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Friday, March 3, 2023, 02:10 AM

Overtime: Quick changes on the way to LIRR woes?

NEW YORK (WABC) – In this edition of Overtime Eyewitness News, we break down the changes to Long Island’s new rail system.

This comes about 72 hours after full access debuted on the east side of the new station at Grand Central Madison.

Overcrowded trains and schedule confusion were a recipe for quick reactions from New York commuters.

On Thursday, New York Gov. Cathy Hatchul assured commuters that needed updates would come just as quickly.

Here are other headlines from Thursday’s show:

Patterson’s paratrooper is shot

A New Jersey state trooper was shot in the leg while on patrol Thursday morning in a normally quiet neighborhood in Paterson. Police say one suspect is in custody and they are looking for three other people who fled.

Investigation of Congressman Santos

The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it has officially opened an investigation into combat-affected Congressman George Santos. Santos responded on social media and said he was “fully cooperating.”

Nurses protest in New York

The New York State Nurses Association is holding a “Day of Action” amid contract negotiations for its members at city hospitals. The union is seeking pay increases and staffing increases for its 9,000 union members at 11 locations.

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