links for 2010-12-24

  • A 15-year-old was arrested in Central Square on Tuesday and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
  • Newly released documents show the special prosecutor in the Watergate case expressed "extreme interest" in a 1970s criminal investigation of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for illegal campaign contributions.
  • U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says New Yorkers are owed $1 billion in tax credits for tuition they paid. Schumer is announcing Thursday that he’s working with New York colleges to alert families of the tax credit
  • New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will once again keep a watchful eye on Santa Claus tonight as he makes his journey from house to house and children of all ages can follow his path online through a North American Aerospace Defense Command website.
  • In his first public comments since being fined $62,125 by the Commission on Public Integrity, Gov. David Paterson on Thursday refused to address whether he improperly solicited World Series tickets because "there could be a further examination."
  • There’s already been one batch of pardons from Gov. David Paterson and earlier on Thursday, the governor commuted the sentence of John Harris White, who was convicted of manslaughter of a racially divisive case on Long Island in 2006.
  • The Obama administration is considering the establishment of a 10-hour driving limit for long-haul truckers. The Federal Motor Carrier Administration said Thursday it favors reducing the current 11-hour limit.
  • Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo hired two experienced hands for his administration Thursday, adding a manager to cut agencies and another to help the transition.
  • Bookings have declined as paying $125 an hour for a Santa visit has become unaffordable.
  • The woman wrongfully imprisoned in 1990 for taking part in the shooting deaths of a Dryden family will not get additional money awarded to her.