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Advocate: Lead Levels Worse For Some NJ Kids Than Flint ChildrenThe numbers are coming to light on the heels of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which has made headlines across the country.
18 Members Of Brooklyn Gang Indicted On Charges Of Shooting Up Streets During 'Hunting Expeditions'Eighteen alleged members of a violent street gang have been indicted for terrorizing and shooting up the streets of Brooklyn during "hunting expeditions," authorities said Wednesday.
Not All Of Manhattan's Bedbugs Are The Same, Research ShowsResearch shows that the genetic makeup of bedbug populations in New York City are designated by what region they live in.
Court: NYC Airports Have Legal Right To Kill Migratory BirdsThe 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was within its rights to kill nearly any migratory bird in emergency situations.
Jury Selection Begins For Trial Of NYPD Officer Peter Liang In Stairwell Shooting DeathJury selection has begun in the trial of rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang, who is facing manslaughter charges in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley.
Christie Takes No Action On Bill That Would Raise N.J. Smoking Age To 21New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided not to act Tuesday on a bill that would have boosted the state’s smoking age to 21, keeping the age to buy tobacco products at 19.
JFK Airport Steps Up Customs Security With Biometric Facial ReadersCustoms agents unveiled new biometric technology Tuesday that uses face recognition to match a person's face to their passport photo.
Gov. Cuomo Unveils Budget Plan, 2016 Initiatives During State Of The State Address; Shouts Down HecklerGov. Andrew Cuomo's $140 billion-plus budget proposal and remaining initiatives for 2016 were unveiled Wednesday in an address to lawmakers.
Historic Powerball Jackpot Increases To $1.5 BillionThe Powerball jackpot keeps getting bigger and bigger. The prize for Wednesday's drawing has jumped to an estimated $1.5 billion.
Father Charged In Death Of Pregnant Woman Found Buried In Bronx BasementA 61-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his pregnant 39-year-old daughter, after the woman's body was removed from a Bronx home.
East New York Residents Voice Concerns Over Rising Rent As City Plans More DevelopmentThe capacity crowd in Borough Hall's old courtroom during a City Planning Commission hearing Wednesday was scattered with fliers that read "don't displace me."
NRA Photo Of NY Lawmakers Next To Bullets Gets Backlash From De BlasioTwo New York lawmakers are lashing out at the the National Rifle Association after the group published a photo of the women surrounded by bullets.

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