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3 sought in Newark gunpoint gas station robbery

NEWARK-- Police are searching for two men who held up a gas station early Tuesday morning and a third person who drove the getaway vehicle. A member of the public flagged down a police officer around 1:45 a.m. and informed them of the robbery at the Gulf station located at 242 Elizabeth Ave. Two men

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 02:04:11

Third person charged in human-trafficking ring involving Brooklyn brothel

Cops say an apartment in this building on Lincoln Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, served as a brothel.(Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News) A third suspect has been charged in a human trafficking case centered on a Brooklyn brothel, according to authorities. Detectives have also determined that

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:47:10

N.J. rapper Cardi B says NYPD officer put her in chokehold

Rapper Cardi B, who currently has the No. 2 song in the country with "Bodak Yellow," recently tweeted that a New York police officer put her in a chokehold. Cardi, born Belcalis Almanzar, hails from the Bronx and lives in Edgewater. "I can't believe this cop put me on a choke hole just now sh*t is

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 17:09:08

Driver in fatal Queens bus crash involved in prior accident, failed to stop at red light

The speeding driver who ran a red light and caused a deadly bus crash in Queens had been down this road before. Fifteen months before Raymond Mong, 49, plowed a tour bus into an MTA bus, killing himself and two others, Mong steered a car past a red light in Queens and plowed into a van. Mong, who

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:12:17

Bronx-born rap star Cardi B accuses NYPD cop of putting her in banned chokehold

The hip hop star Cardi B claimed in a social media post that cops put her in a banned chokehold, but never filed an official complaint about it. Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, 24, said on Twitter Tuesday, "I can't believe this cop put me on a choke hole just now s--- is crazy these

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:17:05

Paterson police seize almost 8,000 bags of heroin during drug raid

Paterson police arrested three men and seized almost 8,000 bags of heroin following an investigation into the sale of drugs in the area of Park Avenue and East 18th Street and several surrounding areas. The narcotics division arrested Rafael E. Collazo, 43, of Paterson; Edward Infante, 38, of Brookl

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:42:01

Man gets three months in jail for spraying hate graffiti in Queens

A Queens man will spend three months behind bars for spraying homophobic, political graffiti on 25 houses and businesses in his neighborhood. Yaacov Shemesh, 53, wrote bigoted remarks like "Obama f----t" on buildings within walking distance of his Astoria home between December and May. Police say

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:02:43

Local residents earn degrees, make dean's lists

Residents of Cedar Grove and Verona have earned honors at college. At the University of Rhode Island's 131st commencement on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2017, in Kingston, R.I., about 2,600 undergraduate and 650 graduate students became the university's newest alumni. The following local student

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-20 14:27:00

Brett Gardner embraces leadership role as Yankees hope to make another World Series run 

Brett Gardner leads the Yankees beyond hitting first in the batting order. The speedy outfielder is the lone position player remaining from the Yankees' last World Series championship in 2009, making him a valued veteran presence in a locker room filled with young stars. Several key members of th

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 14:00:28

Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

MIAMI (AP) - Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pn

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-09-20 18:53:39

Congressman Joseph Crowley Seeks 9/11 Medal of Valor for Public Safety Officers

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens/The Bronx), the House Democratic Caucus chairman, is introducing legislation calling for public safety officers who responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and died due to 9/11-related health conditions to receive the Presidential Medal of Valor. In 2

OBSERVER - 2017-09-20 21:13:56

Brooklyn federal judge pays homage to the late, crusading DA Ken Thompson in novel ‘Race to Judgment’ 

Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block's "Race to Judgment" puts the crusading, determined lawyer Ken Williams in the middle of a maelstrom.(Jesse Ward/for New York Daily News) A federal judge is going from law to lit in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel about Brooklyn's wrongful convictions and its

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:10:07

Tractor trailer makes wrong turn, gets stuck on boardwalk down shore

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) - A tractor trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got stuck on a boardwalk at the New Jersey shore. Workers in Ventnor spent Wednesday morning removing benches and railings to help the truck get off of the boardwalk. Police said that the tractor trailer first drove onto the boa

MY9NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 19:22:00

Footage shows suspect who woman in her apartment

Police released footage Wednesday of a man who broke into a woman's Bronx apartment and raped her at gunpoint earlier this month. The suspect climbed up the fire escape of a building near the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Thieriot Avenue in Van Nest and climbed through the 28-year-old victim's b

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-20 15:53:17

Norwood to City: No Shelter at Sam's Carpeting

COUNCILMAN ANDREW COHEN (at podium) at the demonstration says the proposed shelter across from PS/MS 20 is a bad idea. Photo by David Cruz Norwood residents are looking to pull the rug from under a proposed shelter at a carpet store on Webster Avenue. Elected officials, community stakeholders and sc

NORWOODNEWS.ORG - 2017-09-20 14:16:19

J.J. Watt raises over $37 million for Harvey relief

J.J. Watt is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Houston Texans. And while his play on the field is impressive, his recent fundraising for the city he loves is truly awe-inspiring. Watt started a fundraising campaign on YouCaring.com to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey o

MY9NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 10:08:00

Rapist Climbs Fire Escape, Sneaks in Woman's Bedroom Window: Police

A man sneaked into a woman's third-floor bedroom window using the fire escape, flashed a gun and raped her after she gave him $400 in cash, authorities say. Police say the man attacked the woman shortly after midnight Sunday, Sept. 10 in her apartment building near East Tremont and Thieriot avenues

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-09-20 14:06:43

School officials say North Bergen pre-K trailers will get fire safety doors

NORTH BERGEN -- On Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy knocked down power lines and started an early morning fire that destroyed two of the pre-K classroom trailers installed 11 years earlier at James J. Braddock Park, a Hudson County park in North Bergen. No one was inside at the time, and no children o

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 17:33:30

Number of Queens vacation homes soared over past decade, census shows

People investing in condos in Long Island City may be contributing to the growth of secondary homes in the borough. (Credit: Sarina Trangle) The number of vacation homes in Queens has more than doubled over the past decade, according to recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau coun

AMNY.COM - 2017-09-21 00:14:05

North Jersey Indie Fest returns with more labels, more diversity

The second annual North Jersey Indie Festival returns to Jersey City's Cathedral Hall on Saturday, Sept. 23, featuring an eclectic mix of two dozen bands from the area. The brainchild of Neil Sabatino of Mint 400 Records and Frank DeFranco of Sniffling Indie Kids, last year's festival utilized Cath

NJ.COM - 2017-09-20 21:49:31