NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City transit officials have begun testing new technology that aims to guard against a rare but terrifying prospect for subway riders – tumbling into the path of an oncoming train.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are installing four different “intrusion detection” systems at undisclosed locations along the city’s roughly 660 miles of subway tracks, said MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A mother has confessed to strangling her newborn baby and tossing the body in a dumpster in a suburb north of New York City, police said on Wednesday.
Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman, 23, was arraigned on Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge, said Paul Modica, police chief in Spring Valley, New York, a Rockland County suburb about 20 miles north of New York City.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Incoming New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton faces a delicate task: delivering on his boss’s campaign promises to rein in the department’s most aggressive tactics while preserving the sharp decline in crime his predecessor achieved.
Bratton is taking the reins of a police department whose role has dramatically expanded over the past 12 years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and current police commissioner Ray Kelly, developing one of the nation’s most sophisticated domestic surveillance networks and an intelligence division with global reach.