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Driver in fatal Greenport crash now facing charge of aggravated vehicular homicide
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted a Greenport man for his role in an alleged drunken driving crash that led to the death of a Queens man earlier this year, according to online court records.
VIDEO: Mom takes down man trying to steal her car in Bronx
MELROSE, The Bronx (WABC) -- A Bronx mom taking her son to school found a man attempting to steal her car, yanked him out of the driver's seat and detained him until police arrived.
Staten Island man charged with murder in road-rage death of firefighter
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A reputed Staten Island gang member is accused of violently slaying an off-duty firefighter during a road-rage incident on the Belt Parkway last week, authorities said.
Two charged with dumping body of Portsmouth man found in duffle bag in New York
YONKERS, N.Y. – Two people have been charged with dumping the body of a Portsmouth man who was found in a duffle bag in New York last month. 48-year-old Christopher Myrie and 29-year-old Jonisha Graham, both residents of the Bronx, were charged with one count each of Concealment of a Human Corpse, a
Woman Killed As She Crosses Notorious Queens Blvd, Police Say
SUNNYSIDE, QUEENS – A woman was hit and killed as she tried to cross Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside Monday, police said. Yimei Gao, 73, who lived on 56th Ave, was crossing the notoriously dangerous road near her home at 6:22 a.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Woman dies in Bronx from illegal butt injection, deemed homicide
A 48-year-old woman died in the Bronx from an illegal buttocks injection — and her death has been deemed a homicide, officials said Tuesday. Leslie Ayala visited the city from Philadelphia for the risky procedure. She went into cardiac arrest at the home of a friend she was staying with on Seward Av
Queens Man Gets Decades In Prison For Killing Nassau Store Clerk
A Queens man was sentenced on Monday to more than 30 years in jail for murdering a clerk at a Valley Stream convenience store he was trying to rob in 2016. Jermaine Jackson, 25, was sentenced to 365 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the murder of Edwin Lopez. Jackso
4 Busted In Fake Check-Cashing Scheme: Greenwich Police
GREENWICH, CT — A New York woman walked into a Greenwich bank and tried to cash a check. Before she can complete the transaction, bank staff realized it was a scam, and the woman walked out. But before she could leave in the getaway vehicle - with three alleged accomplices inside - Greenwich police
NYPD: Sex offender charged in Queens attempted abduction may have more victims
RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for possible additional victims of a man they saychased an 11-year-old girl and attempted to force her into his car in Queens over the weekend.
Body of young man found in Queens park, police investigating
FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a young man was found dead in a park in Queens. The body of a man in his twenties was found inside Bayswater Point State Park in Far Rockaway around noon on Sunday.
They Grabbed Her Baby and Arrested Her. Now Jazmine Headley Is Speaking Out.
[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]. Jazmine Headley took her baby boy to a public benefits office in Brooklyn on a recent Friday to find out why the city had abruptly stopped paying for him to go to day care while she worked cleaning offices.
Body found in Queens park: police
BAYSWATER, Queens — Police are investigating the discovery of a battered body found inside of Bayswater Point State Park, police said Sunday. Authorities responded to a call of an unconscious male inside of the Queens park near Mott Avenue and Beacon Place just before 12 p.m..
D'Angelo Russell, Nets Explode for 144 Points in Win vs. Trae Young, Hawks
The Brooklyn Nets stayed red-hot with a 144-127 win over the Atlanta Hawks Sunday, the team's fifth straight victory. D'Angelo Russell stepped up with 32 points, seven assists and six rebounds at the Barclays Center as the Nets reached their highest scoring total of the season. They also improved to
Man in Just Socks, Underwear Found Dead at NYC Park: Police
A man's body was found in a Queens park on Sunday, police said. The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, had trauma to his head and body, the NYPD said. He was wearing only socks and underwear, according to law enforcement sources.
Vine Co-Founder, HQ Trivia CEO Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose
Colin Kroll, the founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, was found dead at age 34 of an apparent drug overdose, according to reports. Police sources told the New York Post that he was found in Manhattan on Dec. 15.
2 arrested in death of teen fatally struck by ambulette in the Bronx
The BRONX — Police arrested two men in the death of a 17-year-old who was pushed in front of an ambulette in the Bronx. Obeb Adames and Mario Almonte were arrested Sunday for their alleged involvement in Angel Reyes-Godoy’s death.
Woman walking home pushed to the ground and raped in Queens
FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who raped a woman in Queens early Sunday morning. At 4:30 a.m., police received a call of an assault in the vicinity of Bayport Place and Augustina Avenue in Far Rockaway.
Colin Kroll, co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead in Manhattan apartment
NEW YORK — Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the HQ Trivia game, has died, the company tweeted Sunday. He was 35. “We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones du
Sketch released of man wanted for raping woman in Bronx apartment
PELHAM PARKWAY, Bronx (WABC) -- Police released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with therape of a 41-year-old woman in the Bronx. Police say on Wednesday the victim left her door unlocked in the area of Cruger Avenue and Maran Place in Pelham Parkway when she was attacked inside her apartment
SNL Actor Pete Davidson Posts Disturbing Message On Instagram, Ex-Girlfriend Ariana Grande Visits 30 Rock To Help Comic
New York police on Saturday made a "wellness check" on "Saturday Night Live" actor Pete Davidson after a social media posting Saturday appeared to suggest he was suicidal. NYPD officers met with Davidson, according to CNN. Lieutenant Paul Ng did not confirm where or when the wellness check was done.