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  • Winter storm death toll rises to at least 7 as bitter cold temps grip the northeast

    Falling temperatures replaced the weekend’s falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30 mph (48 kph) and wind chills approaching minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) in northern New York and Vermont. Those wind gusts caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on […]

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    Police: NY man dies from heart attack while shoveling snow

    SCOTIA, N.Y. — Police in the New York village of Scotia say a 70-year-old man has died after suffering a heart attack as he shoveled snow. Police said a crew plowing snow for the village found Frank Demasi lying on the stairs of his home Monday morning. Authorities say he was believed to have gone outside Sunday evening to shovel snow when he was stricken at some point. Police say an autopsy Monday determined that he had died of a […]

  • Documents: Girl raped by 4 boys after cellphone taken

    BEAR, Del. — Court records contend a Delaware girl was raped last month by several boys after she was lured from a school bus stop by one of her attackers when he who took her cellphone. New Castle County Police announced Friday the arrests of a 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, all of whom face charges of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and conspiracy. The News Journal of Wilmington, citing court documents, reports the girl got off the bus in Bear and […]

  • For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn’t feel safe

    WASHINGTON — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she’s preparing for a winter storm. But she’s just trying to make sure her family won’t go hungry if her food stamps run out. For those like Cochran who rely on federal aid programs, the social safety […]

  • Cuomo urges New Yorkers to prepare for sub-zero conditions

    NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning residents to prepare for potentially dangerous conditions as an arctic cold front brings wind chill temperatures below zero for most of the state. Cuomo on Sunday urged New Yorkers to refrain from going outside over the next couple of days unless absolutely necessary. “A dangerous drop in temperatures is expected today into tomorrow,” he said. “I urge New Yorkers to refrain from going outside over the next couple days unless […]

  • George, Westbrook lead Thunder over Knicks 127-109

    NEW YORK  — Paul George scored 31 points and Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New York Knicks 127-109 on Monday. The Knicks have lost six in a row and 14 of 15. They have dropped nine straight at Madison Square Garden. George and Westbrook both sat out the fourth quarter. Dennis Schroder added 17 points for the Thunder while both Jerami Grant and Abdel […]

  • NJ man convicted of killing estranged wife as their son watched

    BRIDGETON, N.J. — A man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife in front of their young son has been convicted on murder charges. Jeremiah Monell now faces a possible life term without parole when he’s sentenced in Lawrence Township. He was also convicted Friday of weapons charges stemming from the December 2016 attack that left Tara O’Shea-Watson dead in her Commercial Township home. Cumberland County prosecutors say Monell stabbed the 35-year-old victim dozens of times after beating her and […]

  • MLK memorial service imperiled by shutdown set to begin

    ATLANTA — A commemorative service for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown began Monday morning at a church called King’s “spiritual home.” The annual service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta was in doubt until Delta Air Lines gave the National Park Service a grant to reopen it. Delta is headquartered in Atlanta. The civil rights leader was co-pastor with his father at the church from 1960 until his assassination in 1968. […]

  • Tractor-trailer comes apart, hits Manhattan subway entrance

    MANHATTAN — A tractor-trailer separated from the truck cab it was attached to and hit the entrance to a subway station. No one was injured. The New York Police Department says it happened Monday at the entrance for the F and M trains on Sixth Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan. The impact ended with the trailer diagonal across multiple street lanes. One part of the trailer had gone up on the curb and into the subway entrance structure. Authorities […]

  • ‘Life threatening’ cold sets in, people in tri-state area urged to stay inside

    A major winter storm brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season and blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all of at least 15 states stretching from southeast Missouri to the northern tip of Maine ahead of the weekend storm. The heavily populated coast from New York to Boston largely escaped major snowfall Sunday […]