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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The partial government shutdown is starting to effect air travelers. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 08, 2019 - 3:13 am
DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren't even on the job. A...
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January 07, 2019 - 6:42 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Connecticut driver has been charged in the hit and run deaths of a husband and wife on Long Island. Prosecutors said Monday that 24-year-old Patrick Poillon, of Darien, was indicted on charges including manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death,...
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January 07, 2019 - 4:07 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a story Jan. 7 about a Kentucky traffic crash that killed a Michigan family, The Associated Press reported erroneously who a cousin of the deceased father called about the crash. Habib Abbas, of Dearborn, said he called the dead father's sister, not the dead mother's sister...
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This undated photo provided by the New York City Fire Department shows firefighter Steven H. Pollard. A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Pollard. (New York City Fire Department via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter fell to his death late Sunday when he slipped through a narrow gap between lanes of a newly built bridge while trying to reach the victims of a car crash. Steven Pollard, a 30-year-old firefighter who had followed his father and brother into the FDNY just...
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In this photo provided by Blake Kessler, Wesley Kepke skis in Alpine Meadows, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. A winter storm swept through parts of California, Nevada and Utah, bringing heavy snow to some communities. (Blake Kessler via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 12:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Utility crews worked Monday to restore power to thousands of people after a winter storm swept through Northern California, toppling utility poles and trees and prompting the temporary closure of a major interstate highway after motorists were trapped in the Sierra Nevada by...
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January 07, 2019 - 11:13 am
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Thruway Authority says traffic will be halted next weekend while workers use explosive charges to demolish the remains of the old Tappan Zee Bridge. Ramps leading onto the adjacent Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will be closed between around 9 and 9:45 a.m. on...
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January 07, 2019 - 10:23 am
ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in the Hudson Valley say a car struck two pedestrians, killing one person and leaving the other hospitalized in serious condition. Police in the Town of Ulster say a 38-year-old driver struck 36-year-old Jaime Mengel and 26-year-old Alexander Terwilligar while they were...
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January 07, 2019 - 10:20 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say they began seizing plates from unauthorized limousines after an October crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people. The Times Union of Albany reports police seized the plates of 59 vehicles after the Oct. 6 crash in Schoharie County, west of Albany...
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January 07, 2019 - 9:52 am
CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — These chicken tenders aren't for pick-up. An Alabama sheriff's office is warning people against eating chicken that tumbled on to a rural highway after a truck wreck. An 18-wheeler crashed on Alabama 35 on Sunday, spilling boxes of chicken tenders in Cherokee County near the...
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This undated photo provided by the New York City Fire Department shows firefighter Steven H. Pollard. A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Pollard. (New York City Fire Department via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 9:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page Monday morning, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as...
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