A drone operator with the National Transportation Safety Board conducts an investigation at the scene of Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. A limousine loaded with revelers heading to a 30th birthday slammed into an SUV parked outside a store, killing all people in the limo and a few pedestrians. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)Television networks broadcast at the roadside memorial scene of Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. A limousine loaded with people headed to a birthday party blew the stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into an SUV parked outside a store, killing all people in the limo and a few pedestrians, officials and relatives of the victims said. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)Karina Halse of Fort Ann, N.Y., right, talks to reporters about her sister Amanda Halse who died in Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. A limousine loaded with people headed to a birthday … [Read more...] about Limo driver arrested after deadly New York crash
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THE owner of the limousine company whose vehicle crashed killing all 18 people on board was an FBI informant, it has emerged. Prestige Limousines boss Shahed Hussain helped to foil terror plot that saw four men jailed. Who is Prestige Limousine owner Shahed Hussain? The 62-year-old settled in Albany, New York state where he was given asylum along with his wife and two sons. He fled his native Pakistan in 1994 after being accused of murder, arriving in the United States via Moscow and them Mexico, the Daily Mail reported. Hussain began working as a government translator but in 2003 pleaded guilty to fraud after helping a person sitting their driving test cheat, In return for avoiding jail he began working as an informant for the FBI It was reported he helped secure the conviction of an Albany pizza shop owner and an imam for laundering and conspiring to aid a terrorist group though both claimed they tricked him. He also played a part in a 2009 sting operation centring on a mosque … [Read more...] about Who is Prestige Limousine owner Shahed Hussain, who was the driver Scott Lisinicchia and who died in the New York crash?
NEW YORK -- A rising college basketball coaching star was accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken the coach for an Uber driver. Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill Jones pleaded not guilty Thursday to an assault charge. Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. last Sunday in Queens, police said. Szabo fell and smashed his head on the sidewalk. Szabo, visiting from Boca Raton, Florida, banged on the window of Jones' SUV while looking for his ride after his stepsister's wedding, police said. The coach got out, followed Szabo to the sidewalk, clocked him and sped off, police said. Szabo never regained consciousness and was taken off life support Tuesday. Josh Gillon, the CEO of the company where Szabo worked, told WABC-TV Szabo's co-workers were shocked by his death. Jones, 35, of Kernersville, North Carolina, turned himself in to police Thursday, accompanied by a lawyer. He was arraigned Thursday … [Read more...] about Wake Forest basketball coach accused of throwing punch that killed New York City tourist
A candidate for New York Attorney General says Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Trump administration is treating immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as "criminals and national security threats," triggering "a legal and moral emergency" in America. "Lawyers, as the protectors of the rule of law, must demand the end of indefinite family detention centers, must insist that all children get guaranteed legal representation, and should join the growing movement to abolish ICE," Zephyr Teachout, a Democrat and associate professor at Fordham Law School, writes in Tuesday's Guardian. "ICE undermines what we aspire to be as Americans, and is an unaccountable and inhumane political tool, treating all immigrants as national security threats ... The children are treated as tools at the most vulnerable developmental times in their lives. "We won't rest until every family is reunited and until the policy of indefinite detention is totally abandoned … Power corrupts; … [Read more...] about New York AG Candidate: Lawyers Must Push to ‘Abolish’ ICE
The unborn child of Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has died after the actress was hit by a driver who went through a red light in New York. Miles was crossing a street in the city's Brooklyn Park Slope neighbourhood on 5 March when she and her four-year-old daughter Abigail were knocked down by Dorothy Burns.Abigail was killed and her mother, whose real name is Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, was taken to hospital.The 34-year-old was said to be in a stable condition and her unborn child "doing well" in the immediate aftermath, but she and husband Jonathan Blumenstein have now lost the baby girl they had been expecting this month.Family lawyer Ben Rubinowitz said the miscarriage had come as a direct result of the accident, which has seen Burns charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault and reckless driving.But the 44-year-old cannot be prosecuted for the unborn baby's death, as state laws regarding homicide do not apply."At the time of the crash, … [Read more...] about Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles loses unborn baby after crash in New York