As the long Labor Day weekend begins, Syracuse families may already be gathering for parties, cook-outs and other gatherings with family and friends. As always, those who may be indulging in alcohol during these festivities are encouraged to avoid the road for the safety of themselves and others on the road, in addition to avoid the possibility of drunk driving charges. In fact, the State of New York has begun a statewide initiative to crack down on DWI offenses over this holiday.
When an operation as large as a drug trafficking ring is uncovered in New York City, there are many individuals who can be suspected to be involved. These investigations involve a lot of information that may not be clear, and can sometimes tie individuals to a crime in which they were not involved. Drug charges are serious charges, understandably, but those accused are due the same fairness in trial as any individual.
A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of numerous serious offenses. According to New York police, the incident occurred in the early afternoon. At that time, the boy is said to have attempted to murder his step-father, identified as being 60 years of age.
Syracuse residents are likely aware of the recent construction projects going on in New York City, such as the construction of 3 World Trade Center. Now, several of the largest construction companies behind these public works projects are facing federal crime investigations. After a billing fraud incident with Bovis Lend Lease, federal prosecutors have been looking into the billing practices in other construction companies.
Though many civilians may not know it's happening, pilots from the Syracuse area are aware of the frequency the laser beams are encountered while in flight. This month, a JetBlue pilot encountered this en route to New York City when a green laser light shone through the plane's windshield and hit him in the eye. There were no serious consequences to this incident, though interfering with a flight crew is considered a federal crime.