Articles by David Klepper

Over 400 Sex Abuse Suits Filed in New York as Litigation Window Opens

The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once …

New York to Let Schools Put Cameras on School Bus Stop Arms

Schools in New York state can now install cameras on the stop arms of school buses to catch motorists who put students at risk under legislation signed into law last Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Drivers caught on camera passing …

New York to Adopt Aggressive Emission Reduction Goals

New York would adopt some of the nation’s most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and set for a vote in the state Legislature Tuesday night. Under the proposal, New York would reduce greenhouse …

New York Senate Passes New Limo Safety Rules Following Fatal Crash

The New York Senate approved new safety regulations Thursday for limousines, following an upstate crash that killed 20 people last fall. The nine bills endorsed Thursday include provisions that would require large stretch limos to have seat belts, increase licensing …

Report from New York Health Officials Calls for Pot Legalization

Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks. The 74-page analysis from the Department of …

Senator Wants Tougher Rules for Double-Decker Tour Buses in New York City

A lawmaker is raising concerns about double-decker sightseeing buses in New York City, saying Monday that tougher regulations are needed to protect tourists, pedestrians and motorists on the busy streets of the nation’s largest city. Democratic state Sen. Brad Hoylman, …

New York State Set to Study Technology, Privacy of ‘Textalyzer’

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday …

Victims, Roman Catholic Church Spar Over New York Sex Abuse Bill

New York legislation to relax one of the nation’s most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation victims continues to stall under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church and other opponents. The bill has circled the drain in Albany for …

Facebook Takes Search Warrant Challenge to New York’s Top Court

Facebook and Manhattan prosecutors went to New York state’s highest court Tuesday to settle a legal dispute over search warrants for users’ accounts, a closely watched case with big implications for online privacy. An attorney for Facebook told the judges …

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Calls to Expand Help for Heroin Addiction

Limited opioid prescriptions, greater funding for addiction treatment and more support for people trying to stay clean: those are some of the proposals for attacking New York’s heroin and opioid problem released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 9. The …