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Is your subway or rail line delayed or down for repair? Be careful if you choose to bike instead.

With constant delays, crowded platforms and numerous service interruptions, New Yorkers who rely on commuter rail and the subway system are truly experiencing a "Summer of Hell" -- a phrase first used by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to describe the problems New Yorkers are going to face when using public transportation this summer.

Man who lost his leg in forklift accident awarded $17 million

A security guard in another state was patrolling a PennySaver USA facility when he was struck from behind by a forklift. The forklift driver was operating the vehicle in reverse.

Opioid-related deaths are rising. Should pharmacies share some of the responsibility?

Simply put, opioid addiction is a huge problem in the United States. In fact, according to a report in The New York Times last month, as many as two million individuals in the U.S. may be dependent on various types of opioids, including oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and fentanyl.

Prosecutor seeks to void old murder conviction for misconduct

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office is seeking to void the 1997 murder conviction of Jabbar Washington. His case was one of those investigated by infamous former detective Louis Scarcella, retired, who was once renowned in Brooklyn for handling cases in the crime-heavy 80s and 90s.

Wrongful convictions: Is this problem getting better or worse in New York?

There is no disputing the fact that wrongful convictions are truly one of the greatest injustices in our society. And even though many efforts have been made to eliminate -- or at least reduce -- the number of instances in which innocent individuals are sent to prison, the truth is that wrongful convictions still occur far more often than many people would like to believe.

OSHA fines demolition company after death at Fishkill Gap center

A distribution center for the Gap stores was destroyed by fire last year on Aug. 29 of last year On Dec. 10, a man operating an excavator as part of the demolition was killed. A 100-foot section of roof truss or joist slid loose and rammed into the excavator, piercing it. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined his employer for a serious safety violation.

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