NEW YORK (AP) - A deadly helicopter crash has prompted New York's senators to call for an investigation into how the Federal Aviation Administration ever approved open-door helicopter sightseeing flights and tight harness systems. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made the demand in a joint letter on Sunday to the Department of Transportation's inspector general. The FAA has temporarily banned open-door flights following last Sunday's helicopter crash in the East River that killed five people.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Police officers in Buffalo started a pilot body camera program. WGRZ-TV reports the Buffalo Police Department introduced the body camera program Sunday during the St. Patrick's Day parade. Mayor Byron Brown said in July the department planned to test 20 body cameras for three months before expanding to about 550.
NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a woman driving on a highway lost control of her vehicle and overturned after another driver suddenly cut into the lane directly in front of her. Her teen daughter was hospitalized in stable condition. The police say she was driving southbound on the New England Thruway late Saturday when the other motorist came into her lane. Muccio lost control of her vehicle, which hit the curb line and overturned, coming to rest on its side.
NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a 26-year-old man is facing charges including abandonment of a child after a six-month-old girl in a stroller was found unattended on a city subway platform. The baby was found on the platform at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue early Sunday morning. Police say around the same time, the man called police himself to report the child missing. He had ridden the subway to a Brooklyn stop.
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