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Accused ax murderer Jerry Brown arraigned at his Brooklyn hospital bed for attacking ex-girlfriend and killing her friend
An ex-con accused of wielding an ax to attack his ex-girlfriend and kill her best friend in their Brooklyn apartment was formally charged with murder Wednesday as he sat in bed in a South Williamsburg hospital where he’s undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
4 People Hurt, 2 Buildings Evacuated Due To Manhole Fires In Midtown
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – At least four people were injured when a pair of manhole fires broke out Wednesday in Midtown. The fire started around 9:45 a.m. on East 32nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues.
Man shouts slur before punching stranger in Brooklyn: cops
A stranger called a man a hateful slur before punching him in an unprovoked Brooklyn attack that’s now being investigated by the Hate Crimes Task Force, according to authorities.
Ten Boy Scout leaders from Queens appear in organization’s ‘perversion files’: lawyers
The names of nearly a dozen Queens men were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files,” according to attorneys from two law firms representing victims of sexual abuse.
Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano
QUEENS — More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.
SummerStage Queens Lineup: Free Concerts In 2019
QUEENS, NY — The Metropolitan Opera, a flamenco dance company and a steel pan orchestra are coming to Queens this summer as part the city's free SummerStage festival, organizers announced Tuesday.
Traffic stop leads to capture of fake cab driver, woman locked inside van with stolen license plate: NYSP
BROOKLYN, New York — A Brooklyn man has been arrested after he locked a woman inside of his vehicle while pretending to be a taxi driver, New York State Police said Tuesday. Troopers from the Brooklyn station arrested Calvin F. Alexander, 30, of Brooklyn, for being in possession of a stolen Pennsylv
Cop, NYC Teacher Among 16 Alleged Child Predators Snared in NJ App-Luring Ring
More than a dozen alleged child predators, including a New York City teacher, a New Jersey cop, a dental hygienist, a minister and two ride-share drivers, have been arrested for allegedly luring children for sex via chat apps, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Two pregnant women among rising number of Brooklyn measles cases
The number of measles cases in the Big Apple shot up to 390 Wednesday from 374 just two days earlier — and now includes two pregnant women, according to the city’s Department of Health.
Brooklyn woman hangs signs on A train after losing 'priceless' ring
NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A woman in Brooklyn is desperate to find a sentimental ring she thinks she lost on the subway. Sandra Bueno has posted signs inside the A train -- the train she was riding last Thursday when she lost her grandmother's ring on her way to work.
Second Man Convicted In The 1998 Death Of James Byrd Jr To Be Executed
In 1998, Jasper, Texas became the epicenter of the nation when James Byrd Jr's dismembered body was found outside of a predominately black church. The rest of his body was found about a mile and a half away.
Old diner in Rego Park, Queens set for demolition
Shalimar Diner is on the menu. The restaurant served its last meal in November 2018 when the property at 63rd Drive and Austin Street was sold. A preservation group is trying to find someone to move the building.
With Amazon Gone, Queens Building’s Owners May Boot Local Library Branch
Two months after Amazon — the world’s largest bookseller — announced it was bailing on a lease in Queens’ tallest skyscraper, a local library branch in the same building could be facing its final chapter.
Grandmother of 4-year-old survivor in Brooklyn bloodbath outraged that cops left little girl alone with near-decapitated corpse
The outraged grandmother of a 4-year-old girl stranded with a near-decapitated corpse inside a blood-spattered Brooklyn apartment expressed her disbelief Tuesday that a jurisdictional dispute kept police from entering the crime scene for more than 40 minutes.
$30K Worth of Mausoleum Doors & Air Vents Stolen from Queens Jewish Cemetery
The disturbing series of antisemitic acts continues, as police in Queens report that someone made off with $30,000 worth of doors and air vents from mausoleums at a famous Jewish cemetery.
Brooklyn rabbi and wife beaten in anti-Semitic attack in Africa
A Brooklyn rabbi and his wife were beaten by brutes who peppered them with anti-Semitic insults during an attack at a synagogue they run in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Rabbi Shmuel Notik and his wife, Chaya, were attacked Tuesday night by five stick-wielding crooks who spewed hatred before steali
Police: 2 men face gang assault charges after Brooklyn Bridge Park stabbing
Two people are in custody this morning after a teen was stabbed in Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday. Police say a fight escalated into violence, with a 25-year-old ending up with a hand laceration.
Beast Coast Drops "Left Hand" Video
The Beast Coast collective's long-awaited first official single now has a video. Up top, catch the new video for "Left Hand," directed by Levi Turner. The shoot for the fittingly chaos-driven video took place in Brooklyn. Turner's previous credits include videos for Pro Era and Watsky.
ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access
A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.
With loan secured, Brooklyn’s tallest skyscraper is finally ready to rise
The on-again, off-again construction of a Brooklyn skyscraper got a major push forward Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reported that 9 DeKalb Avenue’s developer Michael Stern of JDS Development has acquired a more than $664 million loan package to fund the development of the skyscraper. While the p