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The state’s new budget allots $400,000 for a pilot program to train police officers in dealing with the mentally ill. Mental health advocates proposed the training to help officers assess and de-escalate confrontations when called to incidents involving psychologically troubled people.
Still feeling amazin' even after he got booed throwing the first pitch at Citi Field on Monday, Mayor de Blasio donned a “Mets-themed” yarmulke at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and sang the team’s praises.
The just-engaged fiancée of a Chinese-food deliveryman murdered on a dead-end Staten Island street said Saturday she wants to see the three accused teenage killers pay the ultimate price.
See you, South Beach? The Knicks were always thinking that they could be coming down here for a playoff showdown against the Miami Heat, but that dream is slipping away.
Republicans are likely to have a tea party over these results. A new Associated Press poll found Democrats in Congress may have a majority in the Senate, but they’re losing their edge with voters.
Being a sports-radio Gasbag means never having to say you’re sorry. When he apologized to Daniel Murphy and his wife Tori, Norman Julius (Boomer) Esiason became one of the few in a profession populated by Loose Lips catering to Nitwits to hold himself accountable.
Alfonso Soriano was 0-for-4 Saturday and is hitless in 16 at-bats this season. But he says it’ll only take one hit for him to get going. “I know who I am and when I get my first hit, I’ll be OK,” Soriano said.
Dillon Gee was hard on himself after flushing his own lead instead of waiting for the Mets’ relief corps to do it for him. Gee, who had a two-run lead blown by the bullpen on Opening Day against Washington, was appreciative to be bailed out by Ike Davis’ ninth-inning grand slam on Saturday after coughing up a go-ahead homer to Brandon Phillips one inning earlier.
At 37, Caroline Clarke was a successful journalist and happily married mother of two who thought she knew everything she needed to know about her life. Then, in a stunning moment, she discovered her grandfather was the unforgettable Nat King Cole.
With points at a premium for the playoff-chasing Washington Capitals, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov was the difference for his struggling team. Kuznetsov scored in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lift the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and keep Washington’s flickering playoff hopes alive.
Marek Zidlicky’s shot hit a teammate, then the post. It spun in front of the net, and took a left turn across the goal line. A few more breaks like that, and these New Jersey Devils might follow a similar, meandering path to a playoff berth.
Anybody who thought the new replay challenge rule wouldn’t greatly affect the course of baseball games met with a rude, and welcome, awakening on Saturday at Citi Field. Right there at second base, in the ninth inning, the game diverged dramatically from its established narrative course, from the way it might have ended in 2013, rather than the way it finished in 2014.
A cashstrapped cathedral shouldn’t be home to luxury apartments, dozens of protesters and politicians said Saturday.
The Fort Hood gunman ranted on Facebook about his hatred for another mass shooter — Newtown, Conn., killer Adam Lanza.
Peter Matthiessen, an award-winning author who helped found The Paris Review, has died.
Four lucky folks escaped with their lives early Saturday in a watery Queens car wreck eerily similar to one that killed four people only hours earlier and blocks away.
Spring isn’t the only thing that’s been thrown in a funk because of the dreadful weather this region has had since the middle of the winter. Baseball is out of sorts, too.
When Kevin Boyle left St. Patrick of Elizabeth, N.J., in 2011 to take his coaching talents to Montverde Academy of Lake County, Fla., — four hours from South Beach — he left behind a legacy of success. Fast-forward three years and it’s clear that Boyle’s knack for winning has only grown.
This is what the Yankees had in mind when they traded for Michael Pineda. The record will reflect a win for the Blue Jays on Saturday, but given what they saw from Pineda, the day wasn’t a total loss for the Yankees.
An upstate man has been arrested after he bound his girlfriend’s dog and drowned it in the Hudson River, police said. Matthew Wisell, of Glens Falls, was arrested late Friday on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, the Post-Star of Glens Falls reported.