June 29, 2019 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK ( WCBS 880 ) -- Retired NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez has died of 9/11-related cancer at age 53. Alvarez became the face of the battle for a renewed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund when he testified with comedian Jon Stewart at an emotional Congressional hearing earlier this month. In the final...
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Mitch McConnell
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June 25, 2019 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (1010 WINS/AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. That's according to a group of first responders who met Tuesday with the Kentucky Republican at...
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Andrew Weber
June 20, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Reserachers from Mount Sinai in a new study say for the first time they have found a link between 9/11 first responders exposed to toxic dust and an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Co-author William Oh says the mechanism by which exposure might increase the risk...
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Andrew Weber
June 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is quickly running out of money due to a record number of claims. The House votes tomorrow on the “Never Forget The Heroes Act” to replenish and permanently extend the fund. Today, Jon Stewart, a longtime advocate, and 9/11 first responders...
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A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer pauses while visiting the North pool during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial,
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May 10, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — In an op-ed written for ABC News Friday morning, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill urged Congress to increase funding for those first responders suffering from diseases caused by 9/11. O’Neill writes the op-ed as 47 names are being added to its memorial wall at 1 Police Plaza,...
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Najibullah Zazi
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May 02, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's 10 years for the ringleader in a thwarted plot to blow up the New York City subway system. RELATED: Cops: Man told Disney staff he was sent by al-Qaeda to ‘blow the place up’ Attorneys say FBI withheld evidence in Islamic State case House Democrat calls Barr a ‘chicken...
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Tower Of Light
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February 25, 2019 - 2:19 pm
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is joining former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart for a rally on Capitol Hill Monday to call on Congress to make sure money keeps flowing to the fund that helps those sickened by toxic post-9/11 conditions.
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February 15, 2019 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The 9/11 Victims Fund is running out of money. RELATED: First responder needs a hero: Retired Marine searching for kidney donor | Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco | New York politicians advocate to replenish 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund The...
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January 16, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial. The new area...
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Don Pritchard
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October 17, 2018 - 7:20 am
A paramedic who rescued people at Ground Zero during the Sept. 11 attacks desperately needs his own hero.
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