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New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job
New Poll Reveals How NYers Think Gov. Hochul Is Handling Job Fresh polling shows a dip in New Yorkers’ satisfaction with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s handling of the job. A Siena College poll of registered voters released on Tuesday, Feb. 20, shows that Hochul’s favorability rating sits at 41 to 46 percent, down from 45 to 42 percent in January 2024. Her job approval rating also took a hit, sitting at 48 to 47 percent, down from 52 to 42 percent last month, the poll found. Voters were closely divided on whether Hochul is an effective or strong leader, and a plurality said she’s out of touch with average New Yorkers, the poll showed. It wasn’t all bad news f…
Ex-Con Commuted By Cuomo Murders 27-Year-Old NY Man, DA Says Ex-Con Commuted By Cuomo Murders 27-Year-Old NY Man, DA Says
Ex-Con Commuted By Cuomo Murders 27-Year-Old NY Man, DA Says An anti-violence activist who once spent decades in prison before he was granted early release by former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now accused of killing a 27-year-old man. Dontie Mitchell, age 43, of Albany, was indicted on murder and related charges by an Albany County grand jury on Friday, Aug. 18, in the death of Shieer Leggett. According to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, Mitchell, either alone or with others, shot Leggett to death in Cohoes, near Main and Schuyler streets, on Friday, Aug. 11. Mitchell is also accused of having an illegal handgun at the time of the m…
Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Of Ex-Cuomo Aide From Northern Westchester Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Of Ex-Cuomo Aide From Northern Westchester
Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Of Ex-Cuomo Aide From Northern Westchester The country's top court has reversed the wire-fraud conviction of a Northern Westchester County resident and former top aide to ousted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has already served years of prison time for the offense. In a decision on Thursday, May 11, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled to reverse the fraud conviction of Joseph Percoco, of the hamlet of South Salem in the town of Lewisboro, who was sent to federal prison on corruption charges in 2018.  Percoco, age 54, had been accused of accepting over $300,000 in bribes from an energy company in 2014 while he had been …
Feelin’ Blue: NY Bold-Faced Names Lose Twitter Verification – Well, Some Of Them Feelin’ Blue: NY Bold-Faced Names Lose Twitter Verification – Well, Some Of Them
Feelin’ Blue: NY Bold-Faced Names Lose Twitter Verification – Well, Some Of Them Which celebrities, journalists, and other bold-faced names are now paying for their Twitter verified blue seal alongside their profile heading? Twitter announced that on Thursday, April 20, it would remove those blue verification checkmarks for all users unless they pay for a "Twitter Blue" subscription service. Many New York celebrities have lost their verification because of this – including Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and Olivia Wilde. Brooke Shields, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton likewise ditched the checkmarks, along with the Cuomo brothers -- former Gov. Andrew Cuo…
‘Stop The Bloodshed’: Louisville Shooting Could’ve Been Prevented By Red Flag Law, Hochul Says ‘Stop The Bloodshed’: Louisville Shooting Could’ve Been Prevented By Red Flag Law, Hochul Says
‘Stop The Bloodshed’: Louisville Shooting Could’ve Been Prevented By Red Flag Law, Hochul Says Recent mass shootings that killed six people at an elementary school in Tennessee and five more at a bank in Kentucky might not have occurred had those states implemented so-called “red flag” laws like New York, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. In an op-ed written for USA Today Network and shared on the governor's website, Hochul touted the measures, which allow a court to issue an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) that temporarily prohibits someone from buying or possessing a gun should they be deemed a danger to themselves or others. Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s ERPO in…
It's The Tappan Zee: Hudson Valley Democrat Leading New Charge To Change Bridge's Official Name It's The Tappan Zee: Hudson Valley Democrat Leading New Charge To Change Bridge's Official Name
It's The Tappan Zee: Hudson Valley Democrat Leading New Charge To Change Bridge's Official Name A Hudson Valley Democrat has jumped on board with Republicans by sponsoring a bill to change the official name of the nearly 70-year-old bridge linking Westchester and Rockland counties to the Tappan Zee Bridge. The bridge's official name was changed to the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge during the governorship of his son, Andrew Cuomo, though it still universally remains known as the Tappan Zee Bridge. State Sen. James Skoufis, whose 42nd District represents much of northern Orange County, is sponsoring the three-year-old bill that was once championed by former Republican State Sen. Mike …
Here's How Westchester Voted In Hochul-Zeldin Race Here's How Westchester Voted In Hochul-Zeldin Race
Here's How Westchester Voted In Hochul-Zeldin Race Now that the dust has settled following New York’s contentious governor’s race, election results show exactly where voters stand between newly-elected Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul and her Republican opponent, Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin. The following unofficial election results were taken directly from the New York State Board of Elections website on Thursday, Nov. 10, and represent the unofficial results reported by each County Board of Elections. Candidates with an asterisk are the projected winner. Capital Region Albany County: Hochul* by 59 to 41 percent (67,306 to 46,839 votes) C…
'Incredibly Grateful': Republican Marc Molinaro Prevails In NY's 19th District Race 'Incredibly Grateful': Republican Marc Molinaro Prevails In NY's 19th District Race
'Incredibly Grateful': Republican Marc Molinaro Prevails In NY's 19th District Race In another win for Republicans, Marc Molinaro has prevailed over Democrat Josh Riley in New York’s 19th Congressional District, NBC News projects.  Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, was leading Riley 51.1 to 48.9 percent with 99 percent of the vote counted as of Wednesday evening, Nov. 9. Earlier Report: Republican Marc Molinaro On Track To Win In NY’s 19th District (Developing) The 19th District includes the counties of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster, as well as portions of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery, and Rensselaer counties. President Bide…
Trump-Backed NY GOP Candidate Zeldin Finally Concedes Race To Hochul Trump-Backed NY GOP Candidate Zeldin Finally Concedes Race To Hochul
Trump-Backed NY GOP Candidate Zeldin Finally Concedes Race To Hochul This story has been updated.  Republican Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin has finally admitted defeat after New York’s Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul was declared the winner of the heated governor race.  Earlier Report - Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 9 from around 1:50 p.m., Zeldin congratulated Hochul on her victory.  "This race was a once in a generation campaign, with a very close margin in the bluest of blue states. The unrelenting passion and hard work of our grassroots volunteers and supp…
Harckham Wins Heated State Senate Race Representing Much Of Northern Westchester Harckham Wins Heated State Senate Race Representing Much Of Northern Westchester
Harckham Wins Heated State Senate Race Representing Much Of Northern Westchester After a tight race, New York State Sen. Peter Harckham, D-Lewisboro, emerged victorious and was reelected to represent District 40, which represents much of the region. Harckham, who ran against and defeated Republican candidate Gina Arena, was originally elected to the seat in 2018 and 2020 and will now serve a third term representing citizens of the district, which encompasses much of Northern Westchester, Putnam County, and parts of Dutchess County, according to Ballotpedia.  Harckham compiled 64,869 votes (53.3 percent) to 56,937 (46.7 percent) for Arena. We did it, folks! pic.twit…
Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin
Hochul Elected To First Full Term As NY Governor, Defeats Trump-Backed Zeldin This story has been updated. New York’s Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul has been elected to her first full term in office, fending off her Republican challenger, Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, NBC News projects. Hochul is leading Zeldin, who represents the state’s 1st Congressional District covering much of Suffolk County, by five percentage points, 52.7 to 47.3 percent, as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, with 93 percent of the vote counted. "I'm deeply honored to be elected Governor of the State of New York," Hochul posted on Twitter shortly after the race was called. BREAKING: I’m…
Some Pundits Now Project Sean Patrick Maloney Will Be First DCCC Chair To Lose Seat In 40 Years Some Pundits Now Project Sean Patrick Maloney Will Be First DCCC Chair To Lose Seat In 40 Years
Some Pundits Now Project Sean Patrick Maloney Will Be First Dccc Chair To Lose Seat In 40 Years As Democrats across the country brace for what many political pundits say could be a great night for Republicans,  five-term New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is facing a tough battle to win the newly drawn 17th District. Maloney, who has served as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) since 2021, trailed his Republican opponent, Assemblyman Mike Lawler, by six points, 46 to 52 percent, in one poll taken in late October 2022, Forbes reports.  In the weeks leading up to the election, Cook Political Report changed its rating on the 17th District race from “lean Dem…
President Biden To Visit Westchester County, Report Says President Biden To Visit Westchester County, Report Says
President Biden To Visit Westchester County, Report Says Updated story: Biden's Visit To Cause Numerous, Lengthy Road Closures In Westchester President Joe Biden will soon visit Westchester County to support New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in her campaign, the Capitol Press Room reports.  The president will visit Yonkers in a Hochul campaign event scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m., according to the Capitol Press Room.  The visit will come after similar appearances in New York by Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden, the news outlet reports.  Biden also visited New York this year to support major economi…
New Polls Show How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks Days Before NY Gubernatorial Election New Polls Show How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks Days Before NY Gubernatorial Election
New Polls Show How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks Days Before NY Gubernatorial Election With less than a week to go until Election Day, the race to be New York’s next governor remains close, according to new polling. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has a 4.8 percent lead over her Republican challenger, Rep. Lee Zeldin, 49.8 to 45 percent, according to a Real Clear Politics (RCP) average of polls released Wednesday, Nov. 2. Hochul’s lead has shrunk dramatically since August 2022, when a RCP average of polls showed her leading Zeldin by 18 percentage points, 53 to 35 percent. Yet another poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group with likely voters between Oct. 27 and 31, a…
New Poll Shows How Hochul-Zeldin Race For Governor Looks As Election Day Gets Closer New Poll Shows How Hochul-Zeldin Race For Governor Looks As Election Day Gets Closer
New Poll Shows How Hochul-Zeldin Race For Governor Looks As Election Day Gets Closer With just over a week until New Yorkers choose their next governor, incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul is maintaining her lead over Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, new polling shows. Hochul garnered 50 percent support to Zeldin’s 44 percent in an Emerson College poll released Friday, Oct. 28. Earlier Report: New Poll Reveals Who NYers Favor In Governor's Race Based On Inflation, Crime, Abortion Four percent of respondents were undecided, while 2 percent said they plan to vote for someone else, pollsters said. Zeldin, who represents the state’s 1st Congressional District covering east…
NY Health Dept. Discriminated Against Mentally Ill By Barring Patients From Adult Homes: Judge NY Health Dept. Discriminated Against Mentally Ill By Barring Patients From Adult Homes: Judge
NY Health Dept. Discriminated Against Mentally Ill By Barring Patients From Adult Homes: Judge Adult care facilities in New York can no longer bar individuals suffering from serious mental illness, a judge has ruled. In her ruling Thursday, Oct. 6, Supreme Court Justice Gretchen Walsh said State Department of Health (DOH) regulations prohibiting certain adult homes from admitting those with serious mental illness discriminate against the mentally ill and violate the federal Fair Housing Act. The ruling was the culmination of a six-year lawsuit brought by Oceanview Manor Home for Adults, a privately-owned adult care facility in Coney Island that operates an assisted living program. …
Zeldin Holds Edge Over Hochul In NY's Suburbs, Among Independents In Brand-New Poll Zeldin Holds Edge Over Hochul In NY's Suburbs, Among Independents In Brand-New Poll
Zeldin Holds Edge Over Hochul In NY's Suburbs, Among Independents In Brand-New Poll Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin is narrowing the gap between his Democratic opponent, incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul, in the race to be New York’s next governor. Hochul now leads Zeldin by just four points, 50 to 46 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters.  Earlier Report: New Polls Show Race Tightening Between Hochul, Zeldin As Debate Day Approaches While Hochul enjoys a comfortable lead in New York City, 59 to 37 percent, the race is much tighter in the suburbs, with Zeldin receiving 50 percent and Hochul receiving 49 percent, the poll found. Among their parties…
New Poll Reveals How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks Among Those Who Say They Will 'Definitely Vote' New Poll Reveals How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks Among Those Who Say They Will 'Definitely Vote'
New Poll Reveals How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks Among Those Who Say They Will 'Definitely Vote' With less than a month to go until New Yorkers choose their next governor, fresh polling shows Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul remains the favorite over her Republican opponent, Rep. Lee Zeldin. Hochul holds a 10-point lead over Zeldin, 51 to 41 percent, among registered voters statewide, including those who are undecided, according to a new Marist poll.  Earlier Report: Debate Over Debates: Zeldin Rips Hochul's Offer Of Single Matchup Before Gubernatorial Election Among those who say they "will definitely vote," Hochul's lead is down to an eight-point edge over Zeldin, 52 to 44 pe…
Head Of NY State Police Resigns Amid Allegations He Shielded Colleague From Complaints Head Of NY State Police Resigns Amid Allegations He Shielded Colleague From Complaints
Head Of NY State Police Resigns Amid Allegations He Shielded Colleague From Complaints The head of the New York State Police is stepping down after Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed her office was investigating allegations that he mishandled internal personnel complaints. State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen, age 59, of Glens Falls in Warren County, announced his resignation Friday, Oct. 7, the agency said in a statement.  His official last day will be Wednesday, Oct. 19. "Today I accepted the resignation of State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen,” Hochul said in a statement. “I thank him for his years of public service.” First Deputy Superintendent Steven Nigrelli will …
Brand-New Poll Shows How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks As NY Gubernatorial Election Nears Brand-New Poll Shows How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks As NY Gubernatorial Election Nears
Brand-New Poll Shows How Hochul-Zeldin Race Looks As NY Gubernatorial Election Nears With a little over one month until New Yorkers choose their next governor, new polling shows that Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul continues to be the favorite over her Republican opponent, Congressman Lee Zeldin. Hochul holds a 17-point lead over Zeldin, 54 to 37 percent, according to a new Siena College poll.  That’s up slightly from 53 to 39 percent in August 2022. Debate Over Debates: Zeldin Rips Hochul's Offer Of Single Matchup Before Gubernatorial Election Among their parties, Hochul garnered support from 81 percent of Democrats while 77 percent of Republicans backed Zeldin. Howev…
Debate Over Debates: Zeldin Rips Hochul's Offer Of Single Matchup Before Gubernatorial Election Debate Over Debates: Zeldin Rips Hochul's Offer Of Single Matchup Before Gubernatorial Election
Debate Over Debates: Zeldin Rips Hochul's Offer Of Single Matchup Before Gubernatorial Election The debate stage is finally set between New York’s two gubernatorial candidates, Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin and current Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, though quarreling over the debates themselves drags on. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Hochul’s campaign committed to a single, one-hour televised debate between Zeldin, which will take place Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Pace University in Manhattan. It will air on Spectrum News NY1. Earlier Report: 'Never Been In Question': NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Says She Will Debate Lee Zeldin “Governor Hochul looks forward to debating on Oct. 25 and highlighting…
'Never Been In Question': NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Says She Will Debate Lee Zeldin 'Never Been In Question': NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Says She Will Debate Lee Zeldin
'Never Been In Question': NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Says She Will Debate Lee Zeldin New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has committed to a public debate with her Republican gubernatorial opponent, Lee Zeldin, putting to rest accusations by the Congressman that Hochul was too “scared” to do so. Speaking at a press briefing Monday morning, Sept. 19, Hochul, a Democrat, was asked by a reporter whether she would debate Zeldin ahead of the general election. “I’ve said all along I will,” she responded. “I said that the first time I was asked months ago. That’s never been in question.” Hochul said her campaign would be announcing its fall debate and event schedule “by the end of the wee…
DOJ 'Must Immediately Explain Reason' For Trump Mar-A-Lago Search, Says Andrew Cuomo DOJ 'Must Immediately Explain Reason' For Trump Mar-A-Lago Search, Says Andrew Cuomo
DOJ 'Must Immediately Explain Reason' For Trump Mar-a-lago Search, Says Andrew Cuomo Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing in on the FBI search at the Florida compound of former President Donald Trump. In a tweet Tuesday morning, Aug. 9, Cuomo expressed concern that the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home could undermine the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. “DOJ must immediately explain the reason for its raid & it must be more than a search for inconsequential archives or it will be viewed as a political tactic and undermine any future credible investigation & legitimacy of January 6 investigatio…
Brand-New Poll Sheds Light On NY Gubernatorial Race Between Kathy Hochul, Lee Zeldin Brand-New Poll Sheds Light On NY Gubernatorial Race Between Kathy Hochul, Lee Zeldin
Brand-New Poll Sheds Light On NY Gubernatorial Race Between Kathy Hochul, Lee Zeldin With a little over three months until New Yorkers choose their next governor, new polling shows Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul appears to be the favorite over her Republican opponent, Congressman Lee Zeldin. Hochul holds a 14-point lead over Zeldin, 53 to 39 percent, according to a new Siena College poll. Among their parties, Hochul garnered support from 81 percent of Democrats while 84 percent of Republicans backed Zeldin. However, pollsters found that independents slightly favored Zeldin, 44 to 42 percent. “Hochul dominates in New York City, leading by nearly 50 points, while Zeldin has …
Former Cuomo Staffer Killed After Being Kicked Out Of Lyft Former Cuomo Staffer Killed After Being Kicked Out Of Lyft
Former Cuomo Staffer Killed After Being Kicked Out Of Lyft A 43-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car after being ordered out of a Lyft in Delaware over the weekend has been identified as one of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's previous staffers. An argument broke out in the back of the car that Sid Wolf was riding in, and the Lyft driver stopped the car in the middle of the southbound lane on Coast Highway in Delaware, and demanded all six passengers get out around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, July 24, authorities said. Wolf, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, was struck by a 2016 Toyota Corolla being driven by a 27-year-old man, who changed lanes to av…
NY's Top Judge, Janet DiFiore, To Step Down Midway Through Term NY's Top Judge, Janet DiFiore, To Step Down Midway Through Term
NY's Top Judge, Janet DiFiore, To Step Down Midway Through Term After six years on the job, New York’s top-ranking judge is stepping down midway through her term. In a letter to colleagues sent Monday, July 11, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said she plans to retire in August and “move on to the next chapter in life.” Here's the letter NY Chief Judge Janet DiFiore sent to her colleagues today, confirming she will step down Aug. 31. pic.twitter.com/yQxwCjOJM3 — Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellNY) July 11, 2022 DiFiore, a Democrat and lifelong resident of Westchester County, was appointed to the role by then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo and confirmed by the state Senate i…
Brand-New Poll Sheds Light On Most Likely Matchup For NY Governor’s Seat Brand-New Poll Sheds Light On Most Likely Matchup For NY Governor’s Seat
Brand-New Poll Sheds Light On Most Likely Matchup For NY Governor’s Seat If Republicans in New York break their 16-year dry spell at the governor’s mansion, it will most likely be with Congressman Lee Zeldin, according to a fresh Emerson College poll. He garnered 34 percent support among likely Republican primary voters in the poll.  Zeldin, an officer in the US Army Reserve, represents the state’s 1st Congressional District covering eastern Long Island. He is a staunch supporter of former President Trump and was among the 147 Republicans in Congress who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. His closest competitor, former…
Pair Of Hudson Valley County Executives Running For New Lt. Governor's Congressional Seat Pair Of Hudson Valley County Executives Running For New Lt. Governor's Congressional Seat
Pair Of Hudson Valley County Executives Running For New Lt. Governor's Congressional Seat A pair of top lawmakers in the Hudson Valley are eyeing a Congressional run to replace outgoing Congressman Antonio Delgado in the 19th District after he left for Albany to serve as Gov. Kathy Hochul’s top lieutenant. Earlier story - Hochul Names Capital District Congressman To Serve As Lt. Governor Democratic Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro are expected to square off for Delgado’s vacated seat after he was tabbed to replace former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, who was arrested in April on bribery and fraud charges. The 19th Congressional …
Cuomo Third-Party Run Could Push Governor's Race To A Republican, New Poll Shows Cuomo Third-Party Run Could Push Governor's Race To A Republican, New Poll Shows
Cuomo Third-Party Run Could Push Governor's Race To A Republican, New Poll Shows The Democrats are in danger of splitting the vote and opening the door for a Republican gubernatorial candidate if former Gov. Andrew Cuomo opts to throw his hat in the ring as an Independent candidate, according to a newly released poll. An Emerson College Polling/PIX11/The Hill poll of eligible New York voters found that if Cuomo were to run as an Independent in the 2022 race for governor, a third would vote Republican. According to the poll, 33 percent of voters said they would vote for the Republican candidate, 33 percent for the Democratic candidate, 18 percent were unsure, and 16 perc…
Skepticism About NY's Future 'At Frightening Levels,' Cuomo Claims Skepticism About NY's Future 'At Frightening Levels,' Cuomo Claims
Skepticism About NY's Future 'At Frightening Levels,' Cuomo Claims Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo is back in the news, claiming that New Yorkers are skeptical about the future of the state, which needs to move forward in a different direction, according to a new report. Cuomo, who was ousted from his position last year amid sexual harassment allegations from 11 women that were investigated by the state Attorney General, called for dramatic actions in an op-ed published in the New York Daily News. According to Cuomo, dramatic actions are needed to stop the recent uptick in crime, and to give “skeptical” New Yorkers “hope rather than fear.” “These are perilous t…
Cuomo Spotted With Blonde-Haired Mystery Woman, New Report Says Cuomo Spotted With Blonde-Haired Mystery Woman, New Report Says
Cuomo Spotted With Blonde-Haired Mystery Woman, New Report Says Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was spotted with a mystery woman during a late-night rendezvous, according to a new report from the New York Post's Page Six. The Post reported that the disgraced former governor was caught with a “blonde mystery woman” among a group of friends as late as 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 23. Earlier story - Skepticism About NY's Future 'At Frightening Levels,' Cuomo Claims According to the Page Six report, Cuomo was seen at the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea having dinner on Friday, April 22 before his group went to the rooftop area. The woman was descri…