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July 17, 2018 - 6:06 pm
Staten Island and a trio of Long Island communities have elevated incidents of cancer, according to preliminary data presented Tuesday night at public meetings. The meetings will kick off a one-year study, to be conducted by the state Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Environmental...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:43 pm
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A fifth child has died from injuries sustained in a New Jersey house fire last week. The Hudson County prosecutor's office announced Tuesday that 4-year-old Shamira Lopez has died. Officials have previously said that Friday morning's fire at a three-story home in Union City...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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July 17, 2018 - 4:49 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is taking steps to ensure its elections infrastructure is protected from cyberattacks by foreign hackers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that an initiative with the state Board of Elections will help county elections boards strengthen their cyber security...
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July 17, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The more than 1.6 million New York City recipients of the SNAP food assistance now have access to a deeply-discounted Citi Bike membership. Beginning Tuesday, those receiving SNAP will be eligible for a $5/month membership, which was previously only available to New York...
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July 17, 2018 - 3:57 pm
The number of Legionnaires' Diseases cases in New York City has increased to 18, including one fatality, health officials said Tuesday. Seven people remain in the hospital, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control, said at a press conference. The deceased's identity has not...
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A veterans housing complex opened in Fordham Heights.
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July 17, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The ribbon was cut on Jericho Project's Walton House on Tuesday morning, opening a new home for veterans and young adults in the Bronx. Karen Wharton said anyone can become homeless. She was serving in the Air Force when Superstorm Sandy destroyed her Coney Island home. She...
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July 17, 2018 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism John Miller spoke with reporters Tuesday about hacking issues in New York and how the NYPD handles such incidents. Miller said countries like Russia, China, and North Korea hack every day. He calls it the new...
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A deadly fire in Union City has claimed the life of a fourth child.
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July 17, 2018 - 11:12 am
UNION CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed that a fifth child, 4-year-old Shamira Lopez has died at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from her injuries suffered in last Friday's fire in Union City. Two people remain hospitalized in stable condition. On...
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July 17, 2018 - 10:49 am
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- An incoming senior at Long Island's Sachem North High School has died. Neither police nor the school have identified the student or are talking about the cause. On Monday night, police got a call about a sick or injured person at Sachem East. ABC7NY reports the 17-...
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 Revelers walk through a police check point while participating in a Caribbean street carnival called J'ouvert on September 4, 2017.
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July 17, 2018 - 10:10 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two juries are at work in Brooklyn Supreme Court hearing cases against 4 alleged gang members who are accused of taking part in a 2015 shootout that claimed the life of Cuomo aide Carey Gabay during the annual J'ouvert celebration. Prosecutors say Micah Alleyne, Kenny Bazile...
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