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  • Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:20:21 GMT
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line.
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says passengers on that line are facing delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions on Wednesday because the railroad can only use one track. The train derailed between the Bay Street and Walnut Street stations in Montclair on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injury and passengers were safely transferred from the train.
  • 3 dead

    Fatal crash in Freehold

    Fatal crash in Freehold

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:49:36 GMT
    A three-vehicle crash killed three people and critically hurt a fourth person in Freehold Township, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The crash happened on the Kosloski Road overpass at Route 33 Business at about 3:45 p.m., according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
    A three-vehicle crash killed three people and critically hurt a fourth person in Freehold Township, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The crash happened on the Kosloski Road overpass at Route 33 Business at about 3:45 p.m., according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
  • De Blasio not reimbursing city

    De Blasio not reimbursing city

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:37:49 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for personal travels that involve his security detail. "We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio. The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses. Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for personal travels that involve his security detail. "We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio. The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses. Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.
  • Driver critical in crash into NJ creek

    Driver critical in crash into NJ creek

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:15:45 GMT
    A truck driver from upstate New York is in critical condition after he was thrown into a creek when his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. Three New Jersey State Troopers rescued Lawrence Scherf, 66, of Vails Gate from Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield. Scherf was transferred to St. Barnabas Hospital with burns to his body.
    A truck driver from upstate New York is in critical condition after he was thrown into a creek when his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. Three New Jersey State Troopers rescued Lawrence Scherf, 66, of Vails Gate from Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield. Scherf was transferred to St. Barnabas Hospital with burns to his body.
  • Traveling to enrich your life

    Traveling to enrich your life

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:42:17 GMT
    The younger generation is choosing extended, meaningful travel experiences over standard vacations. They are redefining what travel looks like. Dylan Driscoll, 22, just got back from the trip of a lifetime. After graduating from college, he booked an open-ended trip to Europe. He was gone for 35 days and went to 12 countries.
    The younger generation is choosing extended, meaningful travel experiences over standard vacations. They are redefining what travel looks like. Dylan Driscoll, 22, just got back from the trip of a lifetime. After graduating from college, he booked an open-ended trip to Europe. He was gone for 35 days and went to 12 countries.
  • Report: Subway fare-beating arrests soar

    Report: Subway fare-beating arrests soar

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:46:08 GMT
    A news report finds arrests for a familiar, small-time New York City crime - subway fare-beating - have shot up by nearly 70 percent in the last five years.
    A news report finds arrests for a familiar, small-time New York City crime - subway fare-beating - have shot up by nearly 70 percent in the last five years.
  • 3 men accused of causing trouble on PATH train

    3 men accused of causing trouble on PATH train

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:27:32 GMT
    Three Brooklyn men are accused of disrupting service on a PATH train.
    Three Brooklyn men are accused of disrupting service on a PATH train.
  • Off-duty state trooper arrested on DWI after crash

    Off-duty state trooper arrested on DWI after crash

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:25:40 GMT
    A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.
    A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.
  • LIRR union members approve contract

    LIRR union members approve contract

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:12:55 GMT
    Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.
    Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.
  • Fire at base of Pulaski Skyway

    Fire at base of Pulaski Skyway

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:36:41 GMT
    Firefighters on boats are battling a fire at the base of the Pulaski Skyway in Newark. It is not clear what sparked the flames that appear to be engulfing the wooden buffer on the base of a bridge support.
    Firefighters on boats battled a fire at the base of the Pulaski Skyway in Newark. It is not clear what sparked the flames that appear to be engulfing the wooden buffer on the base of a bridge support.
  • AirTrain Newark service awaits maintenance

    AirTrain Newark service awaits maintenance

    AirTrain Newark service will be out of service for maintenance.
    AirTrain Newark service will be out of service for maintenance.
  • Santa Claus and Rockettes stop traffic in NYC

    Santa Claus and Rockettes stop traffic in NYC

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:15:42 GMT
    The calendar says August, but that didn't stop Santa Claus from visiting Midtown Manhattan and snarling a section of Sixth Avenue, much to the bafflement of tourists and the frustration of drivers forced to idle their vehicles.
    The calendar says August, but that didn't stop Santa Claus from visiting Midtown Manhattan and snarling a section of Sixth Avenue, much to the bafflement of tourists and the frustration of drivers forced to idle their vehicles.
  • Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Flooding remains in parts of Long Island

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:02:54 GMT
    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

    The cleanup has begun in some parts of Long Island while others continue to deal with flooding from heavy rain fall that began late Tuesday and intensified on Wednesday. Cars remain stranded after rain pounded the area. More than 13 inches of rain fell in Islip. The National Weather Service said the rain was the largest event on record for New York State in a 24-hour period.

  • Are squeegee men back in New York City?

    Are squeegee men back in New York City?

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:23:11 GMT
    During his tenure as mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani referred to the men wiping down the windshields of drivers' vehicles at red lights and intersections as a "menace" to society. He made it part of his agenda to root them out. Decades later, those squeegee men-- who get their name from the scraping tool they use-- appear to have made a come back. Squeegees have been spotted at work near the Queensboro Bridge, Queens Plaza and Lincoln Tunnel.
    During his tenure as mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani referred to the men wiping down the windshields of drivers' vehicles at red lights and intersections as a "menace" to society. He made it part of his agenda to root them out. Decades later, those squeegee men-- who get their name from the scraping tool they use-- appear to have made a come back. Squeegees have been spotted at work near the Queensboro Bridge, Queens Plaza and Lincoln Tunnel.
  • More bedbugs found on N line

    More bedbugs found on N line

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-08-08 11:35:53 GMT
    The bedbug problem on the subways appears to be worse than initially believed. A fourth subway car on the N line was found to have bedbugs this week. The discovery was made in the seat cushions where the conductor sits. In addition to riding with straphangers, the creepy crawlers were found in a conductor's home and in the lockers of two N crew workers.
    The bedbug problem on the subways appears to be worse than initially believed. A fourth subway car on the N line was found to have bedbugs this week. The discovery was made in the seat cushions where the conductor sits. In addition to riding with straphangers, the creepy crawlers were found in a conductor's home and in the lockers of two N crew workers.
  • United Airlines app lets you scan passport

    United Airlines app lets you scan passport

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-08-08 09:47:47 GMT
    United Airlines is the first U.S. carrier allowing you to scan your passport so you can check in for your international flight using just your mobile phone. Much like making a mobile deposit with your bank, United's mobile app now lets you use your cellphone camera to take a snapshot of your passport.United has hired a third party called Jumio to collect all that vital data, which is what seems to have some concerned.
    United Airlines is the first U.S. carrier allowing you to scan your passport so you can check in for your international flight using just your mobile phone. Much like making a mobile deposit with your bank, United's mobile app now lets you use your cellphone camera to take a snapshot of your passport.United has hired a third party called Jumio to collect all that vital data, which is what seems to have some concerned.
  • Traffic warning: Major delays expected on Verrazano Bridge

    Traffic warning: Major delays expected on Verrazano Bridge

    Sunday, August 3 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-04 01:52:39 GMT
    A heads-up if you use the Verrazano Bridge during your weekly commute... Prepare for some traffic jams. Starting Monday night, the upper level of the bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.
    A heads-up if you use the Verrazano Bridge during your weekly commute... Prepare for some traffic jams. Starting Monday night, the upper level of the bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.
  • Police: Man drives drunk to station to file report

    Police: Man drives drunk to station to file report

    Monday, May 12 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-05-12 20:02:21 GMT
    Police say a 31-year-old man has been arrested after he drove to a Louisiana state police headquarters while drunk to file an accident report.  Online booking records indicate Patrick Ruffner of Gonzales was in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail Monday with bond set at $1,000.
    Police say a 31-year-old man has been arrested after he drove to a Louisiana state police headquarters while drunk to file an accident report.  Online booking records indicate Patrick Ruffner of Gonzales was in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail Monday with bond set at $1,000.
  • Motorcycle accidents claiming fewer American lives

    Motorcycle accidents claiming fewer American lives

    Motorcyclist deaths in the United States appear to have decreased 7 percent in 2013, which would make it only the second year since 1997 in which there has been a decline, a new report shows.
    Motorcyclist deaths in the United States appear to have decreased 7 percent in 2013, which would make it only the second year since 1997 in which there has been a decline, a new report shows.
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