|Happening Today: Mattis, Afghanistan, Talcum Powder, LewisNBC New York / 16 min. ago more|
Here's what to know for Tuesday, Aug. 22.
|Steps taken to improve horse safety after 17 deaths NY trackWIVB / 17 min. ago more|
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Additional safety measures are being implemented at Saratoga Race Course after the deaths of 17 horses on the grounds so far this year. The New York state Gaming Commission announced Monday that the enhanced measures include more veterinarians at the track during training hours. The agency says the moves are being made along with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the New York Racing Association, which operates Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct. The 17 horse deaths as of Monday are one more than the total from last year. This year’s deaths include eight on the main track or turf course and at the Oklahoma Track, the training facility across the street from the race course. Eight others have occurred during races since the season began July 21. The other death was a non-racing fatality.
|'I've never seen so much blood': Video shows shark attacking seal feet away from surfers WPTZ / 33 min. ago more|
Video shows the moment the shark attacked the seal, turning the water red and causing chaos on the shore
|Human Remains Found Buried 13 Feet Below NYC Surface: CopsNBC New York / 34 min. ago more|
Human remains were found buried 13 feet below the surface during an excavation for construction in Brooklyn, police say.
|Police: Human remains found buried at NYC construction siteWIVB / 37 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City have opened an investigation after human remains were unearthed at a construction site near a psychiatric hospital. Police say workers were doing sewer repair work at the Brooklyn construction site when they found remains 13 feet (4 meters) below the surface Monday afternoon. Investigators say workers found a skull, arm and leg bones. The city medical examiner later confirmed the remains found at the East Flatbush site belonged to a human. Authorities do not know how long the bones had been there. The construction site is near the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center. Police continue to investigate.
|Sizzling Weather Leads to Heat Advisory for NYC, Parts of NJNBC New York / 52 min. ago more|
The dog days of summer are returning to the tri-state with a vengeance on Tuesday, Storm Team 4 says. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Woman loses control of SUV, hits cars, dies in Bronx crashWIVB / 56 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say a woman has died after she lost control of her SUV and crashed into several cars. WCBS-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/2vkyhOd) the crash happened in the Eastchester section of the Bronx around 2:45 p.m. Monday. Police say an SUV driven by a 65-year-old woman slammed into parked cars and other vehicles on the road before coming to a rest on its side. Surveillance video shows the SUV slamming into vehicles and overturning. Onlookers then tried to free the woman from the wrecked vehicle. Firefighters removed the woman from the SUV. The victim was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police continue to investigate the crash. ___ Information from: WCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2ny.com
|Man Shot and Killed in the Bronx: NYPDNBC New York / 1 h. 4 min. ago more|
A man was shot and killed early Tuesday in the Bronx, the NYPD says.
|Driver of White Car Hits Girl Riding Bike, Speeds Off: NYPDNBC New York / 1 h. 14 min. ago more|
Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver that struck and injured a teenage girl riding her bike in Brooklyn back in June, cops say.Photo Credit: NYPD This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|3 people jump out window to escape burning Hamburg homeWIVB / 1 h. 17 min. ago more|
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – Five people, including two firefighters, were taken to the hospital after an early morning ripped through a home on Rosedale Avenue. The fire started around 2:30 a.m. in the garage and spread to the rest of the home, where a family was sleeping at the time. As the fire spread, a woman and her two children jumped out of a second story window to escape. Those residents were taken to ECMC for evaluation and two firefighters were taken to Mercy hospital for medical issues. The house is considered a total loss. Hamburg Volunteer Fire Chief Jared Sterner says it took crews from twenty departments in the towns of Hamburg, Orchard Park, Boston, Eden, and Evans two hours to get the fire under control. “With the humidity and everything, the firefighters were becoming overwhelmed. We’re trying to refresh them and rehab, and whatnot,” he said. Chief Sterner says the first crews on scene found two cars engulfed in flames, but investigators are still working to determine how the fire started. “When we first arrived, we had heavy fire. It was high as the trees and it was actually going toward the house next door, so we were worried about exposure problems,” Sterner said. “The cars were on fire so we were hearing explosions. There were car tires blowing up; there were propane tanks that were set off.” “It was just loud and we had a lot of smoke and heat,” he added. Chief Sterner told News 4 there was a fire hydrant near the house that was not working, so firefighters had to use another one. “So that took up a bit of time,” he said. “We were able to get sufficient water, but the fire was going well before we got there.” The Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Village of Hamburg Police are investigating. This is a developing story. Stick with News 4 on air and online for updates as more information becomes available.
|Strong, severe storms expected for TuesdayWPTZ / 1 h. 30 min. ago more|
Storms will fire up this afternoon
|Video: Strong storms likely today 8/22/17WPTZ / 1 h. 31 min. ago more|
Thunderstorms develop after noon
|Police: Group stole clothing from Manhattan running storesWIVB / 1 h. 47 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City are searching for a group of men who they say were involved in multiple running store robberies. Officials say the robberies were first reported in June. According to police, the suspects quickly grabbed clothing from Manhattan retail stores before fleeing in each robbery. Authorities say the first robbery was reported on June 20 when the group stole around $2,000 worth of athletic gear from a Jack Rabbit Store on the Upper East Side. Police say the suspects targeted a nearby Nike Running store twice in July, stealing about $3,800 in merchandise. No arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate.
|Police: Woman damaged neighbor’s truck with pruning shearsWIVB / 1 h. 47 min. ago more|
LYSANDER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman accused of damaging her neighbor’s truck with shears is facing charges. The Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2vUjYmX ) a 59-year-old Lysander woman has been charged with third-degree criminal mischief and trespass. The woman was arrested Sunday. State police say a surveillance camera captured the woman damaging a pickup truck that was parked in a driveway with pruning shears. The woman is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. ___ Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com
|Incredible video: International Space Station flies across sun during eclipseWPTZ / 2 h. 3 min. ago more|
As a solar eclipse swept across the sky Monday, the International Space Station could be seen soaring across the partially obstructed sun
|Passenger Kicked off Bus, Spits on and Hits Driver With CaneNBC New York / 2 h. 14 min. ago more|
A rowdy and rude city bus rider who was kicked off for causing a scene spit on the driver when getting off and then hit her with his cane in Brooklyn, police say.Photo Credit: NYPD This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|More than 30 injured in surburban Philadelphia train crash - New York Daily NewsGoogle News / 2 h. 26 min. ago more|
|Police investigate vandalism of 225-year-old Christopher Columbus monument WPTZ / 2 h. 45 min. ago more|
Baltimore police are investigating the overnight vandalism of the Christopher Columbus monument near Lake Montebello in northeast Baltimore.
|Mom angry after 4-year-old boy sent home from school for having long hairWPTZ / 2 h. 59 min. ago more|
A four-year-old Texas boy was sent home from school for having long hair.
|Woman accused of killing 5-year-old boy on university campusWPTZ / 3 h. 18 min. ago more|
Charges are pending against a 34-year-old woman in a domestic violence incident on a university campus that resulted in the death of a 5-year-old boy
|Dozens injured in high-speed train accident outside PhiladelphiaWPTZ / 3 h. 31 min. ago more|
Multiple injuries have been reported following an accident involving two trains in suburban Philadelphia
|Religious group leader, members accused of 'horrific' crimes against childrenWPTZ / 4 h. 16 min. ago more|
Officials started investigating the group last year when two members claimed they just escaped the commune
|Incredible Time-Lapse Footage of the Total Solar EclipseNBC New York / 4 h. 24 min. ago more|
On Monday, Aug. 21, hundreds of millions of people will get a chance to view the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States in nearly 40 years. Fourteen states are in the path of...Photo Credit: NBC
|Odell Beckham Jr. sprains his ankle, but avoids disastrous injury - New York Daily NewsGoogle News / 5 h. 35 min. ago more|
New York Daily NewsOdell Beckham Jr. sprains his ankle, but avoids disastrous injuryNew York Daily NewsOdell Beckham Jr. headed to the locker room after taking a low hit on this play. pic.twitter.com/0XO7ePQIDP. — ESPN (@espn) August 22, 2017 · Pat Leonard. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 2:05 AM. CLEVELAND – Odell ...and more »
|Driver Dead After Multi-Car Wreck: NYPDNBC New York / 6 h. 24 min. ago more|
A 65-year-old woman is dead after she crashed into several parked and moving cars as she barreled down a Bronx street Monday afternoon, authorities say.Photo Credit: NBC 4 NY
|Couple says 'I do' during total solar eclipseWPTZ / 6 h. 30 min. ago more|
A Nashville couple said "I do" on the day of the solar eclipse
|Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarpWIVB / 6 h. 46 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action. By Monday, the lighted flags were no more to be found in the seventh-floor windows in the East Village neighborhood. They’d attracted new attention after an Aug. 12 white nationalist rally to preserve a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, spiraled into violence. The tenant has noted the banners were up for more than a year. He calls it “a little suspicious” that the response has come only recently. His landlord withdrew a lawsuit Monday asking a court to order the tenant to remove the flags.
|Central New York woman admits sexually abusing childrenWIVB / 6 h. 56 min. ago more|
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 48-year-old central New York woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of sexually abusing children as young as 9 months old to produce child pornography over a period of years. Federal prosecutors say Tammy Martin, of Carthage, in Jefferson County, admitted Monday that she and another person engaged three young children in sexual acts on multiple occasions between 2001 and 2008. The victims were 9 months to 10 years old. Prosecutors say hundreds of image files of the abuse were created. Martin faces a mandatory minimum term of 15 years in prison for each of the three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. She’ll be sentenced in federal court in Syracuse on Jan. 8.
|Pulse manager, singer Mary Lambert slated for state fairWIVB / 6 h. 56 min. ago more|
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Seattle-based singer-songwriter Mary Lambert and Pulse nightclub manager Brian Reagan are appearing at the New York State Fair’s Pride Day celebration. Lambert’s collaboration with hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the song “Same Love” in 2012 was nominated for two Grammy awards, including Song of the Year. Reagan was manager of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016 when a man opened fire, killing 49 people in the club and wounding dozens more. He’s a graduate of Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse. Pride Day events begin at 9:30 Friday morning at the fairgrounds. Reagan will speak at a 5 p.m. ceremony and there will be a parade at 6. Lambert’s performance will be one of several on the Empire Experience Stage.
|Video: Tom Messner's late-night forecastWPTZ / 7 h. 49 min. ago more|
Showers and strong thunderstorms Tuesday evening
|NY Man Gets Prison for Highway Brick Throw That Hurt WomanNBC New York / 8 h. 7 min. ago more|
A Long Island man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for throwing cinderblocks from an overpass onto the highway below, hitting at least two cars and permanently injuring a woman below. Andrew...
|Will VT town become 'Fair and Impartial Community'WPTZ / 8 h. 14 min. ago more|
Inspired by local police policy, some neighbors calling for inclusive immigration resolutio
|Eclipse-Gazers Flock to NYC StreetsNBC New York / 8 h. 29 min. ago more|
Not many things will get a New Yorker to stop what they're doing -- but a rare solar eclipse was apparently enough to halt people on sidewalks and turn their eyes upward on Monday.All across the city... This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Trump calls for Pakistan, India to do more on AfghanistanWPTZ / 8 h. 38 min. ago more|
The president reached a decision on the future of the US strategy after a final round of deliberations with his national security team at Camp David on Friday.
|NYC Surfers Narrowly Miss Shark Attack in Cape CodNBC New York / 8 h. 43 min. ago more|
Two surfers from Brooklyn narrowly missed a shark attack in Cape Cod Monday. A shark appeared and killed a seal not far from the shore in front of terrified beachgoers at Nauset Beach near...Photo Credit: NBC 4 NY
|Woman Killed, 3 Injured in Newark Shooting: ProsecutorNBC New York / 8 h. 52 min. ago more|
A woman was killed in a shooting that wounded three others in Newark Monday, prosecutors say. The Essex County prosecutor's office and Newark police say four people were shot on the 700 block of...
|Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department - New York TimesGoogle News / 8 h. 58 min. ago more|
New York TimesCoal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior DepartmentNew York TimesA mountaintop removal project in Blair, W. Va., a site that was approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, but was reevaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has ...and more »
|Full Transcript and Video: Trump's Speech on Afghanistan - New York TimesGoogle News / 9 h. 7 min. ago more|
New York TimesFull Transcript and Video: Trump's Speech on AfghanistanNew York TimesTrump Announces His Afghanistan Strategy. President Trump has settled on a new plan to carry on the nearly 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Photo by Al Drago for The New York Times. Watch in Times Video ». embed.and more »
|Steven Matz will have season-ending elbow surgery - New York Daily NewsGoogle News / 9 h. 22 min. ago more|
New York Daily NewsSteven Matz will have season-ending elbow surgeryNew York Daily NewsAfter five months, Steven Matz has an answer. Unfortunately for the Long Island lefty and the Mets, it's the answer they have found all too often. Matz was diagnosed with irritation in the ulnar nerve of his left elbow; he will need season-ending surgery.and more »
|Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In - New York TimesGoogle News / 9 h. 26 min. ago more|
New York Daily NewsAngry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave InNew York TimesLt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump's national security adviser, helped draft a plan to increase the number of American troops in Afghanistan. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. But once in the White House, Mr. Trump populated his cabinet ...President Trump vows to crush terrorists under plan to extend war in Afghanistan, but refuses to give detailsNew York Daily NewsI hope Trump is right (and I'm wrong) on AfghanistanNew York Postall 1,871 news articles »
|Chaos Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting - New York TimesGoogle News / 9 h. 39 min. ago more|
New York TimesChaos Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council MeetingNew York TimesCredit Frances Robles/The New York Times. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — They shouted down the mayor and City Council members, took over the Council chambers for about a half-hour, and gave more than four hours of impassioned testimony about how ...and more »
|Zoar Valley hiking tragedy costs two Buffalo brothers their parentsWIVB / 11 h. 54 min. ago more|
GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A hike through Zoar Valley, by a South Buffalo family Sunday, turned tragic, leaving two young brothers recovering from their injuries, while they face the much longer emotional recovery of growing up without their mother and father. Alexander Green, 4, and his brother Jacob, 7, are being treated for a variety of injuries at Women and Children’s Hospital, surrounded by family members, focused on helping the two boys through this ordeal. Investigators said the two boys were hiking with their parents, William and Amanda Green along the rim of the Zoar Valley Gorge and all four family members ended up at the bottom of the gorge. Hikers found the parents, and the younger brother Alexander next to the creek. Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard said both of the adults had died, Alexander was seriously injured. “The first two hikers that found the bodies did not have a cell phone. They flagged down a third hiker that had a cell phone and they made the call.” Howard said, Jacob was able to somehow walk away, but sustained a broken ankle and wrist. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation regularly patrols Zoar Valley, and Capt. Daniel Richter, of the Division of Forest Protection, described the state multiple use area as scenic, but treacherous. “The gorge is 100 to 200 feet above the level of the stream. So it i like anything else, you do not want to get to close to the edge The gorge is 100 to 200 feet above the level of the stream. So it i like anything else, you do not want to get too close to the edge.” The Greens’ extended family released a written statement Monday, saying: “We are grateful for the outpouring of thoughts and prayers from the Western New York community. This tragic event has left us with empty hearts and without words. While the details of yesterday are still being discovered, we want to remember Amanda and William’s legacy as two parents that loved their children dearly. Our family would like to thank the first responders including Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Flight, as well as the dedicated staff at Women and Children’s Hospital for their courageous and caring efforts. At this time, we are focused on Amanda and William’s two little boys and will share additional information at the appropriate time.” As of Monday a spokesman for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office listed Alexander Green in guarded condition in the ICU at Women and Children’s Hospital, with a head injury, multiple fractures, and internal injuries. The spokesman said Jacob is in good condition with a broken right arm and ankle. Sheriff’s detectives continue their investigation into how the accident occurred.
|NY Militia Group Speaks on Charlottesville Response, HateNBC New York / 12 h. 19 min. ago more|
Members of a New York militia group that responded to the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month are speaking out about that chaotic day, the "Patriot" movement and white supremacy in an...
|Hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff in New YorkNews 10 ABC / 12 h. 49 min. ago more|
When William and Amanda Green took their two boys on a weekend outing, they headed for the Zoar Valley Gorge, a rugged area not far from their Buffalo, New York, home that includes waterfalls, forests and cliffs that plunge as much as 40 stories. But a summer hike turned tragic when both parents were found dead Sunday near a creek at the bottom of the gorge. Their 4-year-old son, Alexander, was nearby with severe injuries, and their 7-year-old, Jacob, though less severely injured, was found hours later wandering the gorge floor alone. Police on Monday were still trying to piece together exactly how the tragedy unfolded, though they said it appeared that the parents and Alexander fell about 200 feet (60 meters) down the cliff. “It’s sheer. It drops straight down,” Erie County sheriff’s spokesman Scott Zylka said of the area where the family was found. “It is a gorge,” added Capt. Daniel Richter, a New York state forest ranger. “It’s like anything else. You don’t want to get too close to the edge. There have been accidents. There have been fatalities. It’s just the nature of the area.” The valley is a popular hiking and kayaking spot 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Buffalo. With shale cliffs and the whitewater Cattaraugus Creek running through the gorge, it can attract hundreds of visitors on a typical summer day. According to Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, two hikers trekking through the bottom of the gorge came across the Greens’ bodies. The injured 4-year-old was nearby. “The first two hikers who found the bodies did not have a cellphone,” Howard said. “They flagged down a third hiker who made the call.” A sheriff’s helicopter made a dangerous landing on the gorge floor and evacuated the 4-year-old as emergency crews and police descended the cliff face. Rescuers searching the area for clues found sneakers and footprints that were too big for a 4-year-old. Around that time, authorities learned from relatives that four members of the Green family had gone to the gorge. More searchers were brought in, and a sheriff’s detective later found Jacob walking in the area. It was still unclear Monday if the older boy fell along with his parents and brother. Alexander was listed in guarded condition Monday at a Buffalo hospital where he was being treated for internal injuries, fractures and a head injury. Jacob was taken to the same hospital and was in good condition with a broken right arm and ankle. William Green, 33, and his wife Amanda, 35, both had active Facebook pages that show them as doting parents on outings with their boys, riding bumper cars at the county fair, crossing a rope bridge at the Buffalo Zoo and sitting among dozens of pumpkins. Alexander poses with a homemade firetruck cake at his fourth birthday party, where he wears a fireman’s hat and fake mustache. “This tragic event has left us with empty hearts and without words,” said a statement released on behalf of the couple’s relatives by Amanda Green’s employer, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. “While the details of yesterday are still being discovered, we want to remember Amanda and William’s legacy as two parents that loved their children dearly.” Although a marked hiking trail runs along part of the gorge’s rim, authorities did not know if the Greens were on it at any time during their outing. Since 2005, the gorge has been the scene of several deaths and rescue operations after hikers got hurt or lost. The deaths include a 49-year-old man who died after falling nearly 200 feet from a cliff; a 48-year-old man who landed in the creek after falling off a cliff while hiking; and a 19-year-old woman who died when she fell from the top of a waterfall. ___ Carola reported from Albany, New York.
|NY Daily News on Trump and eclipse: 'Not too bright' - The HillGoogle News / 13 h. 50 min. ago more|
The HillNY Daily News on Trump and eclipse: 'Not too bright'The HillThe New York Daily News unveiled its “Solar Eclipse Final” cover Monday afternoon complete with a photo of President Trump looking at the eclipse without protective glasses. “Not Too Bright!” reads the headline on the Aug. 22 edition. “Trump ignores ...All the Light Trump Was Not Supposed to See. But He Peeked.New York TimesChelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump after conservative site criticizes his clothesNew York Daily NewsTrump looked directly at the solar eclipse without shadesNew York Postall 446 news articles »
|Funding needed following Hoosick Falls floodingNews 10 ABC / 14 h. 16 min. ago more|
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A church in Hoosick Falls is still reeling from flood damage and is forced to hold mass at a remote location. The governor’s office says it is days away from submitting a damage assessment to FEMA, including more than one dozen New York State counties who suffered recent flood damage. Hoosick Falls is one of those communities hoping FEMA will help with funding. The majority of the damage is in the basement. The water completely ripped up the floor boards. The flooding also damaged the walls and made a hole in the floor. “We just can’t be there right now so we’re using a school gym where we also play basketball,” Tom Zelker, Pastor Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls, said. Zelker is feeling lost after flood waters destroyed their village and their place of worship. “That night the water came rampaging through the back of our church, flooded the subbasement. Water broke in through the foundation and windows, nine feet of water down there.” Pastor Tom says the fate of the church is now in the hands of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, which is currently evaluating the structural damage of the building. “We’re in tough shape right now, just bringing things back and forth to our school here and knowing where I’m going to be and where our people are going to gather and that’s really more important than anything else.” The community is sticking by one another. Two fundraisers were held over the weekend; the band Together Again raised money for a fellow member whose home was damaged during the flood; and another fundraiser helped the Ryan family. “Unfortunately, we still have some residents who are still in limbo. If you’re doing repairs keep track of everything. Take pictures so that if funding comes down the way which I’m hoping it will and I’m optimistic that it will then they can get some help,” Hoosick Falls Mayor Rob Allen said. As for damage to public buildings and infrastructure Mayor Allen says FEMA will have to determine if the weather event is going to be declared a natural disaster. “We’re looking at $300,000 dollars of damage overall when this is all said and done, which I think is actually a viable number. You know, having about 85 to 90 percent of that covered is a lot more helpful to the village, and of course, the tax payers,” Mayor Allen said. The New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services released this statement: “DHSES has been working closely with federal and local officials, including Hoosick Falls, to document damages caused by the severe weather system that impacted much of upstate New York in late June and July. The State is on track to request a formal federal disaster declaration to cover all impacted counties by the end of the month.”
|Constitutional Convention under consideration in New YorkNews 10 ABC / 14 h. 34 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – November elections are drawing closer which means soon voters will have to decide a ballot question that only appears every 20 years whether or not they believe New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. Evan Davis, a former counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo is suing the state Board of Elections in order to require that the question over whether to hold the convention should be placed on the front of voter’s ballots. A ruling on this decision is expected in a few weeks, however, a poll by the Siena Research Institute showed that two out of three New York voters say they do not know what the Constitutional Convention even is though 47 percent still said that they would support it. “It’s an opportunity to open up the Constitution of the state of New York,” Don Levy, Director of Siena College Research Institute, said. Levy explains from an objective point of view, that a Constitutional Convention would only look into the state of New York’s Constitution. The convention could look into changing a few of New York’s outdated laws, but its main focus would most likely be much bigger items such as changing the wording on legislator’s pensions, term limits, and even reducing the number of senators and assembly members. “The fundamental questions of government are more the issue in a full-scale Constitutional Convention.” If the Constitutional Convention, or the con con, is approved by voters this November, another election would be held in 2018 to decide who would be the delegates, the people voting on what to change in the Constitution. Levy says that this point is surrounded by some controversy since these delegates would be paid and the convention could last for months. “People have to run to be those delegates when you stop and think about it, who has the time?” Then the con con would not actually be held until 2019. The delegates would then vote on whether they want to make changes and put the decision up to voters as one ballot measure or if they want to split up different issues and put multiple measures on the ballot. New York voters would probably then not get a chance to vote on those issues again until 2020. “There have been cases in the state of New York where there were findings from a Constitutional Convention for example in 1967 that were brought forward and the voters voted them down.” As a voter, you will be able to decide on November 7 whether you think New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. Right now, changes can be made to the New York Constitution as long as it is approved by two legislative bodies meaning both the Senate and the Assembly would have to approve it and then a separately elected Senate and Assembly would have to approve it again. That process would take at least three years.
|China, North Korea fume at U.S.-South Korea military drill Big News Network.com / 14 h. 39 min. ago more|
BEIJING, China - As the U.S. and South Korea began their joint military drills on the Korean peninsula, China renewed calls for the two nations to suspend the drills. The war games that
|Eclipse event held at Schenectady LibraryNews 10 ABC / 15 h. 3 min. ago more|
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The skies are back to their normal brightness in the Capital Region after the solar eclipse. “This is my first eclipse ever in my life!” Ben Conand said. For many in Schenectady, the solar eclipse was a first. “The edge of the moon is already on the sun so I’m really excited,” Josephine said. No matter what your age, the excitement is not eclipsed. People flocking to the Schenectady Public Library to get their hands on a pair of coveted safety glasses so they can watch the rare event with their own eyes. “We had a line back up to Lafayette Street. It was a huge line of families and people of all ages here for this exciting event,” Karen Bradley, Director of the Schenectady County Library System, said. Inside the library, a live stream set up to see how the eclipse is impacting other parts of the country. In the Capital Region, we are only getting a partial effect. Bradley says coming to the library, you get much more than free glasses and a show, it’s all about education. Library staff were on hand to answer questions about the eclipse. “There’s been a lot of people wondering can you drive during an eclipse people are asking all kinds of questions so it’s kind of good people are asking and learning.” Experts say you can do just about anything during the rare solar event as long as you’re not looking straight into the sun. That’s unless you’re one of the lucky people at the public library who got their hands on a set of safety glasses. “It’s pretty cool.” If you missed today’s event, the next eclipse isn’t until 2024. It will be more of a total eclipse more centered in the Northeast.
|New York neighborhoods where it's better to buy than rent - Curbed NYGoogle News / 15 h. 7 min. ago more|
Curbed NYNew York neighborhoods where it's better to buy than rentCurbed NYBuying a home in New York City is a daunting task that requires the perfect cocktail of available funds, gumption, and luck in the real estate world (as we've learned with this go-around of Renovation Diaries.) It also requires the exceedingly ...
|PHOTOS: New Yorkers Look to the Skies as Solar Eclipse Unfolds Across CityNew York News / 15 h. 8 min. ago more|
New Yorkers took a break from their harried lives to watch the solar eclipse unfold amid the hustle and bustle of a Monday afternoon. Things started to look a little biblical in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, as gazers appeared awed by the heavens.
|Cat causes wild animal concern in AlbanyNews 10 ABC / 15 h. 18 min. ago more|
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – You may have heard about that so-called wild animal spotted in the area of Buckingham Pond in Albany. Some people speculated that it was a bobcat. Others saying, it was just a large house cat. The story began circulating on Saturday when folks taking a walk around Albany’s Buckingham Pond spotted an odd looking creature. It was an off duty Albany police officer who snapped a photo of the animal in response to another fellow walker’s concerns. It was posted on the Albany Police Department’s Facebook page along with a precaution telling walkers to not approach the animal. The post garnered an enormous amount of attention. Some people speculating it could be a bobcat. Others poking fun saying it was the legendary Chupacabra. Many felt it was nothing more than a common house cat. It appears those folks were right! Meet Chester, a 5-year-old Maine Coon who happens to live right across the street from pond. “This time of year, he really loves to be outside,” Lisa VanRyn said. She says she and her neighbors instantly recognized Chester’s “lion” style haircut in that fuzzy Facebook photo and compared it to some of her own pictures. “I think they just caught the back end of him. At least that’s what the picture is.” She says Chester is harmless and would never hurt anyone. The Albany Police say the DEC has been contacted, but it’s growing increasingly clear that the animal in the photo is likely a pet. Out on the trail around the pond, we met Thomas Evers and his daughter. He says the off-duty officer who snapped the photo is his brother-in-law who was trying to assist a concerned citizen fearing the animal might be dangerous or rabid. “His phone was blowing up at dinner and he got a lot of cat pictures on his locker,” Evers said. “They were all razzing him over a cat. He just said, ‘Someone asks you to do something, you’re a police officer, you do it.'” As for Chester, after a few days in the news, he now seems content to get back up on perch and to stay out of the headlines.
|Russia mocks America’s non-immigrant visa freeze Big News Network.com / 15 h. 25 min. ago more|
MOSCOW, Russia - After the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced on Monday that it would implement a visa freeze for Russian citizens - Russian officials have said that it wouldn’t respond to the
|NYRA implementing equine health and safety measuresNews 10 ABC / 16 h. 7 min. ago more|
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New measures are being put in place to help prevent horse injury and death at the Saratoga Race Course. Seventeen horses have died so far this racing season. In response, NYRA says it is implementing new measures including additional veterinarians on hand, technology to examine horses at risk for injury, and comprehensive owner, trainer, and vet education. The measures will go beyond Saratoga and will be put into effect at all NYRA tracks.
|Secret Service out of funds: Trump’s frequent travel blamed Big News Network.com / 16 h. 40 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a shocking expose, the Secret Service is believed to no longer be able to pay its agents to carry out its protective mission. The expose, by USA Today revealed tha
|The Solar Eclipse: Highlights From Its Path Across the United States - New York TimesGoogle News / 16 h. 58 min. ago more|
New York Daily NewsThe Solar Eclipse: Highlights From Its Path Across the United StatesNew York TimesSqueeze in among the crowds and witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire continental United States since 1918. An exclusive video by The New York Times in partnership with NOVA/PBS. By KAITLYN MULLIN, NATHAN GRIFFITHS and ...Solar eclipse draws millions of spectators across US, unites New Yorkers for the rare eventNew York Daily Newsall 4,758 news articles »
|U.S. Navy probes destroyer collision, operations paused Big News Network.com / 17 h. 48 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - In what became the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port of Yokosuka, Japan, has been involved in a collision at sea - the USS
|2 Dangle 35 Stories Above NYC Streets After Scaffold MishapNBC New York / 18 h. 11 min. ago more|
Two window washers were stranded 35 stories above the streets of Manhattan Monday after their scaffolding malfunctioned, authorities say.Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York
|A robot arms race is coming and tech giants are spooked Big News Network.com / 18 h. 52 min. ago more|
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - A fear has gripped the technology industry - a fear of a “killer robots arms race” that industry leaders are warning about.Over 100 robotics and artificia
|The Latest: Boy who fell off cliff is in guarded conditionNew York News / 19 h. 35 min. ago more|
The Latest on the deaths of a couple and injuries suffered by their two sons after apparently falling off a western New York cliff : Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who plunged off a cliff into a western New York gorge with his parents has internal injuries, multiple fractures and a head injury. Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard said Monday that Alexander Green is listed in guarded condition in the intensive care unit at Women's and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
|Docs warn New Yorkers to protect eyes during solar eclipseNew York News / 1 d. 0 h. 4 min. ago more|
Councilman Robert E. Cornegy Jr. and Dr. Dean Evan Hart show off their eclipse viewing glasses - and warn New Yorkers against staring directly into the sun. As New Yorkers awaited the celestial wonder, experts were warning not to gaze at the sun with unprotected eyes or risk serious vision damage.
|India Day Parade held in New York Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 36 min. ago more|
New York, August 21 (ANI): The worlds largest India Day Parade was held in New York to celebrate Indias 71st Independence Day. Baahubali fame actors Rana Daggubati was the Parade Grand Marshal of th
|Chefs' Picks: Sushi Omakase, New York Aug 20, 2017New York News / 1 d. 4 h. 13 min. ago more|
New Yorkers may be a bit of a skeptical bunch, but many leave their doubts at the door when indulging in omakase at their favorite sushi spot. Meaning "to entrust" or "I'll leave it up to you" in Japanese, omakase gives the chef complete control of the meal.
|Influential Republican Strategist Arthur J. Finkelstein DiesNew York News / 1 d. 8 h. 36 min. ago more|
Arthur J. Finkelstein, a longtime GOP pollster and strategist credited with helping elect Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, has died at age 72 of lung cancer, his family says. Finkelstein, considered less flamboyant but arguably more influential than better known Republican strategists, such as Lee Atwater and Roger Ailes, is widely regarded as the man responsible for turning the word "liberal" into a pejorative to be wielded against Democrats.
|Game of Thrones hackers vow to leak finale: Fans thrilled Big News Network.com / 1 d. 12 h. 22 min. ago more|
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Hackers might have given HBO and the Game of Thrones creators some sleepless nights this month - but it is bound to get worse as the finale draws closer.The unusually redu
|Artist reimagines Disney characters as transNew York News / 1 d. 13 h. 2 min. ago more|
Jerry Lewis dead at 91: Tributes pour in for comedy legend of the Nutty Professor who went on to raise $2bn for muscular dystrophy research by hosting telethons for 40 years 'The world is a lot less funnier today': William Shatner and George Takei lead stars in paying tribute to comedy icon Jerry Lewis after his passing at age 91 His telethons were as famous as his movies: How comedy legend Jerry Lewis raised over $2billion for muscular dystrophy over 45 years with his 21-and-a-half hour Labor Day spectaculars A fling with Marilyn Monroe, two marriages, seven kids and a 'love child' but one of Jerry Lewis' greatest loves was his former comedy partner Dean Martin Trump's support dips below 40 percent in the three states that won him the White House: New poll shows fall in his job rating in aftermath of Charlottesville Trump to address the nation tomorrow about his plan for Afghanistan as ... (more)
|Grim week at the White House concludes, but problems remain Big News Network.com / 1 d. 13 h. 39 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - The week that ends today, is set to feature as one of the most controversial ones in the new president’s tenure, and there have been many such weeks when the West Wing has
|North Korea returns to making startling nuclear war threats Big News Network.com / 1 d. 14 h. 46 min. ago more|
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Responding to the joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises set to start on the Korean peninsula on Monday - North Korea has fired another warning at America.In an
|Ousted Bannon warns the GOP to get in line with Trump’s plan Big News Network.com / 1 d. 16 h. 20 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Following his high-profile departure from the White House, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has issued a warning to GOP leadership, asking the party to unite behind President Donald
|25 things we love about New York businessNew York News / 1 d. 17 h. 23 min. ago more|
New York has long been the ultimate testing ground for businesses. But the city's population density also makes it an important laboratory for startups, especially in today's on-demand economy.
|Brother arrested after three young girls found dead in Maryland homeNew York News / 1 d. 21 h. 50 min. ago more|
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|Riverside McDonald's closed for upgrades including order kiosksNew York News / 2 d. 2 h. 10 min. ago more|
People hungry for a taste of McDonald's food were surprised this past week when they found the restaurant encircled by chain link and a sign saying it was closed for repairs. It will be weeks before it reopens, a corporate spokeswoman said.
|Three men to be charged over Islamic State-inspired attackNew York News / 2 d. 6 h. 24 min. ago more|
Trump now APPLAUDS 40,000 protesters for 'speaking out against hate' after first condemning 'anti-police agitators' among huge anti-fascist crowd that took on 'free speech' activists in Boston PICTURED: Girl, 6, who was 'stabbed to death in her bed by her babysitting brother, 25, along with her two cousins, aged six and nine' in her Maryland home Feel as though you need red wine? You need to up your PROTEIN: Expert decodes our cravings - and what they really mean How Jewish convert Ivanka got 'Bannon the Barbarian' to go: Donald Trump's daughter 'helped to force out' aide blamed over President's failure to condemn neo-Nazi rally USS Indianapolis is found after 72 years on the sea bed: Wreck of ship that delivered Hiroshima A-bomb components before being sunk by the Japanese - with loss of 879 lives - is discovered by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen After the Flame: Rio 2016's decaying ... (more)
|Portraits of a stylish city: exclusive extract from Jason Brooks's New York SketchbookNew York News / 2 d. 10 h. 40 min. ago more|
F Scott Fitzgerald described as the "wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world". There are the streets bathed in sunlight and deep shadow, the fire hydrants, the yellow taxis, the latticed fire escapes that climb the side of buildings, the water towers with their pointed hats, the graffiti, the vast shop windows, chains of traffic that disappear to distant vanishing points between canyon-like glass and steel skyscrapers.
|Trump adviser resigned ahead of negative magazine storyNew York News / 2 d. 14 h. 58 min. ago more|
In this Oct. 11, 2007 file photo, activist investor Carl Icahn speaks at the World Business Forum in New York. President Donald Trump is losing another informal adviser: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.
|Russian Emigres in New York Unfazed by Sanctions FalloutNew York News / 2 d. 19 h. 20 min. ago more|
U.S. President Donald Trump begrudgingly signed off on the latest round of sanctions against Russia early in August to the sound of growing hostility. In Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev slammed the new sanctions, saying Washington had launched "a full-fledged economic war on Russia."
|Fellowship for Performing Arts to Stage First New York Revival of...New York News / 2 d. 23 h. 37 min. ago more|
Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today they will return to New York for their third season with the first New York revival of William Nichols on's award-winning play SHADOWLANDS. Performances of SHADOWLANDS begin on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and run through Jan. 7, 2018.
|Woman says kismet brought back stolen purse via homeless man in needWPTZ / 18 d. 13 h. 6 min. ago more|
A homeless man found a purse that was stolen and was determined to find the owner, who did more than just reciprocate the good deed.