| Oct 25, 2010
| 1:10 PM
A Long Island man was busted under Leandra's Law for allegedly driving drunk with a 2-year-old in his car Sunday evening in Hicksville, according to Nassau County police.
Jose A. Escobar, 31, of Uniondale, was arrested by authorities after he was...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 11:30 AM
A mother will spend four to 12 years in prison for drunkenly driving a station wagon full of children and crashing on a Manhattan highway, killing one of them, as they headed to a slumber party.
Carmen Huertas tearfully apologized, and spectators audibly...
| May 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
— Sure, Phil Hamilton showed bad judgment. Unethical? Some might say that. Disturbing? Could be.
But it doesn't make him a criminal.
That is a central point for the defense of Hamilton, a former state delegate from Newport News who faces charges...
| May 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
— In the summer of 2006, one of Virginia's most influential lawmakers was hurting for cash.
Emails between Del. Phil Hamilton and his wife, Kim, show that the couple's bank accounts were nearly drained. They couldn't write any more checks or...
| May 9, 2011
| 5:01 PM
— Former state delegate Phil Hamilton spent five hours Monday testifying in federal court on bribery and extortion charges, defiantly proclaiming his innocence and sparring with prosecutors over meetings, emails and other bits of evidence.
| May 10, 2011
| 2:55 PM
— The prosecution offered closing arguments Tuesday in the federal bribery/extortion trial of Phil Hamilton, saying the evidence against the former state lawmaker "reeks" of wrongdoing.
Hamilton is accused of parlaying his legislative influence...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 3:21 AM
Customers who purchased new MetroCards on Thursday may have realized the price has gone up. In some cases, as much as a whopping 17 percent.
The new MTA fare hike went into effect on Thursday and some straphangers are pissed off. They say service is...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 11:51 AM
Leandra's Law, a state bill prompted by tragedy, appears to be doing its job.
According to state records, the law which makes driving drunk with children in the car a felony, has busted as many as 248 drivers in New York since its introduction in Dec....
| Jul 25, 2010
Fur, Fortune, and Empire
The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
Eric Jay Dolin
W.W. Norton, 444 pp., $29.95
In "Company of Adventurers," the first of a three-part history of the Hudson's Bay Co., Peter C. Newman wrote: "Seldom has an animal...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:12 PM
Former Del. Phil Hamilton was led into a federal courtroom in handcuffs this afternoon after surrendering to the FBI in Newport News earlier in the day to face charges of bribery and extortion.
Hamilton entered no plea at his initial appearance, but...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 7:03 AM
All New York City public schools are open Wednesday, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declaration of a weather emergency for New York City due to the overnight snow storm.
New NYC School Chancellor Cathie Black made the announcement at 5 a.m. and stated...