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Advocates: "victims more willing to go to police"
5:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Suffolk hate crimes triple after reclassification

Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announcing the creation of a national coalition for immigration reform. Many critics blame Levy for the under reporting of hate crimes. Levy refutes this.
Credit AP

The number of hate crimes in New York State jumped 30% in 2012 compared to the year prior.  That’s from a state report released Thursday that says most of the statewide increase is attributed to Suffolk County property crimes classified as hate crimes.

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Local results pretty much mirror statewide
1:16 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Referendum results in New York seen as wins for Cuomo

More gambling is on the way, judges can't work until 80, and a good night for incumbents in New York. WSHU's Mark Herz talks to Albany capitol reporter Karen DeWitt about what it all means.

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Local Globetrotter
12:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Bridgeport native Alvin Clinkscales, formerly with Harlem Globetrotters, remembered

Courtesy of Julia Savino

A former member of the renowned Harlem Globetrotters basketball team died this week.  Some also knew Connecticut's Alvin Clinkscales as the first black high school coach in state.  Many called him a  mentor and friend.

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New gallery opens featuring Close & kids
8:12 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Artist Chuck Close mentors Bridgeport elementary school students

Chuck Close speaks to the crowd in Bridgeport Thursday evening, as students Chunjang Bruynder (left) and Stella Alexander listen, standing in front of a Close self portrait
Craig LeMoult

An unusual art exhibit opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut last night. It features the work of world-renowned painter Chuck Close. And next to his paintings hang the work of Bridgeport elementary school students. The exhibit comes out of a collaboration Close has had with a Bridgeport school, as part of a the national Turnaround Arts Initiative to bring art to disadvantaged kids.

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Remembering Newtown victims
11:00 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Playgrounds honor the memory of Sandy Hook victims

Volunteers dig holes for the supports for the new playground in honor of Allison Wyatt
Craig LeMoult

Hundreds of volunteers are gathered Thursday at a small park in South Norwalk to build a playground in honor of six year old Allison Wyatt. The playground is one of 26 being built by the program The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play, in memory of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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