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FDNY: Lithium battery caused 5-alarm fire that disrupted LIRR service

The Long Island Rail Road suspended service in both directions on four branches on Friday, March 16, 2018, due to a large fire at a recycling plant near LIRR tracks in Queens. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp An improperly disposed lithium battery was to blame for the five-alarm fire in Queens that br

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-17 21:14:49

Cops: Man fatally hit pedestrian in Hempstead, then fled

A Floral Park man has been charged with fleeing an accident after he ran over a man in Hempstead who later died, Nassau County police said. Neptali Sanchez, 44, of Crown Avenue, had parked a 2001 Ford Expedition on West Columbia Avenue and gone into a deli at 149 Main St. on March 3, according to H

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-17 12:26:06

Woman killed, teenager injured after car overturns in the Bronx

A 44-year-old woman was killed and her passenger, a 16-year-old girl believed to be her daughter, was injured when their car plowed into an embankment in The Bronx and overturned at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. The accident happened after another driver, who did not stop, cut off their ca

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-18 06:44:30

Livery Cab Driver Shot 7 Times By Passenger In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A livery cab driver was shot multiple times by a passenger early Saturday morning in the Bronx. Jeffrey Cisnero Camacho picked up a street-hail fare around 12:45 a.m. at Fish Ave and Boston Road. When they reached their destination on Morrison Avenue, a male passenger robbed

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-17 16:44:25

Cops hunt masked creep who raped 12-year-old girl at knifepoint in her Brooklyn home

The incident took place in a home on Farragut Road near Remsen Ave. in Canarsie, Brooklyn, early on March 5.(Christian Mueller/Getty Images) A masked man armed with a knife raped a 12-year-old girl inside her Brooklyn home, police said Saturday. The sicko slipped inside the child's apartment on Fa

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-18 10:12:22

Ex-boyfriend charged with murder in LI nursing student's death, DA says

Haley Anderson's body was found March 9 in the off-campus home of her ex-boyfriend, Orlando E. Tercero, who has been charged with her murder, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said. Orlando Tercero, left, shown Tuesday in Managua, Nicaragua, has been charged with murder in connection w

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-18 01:10:00

Hit-and-run driver cuffed after running over man who fell down near his car on Long Island

Neptali Sanchez, 44, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting.(NCPD) Police in Long Island have arrested a driver who sped off after running over a man who fell in front of his Ford Expedition. Nassau County investigators arrested Neptali Sanchez, 44, of Floral Park, on

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-17 14:40:15

St. Patrick's Day Parade may go broke over internal feud

The St. Patrick's Day Parade may go bust over a three-year-old power struggle, insiders say. A clash of factions has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees - money that could instead go to showcase the world-famous march, grant scholarships and spread Irish-American goodwill. "It's a ba

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-17 20:57:59

Fire near LIRR tracks in Queens caused by improper disposal of lithium battery: FDNY

A fire near Long Island Railroad tracks in Jamaica on Friday was caused by improper disposal of a lithium battery, the FDNY said Saturday. Per #FDNY Fire Marshals: Cause of 3/16 5-alarm fire, 187-40 Jamaica Ave #Queens was accidental, improper disposal of lithium battery - FDNY (@FDNY) March 17, 201

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-17 19:44:59

Want To Buy A Multi Family Home in Crown Heights Brooklyn

Ready to buy your first multifam real estate investment property in Crown Heights Brooklyn and don't know where to start. Currently there are 13 Multi family 2 - 4 family investment properties for sale in Crown Heights Brooklyn posted on the Brooklyn MLS prices ranges from $699,000 to $2,550,000

ACTIVERAIN - 2018-03-17 03:52:00

Four New York service members among 7 killed in Iraq helicopter crash

BAGHDAD - Four of the seven service members killed when a U.S. helicopter crashed in Iraq on Thursday have been identified as New York residents, the Department of Defense said Saturday. The four service members were part of a seven-member team who died when the HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter th

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-17 23:00:39

Dad in murder-suicide tried to get back with mother of slain baby

Terrance Briggs (left) went on a murderous rampage before killing himself Wednesday morning.Facebook; Gabriella Bass The killer Brooklyn dad was drinking Hennessy and tried to get back with the mother of his slain daughter before going on a murderous rampage and committing suicide, sources told The


DA: New charges likely after DWI crash in Baldwin turns fatal

New charges could be coming against a West Hempstead man accused of drunken driving in a now-fatal crash in Baldwin. Police say Roy Gomez, 39, was drunk when he crashed into a car stopped at a red light on Grand Avenue and Milburn Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Initial reports said that three vi


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Police identify bat-wielding man fatally shot after beating 2 on Long Island

GREAT NECK, NY - Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot by police after he allegedly swung a baseball bat into two people's heads. Michael Delloyd Ward, 46, died after he was fatally shot by Long Island police when he beat two people with a bat (NCPD) Michael Delloyd Ward, 46, got


2 Lindenhurst women charged in overdose death, police say

Magdalena Matysek, left, 20, of 9th Street, Lindenhurst and Tiffanie Zink, 20, of Kansas Street, Lindenhurst, were arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Photo Credit: NCPD Two Lindenhur


Flushing man hit the 'jackpot' by rigging ATMs to steal almost $250,000 in cash: DA

Using high-tech skills and a doctored debit card, a Flushing man allegedly turned two Queens ATMs into slot machines that dispensed nearly a quarter-million dollars in cash to thieves, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Eric Salazar Montano, 33, of Hollis Court in the Auburndale section of Flushing


Cops seize nearly $500,000 in marijuana during a major Flushing drug bust

Six individuals face drug possession and other charges after cops conducted a massive bust at a Flushing residence this week which led to the seizure of nearly 200 pounds of marijuana and ketamine. On March 13 at around 2:20 p.m., officers from the 109th Precinct Anti-Crime Unit were on plain-clothe


Cops: Driver hurt, charged with DWI in West Babylon crash

A driver who hit a utility pole late Thursday in West Babylon was arrested and charged with drunken driving, Suffolk County police said. The woman, whose name was not released, was northbound on East Little Neck Road about 11:30 p.m. when she hit the pole near Rutland Road, police said. Her 2016 Hon


Shooting Threat Puts Forest Hills High School On Lockdown: NYPD

One person is in custody after a threat scribbled on a desk prompted cops to search the school for guns on Thursday, police say. FOREST HILLS, QUEENS -- Forest Hills High School remained on lockdown for hours Thursday as police investigated a chilling shooting threat scrawled onto a desk by a studen