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Bill Would Make Selling Heroin To Those Under 14 A Felony In New York

Sen. Martins’ bill would make selling heroin and other drugs to those under 14 a felony, punishable of up to 20 years in prison.


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Conn. Lawmaker Looks To Increase Penalties Against Teens Involved In ‘Knockout’ Attacks

State Rep. Joe Verrengia is behind the effort to try 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in court for these dangerous street assaults. The measure would make such attacks a felony.


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Gov Cuomo Signs Law Making Drunk Driving Felony On Conditional Licenses

Motorists who lose their license for drunken driving may be issued a conditional license, limited to essential trips like work, school and medical appointments.


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Police: Amityville Teen Charged After Falsely Reporting Bomb Threat

According to Suffolk County Police, the female student who has not been identified left a note threatening to blow up the school.


New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook

Former NYC Councilman Seabrook Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Corruption

The 61-year-old former Bronx councilman told the judge that he remained a “proud man” but was prepared for whatever sentence she would deliver.


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Gov. Cuomo Signs Into Law New Protection For City Sanitation Workers

The bill’s sponsors said the city’s trash workers face potential harassment for just doing their jobs. Lawmakers said some sanitation workers have been assaulted while on the job.


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Police: L.I. Man Drove Drunk With Child In Car

Juan Cruz, 21, of Westbury, was charged under Leandra’s Law, which makes it an automatic felony to drive drunk with someone under the age of 15.

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NY Makes Felony Of Damaging Church Nativity Scenes

State Senator Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx and Westchester said the law was aimed at protecting the sacredness of property outside.


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L.I. Man Charged Under Leandra’s Law

Investigators said 34-year old Dominic Tola was stopped by police in Lake Grove for talking on his cell phone.


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Judge Sentences Driver In Leandra’s Law Case

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A Manhattan judge sentenced on Friday the woman whose actions led to tougher drunk driving laws in New York. A judge sentenced 31-year-old Carmen Huertas to four to 12 years […]


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Reports: Ex-NY Comptroller May Plead Guilty

There was no deal yet to resolve possible criminal charges in a pay-to-play scandal involving the state’s former comptroller.


Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Charges Debt Collector Who Targeted Military

Lowinger was the latest in a number of debt collectors caught in the attorney general’s office’s crackdown on the industry.



Ignition Interlocks Provision Of Leandra’s Law In Effect

Driving a car won’t be as simple as inserting a key into the ignition for anyone convicted of a drunk-driving charge.