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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.

NEWSWEEK - 2018-12-13 22:31:33

Queens County Bar Association’s Holiday Party

The Queens County Bar Association held its annual holiday party on Thursday, December 6, co-sponsored with other Queens bar associations. Taking place at the Floral Terrace, the event was attended by attorneys, judges, and friends of the various bar associations, each bearing gifts to be donated to

WESTERN QUEENS GAZETTE - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

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.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-13 23:03:06

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.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-13 10:24:59

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.

ESPN - 2018-12-13 23:18:04

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

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-13 12:15:00

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

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-12-12 23:50:28

Wake held for NYC firefighter killed in apparent road rage incident in Brooklyn

BATH BEACH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Family, friends and colleagues gathered Wednesday at the wake for an off-duty New York City firefighterkilled in an apparent road rage incident in Brooklyn.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-13 04:36:03

Mom whose baby was ripped away during arrest due in court in New Jersey

TRENTON -- 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.

6ABC.COM - 2018-12-12 16:11:49

Woman Found Dead After Fire In Flushing Home, Police Say

FLUSHING, NY – A woman's body was found in the wreckage of a Queens apartment after a fire Tuesday night, police said. The woman, 65, had not been named as of Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the first floor apartment at 4332 Kissena Blvd, a 16-story building in Flushing, at 9:45 p.m.

PATCH - 2018-12-12 17:14:00

NJ Credit Card Fraud Charges Dropped Against Mom in Caught-on-Camera Clash With Police, Day After Judge Orders Release From Rikers

A mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in the crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office has agreed to do community service to resolve a separate legal case in New Jersey.

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-12-11 19:04:22

Arrest made after 57-year-old woman fatally struck in Brooklyn hit and run

GRAVESEND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police have arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver after a woman was fatally struck in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. The 57-year-old victim, identified as Francine LaBarbara, was run down while walking at West 2nd Street and Avenue Y in the Gravesend section around 8 a.m.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-12 18:17:08

After viral video of NYPD snatching baby from her arms as she waited for a child care voucher, Jazmine Headley has charges dropped

According to Vox, an arrest stemming from a December 7th visit to a Brooklyn Human Resources Center has created a firestorm after a video showing the NYPD forcefully taking Jazmine Headley’s one-year-old son Damone from her while she was trying to obtain a voucher for child care went viral. Headley

BLACKYOUTHPROJECT.COM - 2018-12-12 17:20:57

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

AMNY.COM - 2018-12-11 15:44:00

Mom from viral video showing cops yanking baby away from her ordered released from Rikers Island after charges against her dropped

A Brooklyn mom arrested after cops forcibly yanked her baby away was poised to leave jail Tuesday after a pair of legal victories. Jazmine Headley first had charges dropped against her from the viral video incident inside a Brooklyn social welfare office, and then a borough judge ordered her release

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-11 17:05:00

Man wanted for road rage killing of FDNY firefighter nabbed in NJ — report

Authorities have apprehended a man they say beat an off-duty FDNY firefighter to death with a baseball bat during a road rage incident in Brooklyn. The suspect, believed to be a Latin Kings gang member, was apprehended with a woman inside a hotel at the Circle Inn on Victory Plaza in South Amboy N.J

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-11 12:00:00

Woman whose baby was ripped from her arms by officers won't face charges

A mother who had her 1-year-old child snatched from her arms by officers at a Brooklyn social services office will not face charges stemming from that incident and will be released from Rikers Island, where she was being held on an unrelated warrant.

AOL CORP - 2018-12-12 01:07:00

57-year-old woman fatally struck in Brooklyn hit and run

GRAVESEND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. The 57-year-old woman, identified as Francine LaBarbara, was struck while walking at West 2nd Street and Avenue Y in the Gravesend section at around 8 a.m.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-12 00:16:41

Manhattan nanny found guilty of trying to kill infant boy by stuffing baby wipe down his throat

A Manhattan nanny has been found guilty of shoving a baby wipe down the tiny throat of a 2-month-old boy in her care last year, nearly killing him. Marianne Benjamin-Williams, 47, was found guilty on all counts including attempted murder, assault and strangulation after one day of deliberations in M

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-11 20:45:00

VIDEO: Mom Uses Baby As Shield To Avoid Arrest, Then Cops Get Blamed

A New York judge now has barred Jazmine Headley from having contact with her one-year-old son. Brooklyn, NY – The New York Police Department (NYPD) has launched an investigation into the amount of force officers utilized while arresting a mother who used her one-year-old son as a human shield (video

DEFENSEMAVEN.IO - 2018-12-11 16:04:54