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Man charged with threatening Tuk Tuk driving councillor Karl Love

Exclusive AN EAST Cowes man has denied using threatening or abusive words toward an East Cowes councillor who was driving his Tuk Tuk. Simon Paul Wheeler, of Albany Road, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court yesterday (Tuesday). The 54-year-old is charged with using threatening or abusive behaviour toward Cllr Karl Love, on April 20.

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Man charged with threatening Tuk Tuk driving councillor Karl Love

Justin Theroux rocks a thick mustache as G. Gordon Liddy on set with Domhnall Gleeson while filming Watergate scandal miniseries The White House Plumbers

The infamous Watergate scandal is getting the television treatment. A mustached Justin Theroux, 49, was spotted on the set of The White House Plumbers alongside co-star Domhnall Gleeson, 38, while shooting in Albany on Tuesday. Theroux plays former FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy in the upcoming five-part HBO miniseries set during the controversial Nixon administration from 1972-1974.

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Justin Theroux rocks a thick mustache as G. Gordon Liddy on set with Domhnall Gleeson while filming Watergate scandal miniseries The White House Plumbers

Scores of new jobs announced by Isle of Wight's Teemill

An Isle of Wight-based environmentally friendly fashion brand is ready to hire 50 Islanders at its bases in Freshwater and East Cowes. Teemill is a digital platform that allows retailers across the globe to share access to Island-based t-shirt maker Rapanui's supply chain and technology. Scroll down for a link to the new jobs...

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Scores of new jobs announced by Isle of Wight's Teemill

Section notebook: A number of St. Cloud teams punched tickets to state tournaments

Central Minnesota prep baseball and softball teams had a busy day Thursday with section championships and teams advancing to the state tournaments next week. The day started off with two games right next to each other as Sauk Rapids-Rice took on St. Francis at Joe Faber Field and Sartell took on ROCORI at Dick Putz Field at the Municipal Athletic Complex.

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Section notebook: A number of St. Cloud teams punched tickets to state tournaments

Troopers in Cuomo protective unit interviewed as part of sexual harassment probe: report

ALBANY — State Troopers assigned to protect Gov. Cuomo are being interviewed by investigators probing sexual harassment claims against the embattled Democrat. James’ office is overseeing a sprawling probe into Cuomo’s behavior after nearly a dozen women, including staffers, came forward with allegations of misconduct and harassment.

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Troopers in Cuomo protective unit interviewed as part of sexual harassment probe: report

End of N.Y.’s legislative session a mixed bag as lawmakers wrap up

ALBANY — A legislative session upended by the pandemic and overshadowed by an impeachment investigation and sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Cuomo drew near to a close this week. Lawmakers conducted typical marathon voting sessions in the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly as they reached the official end of session on Thursday, passing bills expanding early voting, addressing some parole reforms and more.

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End of N.Y.’s legislative session a mixed bag as lawmakers wrap up

Supporters call on Albany to extend alcohol-to-go policy for full year

Albany, N.Y. – Owners of bars, restaurants and similar businesses are rallying to keep New York’s alcohol-to-go order in place for another year. The current order allows locations to sell alcoholic beverages on a take-out basis, as long as a customer orders food, too.

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Supporters call on Albany to extend alcohol-to-go policy for full year

Embattled Cuomo keeps low profile as Albany session wraps up

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has held a series of public events in recent weeks to discuss everything from a car show to a plan to give free Lotto tickets to people who get vaccinated, all designed to present an air of normalcy as he faces three separate investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and other alleged misconduct.

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Embattled Cuomo keeps low profile as Albany session wraps up

Federal prosecutors subpoena materials related to Cuomo's book deal: Report

Federal prosecutors issued subpoenas for communications related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's controversial book deal about his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The report's sources said the subpoenas signal the scope of the investigation is widening far beyond the original focus of COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing homes.

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Federal prosecutors subpoena materials related to Cuomo's book deal: Report

‘We Were Victorious’: New York Attorney General Letitia James Slams NRA After Group Drops Lawsuit Against Her

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) took aim at the National Rifle Association late Friday after the beleaguered conservative group recently aborted a lawsuit against her office and against herself personally. “The NRA dropping its countersuit today in federal court is an implicit admission that their strategy would never prevail,” the Empire State’s top law enforcement official said in a statement provided to Law&Crime.

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‘We Were Victorious’: New York Attorney General Letitia James Slams NRA After Group Drops Lawsuit Against Her

Package Of Criminal Justice Reform Bills Sparks Strong Opinions On Both Sides With End Of Legislative Session Looming

Proponents say they benefit society by giving reformed offenders a second chance. Opponents say they are pro-criminal and dangerous. Caroline Hansen hears every day from her husband, Kristian, from behind bars. Convicted for murdering a cab driver, he was sentenced to life without parole.

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Package Of Criminal Justice Reform Bills Sparks Strong Opinions On Both Sides With End Of Legislative Session Looming

NRA Drops Federal Suit Against NY to Focus on State Case

(Bloomberg) -- The National Rifle Association is dropping its federal lawsuit accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of wrongfully trying to dissolve it, saying it would focus instead on making the same claims in state court. The gun rights group, which argues that James’s investigation of it is politically motivated, filed a notice of voluntary dismissal on Friday in federal court in Albany, New York.

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NRA Drops Federal Suit Against NY to Focus on State Case

Central Minnesota bars open despite owner’s fight with state over pandemic restrictions

Despite an ongoing lawsuit over a bar owner's plans to open during the in-person dining shutdown last May, doors are still open at multiple Shady's sites in central Minnesota. The Stearns County Board approved Tuesday the liquor license for the upcoming year at Shady's Long Shots in Cold Spring — even though the county attorney and sheriff declined to sign the renewal application — and Albany City Council approved Wednesday the liquor license renewal for Shady's Hometown Tavern and Event Center.

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Central Minnesota bars open despite owner’s fight with state over pandemic restrictions

Cuomo legal defense in nursing home scandal could cost NY taxpayers up to $2.5M

The legal defense of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is defending his nursing home policy in court, could cost taxpayers up to $2.5 million. The embattled Democrats said during a press conference on Wednesday that he would not be using campaign finances or personal funding for his legal defense because the case qualifies as a "state expense."

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Cuomo legal defense in nursing home scandal could cost NY taxpayers up to $2.5M

New York taxpayers on the hook for Cuomo legal costs

ALBANY — New York taxpayers are footing the bill for Gov. Cuomo’s current legal woes. The governor said Wednesday that the Executive Chamber is covering legal costs for the multiple investigations into his administration’s handling of COVID nursing home deaths and other probes. “The executive chamber has retained a counsel and that is a state expense,” Cuomo said during a press conference at the Javits Center.

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New York taxpayers on the hook for Cuomo legal costs

N.Y. lawmakers approve legislation to stop wage theft of construction workers

ALBANY — Democrats in the State Senate approved a bill Thursday that could make construction contractors responsible for wage theft committed by subcontractors. The measure, which passed the Assembly and now goes to Gov. Cuomo’s desk, means general contractors could be held liable or even face civil violations if a subcontractor on a job site stiffs workers.

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N.Y. lawmakers approve legislation to stop wage theft of construction workers

NAACP join push for parole reform in New York

ALBANY — Parole reform efforts got a major boost Tuesday as Hazel Dukes, president of the New York State chapter of the NAACP, voiced support for a pair of bills being considered by state lawmakers. Dukes joins criminal justice advocates in pushing for the passage of two measures that would overhaul and streamline the parole process and make it easier for older inmates to become eligible.

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NAACP join push for parole reform in New York

Redkey woman accused of setting relatives' Randolph County house on fire

WINCHESTER, Ind. — State police say after threatening to set fire to a Randolph County home owned by her mother and stepfather, a rural Redkey woman did exactly that. Summer S. Stanton, 40, was arrested early Saturday on preliminary counts of arson and resisting law enforcement.

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Redkey woman accused of setting relatives' Randolph County house on fire

Database: New York's pension system hits record returns. Here's who is getting the most

ALBANY – A rebound in the financial markets after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic fueled record growth in the state's pension fund for government workers. The pension fund for 1.1 million employees and retirees grew a whopping 33.6% for the fiscal year that ended March 31, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Wednesday.

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Database: New York's pension system hits record returns. Here's who is getting the most

Golden Gate Fields could hit jackpot with state's sports betting initiative

An initiative that would legalize sports betting at privately operated horse-racing tracks in California, including Golden Gate Fields, could go on the ballot as early as November 2022 after more than a million signatures of support were confirmed by the state Thursday. The measure would also allow the Bay Area’s three tribal casinos (Lytton Casino San Pablo, Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park and River Rock Casino in Geyserville) to offer on-site wagering for sports, but the biggest potential boon in the region might be for beleaguered Golden Gate Fields.

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Golden Gate Fields could hit jackpot with state's sports betting initiative