Toilet Plunger, FILE PHOTO

Police: Man Armed With Plunger Tries To Rob Central New York Bank

Utica police tell local media outlets that Lawrence Deptola went into city bank Thursday afternoon and threatened a teller with the plunger.


Utica Fugitive Caught In Brooklyn After Taunting Police On Facebook

“Catch me if you can. I’m in Brooklyn.” Those were the words posted on the Facebook page of a fugitive wanted in upstate New York.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg cuts the ribbon at the new Brooklyn Brewery Brewhouse - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 14, 2011 - Photo: Spencer Tucker / Mayor's Office

Bloomberg’s Method Of Raising A Glass Raises Eyebrows

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an unusual way of enjoying a beer.


DNA - Graphic: AP

Schumer Wants To Expand Arrestee DNA Collection

The goal is to expand the DNA database to help solve open cases and reduce the rate of false convictions.