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Pimps arrested, victims rescued in Super Bowl-related sex trafficking

The exterior of Metlife Stadium before the start

(Credit: Metlife Stadium before the start of Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014. (Dave Lyons))

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies recovered 16 minors and arrested 45 pimps and their associates in sex peddling associated with the Super Bowl, the FBI announced yesterday.

The minors ranged in age from 13 to 17 and included high school students and children who had been reported missing, the FBI said. More than 70 women and children were provided services and referrals to programs...

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Super Bowl Week will leave its mark on city traffic

Super Bowl boulevard

(Credit: Crews help create the toboggan run on Super Bowl Boulevard. (Charles Eckert))

New Yorkers should be aware of street closures and serious traffic jams this week because of the Super Bowl, according to the New York City Department of Transportation.

Broadway is completely closed to vehicle traffic between West 34th and 47th streets through Sunday, Feb. 2.

Beginning tomorrow and lasting through Sunday, West 41st Street will be partially closed between Sixth and Seventh...

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De Blasio cracking down on speeding drivers

de blasio

(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday announced a wide-ranging crackdown on reckless driving, including plans to issue more tickets, lower the speed limit on dangerous streets and assign more cops to highway patrol.

De Blasio, who noted that seven pedestrians have been killed so far this year in New York City, along with nearly 2,000 in the last decade, said he wants to reduce the fatality statistics...

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