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Dreamstime
September 25, 2018 - 7:32 am
New York State lawmakers trying to allocate money to communities to improve tap water formed a council to study safe water standards, but one state Senator says that group has yet to meet one year later.
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September 24, 2018 - 6:32 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City announced the launch on Monday of "Bring It," a yearlong campaign targeting high school students that aims to reduce waste. The initiative is in partnership with NYC-based reusable bottle company S'well, which will provide more than 320,000 high school students...
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Dreamstime
September 24, 2018 - 5:59 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey health officials have confirmed a second death from the West Nile virus this year amid a spike in cases due to the weather. Officials said Monday an elderly Bergen County woman passed away this month in addition to the 62-year-old man reported earlier to have died _...
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September 24, 2018 - 5:55 pm
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey police officer has been indicted for his alleged role in the assault of a hospital patient and recording another assault of the same patient on his cellphone. Paterson Officer Roger Then is charged with conspiring to violate the patient's civil rights, concealing...
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September 24, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors want a judge to keep lawyers for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from using President Donald Trump's negative comments about government cooperators to help defend the notorious Mexican drug lord. A recent filing by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn only refers to Trump as a "...
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September 24, 2018 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The 45th Annual Village Halloween Parade on Monday announced this year's theme: "I AM a Robot!" "The inspiration for this year’s theme comes from our fascination with robots and the increasingly blurred lines between human and machine,” said Jeanne Fleming, artistic/...
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Pet store, file image.
Dreamstime
September 24, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- In 90 days it will be illegal in New York state to finance the purchase of dogs, cats, or other companion animals through lease-to-own programs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill banning the practice on Monday. Animal welfare groups say financing has become popular with some...
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1010 WINS' Al Jones rides an electric scooter.
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September 24, 2018 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- You've probably noticed a lot of people in the city getting around using alternative means of transportation lately, including motorized skateboards and roller blades -- not to mention all manner of electrically powered bikes. Taking an e-scooter for a spin in Williamsburg...
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Dreamstime
September 24, 2018 - 1:42 pm
BRENTWOOD, NY (1010 WINS) -- It looks like they're going to have to add a new disclosure clause to real estate contracts around here. A couple with three young kids brought their dream home in Brentwood, but they're just not discovering that it adjoins the woods where MS-13 murdered Kayla Cuevas...
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September 24, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a baby girl found crawling across a busy New Jersey street was unharmed after a neighbor and passing motorist came to her aid. The child was spotted around 5 p.m. Saturday in Lakewood. The motorist, Cory Cannon of Eatontown, told the Asbury Park Press he saw...
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