Dan Donovan

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

Judge Won’t Release Grand Jury Testimony From Eric Garner Chokehold Case

State Supreme Court Justice William Garnett said the parties who brought the suit didn’t make a good enough argument for releasing the minutes.

03/19/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file/credit: CBS2)

Staten Island D.A. Promises FEMA Overhaul To Sandy Victims If Elected To Congress

The congressional candidate said the federal government made life for Sandy victims even worse.

03/18/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Expects To Meet Friday Deadline For Setting Election Date To Replace Grimm

The special election would decide the replacement for Michael Grimm, the Staten Island congessman who resigned last month after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

02/18/2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Judge To Cuomo: Set Special Election Date To Replace Grimm By Friday

U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein said he planned to set a date for a special election “as promptly as the law will allow” unless Cuomo sets his own date or justifies further delay through his lawyers in court Friday.

02/17/2015

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Eric Garner Case Fuels Debate Over Grand Jury Secrecy

Calls for more transparency have sounded in Congress, statehouses and editorial pages, mixed with notes of caution about forswearing secrecy that can safeguard witnesses and the accused.

01/28/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file/credit: CBS2)

Political Experts Eyeing Possibilities In Special Election For Staten Island Congressional Seat

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan is all but locked in his place on the Republican and Conservative party lines as any would-be competitors have stepped aside.

01/18/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file/credit: CBS2)

Chairman John Antoniello Backs Daniel Donovan To Replace Michael Grimm

The Staten Island Republican Party has chosen District Attorney Daniel Donovan as the party’s candidate for Michael Grimm’s empty congressional seat.

01/10/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan announces the arrest of 24 people suspected of trafficking drugs on June 12, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

24 Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges On Staten Island

Two dozen reputed Staten Island drug gang members were arrested Thursday, accused in 29 shootings and three killings since 2008, authorities said.

06/12/2014

City officials announce expanded heroin antidote program on Staten Island, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

NYPD Expands Use Of Anti-Overdose Drug On Staten Island To Fight Heroin Problem

Police officers assigned to the 120 Precinct have already saved the lives of three overdose victims by using naloxone this year, officials announced Thursday.

04/17/2014

Vito Lopez

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez Says He’ll Resign, Seek City Council Seat

Scandal-plagued Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez is stepping down from his seat next month, but Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Lopez shouldn’t spend even another day in office.

05/17/2013

Vito Lopez

Embattled Assemblyman Lopez Escapes Charges, But Report Could Lead To Expulsion

While Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan found no criminal culpability, a report released by a state ethics panel found Assemblyman Vito Lopez violated the public trust.

05/15/2013

About 15 men gathered on the steps of City Hall in New York City demanding state Assemblyman Vito Lopez resign on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Activists Call On Assemblyman Lopez To Resign Over Sex Harassment Allegations

An ethics panel ruled that Brooklyn power broker Vito Lopez sexually harassed several female staffers. Now, many say it’s time for the assemblyman to leave office.

09/05/2012

Dogs In Court

Seen At 11: Courthouse Dogs Help Remove Anxiety Of Trial

For most people, facing an accused murderer or violent criminal in court is next to impossible. But now witnesses going through the city’s legal system are being given a boost of comfort and confidence.

06/13/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 12 – NYS Health Dept. Gets Retooled For Prescription Drug Abuse

Terry O’Leary, the new head of the New York State Health Department’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, has his work cut out for him, retooling an agency to deal with the overprescribing of prescription painkillers.

05/25/2012

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file / credit: CBS2)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 5 – Staten Island’s Drug Death Problem

In all of New York City, Staten Island has the biggest problem with addiction and death by Oxycontin, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/18/2012

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