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Conviction overturned for man in 2001 Brooklyn strip club murder

BROOKLYN, New York City (WABC) -- A man in prison for a 2001 murder outside a Brooklyn strip club had his conviction vacated Friday because the confession used in his trial did not match the facts of the case.


Boy, 15, and 23-Year-Old Man Killed in Separate Brooklyn Shootings: NYPD

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in front of his home in Brooklyn, one of two people killed in separate shootings in the borough Friday, police say. Samuel Joseph was shot in the head and torso in front of his apartment building on Flatbush Avenue at around 5:45 p.m., police said.


Jennifer Lawrence Finally Reveals Her Massive Engagement Ring

We recently reported that Jennifer Lawrence is newly engaged to NYC art gallery director Cooke Maroney. While Lawrence has certainly been out and about since he proposed, we predicted that the small ring she was wearing on her ring finger was perhaps a stunt ring or this ring with the diamond spun a


New York Governor Cuomo orders probe into Facebook access to personal data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known.


Wood beam from 7 train's elevated tracks strikes SUV in Woodside

New York City Transit President Andy Byford promised Friday that the MTA would inspect "every inch of elevated tracks" in the city, one day after a large wood beam fell from the 7 train tracks in Woodside and crashed through the windshield of a vehicle passing underneath.


Franklin (54) at Lawrence (48) - Boys Basketball

Jared Williams scored 15 points to help Franklin earn a 54-48 victory over Lawrence in Lawrenceville. With a 26-22 lead at halftime, Franklin outscored Lawrence 19-12 in the third quarter.


Math is COOL at MoMath!

Waverly here, your Patch NYC Kids' Mayor! I admit - I am not the biggest fan of math and I was counting on MoMath to change how I feel about it -- see what I did there... I would love to be as excited to go to math class as I was to visit this museum. As soon as we walked through the doors, I was al


Board Of Elections Is Suing New York City To Block Translators From Poll Sites

With a citywide special election just days away, the New York City Board of Elections is suing the city to prevent language translators hired by the de Blasio administration from entering poll sites to assist voters.


Husband Kills Self, Longtime Wife With Shotgun in NY Home; Daughter Finds Their Bodies

A Long Island husband shot and killed his decades-long wife in their home -- and the couple's 21-year-old daughter was the one who found their bodies, police say. Nassau County police said Friday that Douglas Kelly, 54, murdered his 50-year-old wife Dawn with a shotgun in their Bellmore home the nig


Five Towns Chabad honors supporters and leaders on Feb. 24

The Jean Fischman Chabad Center of the Five Towns invites community members to attend its Feb. 24 gala honoring several primary supporters and other leaders for their commitment and compassion.


Designing Lawrence village’s flood mitigation project

An $8.776 million drainage improvement project for the Village of Lawrence is expected to have a shovel hitting dirt in the summer of 2020, according to Nassau County officials and the engineers from the firm LKMA.


Long Island mom warns daughter not to come home before apparent murder-suicide

BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 50-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide on Long Island. Police say Dawn Kelly was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the master bedroom of her home on Thomas Place in Bellmore just before 8:30 p.m.


To Stop Gang Violence, Nassau County Detectives and African American Ministers Join Together

Freeport, NY - February 22, 2019 - On Thursday, February 21, John Wighaus, President of the Nassau County Detectives Association, called on the community to support his department’s efforts to protect Nassau County from gang violence. Wighaus spoke to an assembly of church leaders from Long Island a


Police investigating fatal shooting of Brooklyn teen

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crime scene investigators and detectives were working over the scene of a deadly shooting which took the life of a 15-year-old student on Friday. The boy's mother was extremely distraught as she and other family members came home trying to get in their apartment. The boy


Brooklyn church is full of hidden history

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn— Brooklyn Heights is home to Plymouth Church. A church and it’s members that staked their livelihood and reputation on helping slaves escape to freedom.


Nassau DA: MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Three Attempted Murders, Sexual Assault of a Child

Mineola, NY - February 22, 2019 - Nassau County District Attorney announced that a Hempstead MS-13 member who was arrested in March 2017 for attempting to murder three people, including a two-year-old child he sexually assaulted, pleaded guilty to the entire grand jury indictment yesterday and is ex


These 5 NYC Bars Are Perfect For Celebrating National Margarita Day

Honestly, we just found out about this day ourselves, so naturally, we had to create a list of our 5 favourite bars to get a kick-ass margarita in the city. So what’re you waiting for? Let’s take advantage of this holy day and get drinking!


NCPD Reports Second Arrest Made in Connection with Fatal Hempstead Shooting

Hempstead, NY - February 22, 2019 - The Homicide Squad has made a second arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:47 a.m. in Hempstead.


It's The Weekend Service Changes On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, E, F, J, M, N, L, Q, and R Trains... Thanks!

It's the weekend again and just like your loser ex, the subway is ready to disappoint you as usual. Thanks!. That's right Jimmy, I'm talking about you. Here are your weekend subway changes, courtesy of the MTA. Trains that won't play you as much are the D, the G, and the S.


Second Man Arrested In Nassau County Murder: Police

Nassau County police have arrested a second man they say was involved in the murder of a Hempstead man earlier this week. According to police, two men were shot in front of 100 Terrace Ave. just after 2:45 a.m. Monday. One of the men, Matthew Gilreath, 28, of Hempstead, died from his injuries on Tue