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  • Man Struck, Killed by LIRR Train in Copiague

    Man Struck, Killed by LIRR Train in Copiague
    A man was fatally struck by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train in Copiague early Thursday morning. According to MTA officials, the train involved in the accident left Penn Station at 11:36 p.m. and was due in Babylon at 12:53 a.m. The victim,...
  • Project S.O.S. Latest: MTA Riders to Lose Representatives

    Project S.O.S. Latest: MTA Riders to Lose Representatives
    The MTA is calling next month's move to eliminate and consolidate some of its committees as "effective" and "efficient," however, straphangers may have a different opinion. According to documents released Wednesday, six MTA non-voting members who act...
  • Rainstorm Leaves Thousands Without Power

    Rainstorm Leaves Thousands Without Power
    Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power Sunday across the tri-state area, after a powerful storm swept through the northeast. The storm, which contained gusting winds as strong at 70 mph, knocked down tress and power lines, sparking...
  • NJ Transit Restores Service

    NJ Transit Restores Service
    New Jersey Transit reports that Midtown Direct trains on the Montclair-Boonton line have been restored as of 7:35 a.m. They had been canceled due to flooding. The Princeton shuttle, the Dinky, isn't running but there are replacement buses currently...
  • Parts of Long Island Severely Damaged By Storm

    Parts of Long Island Severely Damaged By Storm
    Thousands of people are without power on Long Island after this weekend's storm. Roughly 62,000 customers are still without power on Monday morning across Long Island. Authorities say that some residents won't have their power restored until as late as...
  • Off-Duty NYPD Cop Accused Of Showing Gun On Train

    Off-Duty NYPD Cop Accused Of Showing Gun On Train
    Authorities say an off-duty New York City police officer who displayed a handgun while trying to quiet unruly passengers on a train has been arrested and suspended without pay. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say Officer David Hendrick on...
  • Man Hit by LIRR Train; Service Temporarily Suspended

    Man Hit by LIRR Train; Service Temporarily Suspended
    The evening commute on the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Railroad was brought to a grinding halt on Tuesday when an eastbound train struck a man. The incident occurred around 6:40 p.m.near the Brentwood station. According to police, the victim was...
  • MTA Revenues Show $343 Million Shortfall

    MTA Revenues Show $343 Million Shortfall
    Despite a $2.26 billion state bailout this year, New York City's transit system is facing a reported shortfall that may total $343 million. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's revenues are the concern. Revenues from the payroll tax for the...
  • MTA Approves Budget Cuts; Service May be Slashed

    MTA Approves Budget Cuts; Service May be Slashed
    A plan by the cash-strapped MTA to reduce bus and subway service is one step closer to becoming a reality. The MTA finanance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday, which are said to include the elimination of the W and Z subway...
  • Casino Coming to Long Island?

    Casino Coming to Long Island?
    The federal government gave preliminary approval Tuesday to recognize a small tribe of Indians based on Long Island - making the possibility for the tribe to open up a casino one step closer to reality. "It has been a long time coming," Randy King...
  • Car Traveling 105mph Slams into Pillar; 1 Dead, 2 Injured

    Car Traveling 105mph Slams into Pillar; 1 Dead, 2 Injured
    A 22-year-old man is dead after he and two of friends crashed their vehicle into a pillar early Wednesday morning in Rego Park. According to authorities, the three men were caught swiping rims from a parked car at the corner of 59th Road and 68th St....
  • Protesters Lash Out Against Proposed MTA Service Cuts

    Protesters Lash Out Against Proposed MTA Service Cuts
    Several protests were staged around the city Tuesday in response to the possibility of sweeping service cuts to several subways and bus lines. The Metropolitan Transportation Agency finance committee approved wide-ranging service reductions on Monday,...