School hearing for disabled girl turns into a screaming match

A hearing over whether or not the Department of Education should cover the schooling costs of a severely disabled 13-year-old girl devolved into a screaming match Tuesday, as her father continued his crusade to have the court proceedings televised. Dad Patrick Donohue even went so far as to demand Impartial Hearing Officer Michael Kennedy Lloyd recuse himself from the case […]

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Boozed-up driver who killed Boy Scout charged with manslaughter

Thomas MurphyVictoralcorn.comThe boozed-up Mercedes driver who rammed into a group of Boy Scouts, killing one, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide for the crash. Thomas Murphy, 59, admitted to pounding drinks at a golf club on Sept. 30, shortly before he got behind the wheel and hit five members of Troop 161 walking along the shoulder of a road — […]

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Teachers will get bonuses for working at ‘hard-to-staff’ schools

The Department of Education is now offering bravery bonuses. Hoping to boost staffing at troubled schools, the DOE will pay up to $8,000 more a year to teachers willing to tackle the most daunting assignments. As part of a new teachers union contract, the DOE initiative will offer the money to new staffers at 180 schools — most of them […]

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Kathleen Turner to make Metropolitan Opera debut

One of the acting world’s most distinctive voices will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut. Kathleen Turner, known for words that smoke rather than shimmer, is joining the cast of Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp, the Met said Thursday. She received an unexpected email this summer from Met general […]

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Limo company operator walks free on $150K bond

The operator of a limo company involved in the crash that killed 20 people upstate walked free on $150,000 bond after pleading not guilty to charges of criminally negligent homicide during a Wednesday evening arraignment. Nauman Hussain, 28, didn’t comment outside Cobleskill Town court as he was ushered into a white Cadillac Escalade by his defense attorney, Lee Kindlon, who […]

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Attempted rapist laughed in victim’s face during attack: cops

A would-be rapist laughed as he attacked a Queens woman while she was walking home, police said Tuesday. The 31-year-old victim told police she had just left the Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights train station at 74th Street and Broadway around 9:30 p.m. when the stranger approached her, cops said. The man reached under her shirt and grabbed her breasts, breaking her […]

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