New York investigates Sandy price gouging - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

New York investigates Sandy price gouging

Posted: Updated:
A woman searches through donated shoes at relief center set up in a parking lot on November 3, 2012 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island borough of New York City. A woman searches through donated shoes at relief center set up in a parking lot on November 3, 2012 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island borough of New York City.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 400 possible cases of price gouging have been reported in New York before and after Superstorm Sandy.
    
Reports are being investigated in New York City, the Hudson Valley and on Long Island by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
    
Among the reports: The price of a bag of potatoes jumped from $3 before the storm to $7. A box of matches more than tripled, to $10. And a loaf of bread more than doubled, to $7.
    
State law prohibits spikes in prices for essential goods, including food, water, gasoline, generators, batteries and flashlights. The law also prohibits sharp increases in prices by retailers, supermarkets, hardware stores, bodegas, delis and taxis.
    
A vendor may defend higher prices if they can show an increased cost of getting goods or delivering services.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:29:06 GMT
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
  • Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:25:51 GMT
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
  • Humane Society: Unethical for investigator to keep rescued horses

    Humane Society: Unethical for investigator to keep rescued horses

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:18:39 GMT
    A fight is brewing over two horses rescued by the Humane Society of Sandusky County.
    A fight is brewing over two horses rescued by the Humane Society of Sandusky County.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!