New York State Police

A field sobriety test on a driver during a DWI checkpoint. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NY State Police Targeting Drunk Driving During Holidays

The goal of the initiative “Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest” is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to prevent motorists from being injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug-impaired driver.

12/24/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Cops: Poughkeepsie Man Kills Self After 11-Hour Standoff

A Poughkeepsie man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an 11-hour standoff at a Putnam County motel, police said.

12/08/2013

Paraglider Accident

Man Killed In Orange County Paragliding Accident

A paragliding accident left a man dead Wednesday on a frozen river in Orange County.

12/04/2013

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N.Y. State Announces Plan To Fight Wrong-Way Thruway Crashes

The State of New York has announced a new, high-tech effort to combat wrong-way crashes, using radar, flashy LED signs, and text alerts to drivers’ cellphones and the resources of local police.

12/04/2013

Texting while driving (file/credit: CBS 2)

NY State Troopers Using Tall, Unmarked SUVs To Peer In On Texting Drivers

New York has given state police 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to better peer down at drivers’ hands, part of one of the nation’s most aggressive attacks on texting while driving.

11/25/2013

Bimbo Bread

Westchester County Boy Reportedly Finds Needle In White Bread

A 15-year-old Westchester County boy got an unwelcome surprise this week while eating a piece of toast, according to a published report.

10/26/2013

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New York State Police Warning Drivers To Watch Out For Deer

New York state police and the Thruway Authority have issued their fall “Antler Alert.”

10/11/2013

Fatal Sprain Brook Parkway crash, Sept. 1, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Four Dead In Single-Car Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway In Greenburgh

A single-car crash left four people dead early Sunday in the Westchester County municipality of Greenburgh.

09/01/2013

Multiple agencies have joined the search for a Monroe boy who went missing on Sunday. (Credit CBS 2)

Authorities Search For Missing Mentally Disabled 10-Year-Old

The boy was playing on the grass near his home and wandered away from his yard, state police, as well as firefighters and local EMS have joined the search, CBS 2 reported.

07/28/2013

A fatal crash on the northbound side of the Tappan Zee Bridge. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Wrong-Way Driver To Blame For Fatal Tappan Zee Bridge Crash

The wreck happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday near exit 10 on the Rockland County side of the bridge.

07/24/2013

A fatal accident on the northbound side of the Tappan Zee Bridge. (Credit Twitter/FrimShtiper)

Report: 1 Dead In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Northbound Tappan Zee Bridge

The accident was first reported at about 9 p.m. State police closed the northbound lanes to perform an accident reconstruction. Southbound traffic remained open, but delays were expected.

07/23/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking in Manhattan, announces a July 4th crackdown on texting while driving - July 3, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Cuomo Unleashes State Police In All-Out Texting-While-Driving Crackdown

More than 30 unmarked New York State Police SUVs were said to be patrolling parkways, enabling troopers to see which drivers are texting behind the wheel.

07/15/2013

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New York State Police To Crack Down On Seat Belt Use

Police will be setting up checkpoints at state parks and beaches starting this weekend as part of the “Buckle Up New York Summer Parks Initiative” which runs from July 13 through July 28.

07/10/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking in Manhattan, announces a July 4th crackdown on texting while driving - July 3, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Holiday Crackdown On Distracted Driving

Cuomo’s holiday message to distracted drivers is “the State Police are going to be watching the road even when you’re not and especially when you’re not.”

07/03/2013

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Woman Arrested In $400K Jewelry Theft Of Shaun Rogers

New York State Police say they’ve arrested a woman wanted for a string of high-end jewelry thefts in Florida.

06/30/2013

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