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Suspicious white powder sent to Brooklyn Supreme Court

Local police and fire officials rushed to Brooklyn Supreme Court Monday after a person there opened an envelope containing a suspicious white powder. Authorities locked down the 8th floor and the 11th floor after the substance was discovered, around 11:45 a.m. The powder, which reportedly had a...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:24pm

Indiana's using emojis to tell young drivers whether they're going too fast

A police department in Danville, Indiana is testing out a new way to implement safety on the roads. Hint: it's super hip.  Tuesday morning the Danville Metropolitan Police Department installed a "Digital Driver Feedback" speed limit sign along one of its roads —...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:47pm

FGCU professor receives racist messages for teaching 'White Racism' course

A Florida professor is facing backlash after his first week of teaching class called White Racism at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The class has caused so much concern that campus police officers have been assigned to areas near the building for precautionary reasons. Professor Ted...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

Know where the closest nuclear fallout shelter is and what to do in case ofan attack

During your elementary school days, you might have practiced what to do in case of a fire, hurricane or tornado, but what about a nuclear attack? While hiding under your desk might be what the nuns told you to do, there are some things you can do to protect yourself if there is an attack on New...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:25am

UPDATE: De Blasio signs off on bill requiring all NYC public restrooms to have diaper changing tables

Updated Jan. 9, 2018: Tuesday,   Mayor Bill de Blasio signed off on Councilman Espinal's bill requiring all public bathrooms in NYC to have diaper changing tables. It will go into effect July of this year.  "As a Dad, I know first-hand how frustrating it can be to...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 5:33pm

Four NY men jailed for hazing-linked death of fraternity pledge

Four men involved in the 2013 death of a Pi Delta Psi freshman pledge were sentenced to jail Monday. The incident occured at a rented home in the Pocono Mountains, and so the fraternity was also banned from operation in Pennsylvania for 10 years and ordered to pay over $110,000 in fines. Chun...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 5:23pm

The truth about the ‘snow bomb’ hitting our cities

Many are calling it "bomb cyclone," "snow bomb" or "bombogenesis," but if you set foot outside, you’ll know it as the big brother of the bitter cold we started to feel this holiday season. The Weather Channel reported that the frigid weather is to blame for...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:44am

WATCH: Live footage of 'bomb cyclone' hitting Times Square

New York City is being hit by an East Coast "bomb cyclone" today. NYC public schools are closed, and the streets are already covered in snow. And if you step outside, you’ll feel the powerful winds that make 20-degree temperatures feel in the negatives (-10 at the highest...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:39am

Famous NYC restaurant with female head chef had a 'rape room'

One of New York City’s most prominent restaurants — and the launchpad for one of the country’s biggest female chefs — has a “rape room” where guests would terrorize female staff, former employees told the New York Times in a series of shocking allegations. The...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:21pm

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:12pm

Babysitter convicted on 98 counts for raping children at church and home

A babysitter was convicted of repeatedly raping two children, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said on Tuesday. The convicted sex offender recorded some of the sexual assaults and made montages of the scenes set to music. Milton Narvaez, also known as Milton Gomez, 35, was convicted...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:29pm

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:27pm

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

Channeling his inner Kevin Bacon, perhaps, de Blasio repeals NYC Cabaret Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation repealing the city’s 91-year-old Cabaret Law. What is a Cabaret Law, you might ask? Have you ever seen the movie Footloose? No one in the town was allowed to dance until Kevin Bacon shook things up. So, I guess de Blasio is sort of the Kevin Bacon here...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:01pm

British actress sues Harvey Weinstein in New York alleging sex trafficking

An aspiring British actress sued Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court on Monday accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her. The civil lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble in U.S. District Court in New York accused Weinstein...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 9:35pm

Man sentenced for 1993 killing of girlfriend in front of 2-year-old son

A man who murdered his girlfriend in front of their baby son and left the 2-year-old alone with the body for 10 hours has been sentenced, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced on Monday. Michael Stewart, who also goes by Kenneth Hall, from Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced 20 years...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:51pm

MTA buses, slowest in the nation, lost 100M passenger trips since 2008:Stringer

In the last eight years, the MTA bus system lost 100 million passenger trips, according to a new report released on Monday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The buses traveled at the slowest speeds in the country compared to other major cities —in some cases, one could walk...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:30pm

Ride into the past with the MTA Holiday Nostalgia Train

The holiday train. The vintage cars. The MTA holiday train. The shopper’s special. Whatever you call it, it’s back, but this year, with a celebratory twist. Ride back in time as you travel along the F subway line on the Holiday Nostalgia Train. Typically, the train runs from Queens to...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 1:03pm

Trump wants Jared and Ivanka to return to New York

President Trump wants daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner to return to New York because they're being damaged by bad press.   "He keeps pressuring them to go,” a source close to Kushner told Vanity Fair.   Kushner has had a particularly hard time of late...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:26pm

New York Attorney General investigating fraud on net neutrality comment site

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that his office is investigating a scheme to corrupt the Federal Communications Commission's online public-comment process on net neutrality via the use of thousands of false identities — but the FCC is not cooperating.  ...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 4:06pm