St. Sen. Charles Fuschillo

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.


Man with wine at Thanksgiving table (credit:

Sen. Fuschillo Sounds Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Warning: Don’t Drink And Drive

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrations and parties, but before you leave the house to see family and friends, if you plan to drink, you should plan ahead and designate a driver.


Drop-Side Crib (file / credit: AP Photo/Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Long Island Mothers Applaud Drop-Side Crib Ban

On the day the new federal drop-side crib ban went into effect, Michele Witte, whose son Tyler died in a crib tragedy, found some comfort.