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Winter Weather Updates, Road Closures for This Weekend

By now many are preparing for what the Weather Network is calling Winter Storm Harper. The network reports the storm has already hit parts in places like Lone Pine, California, where five inches of snow fell in just two hours.


Brooklyn Father Shot To Death Defending Daughter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn father was shot to death while defending his daughter over the weekend in Crown Heights. Shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 43-year-old Philip Scarlett was at an apartment in the Kingsborough Houses, waiting for his daughter to arrive.


Police hunt for gunmen in Brooklyn housing slay

Police are asking for help identifying two men who fatally shot a Brooklyn man during a struggle inside the Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights. The violence erupted at 1:36 p.m.Sunday in a fifth-floor stairwell at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk in the public housing complex, where a 43-year-old man was


Woman killed in Brooklyn apartment

A Brooklyn woman was killed inside her Brooklyn apartment, authorities said Thursday. Loretta Witherspoon, 40, was found dead inside her Wortman Ave. apartment in East New York about 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 3, police said.


Brooklyn Heroin Dealers Earned $50K A Week, Prosecutors Say​

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- Police busted a drug dealing crew that raked in $50,000-a-week delivering heroin, cocaine and prescription meds in South Brooklyn, prosecutors announced. William "Blanco" Barrous, 27, and Emmanuel Batista, 28, are charged with operating as major traffickers under the state's dr


Winter Storm Watches Issued For Weekend Storm, How Much Snow Will There Really Be?

As the weekend approaches the winter weather that has been on forecasters minds is getting closer and a bit easier to predict. The National Weather Service announced winter storm watches Thursday morning.


Man Sentenced in Fatal Stabbing of Morgan Freeman Relative

NEW YORK — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times in August 2015 while under the influence of alcohol and drugs


Shutdown: NY Gov. Offers Federal Workers Assistance

If you're a New Yorker who has been affected by the partial federal government shutdown, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits through the New York state Department of Labor.


Child rape suspect claims 11-year-old girl got pregnant from his clothing: Reports

A 33-year-old New York man accused of raping a tween girl reportedly claimed she got pregnant from his clothes. Police have accused Robert Cronin, 33, of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl sometime between February and March 2018. WTEN reported that the victim recently had the baby; DNA tes


NYC Weather: Here's When Snow Will Slam The City

NEW YORK — New York City's first serious snowfall in about two months will make for a slick Friday morning commute before more snow, sleet and freezing rain strike this weekend, the National Weather Service says.


Women’s March 2019: NYC street closures, route, and time

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will take to the street for the third annual Women’s March in New York City. The event began in 2017 as a way to show support for women’s rights during the inauguration of President Donald Trump; last year, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets for


Applebee’s dine-and-dash turns into 3-county chase after N.J. cop gets dragged by car

A dine-and-dash by wig-wearing Applebee’s customers in Clifton on Wednesday led to a high-speed chase through three counties after a cop investigating the theft got dragged 50 feet by a car, authorities said.


Former N.J. teacher admits sexually assaulting 15-year-old student

A former second-grade teacher In Jersey City admitted Wednesday she sexually assaulted a 15-year-old student in her Lyndhurst home more than three years ago. Lauren Coyle-Mitchell, 36, pleaded guilty in Bergen County Superior Court to aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child,


4-year-old dies after found unresponsive at Jersey City school

JERSEY CITY — A Jersey City neighborhood is in mourning after a four-year-old student of School 37 died Thursday afternoon. The boy was unresponsive after taking a nap at the school and was taken away in an ambulance at dismissal time, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.


New York Fugitive Captured In Middletown: PD

MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Queens man wanted in New York for aggravated unlicensed operator in the first degree was arrested in Middletown as a wanted fugitive, according to police. Police made the arrest Jan. 15 on the extraditable offense. King Burden, 36, was held in lieu of $100,000 bond.


The Grand Oshkosh Presents COCKTAIL HOUR: THE SHOW

Cocktail Hour: The Show, by New York City-based company Ballets with a Twist, will make its Wisconsin debut at The Grand Oshkosh (100 High Avenue) on Saturday, March 30, at 7:30pm. Beer, wine, and a special selection of mixed drinks will be available in the lobby throughout the evening, with seat-si


Sergio Da Silva Found Guilty of 3rd-Degree Robbery; Faces 7 Years in Prison

MMA fighter Sergio Da Silva reportedly was convicted of third-degree robbery and may face seven years in prison as a result, per TMZ Sports. He was charged for a 2017 bank robbery in New York after appearing in surveillance footage of the incident. However, he was not convicted of first-degree robbe


Mexican mobster's ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

New York (AFP) - A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Thursday that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes.


Police seize illegal alligator from New York state home

Jan. 17 (UPI) — Police executing a search warrant on a New York state home ended up calling for assistance when they made an unexpected discovery — an alligator. The Suffolk County SPCA said the Suffolk County Police Department was searching a Long Island home on an unrelated matter when they discov


CNY Reads One Book selects Trevor Noah memoir 'Born a Crime' for 2019 season

Last summer, first year students at Syracuse University were assigned a shared reading experience: every incoming freshman was to read Trevor Noah's memoir Born a Crime. CNY Reads One Book has also selected the book for its 19th season, which kicks off tonight at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt.