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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

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2018-03-21 20:15:53

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

NJ.COM - 2018-03-21 18:33:18

Nor'easter transit: bus, subway, train and flight updates as storm slams NY, NJ Wednesday

NEW YORK - The area's fourth nor'easter this month threatens to dump more than a foot of snow in the region, cause dangerous driving conditions and disrupt the commute throughout Wednesday. In NYC, up to a foot of snow is possible, although 4 to 8 inches is more likely as highs will climb past the f

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-21 11:12:18

Sorry, Kids: New York City Public Schools Will Be Open Thursday

New York City public schools will be open on Thursday, Mayor de Blasio's press secretary said. Eric Phillips said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon that classes would be in session despite the snow that had fallen on the five boroughs for much of the day. City schools were closed on Wednesday. "The M

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-21 21:05:15

Dancer for Jay-Z and Beyonce who 'raped a drunk 17-year-old girl as she drifted in and out of consciousness in a New York hotel' pleads guilty to a lesser charge and is released

Bijan Williams, 34, was arrested in July of last year for alleged rapePolice arrested him after a girl, 17, alleged that he got her drunk and raped herGirl said she drifted in and out of consciousness after a night of heavy drinkingWhen she woke up at 3am, Williams was raping her, she told policeCop

DAILY MAIL - 2018-03-21 23:14:37

NYC mulls ban on smoking while walking

A New York City councilman is proposing a new bill that would ban people from smoking while walking. Democratic Councilman Peter Koo from Queens said his bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk and smoke at the same time, with a likely fine of $50, according to Fox 5. Provided by The Hill "My bill

MSN.COM - 2018-03-21 16:19:19

Newark Gets $103K Rebate From PVSC (Here's Why)

NEWARK, NJ - Newark was among several New Jersey towns that received thousands of dollars in rebates from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission's Municipal Rebate Incentive Program. According to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC), here's why Newark got its $103,741 payday:"All constructi

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:51:57

Brooklyn girl testifies against man she says stabbed her and killed her friend

A young girl testified this week at the murder trial of the man accused of attacking her and her friend inside an elevator in Brooklyn. 11-year-old Mikayala Capers says she had just finished a game of tag and was headed upstairs for Italian ices with her friend, Prince Joshua Avitto, back in June of

NY1 - 2018-03-21 01:50:00

31 people hurt in school bus crash in Brooklyn: FDNY

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn - Nearly three dozen people were hurt Tuesday afternoon in a school bus crash in Brooklyn, fire officials said. The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. near Rockaway Avenue and Eastern Parkway. It's unclear whether any other vehicles were involved. At least 31 people suffered minor

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-20 17:45:03

Here's how much snow 13 experts predict for latest coastal storm (MAPS)

Another March coastal storm. Another batch of snowfall predictions. Here's a look at the latest snow forecasts issued by a wide array of weather experts, from the National Weather Service to AccuWeather and other private forecasters, as well as meteorologists from TV stations across New Jersey, New

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

Creep who torched, killed Harlem woman may spend up to life in prison

Rafael Perez, 52, was sentenced to a possible life term in prison after dousing a Harlem woman in acetone and scorching her entire body during a Dec. 7, 1997 home invasion. A sicko who killed a Harlem woman by pouring acetone down her pants and setting her on fire more than 20 years ago was sentenc

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 04:53:37

NYC Nor'easter: Latest Storm Expected To Be Worst Of Winter

NEW YORK, NY - Latest forecasts predict the fourth winter storm in just three weeks could be the worst of the season, with up to 18 inches of snow now expected and wind gusts with the potential to bring tree limbs crashing to the ground. The National Weather Forecast overnight increased the amount o

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:29:56

Spring nor'easter could bury NYC in 15 inches of snow

March came in like a lion, and has turned into a Tyrannosaurus Rex. A spring storm is expected to dump as much as 15 inches of snow on the Big Apple on Wednesday - leaving New Yorkers wondering if they'll ever be able to pack up their winter gear. The late-season strike is the fourth nor-easter to c

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-21 00:00:54

Cynthia Nixon officially announces she will challenge Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official - she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," Nixon said on Twitter. The message was accompanied by a more-than-two-minute video. "Something has t


Woman, 34, Found Dead on Bedroom Floor With Hands Cuffed, Plastic Bag on Head: Police

43 Submit a Complaint News 4 A 34-year-old woman was found dead on the floor of her Brooklyn bedroom, her hands handcuffed behind her body and a plastic bag over her head, police say. Authorities say Ketsia Zephir was pronounced dead at the scene on East 21st Street in Flatbush around 3:15 p.m. Su


Genius steals money & lotto tickets in Flushing deli burglary - then tries to cash winning ticket there

A local man who tried to cash in a winning lottery ticket he allegedly stole from a Flushing deli the previous day has been apprehended, prosecutors said. Anthony Rodriguez, 31, was arrested on March 12 by the 111th Precinct. He faces charges of burglary, grand larceny and criminal mischief in the t


'I felt as if I were naked': Muslim women who 'were forced to remove their hijabs for mugshots' file a civil rights lawsuit against New York City

Jamilla Clark, 39, and Arwa Aziz, 45, claim they were forced by New York City Police to remove their hijabs after they were arrested last yearA civil rights lawsuit filed on Friday asks for unspecified dames and a change to the city policy that requires head coverings be removed for mugshots The wom


Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins


Man accused of beating grandma to death granted call to mother from jail

A mother's love trumps all - even attempted murder, apparently. Would-be matricide victim Alisha Green was granted an odd request Monday, when Manhattan Judge Ericka Edwards modified an order in place that barred her allegedly homicidal son, Gary Bias, from speaking with her. Green had specifically