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NYPD to Hunt for Drones During Pope Francis’ Visit in Fall

Part of the plan to keep Pope Francis safe during his New York City visit is to create a safety net so tight that hundreds of thousands of rush-hour commuters might need divine intervention to get home. Counter-sniper teams, frozen zones for cars and pedestrians and radiation detectors are expected.…
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3RD PERSON DIES FROM LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE; TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES RISES TO 57 IN SOUTH BRONX

NY: A third death and 11 more cases of Legionnaire's disease have been reported in the South Bronx section of New York City Friday. Health officials said the third death involved a person with underlying medial problems. There is now a total of 57 confirmed cases of the disease. A third…
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OUTBREAK OF LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE REPORTED IN THE SOUTH BRONX

SOUTH BRONX (WABC) -- The New York City Health Department is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx. Thirty-one cases have been reported since July 10, including two possible deaths. Health officials say they are actively trying to determine if the deaths are related to the outbreak.…
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Man Who Threatened Muslim Is Sentenced to 13 Months Served

A Queens man was sentenced to three years' supervised release on Tuesday for sending death threats to the executive director of an Islamic nonprofit organization. The man, Bernhard Laufer of Rego Park, who pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn in March, also faces charges of attempted murder in a…
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Emergency Management to Enhance Monitoring Operations This Independence Day

NY: The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Emergency Management to enhance monitoring of celebrations and events on Saturday, July 4 in light of the recent terror warning issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security. The Governor additionally urged New Yorkers…
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$22 Million to Improve Flooding and Storm Resiliency

NY: Oneida and Herkimer Counties and three projects in New York City are moving forward after receiving approvals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. These projects will make communities more resilient and better equipped to mitigate the risks of loss and damage associated with future disasters.…
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$233 Million to Fund Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness

NY: $233 million in federal grants that will support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness activities in counties across New York State. The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Homeland Security Grant Program, supports regional preparedness efforts, including planning, organization, and training activities that are critical to…
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$8 Million in Federal Funds to Reimburse Localities Impacted by Superstorm Sandy

New York State has provided over $8 million to areas affected by Superstorm Sandy for the reimbursement of costs for cleaning up after the storm. The localities receiving these FEMA-approved funds include: the Village of Amityville, Suffolk County; Village of Babylon in Suffolk County; Town of Huntington, Suffolk Couny; Town…
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