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Apr 15, 2015

New York cardiologist accused in murder-for-hire plot on fellow doctor

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York cardiologist has been arrested and accused of a murder-for-hire plot against a competing doctor, authorities said on Wednesday.

Dr. Anthony Moschetto, 54, of Sands Point on Long Island, is accused of illegally dealing in prescription drugs and weapons and conspiring to kill a fellow cardiologist with whom he had a professional dispute, said the office of Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.

Apr 13, 2015

Police investigate suspicious package at New York’s Hamilton College

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police investigated a suspicious package found at Hamilton College on Monday after a bomb threat was called in to the upstate New York school, authorities said.

Hamilton’s security department got an anonymous call shortly before 10 a.m. saying two bombs had been placed in a campus administrative building, New York State Police Major Francis Coots said at a news conference on campus.

Apr 10, 2015

Study finds Virginia leads nation in referring students to police

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Virginia leads the nation in the number of students it sends to police, and nationwide special needs and black children are disproportionately affected, a study released on Friday showed.

Virginia followed by Delaware and Florida, sent students to law enforcement at nearly three times the national rate, according to the study by the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington-based non-profit investigative news organization.

Apr 3, 2015

Two New York City women accused of planning ‘terrorist attack’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two New York City women have been arrested and accused of planning to carry out a “terrorist attack” in the United States, according to a federal criminal complaint made public on Thursday.

Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, plotted to hit police, government or military targets based on their “violent jihadist beliefs,” according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

Apr 2, 2015

Two New York City women accused of ‘terrorist attack’ plan

NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) – Two New York City women have
been arrested and accused of planning to wage a “terrorist
attack” in the United States, according to a federal criminal
complaint made public on Thursday.

Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, plotted to hit
police, government or military targets based on their “violent
jihadist beliefs,” according to the complaint filed in U.S.
District Court in Brooklyn.

Apr 2, 2015

Two New York City women arrested in alleged bomb plot

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two New York City women have been arrested in an alleged conspiracy to build a bomb and wage a “terrorist attack” in the United States, according to a federal criminal complaint made public on Thursday.

Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, devised a plot to target police, government or military targets based on their “violent jihadist beliefs,” according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

Mar 30, 2015

Connecticut College cancels classes after racist graffiti found

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Connecticut College canceled all classes on Monday to hold a campus-wide “conversation” about racism and other issues after an offensive posting was found on a professor’s Facebook page and racist graffiti was discovered in a restroom, officials said.

The incidents prompted the need for a day of counseling, reflection and discussion among students, faculty and administrators, the school said on its website.

Mar 27, 2015

NYC mayor says possibility gas line ‘inappropriately’ tapped before blast

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Workers may have “inappropriately” tapped into a gas line before a devastating explosion that destroyed buildings, injured 22 people and left at least two people unaccounted for, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday.

A final determination of the cause of Thursday’s blast could take as long as a week, however, as workers comb through debris to reach the basement where the blast originated, he told a City Hall news conference.

Mar 27, 2015

Police seek two people unaccounted for after New York explosion

NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) – Two people remained
unaccounted for on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas
explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings
and injured 19 people, police said.

The blast shook Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood on
Thursday afternoon, causing two buildings to collapse and burst
into flames and two adjacent buildings to catch fire as well.

Mar 27, 2015

Police seek two people reportedly missing after New York explosion

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two people were reportedly missing on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said.

The blast Thursday afternoon shook Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood, causing two buildings to collapse and burst into flames. Two adjacent buildings caught fire as well.