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  1. Gang member sentenced for murder of NY teenager 12 years agoRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 21 | Washington Times

    A member of a violent New York gang has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for the killing of a 16-year-old Yonkers teenager more than 12 years ago. Prosecutors say Juan "KJ" Martinez recruited a hit squad to kill Ka'Shawn Phillips in 2005 after they got into a fistfight at a pickup basketball game.


  2. NY Army National Guard battalion, company get new leadersRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 9 | Washington Times

    Lt. Col. Jason Lefton is taking charge of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Regiment, at a ceremony at MacArthur Airport.


  3. Capitol Watch: Hygiene products in jails; vacant Senate seatRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2017 | Washington Times

    In New York state government news, the first official candidate for a vacant Senate seat is promising to work to clean up Albany, and there's a renewed push to provide free feminine hygiene products in schools and emergency shelters. Brooklyn Democrat Daniel Squadron's departure from the state Senate will deprive that body of one of its leading voices for ethics and campaign finance reform, but a candidate to replace him is promising to pick up the mantle.


  4. NY's State Sen. Squadron resigning over 'special interests'Read the original story

    Aug 9, 2017 | Washington Times

    A Democratic state senator who represents parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn said Wednesday that he is resigning because "a sliver of heavily invested special interests" wields too much power in Albany. He said Democrats have repeatedly been denied control of the state Senate "by cynical political deals, despite winning an electoral majority."


  5. Missing teen with autism found at Irish Pub during karaokeRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2017 | Washington Times

    Police say a missing teen with autism was found at an Irish pub during karaoke night following an hours-long search. The Daily News reports that 15-year-old Mel Harris of Yonkers hopped onto a Metro-North train and wound up in Manhattan Saturday.


  6. Column: Kids still playing for all the marbles _ literallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Washington Times

    In this world of pompous athletes, overbearing coaches, money-grubbing owners and a win-at-all-costs mindset, it's easy to become jaded. And then - in the parlance of another era - a brief story rolled across The Associated Press sports wire Friday morning.


  7. Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert kick off the Oscars carpetRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2017 | Washington Times

    Ruth Negga, dripping in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, accessorized with something extra Sunday on her first Oscar red carpet as a nominee - a blue ribbon in support of the ACLU. She gave kudos to the civil rights group for helping the real "Loving" couple as they fought their way to legal marriage as a mixed-race couple.


  8. Pre-inaugural welcome includes Jon Voight, Toby Keith, Lee GreenwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2017 | Washington Times

    Want to hear Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Holliday belt out a gospel song with the Lincoln Memorial as a backdrop? How about Lee Greenwood, whose "God Bless the USA" stirs the soul as a national anthem in and of itself? And what about Yonkers, New York-born "Midnight Cowboy" Jon Voight, who writes his own scripts on politics and, yes, Hollywood? The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday that two special events are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20 - Voices of the People and Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration. "President-elect [Donald] Trump has made it clear that this inaugural is of, by, and for the American people.


  9. NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalizationRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2016 | Washington Times

    New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization. Among the latest to do so are two in the Northeast - Massachusetts and Maine - and the huge state of California.


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