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11 Charged In L.I.R.R. Disability Fraud Plot

Eleven people were charged on Thursday in an enormous fraud scheme in which hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers falsely claimed to have disabling injuries, with some of them collecting tens of thousands of dollars in annual pensions while spending time playing golf, law enforcement officials said. The fraudulent… Read More

Former PS 20 Principal Sean Keaton Acquitted

Sean Keaton, former principal of PS 20 in Fort Greene, was acquitted in a Brooklyn court last week of “menacing in the third degree,” a charge stemming from an altercation with a teacher in the principal’s office in 2009, Department of Education officials confirmed. But the DOE would not say whether Keaton would return to… Read More

Correction Officer Arrested For DWI

UNIONDALE — A New York City correction officer will be in court on Long Island today. He’s accused of killing a woman while being drunk behind the wheel. The correction officer is facing some very serious charges — and he has an arraignment this morning in Hempstead. Police say 45-year-old… Read More

Jail Guard Held In 2000 Murder

A city correction officer was arrested yesterday for the decade-old murder of his Queens girlfriend, authorities said. Christopher Clavell, 46, allegedly shot Barbara Perez eight times on Aug. 11, 2000, at the Ridgewood gym where she worked. Clavell — who was in the middle of a custody dispute with Perez… Read More

Correction Officer Is Wounded In A Police Shooting

An off-duty New York City correction officer was shot in the arm early Saturday after he ignored orders to drop a loaded 9-millimeter pistol that he had pointed at a group of plainclothes police officers in the Bronx, the authorities said. The correction officer, Victor Hernandez, 35, was taken to… Read More

Concrete Tests Faked Again, Officials Charge

In 2008, a company hired to test the strength of the concrete used at major public works projects in New York, including the Second Avenue subway and the new Yankee Stadium, falsified results, prosecutors concluded, and construction executives scrambled to find a replacement. On Thursday, the company they selected, its… Read More

Acquittal In Philando Castile Case Is Deja Vu

(CNN) – Yet another black man dead, and yet another police officer exonerated for killing him. Seems a lot like deja vu. Haven’t we seen this tragic movie before – all over the country? When investigated, the police are not indicted. And when indicted, they are not convicted. The venue this… Read More

HLN Will Air A Documentary About The DC Madam

Almost a decade after the apparent suicide of “DC Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey, her story finally gets its own docuseries episode on HLN. As part of the network’s series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper, HLN premieres the episode “DC Madam: The Woman Who Knew Too Much” Friday at… Read More

Key Questions About Oreillys Firing And Parachute Opinion Jackson

(CNN) – Yet another seismic shift has occurred at Fox News, as conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly is officially out amid a sea of sexual harassment allegations. And people are asking some important questions, like: Why did it take so long for the company to act on allegations of… Read More

Devin Nunes Did Not Act Honorably

(CNN) – Succumbing to mounting public pressure and common sense, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced that he will no longer be overseeing his committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In doing so, he released a statement noting that “several left-wing… Read More