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New York City officials say major crime is down this year

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is on pace this year for fewer than 100,000 reported major crimes for the first time in at least two decades, officials said Wednesda. more »»

Man who shot chokehold video arrested on drug charges

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who recorded video of a fatal police chokehold in New York City has been charged with drug possession. more »»

New York prison break featured on Investigation Discovery

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-three days of grabbing headlines has earned a television episode for two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison. more »»

New security measures in place at NY prison after escape

July 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures are being put in place at a maximum-security New York prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. more »»

Brother of indicted former Senate leader retiring as judge

July 1, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The brother of state Sen. Dean Skelos is retiring as a judg. more »»

Plaque to honor firefighter killed in NYC high-rise fire

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran firefighter who died searching for victims in a burning apartment is being honored with a plaque at his Brooklyn firehouse. more »»

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance themselves from... more »»

New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

July 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named to run the maximum-security prison in New York where two killers escaped. more »»

US customs officials recover idol looted from Indian temple

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. customs officials have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India. more »»

Flo Rida, Jonathan Scott out of Miss USA, Macy's dumps Trump

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy's department store chain and HGTV "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott all had something in common on Wednesday: They're the latest to distance... more »»

Stolen religious idol worth $1M to be returned to India

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. customs officials have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India. more »»

Broken bridge snarls Metro-North between Connecticut, NYC

July 1, 2015

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mechanical problems have left a Connecticut span of a 111-year-old bridge stuck in the open position, delaying Metro-North trains to and from New York Cit. more »»

Amtrak, families want lawsuits from fatal crash consolidated

July 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak has joined a bid to have the lawsuits filed over a deadly crash in Philadelphia consolidated before the same federal judge. more »»

Wall paintings by Thomas Cole found during work at his home

July 1, 2015

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Restoration work at the home of a 19th century Hudson River School artist has uncovered hints of previously unknown wall paintings done by Thomas Col. more »»

NY financial planner gets prison term for scamming charities

July 1, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York financial planner will spend up to 10 years in prison for embezzling $1.8 million from charities and others. more »»

High water from heavy rain shut down part of NY canal system

July 1, 2015

BREWERTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals and a 67-mile stretch of the Erie Canal are closed to vessel traffic because of high water levels and strong currents from heavy rainfall. more »»

Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the "Miss USA" pageant later this month, part of the continued fallout over pageant owner Donald Trump's remarks about... more »»

NYC enacts ban on plastic foam containers

July 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's ban on plastic foam is now in effect.

The ban applies to single-use food packing products, including takeout containers and coffee cups. more »»

Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

July 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team... more »»

Editorials from around New York

July 1, 2015

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

The Syracuse Post-Standard on education in New York and the state's poorest familie. more »»

 
 

 

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