Video Shows Freight Train Plowing Through Tractor-Trailer Stuck on Tracks in NY
In what was a near-tragedy, a freight train plowed into a truck that got stuck on a set of railroad tracks in New York — and a bit of quick-thinking just moments before impact may have saved the driver’s life.
VIDEO: Freight Train Shreds Truck Stuck on Tracks at Problematic NY Railroad Crossing
Federal records show a total of 10 incidents here, two fatal, in the past four and a half decades. NBC New York’s Brian Thompson reports.
School Food Vendor Apologizes for ‘Inexcusable' Black History Month Menu — Again
Students at a middle school were served chicken and waffles, with watermelon as a dessert, on the first day of Black History Month.
NY Family Dog Wakes Sleeping Parents, Kids in Time to Escape Xmas Eve Fire: Police
A dog is being credited with saving a New York family of four when their home caught fire overnight. Police officials said the fire started around 2 a.m. Christmas Eve at the home on Barry Lane in Bardonia. The family’s dog scratched on a bedroom door, waking everyone up just in time to escape, according to a GoFundMe account...
Boston Health Officials Say They're Looking Into Monitoring Wastewater for Polio
After a case of polio was confirmed in New York and a wastewater surveillance program was launched there, Boston health officials say they are looking into possibly launching the same initiative. The Boston Public Health Commission told The Boston Herald that it’s “exploring options” to monitor wastewater for polio, but it would first need permission to be granted through...
How Long Does Polio Vaccine Protect You? Can You Get a Booster? What You Should Know
New York has one confirmed polio case but health officials say wastewater surveillance indicates there may be hundreds of people infected. While most Americans are vaccinated against polio, experts say the case should serve as a wake-up call to those who aren’t. Here’s what you need to know.
Polio Virus: ‘Hundreds' May Be Infected in New York, Top Doctor Says
There are new concerns about the potential spread of polio in New York, with the state health commissioner saying there could be “hundreds” of people infected as new evidence shows the virus has been found in samples from multiple counties. The state health department, which launched wastewater surveillance earlier this month after officials announced the first confirmed U.S. polio...
Polio Case Confirmed in New York Is Possibly First US Case in Decades
A New York individual has been diagnosed with polio, in what may be the first U.S. case of the dreaded disease in decades.
Ex-Weather Underground Member David Gilbert Describes Path to Radicalization
Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert described his path from nonviolent 1960s activist to would-be revolutionary in front of the panel that approved his parole in October, 40 years after he served as a getaway driver in the botched Brink’s robbery that left three men dead.