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$2 Million Deal Reached In Rikers Island Hot Cell Death

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in… 766 more words


NJ Utilities: Communication With Customers Will Be Better For Next Storm

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Learning lessons from Superstorm Sandy two years ago, New Jersey electric utilities have been working to improve their communication with customers should another devastating storm knock out power. 301 more words


Gov. Cuomo Changes Quarantine Rules For People Exposed To Ebola

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo have taken steps to clarify their stances on mandatory Ebola quarantines following pressure from the Obama administration. 972 more words


Lawmakers Look To Expand Reporting Requirements Of Suspected Child Abuse

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Sen. Kevin Parker, and other elected officials have proposed legislation that would expand mandatory reporting requirements of suspected child abuse cases. 247 more words


Judge Halts New Jersey’s Sports Betting Plan

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. 511 more words


Cement Beams Fall Off Truck, Crush SUV In Waltham

WALTHAM (CBS) – A Lexington man is happy to be alive after cement beams fell off a truck and slammed into his SUV.

Vinod George’s Honda Pilot was demolished, but he calls himself a lucky man. 296 more words