Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Bay Shore man admitted to fatally shooting a 26-year-old man behind a shuttered K-Mart in Middle Island last year.Michael Dirkschneider pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder at Suffolk County court.Authorities have said the 31-year-old gunman shot Alexander Incorvia with a .45 caliber handgun on March 29, 2016.A woman walking her dog found the victim’s body in a wooded area behind the vacant store four days later, the same day that Suffolk County police found the murder weapon on the killer’s dresser, according to investigators.Dirkschneider has been held without bail since he was indicted last year. Judge Richard Ambro is scheduled to sentence Dirkschneider on May 23.
continue reading » Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments on Friday, Dec. 22 for a preliminary injunction request from Leandra English challenging President Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney to serve as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CUNA is participating as an amici in this litigation.During the hearing, the Department of Justice (DoJ) argued that the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA), which explicitly to vacancies and resignations is the traditional statutory authority for addressing Executive Branch vacancies, and contains limited exceptions expressly articulated in the statute itself (none of which apply to the CFPB). It also argued that Section 5491 of the Dodd-Frank Act does not clearly apply to a vacancy and does not include a clear statement displacing the FVRA’s preexisting procedures. During the hearing in addition to counsel for DoJ, the CFPB’s General Counsel sat on the Defendants side. Previously, the CFPB general counsel issued a memo siding with the DoJ.Plaintiff’s counsel, Deepak Guptam argued that the Dodd-Frank Act provides a mandatory succession plan for CFPB leadership that should displace the FVRA. In terms of standing, Gupta argued that English is harmed because she cannot engage in her statutory right to function as the CFPB director. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Federal government shutdown closed the Statue of Liberty. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the New York budget $4.5 billion in the red, but he had proposed “providing state money” to keep it open.He continues to campaign with taxpayer money.Further, how does Cuomo just spend money that’s not budgeted with no legislative approval?It’s not state money. It’s taxpayer money.John MetalloAlbany More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion