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December 20, 2017 - 5:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials plan to debut a hit-and-run alert system in the new year. WABC-TV reports the new system will take effect in March. According to officials, the program will function like an Amber Alert. Police say information will be sent to phones across the city in crashes...
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December 20, 2017 - 5:12 am
EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — A car dealership in suburban Albany is accepting bitcoin purchases. Michael Severance, of Michael's Auto Plaza, tells WHAM-TV the dealership recently started accepting the digital currency. Severance says he became interested in bitcoin as its value rose. The East...
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December 20, 2017 - 2:28 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A community activist in western New York is leading an effort to replace a large bust of Martin Luther King Jr. in a city park. Activist Sam Herbert tells WGRZ-TV the bust of King that sits in a namesake park in Buffalo doesn't look like the iconic civil rights leader. Herbert...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo Brandon Bostian, the Amtrak engineer charged in a Philadelphia derailment that killed eight in 2015, arrives for a preliminary hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice in Philadelphia. Prosecutors are set to argue that criminal charges should be reinstated against Bostian in the deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's attorney general on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, is appealing a judge's decision to dismiss the case against Bostian. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 20, 2017 - 12:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors are set to argue that criminal charges should be reinstated against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's attorney general on Wednesday is appealing a judge's decision to dismiss the case against Brandon Bostian. Eight people...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file, courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing in federal court in Boston. Prosecutors will ask the judge on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Boston to sentence 28-year-old Wright to life in prison for his role in the plot to kill Pamela Geller. The plot was never carried out. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)
December 20, 2017 - 12:10 am
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are seeking a 15-year prison sentence for a Rhode Island man who admitted to participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group. Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in...
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