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Capitol Riot: MTA Worker, Wife From Long Island Participated In Jan. 6 Breach, Feds Say Capitol Riot: MTA Worker, Wife From Long Island Participated In Jan. 6 Breach, Feds Say
Capitol Riot: MTA Worker, Wife From Long Island Participated In Jan. 6 Breach, Feds Say A husband and wife from New York are the latest to be charged in connection with the breach of the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Long Island residents Kevin Moore, age 61, and Carol Moore, age 57, of Massapequa, are named in a four-count criminal complaint that was filed in US District Court in Washington, DC on Monday, May 13. According to investigators, the couple attended then-President Donald Trump’s speech at the Ellipse that morning before making their way to the Capitol building. Along the way, Carol Moore was seen draped in a blue Trump flag. Earlier Report: Pot-Smoking NY Rioter …
New York Among Top 25 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why New York Among Top 25 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why
New York Among Top 25 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why New York continues to rank among the top 25 best states in the country. The Empire State came in at No. 23 – down slightly from No. 20 last year – on the 2024 Best States list by U.S. News & World Report, released Tuesday, May 7. Rankings were determined using 71 metrics across eight categories, including fiscal stability, infrastructure, education, health care, and the economy. Data was pulled from national surveys taken by nearly 70,000 people. New York made the top 10 for natural environment and health care, coming in at No. 5 and No. 8, respectively, while placing No. 12 in educat…
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To NY Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To NY
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To NY A key witness in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial who allegedly helped bury negative stories involving him has close ties to Westchester, including a university in the county from which he graduated.  Former media executive David Pecker, the former CEO of the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc., became the first witness to testify in Trump's criminal trial on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23,  The 72-year-old Pecker testified that he had used "catch and kill" tactics to buy rights to stories casting Trump in a negative light and then decl…
Trump Trial: New Poll Reveals How NYers Feel About Hush Money Case Trump Trial: New Poll Reveals How NYers Feel About Hush Money Case
Trump Trial: New Poll Reveals How NYers Feel About Hush Money Case As the first day of testimony wrapped up in former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial, new polling showed that a majority of New Yorkers consider the prosecution warranted. A Siena College Research Institute poll released Monday, April 22, showed that 54 percent of respondents said the trial is “legitimate,” while 30 percent saw the prosecution as a meritless “witch hunt.” Broken down by party, 77 percent of Democrats and 44 percent of independents called the proceedings a “legitimate trial to determine whether Trump is or is not guilty of criminal behavior.” Meanwhile, 66 percent of …
NY Attorney General Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Estate, Golf Course: Report NY Attorney General Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Estate, Golf Course: Report
NY Attorney General Begins Process To Seize Trump’s Estate, Golf Course: Report New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken the first step toward seizing former President Donald Trump’s golf course and private estate, CNN reports. Lawyers from James’ office registered New York’s $454 million civil judgment against Trump In Westchester County Court on Wednesday, March 6, the outlet reports. A Manhattan judge ordered Trump to pay the massive penalty after he, his adult sons, and the Trump Organization were found liable for using “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” to inflate his net worth to get better loan terms. The reported move by the AG’s office wo…
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…
Trump Defamation Verdict: NY Jury Awards E. Jean Carroll $83M In Damages Trump Defamation Verdict: NY Jury Awards E. Jean Carroll $83M In Damages
Trump Defamation Verdict: NY Jury Awards E. Jean Carroll $83M In Damages For the second time in less than a year, a Manhattan federal jury has ordered former President Donald Trump to pay columnist E. Jean Carroll, a longtime Hudson Valley resident, millions of dollars in damages for repeatedly defaming her. The seven men and two women – including Hudson Valley residents from Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties – awarded Carroll a combined $83.3 million after deliberating for three hours on Friday, Jan. 26. The other jurors were from New York County (Manhattan) and the Bronx. Specifically, jurors decided that Trump should pay Carroll $11 million to fund a…
Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Huntington Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Huntington
Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Huntington Comedian Kathy Griffin will swing through New York on her second US tour since being “canceled” in the wake of her infamous photo scandal. The 63-year-old Emmy winner is set to perform two shows in the Empire State as part of her new stand-up tour, “My Life on the PTSD List.” Griffin will first play in Westchester County, at Tarrytown’s Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22. After that she’ll appear on Long Island, at Huntington’s Paramount theater at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. It marks the second major US tour for Griffin since she was all but blacklisted from the entertainment in…
Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says
Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says As campaign season heats up, rumors are swirling over former President Donald Trump’s pick to be his running mate should he clinch the Republican nomination. Among the names that Trump is strongly considering for his vice president is New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, NBC News reports. The 39-year-old House Republican Conference chair – whose 21st District represents several Capital Region counties, including Rensselaer – was brought up during a dinner at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home in December 2023, according to the outlet. Trump nodded approvingly and referred to Stefanik as “a ki…
'He Loved His Job': Fox News Radio Anchor, Long Island Resident Matt Napolitano Dies At Age 33 'He Loved His Job': Fox News Radio Anchor, Long Island Resident Matt Napolitano Dies At Age 33
'He Loved His Job': Fox News Radio Anchor, Long Island Resident Matt Napolitano Dies At Age 33 Colleagues and loved ones are mourning the loss of a rising star in the broadcasting world following his untimely death. Fox News Radio reporter and anchor Matt Napolitano died Saturday, Dec. 23 at the age of 33, his husband Ricky Whitcomb confirmed. “With a heavy heart I have to share that my husband @MattNapolitano passed away yesterday morning,” Whitcomb said in a Christmas Eve post on X. “He loved his job and he loved bringing the news to your radios and televisions. An honest journalist who truly cared about facts. “You can thank him for the last-minute Jets win today.” In a memo se…
Liable Again: Trump Defamed E. Jean Carroll Second Time By Denying Sexual Abuse, Judge Rules Liable Again: Trump Defamed E. Jean Carroll Second Time By Denying Sexual Abuse, Judge Rules
Liable Again: Trump Defamed E. Jean Carroll Second Time By Denying Sexual Abuse, Judge Rules Months after a jury concluded that former President Donald Trump sexually abused writer E. Jean Carroll decades ago and then defamed her by calling her a liar, a federal judge in New York has found Trump liable in Carroll’s second defamation lawsuit. In his ruling issued Wednesday, Sept. 6, in US District Court in Manhattan, Judge Lewis Kaplan said Carroll has already proven that Trump defamed her, and the upcoming trial will only decide how much the former president must pay her in damages. Wednesday’s ruling comes after a federal jury in the first lawsuit awarded Carroll, now age 79 and l…
New Poll Reveals Percentage Of NYers Who Support Using SUNY Dorms To House Migrants New Poll Reveals Percentage Of NYers Who Support Using SUNY Dorms To House Migrants
New Poll Reveals Percentage Of NYers Who Support Using SUNY Dorms To House Migrants New polling is shedding light on how New Yorkers feel about a proposal to house migrants in university dorms. Among the state’s registered voters, 54 percent oppose using SUNY dorms to temporarily house new migrants to New York, while 33 percent are in favor, according to a Siena College poll released Wednesday, June 28. “Voters oppose using SUNY dorms to temporarily house new migrants to New York by a 21-point margin," Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement. "It’s opposed by more than three-quarters of Republicans and a majority of independents, while Democrats ar…
Mystery No More: Backers Of George Santos' $500K Bond In Federal Criminal Case Revealed Mystery No More: Backers Of George Santos' $500K Bond In Federal Criminal Case Revealed
Mystery No More: Backers Of George Santos' $500K Bond In Federal Criminal Case Revealed After more than a month, the question of who backed the half-million-dollar bond to free embattled New York Congressman George Santos from custody while his federal criminal case plays out has finally been answered. Documents unsealed in US District Court in the Eastern District of New York on Thursday, June 22, show that Santos’ father, Gercino dos Santos, and his aunt, Elma Preven, are the co-signers on his $500,000 bond. Santos' lawyer had argued that publicizing his relatives' identities could subject them to harassment from news organizations, but the judge rejected the plea. The 34-…
E. Jean Carroll Wants New Damages From Trump After His Comments At CNN Town Hall, Report Says E. Jean Carroll Wants New Damages From Trump After His Comments At CNN Town Hall, Report Says
E. Jean Carroll Wants New Damages From Trump After His Comments At CNN Town Hall, Report Says Former President Donald Trump’s words at a televised town hall may come back to bite him if writer E. Jean Carroll gets her way. On Monday, May 22, Carroll asked a Manhattan federal court to award her a “very substantial” additional amount of damages in her civil sexual abuse and defamation case against Trump, CNN reports. According to the outlet, the move is in direct response to Trump’s appearance at a CNN town hall on May 10, in which he continued to deny Carroll’s claims that he sexually abused her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the 1990s, calling the allegation “fake”…
Hochul's Favorability Rating Negative For First Time; Strong Majority Says 'Hard Working': Poll Hochul's Favorability Rating Negative For First Time; Strong Majority Says 'Hard Working': Poll
Hochul's Favorability Rating Negative For First Time; Strong Majority Says 'Hard Working': Poll For the first time since taking office, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s favorability rating is in the negative, new polling finds. Among registered voters, 45 percent hold an unfavorable view of the 64-year-old Democrat, compared to 40 percent who view her favorability, according to a newly-released Siena College poll. In March 2023, voters were split evenly 43 to 43 percent. Hochul’s job approval rating also appears to have taken a hit, sliding to 50-44 percent from 52-41 percent in March, according to pollsters. A strong majority, 58 to 20 percent, think she is hard-working, and a plurali…
Trio Of Schemes That Led To Santos Arrest Detailed By Feds; Rep Not Resigning Over 'Witch Hunt' Trio Of Schemes That Led To Santos Arrest Detailed By Feds; Rep Not Resigning Over 'Witch Hunt'
Trio Of Schemes That Led To Santos Arrest Detailed By Feds; Rep Not Resigning Over 'Witch Hunt' Beleaguered New York Rep. George Santos is remaining defiant in the face of numerous federal criminal charges, refusing to resign from Congress and vowing to fight what he decried as a “witch hunt.” The 34-year-old Republican, whose 3rd District represents parts of Nassau County and Queens, pleaded not guilty to all 13 federal charges against him during his arraignment in Central Islip on Wednesday afternoon, May 10. He is charged with: Seven counts of wire fraud Three counts of money laundering Theft of public funds Two counts of making false statements on federal disclosure forms Follo…
Donald Trump Sexually Abused, Defamed E. Jean Carroll, Jury Finds; Awards $5M In Damages Donald Trump Sexually Abused, Defamed E. Jean Carroll, Jury Finds; Awards $5M In Damages
Donald Trump Sexually Abused, Defamed E. Jean Carroll, Jury Finds; Awards $5M In Damages Former President Donald Trump sexually abused writer E. Jean Carroll in a department store in the 1990s and then defamed her when he claimed she was lying about the allegation, a New York jury found in a unanimous verdict. The Manhattan federal jury read its verdict shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 after deliberating for approximately 2.5 hours. Jurors found Trump liable for battery based on Carroll’s sexual assault claim, as well as defamation. The jury did not, however, find Trump liable for the alleged rape. Carroll was awarded total damages of nearly $5 million, which includes $2.7…
'Donald Trump Raped Me,' NY Accuser Testifies As Trial Starts 'Donald Trump Raped Me,' NY Accuser Testifies As Trial Starts
'Donald Trump Raped Me,' NY Accuser Testifies As Trial Starts E. Jean Carroll testified that she hasn’t had a romantic or sexual relationship since the 1990s, “because Donald Trump raped me,” The Washington Post reports. The New York columnist's remarks came on the first day of testimony in her civil battery and defamation trial against the former president, which continued in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 26. Earlier Report: Trump's 'Past Words, Actions' Cited In Judge's Ruling For Anonymous Jurors In Sex Assault Trial Carroll, now age 79 and living in the Hudson Valley, in Orange County, made headlines in June 2019 when she claimed in a cover stor…
New Details - 34 Felonies: Trump Fraudulently Falsified Damaging Info To Influence Voters: DA New Details - 34 Felonies: Trump Fraudulently Falsified Damaging Info To Influence Voters: DA
New Details - 34 Felonies: Trump Fraudulently Falsified Damaging Info To Influence Voters: DA Former President Donald Trump repeatedly falsified business records in order to hide damaging information about himself and influence voters in the 2016 election, New York prosecutors allege. The 76-year-old Trump, who was twice impeached as president, was formally arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 4, on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. The People of the State of New York vs. Donald J. Trump: Click here to read the 13-page unsealed indictment from the Manhattan DA's Office Tuesday’s arraignment came more than a we…
New Details - Indictment Unsealed,  34 Felonies: The People Of NY Vs. Donald J. Trump New Details - Indictment Unsealed,  34 Felonies: The People Of NY Vs. Donald J. Trump
New Details - Indictment Unsealed, 34 Felonies: The People Of NY Vs. Donald J. Trump This story has been updated. Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records at his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon, April 4. The 76-year-old Trump, who was twice impeached as president, surrendered just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday’s arraignment came more than a week after a grand jury voted to indict Trump following an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office. The case centers around a $130,000 hush money payment that Trump allegedly made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to conceal an affa…
Unprecedented: NY Grand Jury Votes To Indict Trump Over Alleged Hush Money Payment Unprecedented: NY Grand Jury Votes To Indict Trump Over Alleged Hush Money Payment
Unprecedented: NY Grand Jury Votes To Indict Trump Over Alleged Hush Money Payment This story has been updated. A New York grand jury has voted to indict former President Donald Trump amid allegations that he falsified business records leading up to the 2016 election, marking the first time in history that a former president has been criminally charged, the New York Times reports.  Trump’s attorney, Susan Necheles, confirmed the indictment to CBS News. The specific charge or charges, which are being brought by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, had not been made public as of 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30. The New York Times is reporting the sealed indictment in…
Trump's 'Past Words, Actions' Cited In Judge's Ruling For Anonymous Jurors In Sex Assault Trial Trump's 'Past Words, Actions' Cited In Judge's Ruling For Anonymous Jurors In Sex Assault Trial
Trump's 'Past Words, Actions' Cited In Judge's Ruling For Anonymous Jurors In Sex Assault Trial Jurors set to hear arguments in former President Donald Trump’s upcoming civil sexual assault trial brought by New York columnist E. Jean Carroll will remain anonymous, a federal judge ruled. In his ruling issued Thursday, March 23, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan cited Trump’s “past words and actions,” in part for his decision, saying the former president has “repeatedly attacked courts, judges, various law enforcement officials and other public officials, and even individual jurors in other matters.” Earlier Report: Trump Rape Accuser From Hudson Valley To File Lawsuit Under New NY '…
Lawmakers Renew Call For Renaming Donald J. Trump State Park In NY Lawmakers Renew Call For Renaming Donald J. Trump State Park In NY
Lawmakers Renew Call For Renaming Donald J. Trump State Park In NY Two New York state legislators are again calling for the Hudson Valley's Donald J. Trump State Park to be renamed.  The 436-acre park, named after the 45th president after he donated the property to the state in 2006, is located on the Westchester/Putnam line in both Yorktown and Putnam Valley.  In the wake of Former President Trump facing a possible indictment by a Manhattan grand jury, Assemblywoman Dana Levenberg and State Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal are reintroducing legislation that calls on the commissioner of the office of parks, recreation and historic pres…
'There’s A New Republican Sheriff In Town': GOP Support For Trump 2024 Run Craters, Poll Says 'There’s A New Republican Sheriff In Town': GOP Support For Trump 2024 Run Craters, Poll Says
'There’s A New Republican Sheriff In Town': GOP Support For Trump 2024 Run Craters, Poll Says Former President Donald Trump is losing his grip on the Republican party, according to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll. The poll, released Tuesday, Dec. 13, found that among registered voters nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Republicans and independents who identified as either conservative or very conservative wanted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to run for president. Of those same voters, 56 percent said they prefer DeSantis over Trump. “There’s a new Republican sheriff in town,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. “DeSantis outpoll…
'It’s Time For Fresh Blood': Zeldin Not Running For RNC Chair, Calls For McDaniel's Ouster 'It’s Time For Fresh Blood': Zeldin Not Running For RNC Chair, Calls For McDaniel's Ouster
'It’s Time For Fresh Blood': Zeldin Not Running For RNC Chair, Calls For McDaniel's Ouster New York Congressman and former candidate for governor Lee Zeldin will not run for chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), but says it’s clear the party needs new leadership. In a statement Wednesday, Dec. 7, Zeldin said “I won’t be running for RNC chair at this time with (current Chair Ronna) McDaniel’s reelection pre-baked by design, but that doesn’t mean she should even be running again.” Zeldin, who represents New York’s 1st Congressional District covering eastern Long Island, said he is grateful for all the messages he’s received encouraging him to run for the position. He …
Jury Finds Trump Organization Guilty On All Counts In NY Tax Fraud Case Jury Finds Trump Organization Guilty On All Counts In NY Tax Fraud Case
Jury Finds Trump Organization Guilty On All Counts In NY Tax Fraud Case A New York jury has found former President Donald Trump’s company guilty of all charges in a tax fraud scheme that prosecutors said spanned more than a decade. Jurors deliberated for just over a day before finding the Trump Organization guilty on 17 counts, including criminal tax fraud, conspiracy, and falsifying business records, in State Supreme Court in Manhattan Tuesday, Dec. 6. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said the scheme was orchestrated by “high managerial agents”, including chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg and controller Jeffrey McConney. BREAKING: For the …
Fox News Parts Ways With Lara Trump, Report Says Fox News Parts Ways With Lara Trump, Report Says
Fox News Parts Ways With Lara Trump, Report Says Fox News is cutting ties with network contributor and daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, Lara Trump, The Washington Post reports.  The 40-year-old former television producer, who shares three children with the former president’s son, Eric, will no longer be paid to offer commentary for Fox News due to the network’s ban on political activity, a source told the outlet. The move comes weeks after former President Trump announced that he was running for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election. “We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions to Fox News Medi…
Man Sentenced For Stabbing Trump Supporters During 'Stop The Steal' Rally At NY Capitol Man Sentenced For Stabbing Trump Supporters During 'Stop The Steal' Rally At NY Capitol
Man Sentenced For Stabbing Trump Supporters During 'Stop The Steal' Rally At NY Capitol A New York man will spend years in prison for a vicious stabbing attack on two supporters of former President Donald Trump during a “Stop the Steal” rally outside the state Capitol building in Albany on Jan. 6, 2021. Alexander Contompasis, age 39, of Albany, was sentenced to an aggregate term of 20 years behind bars Thursday, Nov. 17, in Albany County Supreme Court. It followed his October 2022 jury conviction on multiple violent felonies, including first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Prosecutors said Contompasis showed up to the East Capitol Park on Wednesday, Jan. …
Here's How Suffolk County Voted In Hochul-Zeldin Race Here's How Suffolk County Voted In Hochul-Zeldin Race
Here's How Suffolk County 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…
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…
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…