NY Bill Requiring Backseat Buckle Up Passes LegislatureThe backseat belt measure has long been stalled at the state Capitol.
Rockland County Teen Whose Cousin Died In Parkland Shooting Pushes For Silent Alarm LegislationIn cases of an emergency, it would mandate there's a button on the wall or an app that can quietly summon law enforcement.
NY Rep. Jerry Nadler To Call For Historic Committee Vote On Legalizing Marijuana NationwideNadler predicts his bill will pass the judiciary committee with some Republican votes.
Buckle Up! Highway Safety Report Shows Frightening Low Number Of People Wearing Seat Belts In Back SeatsFederal data shows in 2018 alone, 803 people were killed in crashes while sitting unrestrained in the back seat of a vehicle.
Rockland County Gets New Fire Truck To Help Fight Hard-To-Reach FiresWith its huge wheels and high clearance, the tricked-out truck can reach hot spots typical rigs cannot.
Uber, Lyft Could Be Coming To Upstate NY, If Legislation Is ApprovedThe two ride-hailing companies are now prohibited from operating outside of the New York City area. Previous attempts to authorize the expansion have been blocked in part by opposition from the taxi cab industry.
NY Lawmaker's Proposal Limits Opioid Pain Killers Doctors Can Prescribe InitiallyA New York state lawmaker has an idea on how to avoid further opioid-related deaths.
Health Group Fined $100,000 For 'No Haitians' Help-Wanted AdInterim Healthcare Inc.’s ad for a female nursing position in West Haverstraw explicitly stated “No Haitians” would be considered for employment.
Federal Railroad Administration Renews Call To Improve Safety At CrossingsThe FRA is asking states to revisit 2010 safety recommendations about warning signs, traffic lights and event recorders at rail crossings.
New York To Suspend Registrations Of Chronic Toll Evaders Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that soon after the start of the new year, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles plans to suspend the registration of any motorist who fails to pay five tolls within a period of 18 months.
Health Care Company Apologizes For 'No Haitians' Help-Wanted Ad In NY PennysaverA Florida-based health care company is apologizing for a help wanted advertisement posted in New York that called for "no Haitians."
Former Schools Chancellor Walcott To Monitor Troubled East Ramapo DistrictA former New York City Schools Chancellor has been appointed to monitor and report back to Albany on one of the most troubled school districts in the state.
Fiscal Monitor Calls For State Oversight Of East Ramapo SchoolsHank Greenberg said Monday that the Rockland County district's finances "teeter on the edge of disaster."
'Zombie' Homes Without Owners Forgotten By BanksThe rundown, ramshackle wrecks in the areas are the physical remnants of the sub-prime mortgage bubble that neighbors say is a problem, but no one’s business.
State Senator Calls For Tougher Penalties For Toll CheatsCarlucci cites a study that found $7 million in uncollected tolls over a four year period at the Tappan Zee Bridge alone.