For Minor Offenses, New Yorkers Go to Church to See a Judge


The NYPD can issue you a ticket for a lot of minor violations—like littering and letting your dog off its leash. The ticket includes a “summons to court” – no big deal if you go and pay the fine—but if you don’t, there’s a warrant out for your arrest. Sarah Gibson brings us to an annual event called “Begin Again”, where the Brooklyn District Attorney is helping New Yorkers resolve these warrants.

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ConEd and State Reach Settlement in East Harlem Gas Explosion

Three years ago, a Con Edison gas leak explosion rocked East Harlem, destroying two 6 story buildings, killing 8 people, and injuring 50 more. Last night, ConEdison and the New York Public Service Commision in Albany came to a settlement: ConEdison will pay 153.3 million dollars to the state to cover the damage and repay former residents at the site of the blast. Our reporter Sarah Gibson talked with locals about what the settlement could mean for them.

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