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Video: Straphanger Makes Citizen’s Arrest After Woman Attacks Passengers With Umbrella, Yells Racial Slurs
A woman who repeatedly kicked passengers, hit them with her umbrella and yelled racial slurs on a New York subway train was detained by a good samaritan and arrested earlier this week.
Two men shot in Uniondale, Nassau County police say
Two men were shot in Uniondale on Wednesday night, Nassau County police said. An unknown male gunman fired multiple shots into a vehicle on Bira Street at Jerusalem Avenue just before 8 p.m., hitting two men inside, police said in a news release Thursday.
Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie agrees to 3-year extension
The Brooklyn Nets and guard Spencer Dinwiddie have agreed to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Thursday. The deal is for $34 million, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. There will be a player option on the third year, sources said.
Nassau County Residents Blast Property Tax Reassessment
MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A five-hour heated public hearing didn’t end until 12:18 a.m. on Thursday, as hundreds of outraged homeowners aired grievances about their changing property tax assessments.
Nassau County reassessment not the time for errors
When Nassau County Executive Laura Curran decided to do a full reassessment of nearly 400,000 properties and build an accurate and defensible tax roll, she set the county on a tremendously difficult path.
17-Year-Old Fugitive From Pennsylvania Arrested In Garden City
An officer saw a car traveling south on Clinton Road at 75 MPH on Dec. 5. The office tried to pull the car over, but the driver refused to stop and continued to drive in an unsafe manner on multiple streets in Garden City and Hempstead, breaking many laws. The car finally came to a stop on Stowe Pla
Firefighter killed in Brooklyn road rage attack laid to rest
BATH BEACH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Family, friends and colleagues gathered Thursday to bid a final farewell to a New York City firefighter who was killed in an apparent road rage incident in Brooklyn.
MUGSHOTS: 29 alleged gang members charged in 'enterprise of violence' at Rikers, on city streets
RIKERS ISLAND, New York City (WABC) -- More than two dozen people with alleged gang ties were indicted Wednesday in what authorities call an enterprise of violence emanating from Rikers Island to the streets of New York City.
Free Christmas ham dinner in Oceanside
The Windsor Avenue Bible Church in Oceanside is hosting a community dinner with ham and all the trimmings on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a nice meal, fellowship and new friends. RSVP online through the church’s Facebook page.
Massive fire destroys Queens stores, sparks explosions - 12 people suffer minor injuries
A massive fire swept through a row of stores in Queens early Thursday, sparking at least one explosion and leaving a dozen people with minor injuries, officials said. The blaze started inside one of the businesses on Queens Blvd. near 45th St. in Sunnyside about 2:10 a.m. and quickly spread to neigh
Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie wears shoes honoring Dr. J vs. Sixers
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie came to Philadelphia with a tribute to Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving. On Wednesday night in Philly, Dinwiddie, who has collaborated with sneaker customizer Kickasso to create a different shoe for each of the 82 regular-season games, decided to honor an icon that has mea
Judge moves back former Chief Deputy Nassau County Executive Rob Walker's obstruction of justice trial to April
Walker is accused of taking $5,000 in cash from an unnamed Nassau County contractor at a 2014 University of Notre Dame football game, according to federal prosecutors. A federal judge Thursday rescheduled the criminal trial of former Chief Deputy Nassau County Executive Rob Walker for the second tim
5 firefighters, 5 civilians hurt in Sunnyside, Queens fire
SUNNYSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- At least 10 people are injured as a raging fire burns through several businesses in Sunnyside, Queens. The fire broke out inside one store on Queens Boulevard around 2:14 a.m. Thursday and quickly spread.
High School Student Slashed in Face Says Weeks-Old Argument Sparked Violent Attack
The teenage boy slashed by another student inside their high school in Queens is speaking out for the first time as he recovers in a hospital bed. The 16-year-old boy's face is covered in stitches after the slashing at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside Tuesday morning. In an exclusive intervie
Nassau County executive defends tax reassessment plan, calls for legislative support
NASSAU COUNTY (WABC) -- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran defended her property tax reassessment plan Tuesday after weeks of outcry from some taxpayers and members of the Nassau County Legislature.
Calling Promises of Jobs 'Smoke and Mirrors,' Outraged New Yorkers Confront Amazon at City Council Meeting on HQ2
After being kept in the dark about New York's $3 billion deal with Amazon, allowing the trillion-dollar corporation to build its new headquarters—complete with helicopter landing pad for CEO Jeff Bezos—in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, concerned New York City Council members and scores
Mom with child in viral video faces NJ charges
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A New York City woman who was featured in a viral video when she had her baby ripped out of her arms and was arrested at a government office in Brooklyn is in New Jersey on Wednesday to face a judge in an unrelated case.
Student slashed in face at Queens school, NYPD says
A 14-year-old student was slashed in the face by another student at a Queens school Tuesday morning, police said. The suspect, who also is a student, slashed the victim in the face and arm at the Benjamin N. Cardozo High School on 58th Avenue and 223rd Street in Bayside at about 8:50 a.m., an NYPD s
Queens Man Gets Life In Prison For 2011 Murder In Nassau
A Queens man was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison today for the 2011 robbery and murder of a man in Freeport. Jerod Plowden, 31, was convicted on Oct. 19 of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery.
Mom whose baby was ripped away during arrest due in court in New Jersey
BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A Brooklyn mother whose 1-year-old baby was ripped from her arms during a disturbing arrest at the Human Resources Administration buildingwas released from jail after the charges against her were dropped, but that isn't the end of her legal trouble.