are suing their school district, principal and superintendent over a one-day suspension the kids were given for being texted an unsolicited sex video featuring other students. Dads Andrew Fenton and Thomas Phelan claim in the suit, filed Tuesday in Brooklyn

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-19 23:59:44

Tractor trailer makes wrong turn, gets stuck on boardwalk down shore

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) - A tractor trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got stuck on a boardwalk at the New Jersey shore. Workers in Ventnor spent Wednesday morning removing benches and railings to help the truck get off of the boardwalk. Police said that the tractor trailer first drove onto the boa

MY9NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 19:22:00

J.J. Watt raises over $37 million for Harvey relief

J.J. Watt is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Houston Texans. And while his play on the field is impressive, his recent fundraising for the city he loves is truly awe-inspiring. Watt started a fundraising campaign on YouCaring.com to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey o

MY9NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 10:08:00

DC looking into proposal of setting up supervised injection sites for drug users

WASHINGTON - More than 200 people died in the District last year from opioid overdoses, which is a 160 percent increase from two years before. D.C. leaders say drastic measures are needed to stop overdoses, and some are considering a plan that may surprise you. City lawmakers are currently looking i

MY9NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 00:27:00

Georgia takes in Florida shelter animals following Irma

ROSWELL, Ga. - The Atlanta Humane Society took in about 150 animals from Broward County, Florida on Monday. "We secured a temporary emergency shelter facility last week that can house up to a thousand animals. So, we offered to take these guys in and give them a safe place to go," said Christina Hil

MY9NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 23:34:00

School officials say North Bergen pre-K trailers will get fire safety doors

NORTH BERGEN -- On Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy knocked down power lines and started an early morning fire that destroyed two of the pre-K classroom trailers installed 11 years earlier at James J. Braddock Park, a Hudson County park in North Bergen. No one was inside at the time, and no children o

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 17:33:30

LI grocer convicted of wage violations

The operators of grocery stores in Hicksville and Floral Park, Queens have pleaded guilty to charges that they failed to pay proper wages and falsified records. S&L Vegetables and J&B Vegetables, two grocers that did business as Apna Bazar Cash & Carry, pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny i

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:33:32

Celebrating their love of wine in Jersey City

Wine lovers came together in Downtown Jersey City at the Jersey City Wine Fest at the Atrium at Harborside. Hundreds of new wines from around the world were sampled at the Sept. 9. event. Festival-goers also were treated to live entertainment, plenty of great food from local restaurants; and they ha

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Two arrested on prostitution charges in Secaucus: police

Two women were arrested at Secaucus hotels last week on prostitution charges, part of the police department's crackdown on vice crimes in the town. Courtney Fahnestock, 25, of Rocklin, California, and 49-year-old Bilian Dai, of Queens, New York were arrested an hour apart on Sept. 14 as part of an u

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 14:38:47

Let's all plan to play on Family Day, September 25

One of the most confusing days of the year in Wilcox County can be Father's Day. Mother's Day is not as complicated. This year the Mayor of Camden, Phil Creswell, is giving area residents another day to celebrate. In connection with the national movement intended to raise awareness about the importa

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 15:29:33

News 5 Investigation Reveals Coyotes on the Prowl in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - Two months after News 5 exposed a growing coyote problem in Mobile, the city has put out a public safety warning. News 5 captured exclusive video of coyotes roaming, feet from people's homes in the Springhill area of Mobile. The problem was brought to our attention by residents

WKRG - 2017-09-20 01:24:53

Effort to Save Camden Hospital Gaining Support

From the West Alabama Newsroom- An effort to save J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden from closing down is underway and gaining support. A one cent sales tax increase has been proposed in an effort to save the hospital. The hospital board said the hospital is losing about a million dollars a year. It a

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2017-09-20 01:41:15

COMMUNITY ALERT: Missing Pets Linked to Coyote Sightings in Mobile

Mobile, Ala. - Coyote sightings, with reports of missing pets, have created a public safety concern. Residents in Llainfair and Yester Oaks neighborhoods have sighted coyotes on their property. In recent months, residents' game cams have shown coyotes roaming the streets, backyards and ditches. More

WKRG - 2017-09-19 19:20:15

Minnesotan headed to USDA: Dealing with climate change a priority

Steve Censky, who grew up near the southwest Minnesota town of Jackson, did not use the term "climate change," but in Tuesday, Sept. 19, testimony to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee he made it clear that dealing with the controversial issue could be key to agriculture's success. "Our agricultu

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-09-19 19:50:59

In memory of Ronald Ebeling

Ronald Wayne Ebeling, age 75, of rural Brewster, died Friday, September 15, 2017, at his home. He was born June 22, 1942, in Wadena, to Alvin and Eleanore (Casper) Ebeling. Ron was baptized on July 19, 1942, in Wadena; and confirmed on April 29, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster. In 1947,

FULDA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 19:53:51

pizza party caps off gardening season

Twelve young gardeners who were participants in the Pizza Garden celebrated with pizza and more the week before school started. The gardeners are part of a program for students grades three through six sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension-Murray County 4-H Youth Development and Master Gard

FULDA FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 21:11:00