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Cuomo announces crackdown on designer drugs
Cuomo announces crackdown on designer drugs
News Billy Rennison 8/08/2012 at 1:56PM

New regulations will help crack down on the rapidly expanding synthetic drug industry, the governor announced on Tuesday. “The actions we are announcing today attack the problem by helping our law enforcement officers enforce the rules, expanding the list of banned substances used to manufacture bath salts and imposing tougher penalties so those who sell [...]

TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport
TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport
News Jay Lane 1/18/2012 at 9:14AM

TSA apologizes to elderly women for strip search at Kennedy Airport In an about-face, the feds have admitted wrongdoing in the cases of two elderly women who say they were strip-searched at Kennedy Airport by overzealous screeners. Federal officials had initially insisted that all “screening procedures were followed” after Ruth Sherman, 89, and Lenore Zimmerman, 85, went [...]

Queens hotel fire rescue
Queens hotel fire rescue
News Jay Lane 1/17/2012 at 9:05AM

Queens hotel fire rescue Firefighters fought their way through heavy smoke and shooting flames yesterday to rescue a man with no pulse from a burning Queens motel and bring him back to life. The victim was in a third-floor room at the Conduit Motor Inn in South Ozone Park at around 4 p.m. when members [...]

Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’
Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’
News Jay Lane 1/05/2012 at 9:34AM

Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’ The thug accused of gunning down Officer Peter Figoski last month during a botched Brooklyn robbery told detectives after his arrest he was “sorry” and never set out to “kill a cop.” “I’m sorry for what I did,” Lamont Pride blurted out as the [...]

Cuomo delivers 2012 State of the State [Watch Video of Speech]
Cuomo delivers 2012 State of the State [Watch Video of Speech]
News Steve Mosco 1/04/2012 at 4:52PM

In his second State of the State speech since taking office, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he plans to straighten out the state’s fiscal problems while expanding job growth and strengthening education. In front of hundreds of lawmakers, policy leaders and other New Yorkers, the governor delivered his vision for 2012 – a vision that seeks [...]

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
News Jay Lane 12/21/2011 at 9:00AM

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth A woman died yesterday after her boyfriend slashed her throat in their Maspeth apartment, stabbed her stepson, then jumped in front of an LIRR train, authorities said. Maureen Biermann, 43, died at Wyckoff Heights Hospital. Her attacker, James Peck, 33, died on the tracks. Biermann’s stepson, 22, was in stable condition. [...]

Politics Aside: Time for pink slips to fly
News Robert Hornak 10/17/2011 at 12:39PM

Nobody likes to see anyone fired; especially when times are tough and jobs are hard to find. But the fact remains that one of New York’s biggest problems is a bloated public employee force, with generous pay and benefits compared to what is found in the private sector. Governor Andrew Cuomo is approaching the end [...]