The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities. Chief Philip Banks III was to have been named first deputy commissioner, second in command at the nation's largest police force.
The Bennington Banner, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 09:28 PM
Health officials have confirmed that the New York City doctor who has tested positive for the Ebola virus traveled on the subway and rode a taxi on Wednesday evening. Given the amount of people who use taxis and subways to travel from commuter towns like West Orange to the city, officials are working quickly to track down anyone who may have come in contact with Dr. Spencer, and is now at risk of contracting the virus.
Patch.com, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 11:14 PM
A Manhattan resident is frustrated by the runaround she says she's gotten from the city while trying to get gore removed from the scene of a gruesome midtown crash last week. Checkey Beckford reports.
NBC Connecticut, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 10:07 PM
The intersection of Bridge Street and VFW Highway reopened around 2 p.m. Friday after crews finished clearing the water, repairing the pipe and surfacing the street, police said. Workers had accidentally pierced an old, 20-inch water-main pipe with a drill around 11 a.m. Thursday while doing a sign revitalization project in the intersection, causing gallons of water to gush onto the streets and the sidewalk and cracking the roadway.
Home, Sat, Nov 1 2014 @ 12:16 AM
Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday.
Estes Park Trail-Gazette, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 11:52 PM
Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana and the bills flew in the air.
Lake County Record-Bee, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 11:01 PM
In January, the Southern District rejected an insured's $2 million claim for a generator destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The unit was in the basement of an office building in lower Manhattan, but the contract of insurance defined "covered location" to mean the 33rd floor of the structure.
JD Supra, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 09:56 AM
Oct. 28--Citi Bike will expand into Brooklyn, Queens and parts of Manhattan after officials reached a long-awaited rescue plan that includes a $30 million infusion, a higher membership fee and putting operations in the hands of a former MTA chief. The expansion means a total of 12,000 bikes and 700 docks, a doubling of the current system's 330 stations and 6,000 rides.
Mass Transit, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 02:09 PM