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Family of man crushed by elevator at Kennedy Airport suspects they aren't getting whole story

The mother of a man who was crushed to death by a freight elevator at Kennedy Airport suspects there's more to her son's death than she's being told. Veronica Jobe, 62, said Tuesday that the lack of surveillance footage where her son Dillon was fatally injured has her worried she will never know the


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has security detail pull over driver for texting

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he was happy to be a "citizen patrol" when he directed his police detail to pull over a texting driver. The Democratic mayor says the traffic stop occurred Saturday while he was heading to a legislative event in Albany.


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


Speed limit reduced on Mass Pike due to winter weather

Massachusetts State Police has reduced the speed limit on Interstate-90 because a winter mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet is making the roads slippery. State Police announced speeds are reduced to 40 mph from the 57 mile-marker in Wilbraham to the New York border.


New York Times responds to Trump's attack: 'It's not just false, it's dangerous'

New York (CNN Business)Several members of the media were shoved and assaulted at President Trump's campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, last week. But even as some supporters appear to take cues from Trump's anti-media rhetoric, the president isn't changing his tune.


How the winners of New York Lottery's $437M jackpot remained anonymous

NEW YORK (WHEC) -- In the state of New York, if you win the lottery, you can't remain anonymous. The group scored the Mega Millions New Year's Day jackpot, reaching a grand total of $437 million.


Police: Mom Dead After Driver Deliberately Strikes Family Of 8 Outside Rockland County 7-Eleven

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 32-year-old mother was killed and the rest of her family was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say a driver deliberately plowed into them outside a convenience store in Rockland County.


Zombie Deer Disease In New York State

There is a disease spreading through deer that makes them zombie like and emaciated. It has affected deer in twenty four states including New York. It's official name is Chronic Wasting Disease but it is also called zombie deer disease. It is an illness that has been found in deer across twenty four


Man dragged to his death after clothing gets caught on New York subway train, police say

A man was dragged to his death by a New York City subway train Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was standing near the edge of the subway platform when the incoming train caught hold of an article of clothing and pulled him into the tunnel, a New York Police Department spokesman said.


Trump calls New York Times 'a true enemy of the people'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning targeted the New York Times, singling out the newspaper as “a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.” Trump regularly attacks the “fake news media” in general with his vitriolic tweets and speeches, but rarely targets one publication or outlet in particular.


Upstate lawmaker wants to know economic impact of separating New York City and surrounding counties from state

An upstate lawmaker wants to know if it makes cents to split New York in two. State Sen. Daphne Jordan (R-Halfmoon) introduced a bill last week that would create a panel within the state controller's office to study the economic impact of upstate New York severing ties with the city and surrounding


Police Seek Pair After 3 Guest Room Robberies At NYC Hotels

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police in Manhattan are looking for two men for a series of frightening robberies inside midtown hotels. Police say the men are known to have struck three times, knocking on the door of hotel rooms and then pushing themselves inside, demanding cash and valuables by threatenin


Kate Middleton Accused Of Enjoying ‘Hollywood Time’ By Meghan Markle’s Fans

Kate Middleton has been subjected to criticism as fans continue to pit her against her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle. One Twitter user posted that the Duchess of Cambridge was upset with the paparazzi taking pictures of her during her mom’s birthday. On the other hand, the Duchess of Sussex was repor


A new dairy ambassador has been chosen for New York State

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A young lady from Delaware County has been chosen as one of 3 ambassadors for the dairy industry in New York State. Morgan Hungerford, Delaware County's Dairy Princess, was named the 2nd alternate for the state at a pageant held last night in Syracuse.


Video shows driver using sidewalk to pass Brooklyn school buses

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A former New York State Assemblyman from Brooklyn has released a video of a driver purportedly using the sidewalk to go around parked school buses, coming within inches of young children.


Thousands mourn NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen at funeral

When a woman in central Queens suffered an unexpected attack and fought off an intruder in her home, Detective Brian Simonsen of the NYPD’s 102nd Precinct answered the call. In that most vulnerable moment, he was there to comfort her, just as he had done so many other times during his 19-year career


Man wanted for sex act involving little girl on subway

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police in New York City are trying to track down a man who sexually abused a young girl in the subway system. The NYPD says it happened last Thursday afternoon in Jamaica, Queens on a southbound 7 train. Police say the man approached the 9-year-old girl on the train about 2:45


80 years ago, New York hosted a chilling Nazi rally. Watch N.J. director’s Oscar-nominated short film.

On Feb. 20, 1939, just months before the start of World War II, 22,000 Americans loyal to the Nazi cause gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York for a rally. The rally, organized by the German American Bund, featured a speech by the Bund’s president, Fritz Kuhn, a U.S. citizen from Munich. In