Local News

December 18, 2018 - 9:42 am
The NYPD’s hate crimes unit is investigating two possible bias attacks in Manhattan early Monday that left one man with a broken nose and another with a broken jaw.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Suchat Pederson, The News Journal
December 18, 2018 - 8:27 am
Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t started her new job yet, but she says she needs some time off to take care of herself before she is sworn in to Congress.
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Holland Tunnel decoration
Port Authority
December 18, 2018 - 7:21 am
In a victory for those with OCD, the unnerving holiday on the Holland Tunnel decorations were rearranged Monday night so they’re congruent with the letters they cover.
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File - In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Verna Vasbinder prepares her new bunk in the city's new Temporary Bridge Shelter for the homeless as her dog, Lucy Lui, looks on in San Diego. A new federal report says the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of a West Coast homelessness crisis, fell this year, suggesting possible success in those cities' efforts to combat the problem. Homelessness overall was up slightly across the country, although the report did not provide a complete picture of the problem. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A new federal report says Connecticut experienced a 17.4 percent increase in homelessness one night in January compared to the previous year. Connecticut's Department of Housing says the uptick is mostly due to large numbers of Hurricane Maria evacuees. The U.S. Housing and...
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December 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal court says New York's ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state for decades, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The plaintiff,...
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Bus slashing
December 17, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Don't get between a pet owner and their dog. That's the message a bus rider in the Bronx got Monday afternoon, after she was slashed in the face and head by the owner of a dog, whom she tried to pet, police told 1010 WINS. Police said the dog owner got mad when the other...
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NJ Transit train
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
December 17, 2018 - 3:48 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Phil Murphy called it a 'new day at NJ Transit' as he announced the completion of the Federal Railroad Administration's year-end milestone for installing positive train control. RELATED: Frustrated NJ Transit rider turns to GoFundMe for new Portal Bridge | Murphy:...
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December 17, 2018 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Officials are trying to bring oysters back to the waters off Governor’s Island, and have launched the Billion Oyster Project. The goal of the community-led science initiative -- led by local students and environmentalists -- is to restore one billion oysters to the New York...
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Nyashia Ferguson
December 17, 2018 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Remember that video showing the NYPD officers forcibly arresting a mother and wrestling her one-year-old out of her arms in the process? RELATED: 2 peace officers on modified duty after video shows cops ripping baby from mom's arms | Charges dropped against mother who had...
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(PIX11 via AP)
December 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Statue of Liberty protest climber Patricia Okoumou has been found guilty for scaling the base of the Statue of Liberty in July, a judge ruled Monday. RELATED: Statue of Liberty climber wants judge to drop charges | S.I. Woman Who Climbed Statue Of Liberty Faces Jail Time |...
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