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Correction: Budget Battle-Water Cleanups story

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - In a story March 23 about a budget bill in Congress, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the bill would give $73 million to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The money would go to the Chesapeake Bay's program, not the foundation. A corrected version of the story i

DAILY STAR - 2018-03-23 14:01:35

Man gets 16 years for killing innocent bystander during shootout

JERSEY CITY - A 21-year-old Jersey City who accidentally shot an innocent bystander in the back of the head during a shootout was sentenced to 16 years in prison today. James Wheeler pleaded guilty to the aggravated manslaughter of Larry Darnell Freeman, 50, who was shot on Sackett Street between A

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 20:00:34

NYC babysitter gets 100 years to life for raping two kids, recording the assaults

A Manhattan babysitter who raped two children and recorded the sick crimes will spend 100 years to life behind bars. Milton Narvaez, 36 was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday. Narvaez molested a 6-year-old boy over a period of six years, beginning in February 2008. His other victim,

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-24 03:57:08

Meet Mikkeller NYC, the brewery at Citi Field opening on Sunday

Just in time for baseball season, the first independent brewery to open in a Major League Baseball park will debut at Citi Field in Queens, home of the Mets. Mikkeller NYC, the first New York outpost for Danish gypsy brewer Mikkel Jarnit-Bergs, is a full-scale production brewery and taproom under th

BREWYORKNEWYORK.COM - 2018-03-24 00:24:23

Family of woman slain by her ex-boyfriend fumes as the murderer refuses to apologize for his crime at sentencing

Relatives of a woman murdered execution-style by her jealous ex-boyfriend were outraged at his refusal to express remorse Friday at his sentencing to 25 years to life in prison. "Why? Why won't he say anything?" one sister of 23-year-old victim Michelle Marks cried out from the gallery of Brooklyn

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 19:48:33

NYC Man Gets 25+ Years for Stalking, Killing Ex-Girlfriend in 2016

48 Submit a Complaint Police have confirmed to News Four that Lamont Wright is in custody following the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Marks. Just minutes before she was shot and killed, someone told her that Wright was lurking around her workplace with a gun. Rana Novini reports. (

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-23 20:15:18

March for Our Lives 2018 -- Live coverage from around New Jersey

Thousands across New Jersey and millions across the country will rally for the end of gun violence on Saturday. Many students, triggered by the recent school shooting that killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, are expected to be present at the marches. Protestors al

NJ.COM - 2018-03-24 12:05:14

Feds: Rapper should spend five years in jail on tax charge

Earl Simmons, the rap star known as DMX, pleaded guilty in December to evading taxes of $1.7 million. Rapper DMX, left, whose given name is Earl Simmons, leaving federal court in New York, August 11, 2017. Photo Credit: AP / Larry Newmeister Prosecutors told a Manhattan federal judge on Friday tha

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-23 23:33:01

City airport workers' minimum wage raised to $19 per hour

The Port Authority will raise the wages of more than 40,000 workers at all three New York City-area airports - boosting the minimum to $19 an hour by 2023, agency officials voted on Thursday. The employees, including cleaners, wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers, security, and others, will get a

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 19:30:28

Driver with suspended license charged in double-fatal crash

JERSEY CITY -- A 32-year-old man has been charged with two counts of death by auto for a crash that killed two Union City residents on Tonnelle Avenue last month, authorities said. Alex Torres, of Union City, was driving with a suspended license on Feb. 11 when he killed Mario Guevara, 25, and Heat

NJ.COM - 2018-03-22 15:03:47

How Jason Pierre-Paul trade benefits Giants teammates Odell Beckham Jr., Landon Collins

The salary cap relief the Giants gained by trading Jason Pierre-Paul won't be felt until 2019 and 2020. And that's just when the Giants need it. Two of the team's brightest young stars -- Pro Bowlers wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and safety Landon Collins -- are scheduled to hit free agency after

NJ.COM - 2018-03-22 18:42:20

Date night! Blake Lively shows off her legs in bold check dress as she flirts up a storm with husband Ryan Reynolds at Final Portrait premiere in NYC

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds made a rare red carpet appearance together Thursday night in New York. The couple turned out to support friend Stanley Tucci at the premiere of Final Portrait, a film he wrote and directed. Blake, 30, and Ryan, 41, put on a flirty show as they posed for photos together

THIS IS MONEY - 2018-03-23 00:56:10

Union City man charged in fatal Jersey City crash

JERSEY CITY - Alex Torres, 31, of Union City, surrendered to members of the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit on March 20, and has been charged with two counts of death by auto, two counts of causing death or injury while driving on a suspended license, and three counts of assault by auto


Long Island Woman Dies While Shoveling Snow, Marking 4th Death Linked to Latest Nor'easter

Some parts of New York saw more than 16 inches of snow -- Patchogue had 20.1 On Long Island the storm was responsible for one death, and multiple car crashes. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018) Four deaths have been blamed on the so-called four'easter, including one of a Lo

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-22 15:02:41

#BREAKING NYC Firefighter killed in Harlem fire

A firefighter died while battling a five alarm fire in Harlem late last night. The fire broke out in the basement of a building on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11 p.m. As flames spread, a firefighter became trapped. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Three other firef

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-23 06:28:02

Proposed bill would ban smoking while walking in NYC

Smoking is already banned in most public places in the city, but now a local lawmaker is looking to ban smoking while walking. Queens Councilman Peter Koo is pushing a bill that would hit smokers with a $50 fine if they are caught lighting up while walking along city streets. Smokers who stay in one


Man Killed in NJ Crash Involving Stolen Car, Snow Plow: Police

Police say a stolen vehicle in New Jersey slammed into another car during March's fourth nor'easter to clobber the tri-state, killing one person. Cops say 32-year-old Nafis Majette was riding as a passenger when the driver of a stolen vehicle hit his car head-on Wednesday afternoon in Newark. A park


How much snow did North Jersey get Wednesday?

The forecast called for upwards of a foot of snow in parts of North Jersey Wednesday. Whether it hits those projections remains to be seen. As of 6 p.m. here's how much snow some parts of the region got as the snow continues to fall: Westwood: 5.1 inches Elmwood Park: 5 inches Ridgewood: 4.8 inches


UPS employee charged with stealing sneakers worth $1,160: police

SECAUCUS -- A UPS employee was charged with stealing three pairs of sneakers valued at more than $1,100 from the package delivery company's facility in Secaucus, police said. Secaucus police responded to UPS on County Avenue at 7:48 a.m. on March 15 and arrested Halif Bryant, 41, of Jersey City, Sec


Murder case dropped against man imprisoned for 22 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors dropped charges Wednesday against a New York man who spent 22 years in prison for a double killing before new witnesses came forward and his conviction was overturned. The decision came after a judge had already overturned Calvin Buari's conviction and freed him in May. N