Six ex-cons sued Pataki and other state officials for tens of millions of dollars. The lawsuit accuses the state of abusing its authority eight years ago by transferring the plaintiffs to psychiatric facilities at the end of their prison terms – in effect, summarily extending their sentences without recourse.
Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight wanted to build a mobile, remotely operated device that would silently zap unsuspecting targets with lethal doses of X-rays, prosecutors said.
While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
As the weather heats up and sun worshipers flock to the beach, people are relying on sunscreen to keep them from getting burned. But what many people don’t know is that some sunscreens expire.
The Hudson River shoreline was a little tidier Sunday afternoon, after more than 100 clubs and organizations took part in the second annual Riverkeeper Sweep.
Malcolm Smith of Queens and John Sampson of Brooklyn, two of those recorded, have already been charged with crimes including bribery and embezzlement, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
An Albany man has been arrested and charged with groping a 9-year-old girl in the East Village.
CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has learned another elected official is about to go down in the on-going corruption probe involving New York politicians and it turns out his colleague ratted him out.
A high school teacher in Albany has been placed on leave, after students were advised to think like a Nazi and argue that “Jews are evil” as part of an assignment.
Both state and federal prosecutors were using Nelson Castro as a mole in Albany. He wore a wire and helped snare Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Stevenson’s been charged in a bribe-for-legislation scandal.
The embarrassing corruption scandals that took down a state senator and two assemblymen may finally lead to ethics changes. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday the Legislature is expected to make it easier for local lawmen to root out public corruption.
Police in the state capital of Albany Sunday evening were searching for a man who stabbed a New York State trooper in the neck in the Empire State Plaza.
Allowing her name to be used for the first time, Lydia Cuomo, 26, is headed to Albany to talk to lawmakers about changing the meaning of the word “rape.”
It’s the one political hot potato Gov. Andrew Cuomo dodged in both his budget proposal and his State of the State speech — to frack or not to frack.