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April 17, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Sixty-two people were arrested at a climate rally at City Hall Wednesday morning, Patch reported . The New York chapter of Extinction Rebellion was behind the protest. Some of the protesters climbed light poles and dropped banners. Others lied down in the street. Sixty of...
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Andrew Falzon
April 17, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A seven-year-old boy died Wednesday afternoon in Far Rockaway, Queens, after he was struck by a church van and pinned between it and the school bus he had just gotten off. The incident took place shortly before 3 p.m. at 10-62 Gipson Street. The boy -- who was identified as...
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FILE - In this photo from Thursday, Dec. 20 2018, Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Supreme Court for a hearing on his sexual assault case. Both sides in the case want the press and the public barred from the Weinstein's next court appearance on April 26. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. Prosecutors argue the April 26 hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose...
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This undated product image provided by Toyota Motor Co. shows the 2020 Highlander. The popular midsize family-hauling SUV gets a complete revamp with a roomier interior, a redesigned gas-electric hybrid power system and added safety features. (Toyota Motor Co. via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts. In keeping with the dramatic shift from cars to sport utilities, most of the new models are SUVs. Here are some of...
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April 17, 2019 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It was supposed to be sentencing day for Chanel Lewis, the man convicted of killing Karina Vetrano. Instead he'll have to wait to learn his fate, after allegations of juror misconduct prompted a hearing to be rescheduled for next week. Vetrano was killed while out for a jog...
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
April 17, 2019 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Staten Island residents get a break on tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while Brooklyn residents don’t. Democratic State Senator Andrew Gounardes of Bay Ridge believes that’s not fair. This morning, I announced new legislation that will offer discounts to frequent...
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April 17, 2019 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Longtime tenants in three rent-regulated buildings on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens are accusing their landlords of trying to force them out to raise rents in the gentrifying neighborhood. “Our clients go through the winter and the frigid cold, you know, one...
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This April 10, 2019, photo shows a sign by furnyc.org in the window of Victoria Stass Collection in New York's fur district. The fur trade is considered so important to New York’s development that two beavers adorn the city’s official seal, a reference to early Dutch and English settlers who traded in beaver pelts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 17, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city where such garments were once common and style-setters including...
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Susan Richard
April 16, 2019 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) It was New York's bravest to the rescue of a tiny kitten that, for sure, used up one of its nine lives. The SoHo based Animal Haven shelter wrote in an Instagram post that one of their longtime volunteers was walking home on the Upper East Side when she heard the distressed...
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April 16, 2019 - 6:18 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Another major bridge in the New York City area is going cashless. The electronic tolling system will debut at the Outerbridge Crossing connecting Staten Island with Perth Amboy, New Jersey next Wednesday. The Bayonne Bridge went cashless in 2017, and the Goethals Bridge...
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