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John Finnegan Island Park
Nassau County Police
January 25, 2019 - 9:40 am
HEMPSTEAD, NY (1010 WINS) -- Police in Nassau County have arrested a teacher for allegedly abusing a female student in an after school program. RELATED: States move to ease restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits | Vatican: No prior accusation of sex abuse against Argentine | More sexual abuse...
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deadly NJ bus crash
Twitter
January 25, 2019 - 6:14 am
One person is dead and several injured after a bus crashed in New Jersey.
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Norwood Bronx Sex Abuse
NYPD
January 24, 2019 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police arrested on Thursday a man who exposed himself to an 11-year-old boy on Wednesday night, the NYPD said. RELATED: Man who allegedly who lured, raped girl, 12, in Bronx turns himself in | 'You're Beautiful:' Men in minivan try to lure girls near NJ elementary school |...
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January 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say an MS-13 gang member has been sentenced on Long Island to 27 years in prison for the 2015 slaying of a teenager he suspected was a rival gang member. William Castellanos was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty last year to firearms-related...
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January 24, 2019 - 5:13 pm
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- School officials are denying a report that four 12-year-old girls were strip-searched for suspected drug use at an upstate New York middle school. Community members packed a Binghamton school board meeting this week to demand answers after reports circulated on social media...
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January 24, 2019 - 4:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey lawmakers have advanced a bill to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. The Assembly Labor Committee approved the measure Thursday. Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced a deal on the wage last week...
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January 24, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on changes to New York's election laws Thursday that are designed to make it easier to vote, including allowing people to cast ballots before Election Day and preregistering student drivers so they'll be automatically eligible to vote when they turn...
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January 24, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City will pay $3 million to the estate of a young man whose long detention in solitary confinement and subsequent suicide made him a symbol of a broken criminal justice system. City law department officials said they hope Thursday's settlement in the case of Kalief Browder...
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Passengers board an MTA bus near First Avenue
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January 24, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- We all know how sluggish city buses can be, but the mayor wants to change that. The NYPD now has a squad for clearing out bus lanes, and the ticket for parking in one costs $115. RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: MTA reports significant improvements to subways, buses | Bed bug scare...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2019 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York man who spent 19 years in prison after being accused as a teenager of stabbing his mother to death has been cleared of the charges. Huwe Burton says he feels like a weight has been lifted off him after a Bronx judge threw out his conviction on Thursday. Burton was...
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