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2010 May 6
In Ramapo, NY, Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (51) was charged with raping a 16-year-old runaway who police said was forced into prostitution by a man who had beaten her up. Third-degree rape is a charge levied when the victim is under the age of consent, which is 17 in New York.
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2010 May 6
An E.coli outbreak, possibly linked to tainted lettuce, sickened at least 19 people in Ohio, New York and Michigan prompting a recall throughout much of the US. Freshway Food in Sidney, Ohio, said it was recalling lettuce sold in 23 states and Washington DC.
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2010 May 27
In Utica, NY, Jerome Feldman, a former psychiatrist, was sentenced to over 15 years in jail for duping people out of $400,000 with false promises of organ transplants in the Philippines.
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2010 May 28
A US federal judge in Albany, NY, issued an injunction barring Gov. Paterson from imposing furloughs on about 100,000 state workers and withholding their raises. Unions had argued that the provisions violate the US Constitution.
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2010 May
In Suffolk County, NY, Shannon Gilbert (24), a prostitute, was reported missing after fleeing a client’s home in Oak Beach. In December 2011, New York investigators found bones in the wetlands of Long Island and soon identified them as belonging to Gilbert.
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2010 Jun 18
Myanmar state media reported that days of flooding and landslides caused by monsoon downpours have killed 57 people in its northwest.
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2010 Jun 26
In Fort Edward, NY, a fire at a 2-story house killed 6 children ages 1-12.
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2010 Aug 14
In New York a shooting outside a restaurant in downtown Buffalo left four people dead and four wounded. Keith Johnson (25) was arrested and charged with 4 counts of 2nd degree murder. Prosecutors soon dropped charges against Johnson following examination of surveillance video. On Aug 25 Riccardo McCray turned himself in and was charged 4 counts of 2nd degree murder.
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2010 Oct 14
Regulators in New York approved Verizon's request to stop mass-printing residential phone books. There, the company estimates it will save about 3,575 tons of paper per year and conserve the energy associated with printing, binding and distributing the directories. The company's August request with Virginia regulators was estimated to save about 1,640 tons of paper annually.
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2010 Oct 15
US federal authorities aid they have rounded up over 40 people in New York and Florida during a takedown of a wholesale marijuana ring. Agents seized $1 million and almost 200 pounds of marijuana.
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2010 Oct 17
In New York Danroy "D.J." Henry (20), a college football player driving away from the scene of a fight, ended up dead hours after the team's homecoming game, struck in a burst of police gunfire that pierced his windshield in the Westchester County hamlet of Thornwood.
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2010 Nov 14
NY Gov. David Patterson announced an agreement with Phusion Products to stop shipments into NY state of Four Loko, a caffeinated alcoholic drink already banned in 4 states.
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2010 Nov 18
New York Attorney Gen’l. Andrew Cuomo filed two lawsuits against Steven Rattner, former head of Pres. Obama’s auto task force, alleging he paid kickbacks to obtain $150 million from a large state pension fund to be invested in Quadrangle Group. Rattner agreed to a settlement with the SEC to pay $6.2 million and accept a 2-year ban on associating with any investment advisor or broker dealer.
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2010 Nov 27
New York state police arrested Steven Pieper (21) just hours after searchers found the body of a missing woman, believed to be Jenni-Lyn Watson (20), a Mercyhurst College dance major.
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2010 Dec 16
New York police scoured a 10-mile stretch of a Long Island beach access road where four bodies were discovered this week.
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2011 Jan 1
Democrat Andrew Cuomo (53) was inaugurated the 56th governor of New York.
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2011 Feb 1
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed laying off up to 9,800 state workers and cutting billions from education and Medicaid as he laid out his first budget designed to close a $10 billion deficit.
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2011 Feb 2
A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the northeast, leaving vast swaths from Chicago to New York paralyzed by snow and ice.
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2011 Feb 9
New York state Republican Congressman Christopher Lee (46) said he is resigning after the release of e-mails he allegedly sent through an online personals site. The website Gawker hours earlier published an exchanged between the married Lee and an unidentified woman that included a shirtless photo of him.
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2011 Feb 26
In Kingston, NY, a privately owned, vintage military jet crashed into the Hudson River. Divers the next day recovered the body of pilot Michael Faraldi (38).
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2011 Mar 25
NY state information technology workers at the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal hit the jackpot. They won $319 million in the multistate Mega Millions game's fifth-largest prize in its history. Each of the 7 winners will collect a check for $19.1 million, after taxes.
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2011 Apr 4
In NY investigators found 3 more sets of remains at a beach area 45 miles east of NYC bringing the total number of bodies to 8, all victims of a suspected serial killer.
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2011 Apr 11
New York police found human remains at two more locations at Jones Beach State Park on Long Island, bringing to 10 the number of potential victims of a possible serial killer.
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2011 Apr 12
In New York Lashanda Armstrong drove 3 of her 4 children into the Hudson River in Newburgh following a domestic dispute. Her 10-year-old son survived by crawling out her car window.
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2011 May 9
In New York two small planes collided near New Hampton killing two people. Both planes were registered to men from New Jersey.
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2011 May 24
In New York Luke Wright (32) was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for raping, scalding and torturing his disabled half-sister before their mother killed her last year. An Erie County jury found him guilty last month on 10 criminal counts. Laura Cummings (23) was suffocated by her mother Eva Cummings in the family's North Collins home. She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last October.
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2011 Jun 6
Under pressure from bloggers and journalists, Representative Anthony Weiner of New York finally admitted he sent inappropriate e-mails to six women he did not know but met via social media. He also admitted to lying about using Twitter to send a suggestive photo of himself to a young woman. He had previously denied sending the photo, claiming his account was hacked. After apologizing to his wife and his constituents for his poor judgment, Weiner said he had no plans to resign from his congressional seat.
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2011 Jun 8
An increasing number of Democratic and Republican members of congress called for scandal-plagued New York Representative Anthony Weiner to resign. Meanwhile, sources revealed that his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is pregnant.
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2011 Jun 11
Scandal-plagued New York congressman Anthony Weiner, under pressure from the leaders of his party to resign, instead announced he was taking a leave of absence from congress to seek professional help. In a statement Weiner said he hoped that therapy would help him to become “a better husband and a healthier person.”
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2011 Jun 11
New York’s the Belmont Stakes was won by Ruler on Ice, a 24-1 long shot. Favorite Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the beginning of the race and never caught up, finishing fifth.
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2011 Jun 16
Embroiled in a “sexting” scandal, and under pressure from his colleagues, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and President Obama, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is said to be ready to announce he will resign from congress.
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2011 Jun 18
A Cessna 210 crashed down near the Westchester County Airport, NY. The victims were identified as Keith Weiner, the 63-year-old pilot; his wife, Lisa Weiner (51), their daughter Isabel (14) and her friend, Lucy Walsh (14).
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2011 Jun 19
In New York David Laffer killed 4 people during a pharmacy robbery in Medford. In September he pleaded guilty to murder charges and his wife, who drove their getaway car, pleaded guilty to robbery.
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2011 Jun 24
New York became the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize gay marriage, breathing life into the national gay rights movement that had stalled over a nearly identical bill here two years ago. Pending any court challenges, legal gay marriages can begin in NY by late July after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed his bill into law just before midnight. It would be effective on July 24.
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2011 Jun
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought in a cap on property taxes.
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2011 Jul 13
In Salem, NY, 4 people were killed in a blast that destroyed a 2-story house. A 5th person, a baby girl, died the next day. A propane gas leak was suspected.
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2011 Jul 24
Wedding fever hit New York, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples lined up to be married on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal in the state.
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2011 Aug 7
Hugh L. Carey, former New York governor (1975-1982), died at his shelter Island summer home. Before becoming governor Carey spent 14 years representing Brooklyn districts in the US House of Representatives.
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2011 Aug 30
Flooding isolated entire towns in Vermont and New York, some communities warily watched swollen rivers and more than a million people from Virginia to Maine lacked electricity, three days after Hurricane Irene churned up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm was blamed for at least 40 deaths in 11 states.
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2011 Sep 8
Tropical Storm Lee dumped heavy rain in the Northeast. The Susquehanna River and its tributaries in New York and Pennsylvania swamped thousands of homes. At least 15 deaths were blamed on the storm and its aftermath: 7 in Pennsylvania, 3 in Virginia, one in Maryland and 4 others when it came ashore on the Gulf Coast a week earlier.
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2011 Sep 19
Jamey Rodemeyer (14), of Williamsville, NY, took his life after what his parents claim was years of bullying because of struggles with his sexuality. On Sep 25 Lady Gaga performed a tribute to Rodemeyer at the iheartradio music festival.
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2011 Sep 30
Ralph Steinman of Rockefeller University in New York, co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine, died. His prize was announced Oct 3.
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2011 Oct 29
A snowstorm socked the Northeast US over the weekend, knocking out power to 2.7 million, snarling air and highway travel and dumping more than 2 feet of snow in a few spots as it slowly moved north out of New England. States of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.
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2011 Nov 24
The body of alleged Mafia boss Salvatore Montagna, who US authorities said once led New York's notorious Bonanno crime family, was fished out from a river north of Montreal.
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2011
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Benjamin Lawsky to head the new Department of Financial Services (DFS), created from the merger of two existing state regulators.
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2012 Mar 6
Five members of Anonymous and Lulz Security were charged in an indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. They included 2 men from Britain, 2 from Ireland and an American. Hector Xavier Monsegur (28), who pleaded guilty in August, served as an FBI informant leading to the new charges. Monsegur’s assistance led to the arrest of hacker Jeremy Hammond in 2013 and allowed authorities to disrupt at least 300 cyberattacks on the US government, US military as well as courts and private companies.

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2012 Mar 28
In New York a dispute over the estate of Brooke Astor, who died in 2007 at age 105, ended with a settlement that freed $100 million for charities and cut half the amount going to the son convicted of bilking her.
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2012 Mar 30
The US government agreed with Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania to cut red tape and speed up consideration for wind farms in the Great Lakes.
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2012 Apr 24
Mitt Romney swept five GOP primaries, including Pennsylvania and New York, and solidified his lead in the race to reach the 1,144 delegates necessary to claim the GOP nomination.
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2012 May 16
Mary Kennedy (52), ex-wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead at her Bedford, NY, home. She was Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s second wife. Suicide was suspected.
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2012 Jun 13
In Buffalo, NY, Jackie Wisniewski (33), a nursing student, died on the floor of the Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Timothy V. Jorden (49) was sought in connection to the death of his one-time lover. Jorden apparently shot himself dead on June 13. Police found his body on June 15.
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2012 Jun 15
Daredevil Nik Wallenda (33) became the first person to walk across the Niagara Horseshoe Falls on a tightrope. Others have crossed the Niagara River itself, but never over the falls.
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2012 Aug 6
New York State Department of Financial Services alleged that Standard Chartered PLC schemed with the Iranian government to launder $250 billion from 2001 to 2007.
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2012 Aug 15
Raymond Roth (47) of Massapequa, NY, was taken into custody for faking a drowning to collect as much as $400,000 in life insurance.
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2012 Aug 19
In New York a small plane crashed into a residential street on Long Island killing 2 of the 3 people onboard.
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2012 Sep 29
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (86), former publisher and chairman of the NY Times (1963-1992), died at his home in Southampton, NY.
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2012 Sep
A recent report by the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago found that between 1976 and 2012, 2,522 elected New York officials have been convicted of public corruption.
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2012 Nov 2
Frustration grew for residents of Northeast states hit by superstorm Sandy as the death toll reached 102, millions were still without power and tempers frayed at a lack of fuel and guidance on when life might return to normal.
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2012 Nov 7
A wintry storm dropped snow and rain on the Northeast, bringing dangerous winds and knocking out power in a region where hundreds of thousands were still in the dark after Superstorm Sandy. A mix of rain and snow fell on parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, causing airport delays.
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2012 Nov 8
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said damages from Superstorm Sandy could total $33 billion. At least 119 American were killed with damages in 15 states. The total bill ran up to $42 billion with $32 billion for repairs and restoration and $9 billion for preventive measures.
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