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Operation Angry Birds Leads to Huge Cockfighting Bust

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week announced a huge cockfighting bust that has led to the arrests of nine people on felony cockfighting charges. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Angry Birds,” was led by the New York Organized Crime …

Hiker Trapped On Mauna Loa Rescued

It was like a nightmare scenario turned Hollywood movie, but it was all too real….and it happened to Alex Sverdlov. The 36-year-old Queens, NY was at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park this past week with the intent of trekking to …

Sean Hannity is Leaving New York Over Pro-Life Slam
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After New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that pro-life conservatives don’t belong in New York, radio and television host Sean Hannity says he is ready to pack his bags and move. Cuomo made his disparaging comments about “extreme conservatives” during …

Tim Tebow Was A Mistake, But Will Get Another Opportunity

Tim Tebow was the subject of a conversation held by former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannebaum during a radio interview recently, and Tannebaum admitted that while the popular Christian athlete has a lot of heart, trading for him …

Chesley Sullenberger’s Heroics Helped Bring New Lives Into The World

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the ‘Hudson Miracle” on Wednesday. In 2009 he saved 155 people by bringing US Airways Flight 1549 to an astounding landing on the Hudson River. The crash was caused after a …

Monster Energy Drinks Investigated By Attorneys

Your company may want to stop pushing the envelope of your product if it has a history for being a potential causation of five deaths from reports by the Food and Drug Administration. Monster Beverage Corporation, the makers of the …

Monster Drinks Investigated For Targeting Children
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Monster Beverage Corp. is coming under attack in an investigation by a New York state attorney general and a San Francisco city attorney general. Amidst all the death reports cause by energy drinks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that …

New York Lawmaker Pushes for Google Glass Ban for Drivers New York Lawmaker Pushes for Google Glass Ban for Drivers
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If Brooklyn Assemblyman Félix Ortiz has is way, New York highways will be a Google Glass-free zone. The Democrat has introduced legislation to ban the use of Google Glass for those operating a motor vehicle. It would be a expansion …

Knicks’ J.R. Smith Back In For Saturday’s Win

J.R. Smith, New York’s star shooting guard, finally saw some game-time Saturday in the Knicks’ win over Philadelphia, the first since he had been benched for both Thursday night’s entire game, and the first quarter of Saturday’s for “pretending to …

Donald Trump Considering Running for NY Governor
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“You’re fired” are the words billionaire developer Donald Trump may be able to say to current New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo, if he runs for the position himself. Trump revealed on Friday, January 10, that he would run for …

Melissa Mark-Viverito Is New Speaker Of The NYC Council
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Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected Wednesday as the new speaker of the New York City Council. She replaces Christine Quinn to become first Latin American to hold citywide office. “I hope that as young Latinas and Latinos are witnessing this moment, they …

New York To Allow Limited Use Of Medical Marijuana
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New York may soon be joining a group of states, most recently Colorado, that have loosened their laws regarding the use of medical and recreational marijuana. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans to announce, this week, an executive …

New York State Will Loosen Marijuana Laws
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is planning an executive action that would allow limited use of marijuana legally in the state. Cuomo, who had long resisted legalizing medical marijuana, seems to be coming around as other …

How Is Winter Storm Hercules Affecting You?

With winter upon us, it is inevitable that the season will bring storms, ice, snow, and all-around chaos at some point during its allotted months. And 2013 is no exception. Mother Nature has mixed up a large helping of significant …

New York Gun Control Laws Upheld In Court
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A federal judge has upheld most of New York’s gun control laws. Judge William M. Skretny said in today’s ruling that the restrictions on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines was in line with the “state’s important interest in public safety,” …

Lotto Winner Finds Ticket Among Leaves

You may have heard the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Well, it’s a phrase that came to life when Rosales Martinez, age 27, found a winning lottery ticket in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Martinez came …

Mayor of New York’s Daughter – Doing Drugs?
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The New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s 19 year old daughter, Chiara de Blasio, has explained to the world in a YouTube video released today, Christmas Eve, about her struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression most of her life. Rumors …

E-Cigarettes Have Been Banned In New York
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On Thursday, the New York City Council voted nearly unanimously to ban the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in public places. The ban includes restaurants, bars, parks, and other public areas. E-cigarettes were developed to be an alternative to smoking …

New York City’s Smoking Ban to Include e-cigarettes New York City’s Smoking Ban to Include e-cigarettes
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Since 2002, New York City has banned smoking in bars, restaurants, places of employment, government buildings, parks, and other public places. Now, over a decade after that law was enacted, the NYC Council has decided to add e-cigarettes to the …

Trooper Cunniff Dies After Thruway Car Accident

New York state trooper David W. Cunniff passed away Tuesday after sustaining injuries from an interstate crash that happened late Monday night. Cunniff, 35, was rear ended by a tractor-trailer on exit 27 of I-90 after pulling over a vehicle …

Teen Parents Allow 2-Year-Old Son To Smoke Pot
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What is it that drives some people to experiment on defenseless people or animals? How about their own children? An abundant curiosity paired with immense carelessness? In Mayville, New York, two teenage parents and a grandfather decided it was worth …