TIMELINES 3/14/13

Stephen Baldwin Avoids Felony Charges with Plea Deal Actor and Rockland resident Stephen Baldwin recently reached a plea deal with county prosecutors in which he will plead guilty to one charge of failing to pay income taxes and pay a hefty invoice in exchange for staying out of prison. Baldwin will be required to pay back […]

TIMELINES 3/7/13

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies of Cancer Following a long battle with cancer, former president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez died on March 5 at the age of 58. Coming to power as the winner of Venezuela’s 1999 election, Chavez began a long career marked by strong opposition to U.S. involvement in Latin America and socialist […]

TIMELINES 2/28/13

Official Cause of Death Released in Late-Term Abortion Botch Authorities confirmed on February 20 that New Rochelle resident Jennifer Morbelli, 29, died from complications arising from a late-term abortion performed in Maryland. The cause of death was stated to be a result of amniotic fluid which seeped into her bloodstream, preventing clotting and causing her to […]

TIMELINES 2/7/13

Free Gun Locks from Rockland County Sheriff’s Office In an effort to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office began handing out free gun locks on Friday to county residents. A resolution was unanimously passed by the Rockland County Legislature last month that allows for the distribution of 1,600 […]

TIMELINES 12/13

Schneiderman Threatens to Sue EPA Over Clean Air Violation The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reportedly left methane, a chemical compound that is harmful to the environment and released in large quantities by oil and gas companies, out of a recent update in air pollution standards for those industries. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on […]

Timelines — 11/29

New Challenge to the Affordable Care Act  The United States Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals judge earlier this week, to consider an argument against the 2010 Affordable Care Act from Liberty University. In 2010 a federal judge threw out the university’s challenge. Earlier this year the Supreme Court voted to uphold the law 5-4 in […]