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NY lawmakers vote for 10-year smoke detectors

July 5, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have passed a bill that would require new smoke detectors contain 10-year non-removable batteries. more »»

NY Assembly requiring proof for Albany travel expenses

July 5, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of New York's Assembly has further revised the travel reimbursement policy for his chamber's 150 members with new restrictions when the Legislature isn't in session. more »»

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

July 5, 2015

Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. more »»

Officials say man dies after falling off Jet Ski in NY

July 5, 2015

PORTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after he fell off his Jet Ski in Lake Ontario.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at about 7 p.m. more »»

Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4

July 5, 2015

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. more »»

Spectators brave tight security for NYC fireworks show

July 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people braved tight security along New York City's East River to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display. more »»

Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party

July 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.

The singer's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says New York Gov. more »»

Billy Joel weds girlfriend during July 4 party at NY estate

July 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.

The singer's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says New York Gov. more »»

Police probe Shinnecock Reservation shooting

July 4, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island are investigating an early-morning shooting at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. more »»

Police say LI man stole plumbing supplies, sold them on eBay

July 4, 2015

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island man spent more than a year stealing plumbing supplies from the company where he worked and selling them on eBay. more »»

Man caught after allegedly hitting trooper at traffic stop

July 4, 2015

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man sought for assaulting a state trooper during a traffic stop is in custody after a daylong search. more »»

Man gets 10-year sentence for cocaine distribution scheme

July 4, 2015

NEWRAK, N.J. (AP) — A New York man is headed to prison for his role in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey. more »»

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. more »»

Man shot, drives a half-mile, hits house, dies

July 4, 2015

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities on Long Island say a man has died after he was shot in the head, drove a half-mile and crashed into a house.

The incident occurred around 11 p.. more »»

More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY

July 4, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive. more »»

Defending champion wins women's hot dog eating competition

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh) has won the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. more »»

Long Island fights gypsy moth invasion

July 4, 2015

EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A bumper crop of gypsy moth caterpillars is damaging trees on Long Island.

May's record-breaking lack of rain is a factor. more »»

Pizzas to be served to troops in Afghanistan for 4th of July

July 4, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 American troops overseas are getting a slice of American pie for Independence Day. more »»

 
 
 

 

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