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Friday
Apr182014

Delivery Man on Bicycle Injured in Hit-and-Run

(NEW YORK) -- A man was in critical condition on Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle while delivering food in East Harlem.

According to the New York Times, the man, in his 20s, was riding his bicycle on Lexington Avenue at about 5 p.m. when he was struck by a white vehicle traveling in the same direction. The driver fled the scene and has not been located.

Paramedics took the delivery man to New York Presbyterian Hospital where he was in critical condition after having suffered cardiac arrest.

A police investigation into the accident remains ongoing.

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Friday
Apr182014

Metro-North Names Three to Leadership Posts

(NEW YORK) -- Metro-North announced Thursday that three people are set to take up new leadership roles at the railroad.

Glen Hayden was named Vice President of Engineering, Michael Yaeger was named Chief Mechanical Officer, and Kevin O’Connor was named Chief Transportation Officer.

"I am confident that this highly experienced team will provide the leadership that Metro-North needs to refocus all its attention on safety, reliability and customer service and in the process rebuild its reputation for excellence," Metro-North President, Joseph Giulietti, said in a statement.

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Friday
Apr182014

NYC to 'Overhaul' Sandy Recovery

(NEW YORK) -- On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio's office released a thorough report on the city's response to Hurricane Sandy and a set of recommendations to help expedite recovery.

The city is prepared to begin construction on 500 homes, send out at least 500 reimbursement checks by this summer, eliminate priority levels for those who need reimbursement or assistance in rebuilding, provide better financial support to impacted New Yorkers and improve coordination between city, state and federal agencies.

The recommendations represent an "overhaul" of the recovery process, de Blasio said.

"We can't stand idly by as red tape and bureaucratic bottlenecks prevent far too many New Yorkers from getting the relief they need," the mayor said.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Man Arrested After Trying to Bring Knife Through Airport Security

(NEW YORK) -- A Connecticut man was taken into custody after he attempted to bring a "knuckle-knife" through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday.

The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the knife was nine inches long.

The weapon was found in the man's belongings as they were being scanned by X-ray machines. A TSA officer who identified the knife as a prohibited item notified a supervisor, who contacted Port Authority Police. The weapon was then confiscated.

The man, an Easton, Conn. resident, faces a state weapons charge. He had been ticketed to fly to Raleigh, N.C.

Approximately 40,000 passengers go through security at LaGuardia Airport each day.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Brooklyn Bodega Employee Fatally Shot

(NEW YORK) -- A bodega employee was fatally shot in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn on Thursday.

According to ABC's New York affiliate WABC, the man, 52, was shot in the chest and arm just before 7 a.m.

Authorities arrived and the man was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

WABC reports that the suspect left the store without taking any merchandise.

Police did not immediately identify a suspect or motive.

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