WBAI News Update
- New York 01/13/2015 by Linda Perry (WBAI)

- The Health Department says cooling towers at Co-Op City are contaminated with the Legionella bacteria. Councilmember Andy King says a meeting tonight with health officials will clarify the situation. 

-The Department of Corrections plans to eliminate solitary confinement for all inmates age 21 and under, but another plan is criticized by inmate advocates.

-The NYPD increased activity on the streets after a two week slowdown. 

-The NYPD sent a ceremonial unit to France to attend memorial services for law enforcers killed during last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.

-Attorneys from Muslim Advocates and the Center for Constitutional Rights urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to reverse a federal district court’s dismissal of Hassan v. City of New York. The suit involves NYPD surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey.

-In Suffolk County's fight to combat a heroin and prescription drug crisis, officials are encouraging the use of a drug to block the “high" and kill the buzz.