| Nov 17, 1991
Is there a serial killer loose in the state?
State and local authorities hesitate to use that sinister phrase, but say there is plenty of evidence to warrant posing the question.
Authorities will sit down Tuesday and share information about the slayings...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 2:51 PM
The owners and general contractor at the Kleen Energy power plant ignored basic safety precautions before the February blast that killed six workers and injured several dozen more, a group of lawyers said Thursday as they announced nine new lawsuits...
| Oct 10, 2010
Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40
On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:47 AM
"Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America"
By Jack Rakove
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30
Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune
Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
| May 20, 2010
| 1:35 PM
Gary McGurk has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the gruesome killing of a New York City Police Department criminologist, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Thursday.
Civilian criminologist Michelle Lee, McGurk's...
| Jun 29, 2010
The widow hushed the packed chamber and veteran safety officials jolted it as a congressional subcommittee investigating the deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant Feb. 7 heard testimony Monday at city hall.
"I find it bizarre...
| Jul 13, 2010
Two years ago, I wrote a health column for the overweight, sedentary, stiff in the joints, anti-exercise, keep-my-hair-dry crowd.
Get yourself into a pool, watch your blood pressure come down, feel your joints relax and enjoy life again.
Two years ago,...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 3:53 PM
New York City police responded to a call of a chemical explosion on the campus of John Jay College located on Manhattan's West Side.
The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. after a student reportedly knocked over a beeker in a science lab.
| Nov 9, 2009
| 6:10 PM
NYPD personnel have been at the center of three fatal alcohol-fueled accidents in just the last three months. All the crashes happened in the early hours of the morning, and now the Detectives Union is taking a second look at the late night shifts...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:10 PM
The search for bodies on the Long Island shore has been on the ground and in the air, and now it goes underwater in a case that's already turned up the remains of ten victims.
Despite high winds and heavy rain, Suffolk County Police dive team members...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:16 PM
After fire hit Joseph Palenza's multifamily building at 479-481 Farmington Ave. last month, city inspectors made a troubling discovery.
So many electrical hazards had accumulated over time — extension cords plugged into light sockets; loose or...