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 A Boy Scout attends camp Maple Dell on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah.
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
1010 WINS Newsroom
August 20, 2019 - 7:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Boy Scouts who say they were molested as children by adult scout leaders filed nine lawsuits Tuesday in New York accusing the organization of failing to protect them. The cases, filed Tuesday in New York City and on Long Island, are among the latest of more than nearly...
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President Trump
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Midday News
August 20, 2019 - 10:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont have filed a new legal challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. New York Attorney General Letitia...
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New York State
August 19, 2019 - 2:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York officials are asking the public to help choose a new license plate design. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says people can vote on the governor's website starting Monday for one of five plate designs . Four of the designs include the Statue of Liberty while one features the Mario M...
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Plane crash Union Vale
Frank Becerra Jr./Poughkeepsie Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC
August 17, 2019 - 5:23 pm
A plane crashed into a New York home Sunday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said.
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Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
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Andrew Weber
August 16, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Dozens of signs identifying the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will be changed or replaced because they are missing the late three-term governor’s middle initial. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is in the process of fixing the signs to make sure they all correctly label the $4...
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Woodstock veteran Arlo Guthrie plays a song at the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Guthrie is schedule to play a set on the top of hill nearby but told reporters he wanted to play at least one song on the original 1969 site. Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events Thursday through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 15, 2019 - 7:37 pm
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 photo, Brian Toale shows a photo of himself at 16 years old in New York. Thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state will head to court this week to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions where they worked. Toale, 66, who says he was molested by an employee at a Catholic high school he attended on Long Island, was one of the leaders in the fight to pass the Child Victims Act. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 14, 2019 - 7:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations...
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Measles vaccine
Roman Didkivskyi
Andrew Weber
August 14, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A New York judge declined on Wednesday to issue an immediate ruling on whether unvaccinated New Yorkers can go back to school. Parents of children who have been affected by the state’s elimination of the religious exemption to otherwise mandatory vaccines sought a court order...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 photo, Brian Toale shows a photo of himself at 16 years old in New York. Thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state will head to court this week to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions where they worked. Toale, 66, who says he was molested by an employee at a Catholic high school he attended on Long Island, was one of the leaders in the fight to pass the Child Victims Act. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 14, 2019 - 7:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was the early 1950s and Peter Vajda was a little boy attending a Catholic boarding school in the Bronx when he says a religious brother molested him. The brother is likely long dead, but the church survives. Just after midnight Wednesday morning, Vajda, now 75, filed a civil...
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Westchester County District Attorney's Office
David Caplan
August 13, 2019 - 6:26 pm
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A 28-year-old woman is being accused of trying to kidnap a toddler from the emergency room of a hospital in Yonkers. The Westchester County district attorney's office said Tuesday that Laysha Machado was arraigned Monday after being indicted on attempted kidnapping, unlawful...
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