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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.
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.
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.
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.
Nassau County reassessment is no time to play politics
Not one Nassau County taxpayer has gotten a flawed property-tax bill as a result of County Executive Laura Curran’s crusade to build an accurate roll of more than 400,000 properties. That’s because tax bills generated by the new values for 2020-21 won’t be sent out until Jan. 2.
Nassau Police Arrest Two For October Murder
Nassau County police arrested two men on Tuesday and charged them with a shooting in October that left one man dead and one injured. Jamik Q. Cannon, 26, of Linden Place, Hempstead, and Brian Marquis Marshall Gibson, 23, of Kingston Avenue, South Floral Park, were arrested in connection with the sho
‘Autism Whisperer’ opening new ABA centers in Nassau County
Everyday social interactions can be daunting tasks for children with autism. Obtaining the proper education and therapy for children on the autism spectrum is up to the family, and often resources are difficult to get, not comprehensive or nonexistent. Kevin Gersh, often called the “autism whisperer
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
Brooklyn Mother Released From Rikers Island After Video Of Arrest Sparks Outrage
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of 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.
Brooklyn charges dropped against mom whose baby was ripped from her arms
BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Charges have been dropped against the Brooklyn mother whose 1-year-old baby was ripped from her arms during a disturbing arrest at the Human Resources Administration building.
Mother at center of viral video showing cops ripping baby from her arms is being held in jail on New Jersey warrant
UPDATE: Charges dropped against mom in viral video. What’ll happen to N.J. charges?. Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother’s arms at a Brooklyn public benefits office, with officials criticizing police for not de-escalating the situatio
3-year-old girl dies after being found unresponsive at Long Island day care
MALVERNE, Long Island (WABC) -- An investigation is underway into the death of a 3-year-old child at a day care in Nassau County. The incident was reported at Grace Lutheran Church and School in the 400 block of Hempstead Avenue around 1 p.m. last Friday.
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
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
NYPD: 17-year-old fatally struck by ambulette in the Bronx was pushed
FORDHAM, Bronx (WABC) -- Police are investigating the death of a teenager who was fatally struck by an ambulette in the Bronx after being pushed into traffic during an argument.
Lynbrook couple indicted on murder charges for 2016 attack on Long Beach woman
A Lynbrook couple was formally charged this past weekend for allegedly murdering a Long Beach woman in Dec. 2016. Ralph Keppler, 28, and Francesca Kiel, 21, the victim’s daughter, were arrested in November. According to authorities, Keppler beat Francesca’s mother, Theresa Kiel, with a metal barbell
Oyster Bay residents to pay more for less recycling next year
Town of Oyster Bay residents will recycle less and pay more next year under an agreement adopted by the town board on Tuesday. The town board agreed to pay $69.75 per ton of recyclables to the Sanitary District No. 1 of the Town of Hempstead. Omni Recycling of Westbury, Inc. will do the work under c
One of biggest hurdles to Noah Syndergaard-to-Yankees seems gone
LAS VEGAS — That the Mets and Yankees would even contemplate a trade large enough to ship Noah Syndergaard from Queens to the Bronx provides symbolism for where the teams are at this offseason:
Pet Store Owner, Nephew Indicted For Possessing Illegal Animals
The owner of a Levittown reptile store and his nephew were arraigned on a 52-count grand jury indictment, charging them with illegally possessing and selling dangerous and exotic reptiles.
'Power' Crew Member Killed in On-Set Accident in Brooklyn
A crew member on the Starz series Power was killed early Monday (Dec. 10) after being struck by a car in New York. Pedro Jimenez, 63, died after being hit by an SUV about 4:20 a.m. ET Monday. Jimenez was working as a production assistant and setting up traffic cones as the show prepared for a locati