Government Shutdown - NBC New York

Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 at 12:20 AM EST

Furloughed? Bon Jovi Wants to Help With a Free Lunch

Furloughed? Bon Jovi Wants to Help With a Free Lunch

A New Jersey-based “community restaurant” owned by Jon Bon Jovi and his wife will serve a free meal to furloughed federal workers on Monday.

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:04 AM EST

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

Fraud Victims Unable to Get Help From FTC During Shutdown

After thieves stole her handbag and briefcase and everything inside - credit cards, checkbooks, business and Social Security documents, Louette Duvall, 67, a widow, scrambled to freeze or close her bank accounts...

Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:37 PM EST

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

FAA Bringing Back Safety Inspectors Sidelined by Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 furloughed safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 07:11 PM EST

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Federal Shutdown Delays Some State Road, Bridge Contracts

Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 04:22 PM EST

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

TSA Officers Prepare for Extended Shutdown

Transportation Security Administration screeners at U.S. airports are facing their first missed paychecks as an impasse between President Donald Trump and lawmakers over funding for a new barriers at the U.S....

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Mueller Concludes Russia-Trump Probe; No New Indictments
Mueller Concludes Russia-Trump Probe; No New Indictments

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency with no...

New Jersey Sues California Company Over 'Ghost Guns'
New Jersey Sues California Company Over 'Ghost Guns'

New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since...

DA: Ex-NYPD Cop Who Shot Man Indicted for Evidence Tampering
DA: Ex-NYPD Cop Who Shot Man Indicted for Evidence Tampering

The former NYPD sergeant who shot a man he claimed to be a robber while off-duty last summer -- then was caught on camera planting a knife at the scene and then retrieving it -- was indicted for tampering...

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change
Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive...

Video Shows ‘Heinous Assault’ on Subway as Riders Look On
Video Shows ‘Heinous Assault’ on Subway as Riders Look On

Police are looking into an attack on a 78-year-old woman riding the subway in the Bronx after a violent video surfaced on social media showing a man kicking her repeatedly in the head and face as she was...

Strong, Gusty Winds Whip Tri-State; Mixed Weekend Bag Ahead
Strong, Gusty Winds Whip Tri-State; Mixed Weekend Bag Ahead

Strong, gusty winds were expected to whip over the tri-state Friday night and into Saturday, with winds frequently gusting to around 40 mph throughout the entire area.