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NY Cops Investigate Grisly Beheading, Suicide by Train

Police think man cut off mom's head, jumped in front of LIRR car

(Newser) - Authorities on Long Island are sifting through a pair of deaths so grisly that multiple witnesses describe the scene as something they thought "was a Halloween prank." A woman in her 60s was apparently decapitated at her Farmingdale apartment shortly before 8pm last night, reports Newsday . "We... More »

It's Been 20 Years Since the LI Rail Road Massacre

Even after so much time, and worse shootings, it stands out, says AP

(Newser) - Before Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, and Newtown, there was the Long Island Rail Road. On Dec. 7, 1993, a gunman opened fire on a train car filled with commuters leaving New York City. By the time passengers tackled Colin Ferguson, his fusillade had left six people dead and 19 wounded.... More »

Cuomo: Subway, Rail Resuming

LIRR goes back online this afternoon, limited subway tomorrow

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says limited subway service will resume in New York City tomorrow. Cuomo also says that limited commuter rail service on the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North railroad will resume at 2pm today, and that subway service will be supplemented with buses between Manhattan... More »

Long Island Rail Workers Charged With Faking Injuries

Scheme could cost federal pension agency more than $1B

(Newser) - The FBI charged 11 people yesterday in connection with a massive fraud scheme that saw hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers allegedly fake disabling injuries so that they could retire early and collect their pensions. Among those arrested are two doctors who together approved cases handing $121 million to... More »

US Man Charged in Afghanistan Rocket Attack

Long Islander also gave al-Qaeda info on NYC mass transit: feds

(Newser) - An American arrested in Pakistan last fall faces charges for firing rockets at a US military base in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports. Bryant Neal Vinas, 26, also allegedly gave al-Qaeda detailed information about the New York City transit system and Long Island Railroad in return for military training. More »

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