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August 31, 2018 - 4:38 pm
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says that though he doesn't like raising "any tax," a new 4.3-cent per gallon gas tax increase is needed to keep the state's infrastructure fund afloat. The first-term Democratic governor also said Friday that he's frustrated that the gas tax is...
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August 31, 2018 - 4:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Cynthia Nixon is taking her campaign for governor upstate as the Democratic primary nears. The longtime liberal activist and former "Sex and the City" star will make stops in Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs on Friday and throughout the long Labor...
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Passengers step off of an Amtrak train.
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August 31, 2018 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amtrak train service that had been diverted to Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal over the summer will return to New York Penn Station after the holiday weekend. Amtrak announced that summer infrastructure renewal work at Penn Station has been completed, allowing scheduled...
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August 31, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) Amid the many glitzy billboards in Times Square, there's one simple one featuring a Long Island resident. TV news executive Marc Weiner, 53, of Great Neck, is a cancer survivor who needs a kidney transplant. The billboard seeks a donor, who Weiner says must be an "O" bloodtype...
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Firefighters in upper Manhattan scrub graffiti for the second time this week.
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August 31, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (1010WINS) -- Once again, authorities are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti this time scrawled on FDNY property in Washington Heights. It's the second time this week that it's happened, and police believe it's the same person who struck in Inwood. Hateful vandal strikes again in...
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August 31, 2018 - 2:18 pm
By David Caplan WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Rep. Pete King, who represents Long Island's 2nd Congressional District, headed to Washington Friday to honor the life and legacy of John McCain, who died last Saturday at 81. "In Washington, DC to attend tribute to John McCain later this morning in Capitol...
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Nassau County police have found a body after a search in East Meadow.
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August 31, 2018 - 2:01 pm
UNIONDALE, NY (1010 WINS) -- Police have identified the body found this week on Long Island. They say it was 21-year-old Carlos Rivas-Majano of Uniondale. His remains were found Wednesday in the woods in East Meadow. Carlos Benitez-Hernandez, 21, also of Uniondale has been charged in the killing...
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August 31, 2018 - 1:57 pm
by David Caplan NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's the end of an era: The Village Voice is reportedly shutting down. According to hyberlocal blog Gothamist , the Voice's owner, Peter Barbey, told staff Friday morning in a phone call, "Today is kind of a sucky day. Due to, basically, business realities,...
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August 31, 2018 - 12:33 pm
CLINTON, NY (1010 WINS) -- It's the time of year when college kids settle into their dorms. Sometimes roommates don't totally get along. That was the case at Hamilton College in upstate Clinton where a young woman discovered that she was sharing her room with a 5 ft snake. She found it behind her...
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Cops want to talk to three women about a brawl at the Salty Dog in Bay Ridge
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August 31, 2018 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Salty Dog bar in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is a popular spot. A brawl there on July 29, left a 48-year-old man and his 24-year-old daughter badly beaten. The NYPD has released pictures of three women they're calling 'persons of interest.' Cops couldn't say what set off the...
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