Charles Fuschillo

Officials, students unveil 'no U-turn in school zone' sign outside Old Mill Road Elementary School in Merrick, Long Island, Oct. 31, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

New York State Law Taking Effect Friday Makes U-Turns In School Zones Illegal

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and State Sen. Charles Fuschillo were joined by Old Mill Road Elementary School students in Merrick, Long Island on Thursday to unveil a new sign advising drivers of the law.

10/31/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in Manhattan, signs a law increasing penalties for texting while driving - July 1, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

New York Increases Penalties For Teens Caught Texting While Driving

The legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly applies to drivers with permits and probationary or junior licenses.

07/01/2013

An overpass on the Northern State Parkway - April 25, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

New York State Considers New Ways To Keep Trucks Off Parkways

A state DOT task force will consider solutions to the problem next month.

04/25/2013

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State Lawmaker Touts Tougher Distracted Driving Fines In NY Budget Proposal

Under the current law, drivers who talk on a cellphone while driving without a hands-free device face a $100 fine. That penalty would be bumped up to $150.

03/25/2013

An anti-distracted driving bumper sticker (file / credit: Tom Keck/Getty Images)

Teen Victim Warns L.I. High School Students Of Distracted Driving Dangers

Distracted driving – talking or texting behind the wheel – can be deadly, as one girl knows all too well.

02/20/2013

New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Sandy Recovery Jan. 3, 2013 (credit: youtube.com)

Bipartisan Superstorm Sandy Task Force Members Tour Storm-Ravaged Parts Of Long Island

In about a month, the task force will put out a report on what needs to be done to help the residents. The lawmakers said that includes fighting insurance companies on behalf of homeowners.

01/03/2013

Michelle Mannino and family watch from the Robert Moses Bridge as authorities search for her husband's body - Jun 23, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

N.Y. Legislators Push For Tougher Drunken Boating Laws

“Christopher Mannino, you were my world. I was so lucky to have your children. I don’t have you now because a selfish careless person found it necessary to be intoxicated on the water and take your life,” Mannino’s widow said Thursday.

07/19/2012

Grace Varley (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Little Long Island Girl Gets Liberty Medal For Saving Brother’s Life

A couple of weeks ago, Grace Varley called 911 when he brother was choking on a chicken nugget, reported WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall.

06/01/2012

Wreckage from the 2009 wrong-way crash on the Taconic State Parkway (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Fuschillo: Make Wrong-Way Driving A Felony In New York State

Sen. Charles Fuschillo from Long Island is urging of the state Assembly to pass his bill that would make wrong-way driving a felony, either knowingly or because of intoxication.

08/03/2011

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and St. Sen. Charles Fuschillo in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge - Tarrytown, NY - Jul 19, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Come To Consensus: Tappan Zee Bridge Has Got To Go

On Tuesday, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino took State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Sen. Charles Fuschillo, the chairman of the transportation committee, on a tour of the aging Tappan Zee Bridge.

07/19/2011

In this photo provided by the Virginia State Police on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, authorities investigate a commercial bus accident on Interstate 95 near Bowling Green, Va. (credit: Virginia State Police)

NY Senate Passes Bill Requiring Bus Driver Reviews

Legislation was passed Thursday by the New York State Senate. The bill is in response to tour bus crashes in New York and other states.

06/02/2011