A blaring AMBER Alert alarm on smartphones woke up people early Friday morning in New Jersey. The alert was issued around 6:45 a.m. after two children were abducted Thursday night more than 100 miles away in Lancaster, Penn.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest set the Nov. 3 date as 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht pleaded not guilty to four charges in a rewritten indictment returned earlier this week.
Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposed “Avonte’s Law” will become reality thanks to funding from the federal government. Schumer on Sunday called for legislation to provide GPS tracking devices for autistic children and others with a tendency to bolt from parents or caregivers.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced the indictment of a convict for two rape cases dating back to 1997. Johnny Dupree was indicted Friday on charges of raping two women in Richmond Hill, Queens in separate attacks more than 16 years ago.
Jim Cameron says the Commuter Action Group is encouraging commuters to immediately report problems such as late trains and lack of heat directly to the railroad and copy the complaint via email to their elected official. Complaints will also be tweeted to Metro-North and elected officials.
The Willis Avenue Bridge over the Harlem River was mislabeled the “David Dinkins-Willis Avenue Bridge” on the maps.nyc.gov website.
A collective bargaining agreement between the plant’s operator, Entergy, and the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2, is set to expire at the end of the day Friday. Talks have been under way since Wednesday to try to negotiate a new contract.
Anti-gravity treadmills haven’t changed the laws of physics, but rather make the user feel lighter while exercising on a treadmill.
Atlantic City casinos brought in nearly $8.5 million in the first five weeks of online gambling. That figure is off track towards meeting the state’s projected $1.2 billion mark at the end of June and slightly below the expectations of Union Gaming Research.
Eastport’s newest elementary school, the Tuttle Avenue School, is equipped with electronic sensors that control the brightness of lights in balance with natural light. The school also has an extremely energy efficient heating system.
The measure could allow drivers convicted of a first DWI to avoid a license suspension by agreeing to install an ignition interlock device in their car. The device requires the driver to take and pass a Breathalyzer-like test before starting the car.
New York is among six states selected by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.
New York City residents have a new tool to track 911 response times: a website that shows weekly averages for how long it took to get to fires, medical emergencies and other types of calls.
The breathless drama of New York City’s Times Square Countdown to the New Year has gone miniature with a streamlined free app for electronic devices.
A New York public relations executive has issued a lengthy apology, after she lost her job for a tweet that made light of AIDS in Africa and race.