Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Coram man has admitted to crashing his car into a 56-year-old jogger and fleeing the scene in Mount Sinai last summer.Thomas Costa pleaded guilty Monday at Suffolk County court to leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death or serious physical injury.Prosecutors said the 31-year-old struck and killed Karen Benjamin as she jogged on a Sunday morning last June. She died July 17 after being comatose for three and a half weeks.“After a house-to-house canvass in the vicinity of the hit and run, detectives found a damaged BMW in the rear yard at Costa’s parents’ house,” District Attorney Tom Spota said.Costa is expected to be sentenced Jan. 13 to two to six years in prison.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn woman was convicted Tuesday of killing her 28-year-old neighbor, dismembering the victim’s body and scattering the remains in Bay Shore and Hempstead last year.A Suffolk County jury found Leah Cuevas, 44, guilty of second-degree murder.Prosecutors said Cuevas killed Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, a Guyanese immigrant and mother of four, in the apartment building where the suspect and victim both had lived.The victim was reported missing July 5. Her torso and severed legs were found in a vacant lot on the corner of Maple Avenue and Gibson Street in Bay Shore on July 8. The victim’s head and arms were found days later scattered in Hempstead.Cuevas denied killing Browne and had told neighbors that the victim “walked off with a Jamaican man.”Judge John Toomey is scheduled to sentence Cuevas on Jan. 14. She faces up to 25 years in prison.
12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The National Science Foundation (NSF) has established a new “Big Data brain trust” here in the Midwest. The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub will bring together industry, government and academia to accelerate and harness the emerging field of data analytics.Iowa State University, my alma mater, as well as that of our CEO Shazia Manus and several other TMG leaders, will play a leading role in the new Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub. ISU is one of five universities that will lead the Midwest hub. In addition to the Midwest one, NSF has set up three other hubs across the nation.“The Big Data Hubs program represents a unique approach to improving the impact of data science by establishing partnerships among like-minded stakeholders,” Jim Kurose, NSF’s assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, said in a press release.Big Data hubs like this are important to the Big Data revolution for a number of reasons:Collaboration opens doors — Data in silos has limited benefits; these alliances are key to creating new opportunities within the world of data analytics.Less wasted data — A framework for data sharing/collaboration is critical, as most data is no longer relevant before the data owner has an opportunity to analyze it and take action.Time is of the essence — Many organizations don’t know how to act on the data they have. As we’ve seen with our financial institution partners, it can be incredibly beneficial to work with other companies that can help an organization extract value from their data in a timely manner. continue reading »
President Obama’s senior aides recommended he veto a House Financial Services appropriations bill that contains myriad of legislative riders – including restrictions on the CFPB.Those provisions, which include subjecting the agency to the annual appropriations process, are supported by credit union trade associations.Despite that support, the legislative riders are unlikely to be enacted this year. The Senate Financial Services appropriations measure does not include them, and when House appropriators have proposed them in the past, they have been dropped from the final legislation. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An altercation between two East Meadow neighbors Friday night ended with police shooting a suspect who they say threatened officers with two guns, Nassau County police said.Jason Wissel, 49, was charged with menacing and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.Police said Wissel was involved in an argument over parking with a neighbor, whom he allegedly threatened with a gun, police said.Officers from nearby precincts as well as the Emergency Service Unit, K-9, and Bureau of Special Operations responded after police were called.After attempting to make contact with Wissel, police said he emerged from the house allegedly armed with a sawed off shotgun and a long rifle.“The suspect pointed these weapons at approaching officers placing them in fear for their lives,” police said in a news release.Officers fired at Wissel, causing minor injuries, police said.After receiving treatment at Nassau University Medical Center, Wissel was arrested, police said. It’s unclear how many shots were fired.Investigators also discovered several weapons and a cache of ammunition inside the house, police said.Wissel was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Proceeds from the festival all go to benefit the Binghamton Philharmonic. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Creamy or gooey, cheesy or spicy, whatever makes your mouth water, Mac & Cheese fest has the mac for you. “We’re doing an elote-style mac and cheese with a cheddar queso cheese sauce, topped with queso fresco, chili powder, and poblano peppers,” said Jeffrey Thacher with Garage Taco Bar. In it’s fifth year, dozens of restaurants gathered at the Holiday Inn in downtown Binghamton with unique and signature recipes, all to dazzle a panel of judges. For those attending, the twists on mac and cheese bring people back year after year. Restaurateurs and attendees can all agree the festival brings foodies together. “It’s a good way to get into the community, talk to other restaurants and cooks, exchange ideas,” said Thacher. “I love the familiar faces, there’s so many people that I’ve seen that I recognize, and it’s great, everyone seems to love it,” said Tabatha Newton, owner of The Relief Pitcher. “We started coming here at the first Mac and Cheese Fest, and we’ve been coming ever since. It’s a tradition for us,” said Christina Taylor. She’s made it a yearly tradition to taste all the macs with her daughter. After taste-testing all the macaroni, attendees have the chance to place their vote for five different judging categories. While it’s nice to claim the coveted title of having the best mac and cheese, restaurants can agree the festival brings a little more than friendly competition.
Schools will have to submit their data starting Tuesday, Sept. 8 and the tracker will be available on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Cuomo said every school district in the state will be required to provide the New York State Department of Health with daily data of positive COVID-19 tests. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the state will launch an online coronavirus dashboard for parents and teachers. Cuomo hopes the tracking dashboard gives parents and teachers some confidence that the district’s plans are being implemented.
The European Central Bank has pumped unparalleled money into economies to keep them going, while capitals hammer out their recovery fund.Diplomats said the leaders appeared to put aside the rancor that stood in the way of a compromise over hours of haggling through the weekend.”Stingy and egotistical”Emotions had ran high at a dinner on Sunday as a group of fiscally frugal northern nations led by the Netherlands stood their ground on the level of free grants within a proposed special recovery fund of 750 billion euros overall.French President Emmanuel Macron lost patience in the early hours of Monday, banging his fist on the table in frustration at “sterile blockages” by the “frugals”, two diplomats said.Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also railed against the “frugals”, branding them “a group of stingy, egotistic states” that looked at things through the prism of their own interests.Poland would be a top beneficiary of the recovery package, receiving tens of billions of euros in grants and cheap loans, along with high-debt Mediterranean-rim countries that have taken the brunt of the pandemic in Europe.But the rhetorical skirmishing faded on Monday, and the leaders homed in on an agreement on the stimulus package and, linked to it, the EU’s 2021-2027 common budget of around 1.1 trillion euros.Hopes for a deal to help address Europe’s deepest recession since World War Two sent Italy’s borrowing costs to their lowest since early March and pushed the euro to a 19-week high.Michel proposed that within the 750 billion euro recovery fund, 390 billion should be non-repayable grants, down from 500 billion originally proposed, and the rest in repayable loans.The Netherlands had pushed for a veto on aid for countries that backslide on economic reform, but diplomats said it was now willing to back a “stop-the-clock” mechanism by which member states could put a brake on disbursements for three months and have them reviewed.Disbursements will also be linked to governments observing the rule of law. Hungary, backed by euroskeptic ally Poland, had threatened to veto the package if funds were made conditional on upholding democracy, but diplomats said a way forward on that was found. Topics : Officials said the deal, which came after Michel presented compromises on a 750 billion euro recovery fund, is critical to dispel doubts about the bloc’s very future.The EU was slow to coordinate its initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic and, already weakened by Britain’s departure from the bloc, a united front on economic aid would demonstrate that it can step up to a crisis and stay united.”It has been a long summit and a challenging summit but the prize is worth negotiating for,” Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said as the Brussels summit approached the record length set at a 2000 meeting in the French city of Nice of almost five full days.European nations have done a better job of containing the coronavirus than the United States after a devastating early few months that hit Italy and Spain particularly hard, collaborating on medical, travel and economic fronts. European Union leaders reached a deal on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-blighted economies at a pre-dawn meeting on Tuesday after a fractious summit that went through the night and into its fifth day.Summit chairman Charles Michel tweeted “Deal” shortly after the 27 leaders reached agreement at a 5.15 a.m. (0315 GMT) plenary session.While another official present at the summit said: “Conclusions adopted!”.
The home at 19 Juba St, Riverhills.Ian and Noelene Holm’s children have left the “nest” and the couple say now is the time to move on from their Riverhills home.The Holms have lived at 19 Juba St for 12 years and said the property was suited to a couple with children.Mr Holm said they moved to the Centenary district because of the reputation of private high schools in the area.“We were moving from acreage in the Lockyer Valley and looking for a house with an open aspect,” Mr Holm said.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is on an 856sq m block of land looking on to parklands at the rear. The kitchen at 19 Juba St, Riverhills.The lowset home has a fully fenced yard and an above ground swimming pool.Mr Holm said his favourite part of the home was definitely the outdoor area.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“The back patio overlooks the pool and the park,” he said.“It’s a gorgeous spot even in winter.”The Holms have completely renovated their property. The swimming pool at 19 Juba St, Riverhills.“It was built in 1990 and we have completely changed the entire interior and outside,” Mr Holm said. “The most recent renovation was the fence.”Other features within the home include a modern kitchen with quality appliances and storage, a family room leading out to a large covered outdoor entertainment area. The property also has a separate laundry and a garden shed. One of the four bedrooms at 19 Juba St, Riverhills.Centenary Real Estate selling agent Leela Mendis said the home was ideal if buyers were looking for peace and serenity.Ms Mendis said the property was close to local shops, a child care centre, Middle Park Primary School and public transport.The property is being sold with a $615,000 price tag.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — As part of severe weather preparedness week, the state of Indiana will be conducting a statewide tornado drill today.There will be two drills with the first being at 10:10 this morning, and the second at 7:35 this evening.The test will sound on commercial radio and television networks, as well as on all-hazards radios.Most cities and towns will be participating in the drills as well and will sound the weather sirens.The Indiana Department of Homeland security urges all residents to participate in the drills as well, by planning for a real emergency.Know where to go at work or school and at home.Know what to have.Know where to turn for emergency information.Make sure loved ones know the plan as well.