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For Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Tony Maglio.
Former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley worked as a government informant in 2012.
The Queens Democrat secretly recorded seven elected officials, according to court documents. Prosecutors indicated that Huntley’s recordings may help bring charges against another, unnamed senator, and two other elected officials. Huntley resigned last year after pleading guilty to a corruption scandal in which she admitted to embezzling nearly $88,000. Huntley is scheduled to be sentenced on May 9.
Two former associates of New York City comptroller John Liu were convicted on Thursday for their roles in an illegal fund-raising scheme. Liu, who is a candidate for mayor, has not been charged with a crime and maintains his innocence.
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Police divers are searching for the body of a pilot on the bottom of the Hudson River. A World War II-era amphibious airplane crashed and sank on Thursday.
State police detected debris where the plane went down near the river’s east bank in Germantown – 40 miles south of Albany. Today, divers located the tail section. The pilot is presumed dead.
An autopsy has determined that a 14-year-old girl found charred and naked on a Brooklyn beach was killed. The medical examiner’s office says that Shaniesha Forbes died of “homicidal asphyxiation,” which includes suffocation and smothering. Forbes’ body was discovered on Gerritsen (HARD G, GERIT-sen) Beach in January.
The city needs to take steps to handle natural disasters better after Superstorm Sandy, Deputy Mayors said today. Suggestions included buying more police boats and developing a system to track patients after hospital evacuations. The city also plans to expand hurricane evacuation areas to encompass 640,000 more people.
On the back of a strong April jobs report, the Dow Jones briefly topped 15,000 today and the S&P climbed above 1,600. Those are both record highs.
Tonight, the Knicks play the Boston Celtics at 7. The Nets host the Chicago Bulls tomorrow at 8 pm. It’s currently 62 degrees and clear. It will be 60s and sunny all weekend.
For Columbia Radio News, I’m Tony Maglio.