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NYPD Officer Indicted in Killing of Unarmed Man in Brooklyn Stairwell

by Associated Press
NYPD.

Andre Gustavo Stumpf, Flickr 

A rookie police officer who fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator, has been indicted in the death, a lawyer said Tuesday.

   Officer Peter Liang will appear in court Wednesday in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley, according to Peter Rynecki, an attorney representing Gurley's family. The charges against Liang weren't immediately clear.

   "This is the first step for justice," Rynecki said.

New York Senate Republicans Say They're in Ethics Talks

by Associated Press
Sheldon Silver.

Azi Paybarah, Flickr 

New York's Senate Republicans say they're "actively engaged" in talks with Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at ethics reforms, calling for "full transparency" but without banning outside income.

   Majority Leader Dean Skelos says they're aiming at "a comprehensive package" of reforms to restore New Yorkers' trust in government.

Morning Brief: February 10

by Jeff Coltin
Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer, Charley Lhasa, flickr

A large-scale art project will be bringing a new flavor to Central Park in the late Spring. According to the New York Times Magazine, the experience will be happening each Friday and Saturday afternoon from May 15 to June 20, and will include things like an ice cream truck with sunset-colored flavors, recreations of famous movie scenes, and a boat with a brass band navigating the Harlem Meer.

Morning Brief: February 9

by Jeff Coltin
Staples Center

Al Pavangkanan, flickr

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged drivers across New York to exercise caution during the current winter storm.

FUV artists won big this year at the music industry’s biggest awards show. Beck won Album of the Year with Morning Phase, Sam Smith won both record and song of the year for “Stay with Me.” Big ups to both, and a certain Heartbreaker should be happy too! Here’s the complete list of winners.

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