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NTSB Investigating Cause Of Long Island Plane Crash

May 5, 2016
Carolyn Kaster / AP

Investigators are trying to figure out why a small plane broke apart over Syosset, Long Island, on Tuesday afternoon, killing its three passengers. The plane was flying from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to Plainville, Connecticut.

Senior NTSB investigator Robert Gretz says there is no indication why the small plane broke up.

Mike Groll / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a U.S. Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some unanswered questions.

Cuomo offered a brief explanation of his former top aide’s involvement in a scandal now encompassing his administration, saying the actions of Joe Percoco were perfectly legitimate.

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The Suffolk County Police Department will have 175 new police officers by next summer.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says he will nearly triple the size of this year’s police class to offset a spike in retirement over the next three years.

Seth Wenig / AP

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison and told by a federal judge that he must give back $5 million that he stole from the public, as well as pay another $1.75 million in fines.

Mike Groll / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke for the first time since news broke that his former close associate is under federal investigation for possibly taking illegal payments from developers working on state economic development projects.

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