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NYPD sergeant fired following off-duty shooting of Brooklyn man

NYPD Sergeant Ritchard Blake shot 21-year-old Thavone Santana in the mouth on August 2, near the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and Livonia Avenue, police said.

PIX11.COM - 2018-08-18 15:11:43

Police say homeless man fatally stabbed in NYC park

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HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-18 20:57:40

Woman clinging to life after bloody fracas outside Bronx lounge

One 24-year-old woman was shot in the head, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg, a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the head and a 21-year-old man was stabbed in the back during the fracas, cops said.

NEW YORK POST - 2018-08-18 16:20:05

Emotional words as 2 men charged in marijuana grow house explosion that killed FDNY chief are sentenced

Garivaldi Castillo, 33, and Julio Salcedo, 36, were defendants in an unusual hearing. It's rare that a person is held criminally responsible for conditions that cause the death of a New York City firefighter, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

PIX11.COM - 2018-08-17 23:41:43

4 shot, 2 stabbed in the Bronx

ALLERTON, the Bronx — Four people were shot, including a woman who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and two others were stabbed in the Bronx early Saturday, police said.

PIX11.COM - 2018-08-18 13:29:33

Unidentified man dies after he's found with gun wound on Queens street - NY Daily News

A man died after he was found sprawled on a Queens street with a gunshot wound early Saturday, police said.Cops were called to 118th St. and 101st Ave. in Richmond Hill about 2:30 a.m., where they found the unidentified victim unconscious.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Three People Shot Outside NYC Lounge, Police Say

Three people who were shot were taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where they were listed in critical condition, the NYPD said.

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-08-18 20:33:59

Yankees Hit 4 Homers In Big Win Over Blue Jays

Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar and Greg Bird also connected as New York moved 31 games over .500, matching a season high. Andujar had three hits and three RBIs, and Gregorius also drove in three runs.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-18 18:48:35

Woman killed, several injured in fire at Brooklyn building in Crown Heights

Four people were been taken to hospitals, where a woman died from her injuries, officials said. The three others were reported in critical condition. Six other people, including four firefighters, suffered minor injuries, according to FDNY Deputy Chief Anthony DeVita.

SILIVE.COM - 2018-08-17 12:58:00

13-year-old boy followed, groped by man inside Brooklyn church: police

On Aug. 10 at about 7:45 p.m., a man followed the victim, who police sources said is a 13-year-old boy, into a church along Fifth Avenue and 48th Street in Sunset Park.

PIX11.COM - 2018-08-17 09:10:57

New Yorkers Put Up More Aretha Franklin Tributes In Subway Stations

Makeshift tributes went up atthe Franklin Street subway stationin Tribeca earlier this week—those included wheat-pasted messages in the stairwells reading, “Say a little prayer for Aretha” and “Aretha Makes Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” (on the southbound side of the station), as well as four handwr

GOTHAMIST.COM - 2018-08-17 11:27:00

Commuter Alert: Route 495 Lane Closures At Lincoln Tunnel Start Tonight

“The good news is that we are making this bridge safer, stronger, and a more reliable way to commute. There’s no disputing that,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said while touring the construction site Friday. “The bad news is it’s going to take a long time and it’s going to inconvenience a great many

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-17 12:10:05

Man Found Dead Outside Sporadic Girlfriend's Window in NJ

Authorities are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man whose body was found on the ground outside his on-again off-again girlfriend's window in New Jersey, a source familiar with the investigation tells News 4.Lakeview Avenue in Watchung was cordoned off near the home as authorities awaited th

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-08-17 15:17:57

Man murdered after bumping into the wrong man on a Bronx street - NY Daily News

A man was fatally slashed in the neck after he bumped into a man on a Bronx street Friday, police said.The 55-year-old man tangled with his attacker on E. 196th St. and Briggs Ave. in Fordham Manor about 12:20 p.m., cops said.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Men Sentenced in Death of FDNY Chief in Pot House Explosion

An FDNY battalion chief was killed by falling debris when a suspected drug den exploded in the Bronx Tuesday, leveling a two-story home and injuring at least 12 other people. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016)

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-08-17 18:24:04

$450M counterfeit ring bust one of largest in NYC history

The charges include conspiracy to traffic and trafficking in counterfeit goods, conspiracy to smuggle and smuggling counterfeit goods, money laundering conspiracy, immigration fraud and unlawful procurement of naturalization.


Man dies in freak kite surfing accident

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Police in western New York say a man has died while kite surfing on Lake Erie.Hamburg police say they responded to a town beach on Wednesday afternoon following reports of a kite surfer in distress. Police and lifeguards tried to rescue the man but wind took hold of his sail, pushing


Police: 8-Year-Old Boy Followed, Robbed In The Bronx

“He was really scared. Now he doesn’t want to go to the park anymore, he doesn’t want to go to camp,” his mother said. “He’s scared, like he’s wondering if the person will see him again and try to take something else from him.”


Shots fired near set of music video featuring rappers 50 Cent, Tekashi 6ix9ine in Brooklyn: sources

GREENPOINT, Brooklyn — Shots were fired near the filming of a music video in Brooklyn that included rappers Tekashi 6ix9ine and 50 Cent, police sources said Wednesday.


Orange County Orchards To Open For Apple Pickers

From Orange Tourism:Autumn is the perfect time to take advantage of the colorful landscape and outdoor activities in Orange County, home to some of the best apples in New York State. The orchards offer a wide variety of weekend activities perfect for family outings. Pumpkin patches, tractor and pony