Massive Dirt Pile Still Haunts New Jersey Residents
A mountain of trash and debris has haunted the neighbors of a quiet residential street in Vernon for the last six years.
There's contaminated dirt, septic pipes and even old toilets piled eight stories high -- just yards away from people's homes.
The man charged with running the illegal dump in his own backyard was finally forced to stop adding to it last year after he was charged for breaking local laws. A municipal judge sentenced him to jail for 30 days, but he's appealed the decision.
Congressman Josh Gottheimer says he's trying to secure federal dollars to help clean up the site as soon as possible.
NYPD Makes Changes To DNA Collection Following Advocates' Concerns
The NYPD says it's changing its DNA collection procedures, which have concerned civil rights advocates for years.
Westchester Prosecutors Name 13 Cops Who Have Been Convicted Of Crimes, But Remain On The Force.
Following a Freedom of Information Law request by WNYC, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino released a list of 13 active-duty police officers who have criminal convictions on their record. Their crimes range from DWIs and assaults to reckless driving and prohibited use of a weapon. The release also names officers who have pending criminal charges or who have had their credibility challenged by judges.
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As New Jersey State Staffers and Legislators Talk About #MeToo Stories, Former Senate Majority Leader Comes Forward
Earlier this week, Governor Phil Murphy announced a bill that would mandate public and private employers to put anti-harassment training in place after many female legislators, officials, and lobbyists have come forward with stories of experiencing misogyny in Trenton.
State Senate Majority Leader and 2013 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono recently shared her experience in a about sexual harassment throughout her time in state politics.
She spoke with WNYC's Jami Floyd about why she's coming forward now and if she believes the legislation will fix the toxic culture.