NEW YORK (AP) — About 350 homeless Superstorm Sandy evacuees who have been sleeping in New York City-funded hotel rooms for nearly a year may be forced to check out for good.
Lawyers for the city argued in Manhattan's state Supreme Court this week that the program must end Monday. That's when the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will stop reimbursing the city for the program.
City officials say it has cost $70 million to house the refugees. More than 3,000 people have been sheltered as part of the program. Only about 350 of them are left.
Housing advocates say some evacuees would have no place else to go. The city says those who don't have other housing arrangements can apply to stay in one of the city's homeless shelters.
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There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.
The Jo Bros are playing at Kissmas Bash Thursday night at the First Niagara Center. But the band split in September, saying there’s a deep rift.