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Mayor de Blasio is calling for more speed cameras and stiffer fines for violators.
Dreamstime
July 25, 2018 - 2:26 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The New York State Senate has until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, to pass a bill to renew the speed camera program that cracks down on dangerous driving near schools. Republican State Senator Martin Golden is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to order lawmakers back to Albany to make it...
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Pablo Villavicencio poses with his wife and 2 daughters outside their Hempstead home.
Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS
July 25, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An Ecuadorian immigrant held by ICE for seven weeks is now back with his family on Long Island. Pablo Villavicencio said the first thing he did when he was released was kiss his wife and daughters. His wife said he also took a shower, which lasted about an hour. "Thank you...
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The exotic longhorned tick has been found in Bergen County.
NJ Department of Agriculture
July 25, 2018 - 12:23 pm
HACKENSACK, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- It's tick season. A 12-year-old girl from Bergen County is believed to be the first person in the U.S. carrying an exotic tick discovered by researchers last fall. Lab tests show the tick -- a species from Asia known as the 'Longhorned' tick -- does not carry the...
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A Perth Amboy police officer saved a man from a speeding train.
City of Perth Amboy
July 25, 2018 - 11:18 am
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A Perth Amboy Police Officer made an amazing rescue of a man on NJ TRANSIT tracks, and caught it on his body cam. Patrolman Kyle Savoia spotted the despondent man last Thursday and ran toward him screaming for him to move and stop the train. "Hey, bud! Hey move,''...
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FDNY Foundation
July 25, 2018 - 10:42 am
The official FDNY 2019, Calendar of Heroes was revealed on Wednesday.
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Former Staten Island congressman Guy Molinari has passed away at the age of 89.
(Photo by Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)
July 25, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Former Staten Island congressman Guy Molinari has died. He was 89. Politics was his family's business. Molinari's father was an assemblyman. His daughter and son-in-law were members of congress. Molinari was elected to the House in 1980. In 1990, he became Staten Island...
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Union city funeral
Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS
July 25, 2018 - 8:18 am
A 21-hour-long wake began Tuesday for the five children killed in a Union City house fire two weeks ago.
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Train Tracks
Dreamstime
July 25, 2018 - 7:45 am
Both the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North will miss the year-end deadline to install life-saving safety technology.
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An MTA bus in New York City
Photo Credit: Anthony Behar/Sipa USA
July 25, 2018 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The annual 'Pokey' and 'Schleppie' awards for slowest and least reliable bus service in the city came out on Tuesday. "The Pokey award winner is the M42 crosstown bus, it moves at an average pace of 3.2 mph, which is not much faster than walking speed at an average pace, and...
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Rally in support of ICE detained pizza deliveryman.
Juliet Papa/1010 WINS
July 24, 2018 - 7:45 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- A federal judge ordered late Tuesday the immediate release of an Ecuadorean immigrant detained while delivering pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn. Immigration advocates had been rallying for his release. A federal court judge heard Pablo Villavicencio's...
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