Gari-Lynn Smith was instructed not to open the casket that held the remains of her husband, Sergeant First Class Scott Smith, who was killed in 2006 by a roadside bomb in Iraq, so she ordered an autopsy report to get closure.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Sunday that she will introduce legislation this week to crack down on corrupt gun dealers with the goal of eliminating the flow of illegal guns into New York.
The New York City’s Comptroller Office hired a former executive from MF Global to help manage the city’s pensions a month before the company led by ex-New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine filed for bankruptcy in October.
After facing blistering criticism over their response to the December 2010 blizzard, the city's sanitation commissioner said on Wednesday that the department has beefed up its snow response ahead of this winter.
Drug task force officers shot two men late Tuesday in Inwood after they refused to drop their guns and pointed the weapons at the officers, police said.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a new bill into law Tuesday that limits the city’s cooperation with federal immigration authorities on Rikers Island.
The Manhattan mother of suspected bomb plotter and al Qaida sympathizer said the allegations against her son have left her devastated.
The design for the Atlantic Yards tower, a 32-story building which would be the world’s tallest prefabricated structure, was unveiled on Thursday.
Mike Krzyzewski became Division I college basketball's all-time winningest coach Tuesday evening, when Duke beat Michigan State 74-69 at Madison Square Garden.
In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, policies and procedures for reporting such incidents on college campuses have come under more intense scrutiny.
The Grand Experiment ended early for Joe Paterno, legendary Penn State football coach, as he was fired on Wednesday evening. The man who holds the record for the largest number of wins in college football came from humble beginnings in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood.
Three years after the death of Ecuadorian immigrant, Marcelo Lucero, officials and immigration advocates say that Suffolk County has made significant strides in the addressing anti-immigrant sentiment. Even as a federal judge dismissed part of the Lucero family's civil rights lawsuit against two towns, anti-immigrant issues continue to linger.
Nearly five years after Sean Bell was killed on his wedding day, his former fiancée, Nicole Paultre-Bell, said it was a “nightmare” to sit through a police disciplinary trial that rehashed the details of the night he was gunned down by police.
Nearly five years after Sean Bell was gunned down on his wedding day, two police officers who shot the unarmed man faced a police department’s administrative trial that determines the fate of their jobs.
Not only are police officers across the state overusing stun guns, many departments don’t have sound policies, training and guidelines for the use of the weapon, according to a new report. The one exception — at least with respect to guidelines — was the NYPD.
The Obama administration deported a record number of undocumented immigrants for the third consecutive year, according to data released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday.
A second suspect has been apprehended in a string of 20 sexual assaults that have taken place in Brooklyn since March, according to the police.
Groping attacks seemingly have spread across the city, with nearly 40 reported attacks in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens over the past few months. But experts and law enforcement officials say this doesn’t necessarily mean there are more sexual assaults occurring on the city’s streets.
Next to geographical area and the perpetrator’s appearance, law enforcement looks into a number of factors when establishing a pattern, such as the way the attacker approaches his victims and what he does to them — his modus operandi, the time of day attacks occur, as well as the nature of the victims — their age, ethnic background and physical appearance.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan war, a coalition of peace groups gathered in Times Square to demand an end to the war.