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Garbage truck
Andrew Weber
June 14, 2019 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A sanitation worker is being treated for injuries sustained when a discarded helium balloon tank exploded as his truck compressed it. The tank was in a plastic bag along with other trash. The worker, David Yen, suffered ringing-in-the-ears and wounds to his eye, neck, chest...
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Upper West Side skyline
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
June 14, 2019 - 12:45 pm
Leaders in New York state have approved new rental protections for more than a million New York City apartment dwellers, along with some regulations that will apply statewide.
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Police line
Andrew Weber
June 14, 2019 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police in the Bronx have made arrests in the shooting of a 7-year-old boy struck in the leg by a stray bullet fired in an argument between two men at the Millbrook Houses almost two weeks ago. Manuel Colon, 31, has been charged with attempted murder and 21-year-old Keyshawn...
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John Montone
June 14, 2019 - 9:27 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Brooklyn chef and entrepreneur is offering cannabis-infused pizza to hungry New York and New Jerseyans. Chris Barrett runs Stoned Gourmet Cannabis Pizza, and delivers his wares in the New York and New Jersey area to eager clients, along with gelato, cheesecake, sodas and...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health officials updated the U.S. measles case count, saying 1,001 illnesses have been reported since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 14, 2019 - 5:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted...
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June 13, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS) -- A Staten Island man has been arrested on charges he hired someone to kill a man he believed was having an affair with his wife. Ramon Ramirez was held without bail after his arrest Thursday. No one was killed. A second man, Vance Collins, also was charged in an indictment...
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Burger King
June 13, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Burger King has partnered up with Netflix's hit show "Stranger Things" and will be serving an upside-down whopper. Served on their 1980's era packaging, the fast food chain explained that the burger is just a regular Whopper served with the bottom of the bun on the top of...
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Carnegie Hall Twitter
Kimberly Dole
June 13, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs. The winners, including Alondra Uribe of New York City will each receive $5,000. The other winners include...
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FDR Four Freedoms State Park
Kimberly Dole
June 13, 2019 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Four Freedoms Park will unveil New York City’s largest LGBTQ Pride Flag. The Park’s 12-foot-by-100-foot grand staircase will transform into a gigantic Pride flag, from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 30, in celebration of the progress that’s been made over the past 50...
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Juliet Papa
June 13, 2019 - 10:49 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Cuba Gooding Jr. was arrested and charged with forcible touching Thursday, following an allegation that he groped a woman at a Manhattan bar last Sunday. He denies the allegation. The actor arrived at the NYPD's Special Victims Unit in East Harlem around 2 p.m. Thursday...
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