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Man accidentally killed by 7 train at Grand Central subway station

NEW YORK — Police are investigating the death of a man who was killed in an accident at a crowded subway station in midtown Manhattan. It happened just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 42nd Street and Grand Central subway station.


Somerville Police Crime Log Feb. 11 – Feb. 17

Rahkeen Gray, of 163 Polaski St., Brooklyn, NY, February 11, 9:25 p.m., arrested at Somerville Ave. on charges of armed robbery and attempt to commit a crime, and on warrant charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon, and miscellaneous municipal ordinance violation.


Funeral held for NYPD detective tragically killed by friendly fire

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. — Family and friends will gather Wednesday morning to bid a final farewell to Detective Brian Simonsen. The 19-year veteran was tragically killed while responding to a robbery in Queens.


37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Woodside Among Priority Locations for New Vision Zero Plan

The city has unveiled a new Vision Zero plan highlighting the next batch of streets and intersections deemed dangerous across the boroughs that will see enhanced safety measures—with a long avenue running between Jackson Heights and Woodside among the targeted locations.


Brooklyn Man Arrested For Nassau County Murder: Police

A Brooklyn man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the murder of a Hempstead man, who was shot early Monday morning in Hempstead. 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 in


Second Person To Be Sentenced For Acid Attack On Queens Woman

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A second person involved in an acid attack on a Queens woman will be sentenced today. Jerry Mohammed pleaded guilty to throwing acid on Alexandra Dyer as she left work back in 2015, leaving her with severe burns.


New York Lawmakers Get an Earful From Commuters During Subway 'Ride-Along'

Legislators rode the rails with commuters on a listening tour Tuesday morning that many hope will improve the transit system. New York Sen. Mike Gianaris went on a the ride-along with the Riders Alliance — a group that" fights for fights for reliable, affordable, world-class public transit" — to fin


Officials: Suspect Christopher Ransom indicted in friendly fire shooting

The robbery suspect accused of murder in last week's friendly fire killing of an NYPD detective from Long Island has been indicted on charges of murder and other offenses, his defense attorney and law enforcement officials said Tuesday.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


Zombie Deer Disease In New York State

There is a disease spreading through deer that makes them zombie like and emaciated. It has affected deer in twenty four states including New York. It's official name is Chronic Wasting Disease but it is also called zombie deer disease. It is an illness that has been found in deer across twenty four


She Fought for Stronger Sexual Abuse Laws. Her Son Was the Reason.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]. For years, the Child Victims Act failed again and again. And for years, Margaret Markey continued to push for it in the New York State Legislature.


Man accused of exposing himself, rubbing against 9-year-old girl in Queens

WOODSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl on a Queens subway. The incident happened on a southbound 7 train last Thursday.


Suspect turns himself in, charged with Queens rape of woman against vehicle

WOODSIDE, Queens — Police say the man wanted in connection with a Queens rape last week has turned himself in. Matthew Luna of Queens turned himself in at the 108th Precinct Monday night with his attorney, according to authorities.


Police Seek Pair After 3 Guest Room Robberies At NYC Hotels

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police in Manhattan are looking for two men for a series of frightening robberies inside midtown hotels. Police say the men are known to have struck three times, knocking on the door of hotel rooms and then pushing themselves inside, demanding cash and valuables by threatenin


Meek Mill Explains Why He No Longer Supports Tekashi 6ix9ine

Last week, Meek Mill was vocal in spreading his distaste for Tekashi 6ix9ine. The Brooklyn rapper is presently in a tricky spot, dealing with a most sentence of life in jail for his involvement in a racketeering conspiracy. He’s been singing like a fowl to the feds although in hopes that they minimi


Man wanted for sex act involving little girl on subway

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police in New York City are trying to track down a man who sexually abused a young girl in the subway system. The NYPD says it happened last Thursday afternoon in Jamaica, Queens on a southbound 7 train. Police say the man approached the 9-year-old girl on the train about 2:45


New York State Senator Seeks Split

A New York State Senator from the Capital Region is calling for a study that would examine whether New York should be split into two separate entities. Freshman Republican Daphne Jordan of Halfmoon has introduced legislation to address what she calls “a tale of two states.”


MTA seizes tax refund of former homeless Brooklyn veteran for 22 year old ticket

It’s tax season in broke-ville, and after a year of waiting for the never-not-delayed and often-noxious L train, the MTA is here to levy your meager tax return for an alleged 22-year-old unpaid transit violation. That’s exactly what happened to Marine veteran and Brooklynite David Evans, who discove


Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe has died at 92

LOS ANGELES -- Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92.


Raccoons have invaded this Brooklyn subway station

Masked bandits are taking over a Brooklyn subway station. A plague of furry raccoons has struck an L train station in Canarsie — irking straphangers who say they’ll do anything to avoid the masked furballs.