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  1. $86 Billion: That's What Three Million New Yorkers Owe In Educational Loans

    $86 Billion: That's What Three Million New Yorkers Owe In Educational Loans

    Student debt numbers are astronomically high in New York, with about three million residents owing a total of approximately $86 billion, News 10 reports.The New York Assembly conducted a hearing Tuesday, Nov. 27 to determine whether or not legislative action may be necessary to alleviate the growing problem."New Yorkers are hurting. The student loan borrowers in this state are teachers, ...

  2. Convenience Store Owner, Son-In-Law Charged In Fraud Scheme

    Convenience Store Owner, Son-In-Law Charged In Fraud Scheme

    State Police say they have uncovered a convenience store welfare fraud scheme after conducting an investigation through November and early December.The scheme allegedly involved the use of Electronic Benefit Cards (EBT cards) at the Sam’s Mart convenience store on Academy Ave in Middletown.Police say the store’s owner, 59-year-old Ahsan Chaudhry of Middletown, would allow New York ...

  3. New Tips: Prevent Porch Pirates From Spoiling Holiday Season

    New Tips: Prevent Porch Pirates From Spoiling Holiday Season

    With holiday season in full swing, e-commerce sales are on the rise. That being said, it only takes a moment for a package to get snatched and stolen right off of your porch by what people are calling ‘porch pirates.’Police are raising awareness about this type of thievery, which is becoming increasingly popular in many areas. Here’s what you need to know about preventing porch pirate ...

  4. Four Accused Drug Dealers Caught With Heroin, Crack, Ketamine, Pot In Westchester Stop

    Four Accused Drug Dealers Caught With Heroin, Crack, Ketamine, Pot In Westchester Stop

    Two men and two women accused of drug dealing were allegedly found with crack, heroin, ketamine, and marijuana during a traffic stop in Westchester, state police said.The stop occurred on I-87 just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in Ardsley. After the stop, troopers determined the driver, 25-year-old Joshua D. Allen of Augusta, Maine, gave them probable cause to search the vehicle and ...

  5. Warning Issued For Hepatitis A Scare Involving Candy

    Warning Issued For Hepatitis A Scare Involving Candy

    The FDA has issued a warning regarding a possible hepatitis A contamination in shipments of candy.The candy, Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, comes in individually-wrapped pieces and consists of marshmallow dipped in caramel or chocolate.“We are advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after Nov. 14 because a ...

  6. Speeding, Distracted Driving Top 15K Tickets Issued In Statewide Detail

    Speeding, Distracted Driving Top 15K Tickets Issued In Statewide Detail

    New York State Police have released ticketing and arrest numbers following the statewide Thanksgiving holiday detail, and speeding and distracted driving have topped the list of citations.The detail, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, started on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and ran until Sunday, Nov. 25. During this time, State Police used a variety of deterrents, ...

  7. 'Severe Shortage' Of Trooper Recruits Confronting State Police, Report Says

    'Severe Shortage' Of Trooper Recruits Confronting State Police, Report Says

    The number of state troopers is headed toward a serious shortage, according to the New York Post, which says that the Division of New York State Police is “losing more officers than it can keep.”“We’re right at the precipice, staring into the abyss of a severe manpower shortage,” said New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association President Tom Mungeer. “I think it’s a ...

  8. Iona Prep Launches Science Research Program

    Iona Prep Launches Science Research Program

    Officials at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle have implemented a three-year Science Research program in order to encourage students to pursue STEM-related field.The New York State Department of Labor has repeatedly called on the urgency and high-demand of various STEM fields, particularly those surrounding engineering, healthcare, biotechnology, research, and design.“It is our ...

  9. Lost Diane Keaton Wallet From 50 Years Ago Discovered In Area Storage Unit

    Lost Diane Keaton Wallet From 50 Years Ago Discovered In Area Storage Unit

    Anton Lulgjuraj, who purchased the contents of a unit from Life Storage in Brewster, made quite a surprising discovery, Lulgjuraj discovered actress Diane Keaton’s wallet from more than 50 years ago concealed within the dusty wooden box in the storage locker, according to the Daily News.After noting that everything within the wallet appeared to be more than half a century old, ...

  10. Rise In Grocery Prices Prompted By Shortage Of Truck Drivers, New Report Says

    Rise In Grocery Prices Prompted By Shortage Of Truck Drivers, New Report Says

    A new report has shown a link between the rise in grocery costs and the national shortage of long-distance truck drivers, according to Supermarket News.The analysis, which was released Monday, Dec. 3 by Florida-based driver virtual simulation company Advanced Training Systems (ATS), demonstrated that higher freight costs and even ingredients costs are the culprits. Several major ...

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