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2 indicted in Bronx gun trafficking operation; weapons sold to undercover officer

THE BRONX, New York City (WABC) -- An undercover gun bust in the Bronx led to the arrest of two men and more than a dozen weapons being pulled off the streets. District Attorney Darcel Clark and NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced that the two Florida men were indicted on 128 counts of firearm


Nassau County Executive Laura Curran calls for assessment watchdog

The administration said the reassessment plan - Nassau's first in nearly a decade - has created a need for improved "quality assurance, performance metrics and review." Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is appointing a watchdog to oversee and review all units involved in a major countywide reasse


What cold weather? Queens hosts two bird-watching events on Saturday

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Some prefer to be in Queens during the cold-weather months, creating fantastic opportunities for humans to observe these feathered friends as they go about their lives in less-crowded, more barren habitats.


Man arrested after woman choked, dragged along Bronx street in attempted rape

BELMONT, The Bronx (WABC) -- A man was arrested after a woman was choked and dragged along a Bronx street in an attempted rape early Wednesday morning. Police said the 37-year-old suspect, identified as Martin Estrada, attacked the 22-year-old victim around 1:45 a.m. near East 189th Street and Belmo


NYC taxi drivers call Gov. Cuomo's congestion pricing a "suicide surcharge"

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A judge is slated to hearNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's controversial congestion pricing plan, and Manhattan's taxi drivers are not happy about it. The governor said the fee would help fund much-need repairs for the city's crumbling subway systems, but taxi drivers have nickname


2-year-old girl with autism abducted in the Bronx found safe

THE BRONX, New York City (WABC) -- A 2-year-old girl with autism who was abducted in the Bronx has been found safe and a suspect is in custody after an Amber Alert was issued, authorities say.


Nassau County's first Drag Queen Story Hour draws a crowd to East Meadow library

At a crowded story session at the East Meadow Public Library last Saturday, the special guest began by reading a book called “Julian is a Mermaid,” about a boy who dresses up as a mermaid, using his grandmother’s drapes and other furnishings he finds around her house.


Police Name Suspect In Gas-And-Dash Hit-And-Run That Killed Station Manager

BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Nassau County police are seeking a suspect in connection to the deadly hit-and run of gas station worker killed Monday following a dispute over a partial fill-up of gasoline.


Cops: Cash, Headphones Stolen From Cars

Someone stole headphones from an unlocked vehicle on Eweller Avenue in Floral Park. Someone stole cash from a vehicle on 226th Street in Bellerose Village.


Police Officer From New Rochelle Killed In Bronx Crash

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — A New York City police officer who lived in New Rochelle was killed in the Bronx Wednesday morning in a multi-vehicle accident. Brian Kessler, 28, who joined the force in 2018, was on his way home from 1 Police Plaza in Manhattan when he collided with a vehicle from the NYC Parks


Police: Good Samaritans Stops Sex Assault In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say a Good Samaritan helped stop a sexual assault this week in the Bronx. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday near East 189th Street and Belmont Avenue in the Belmont section.


Hempstead teacher accused of inappropriate contact with several students

A teacher in the Hempstead School District has been pulled from the classroom following claims from several students that the teacher had inappropriate contact with them. "I feel like as a community we're all affected," says Asia Thomas, who has three daughters attending schools in the district. "We


Belmont plan gets slammed on traffic

Ann Terry of Bellerose was not surprised that very few of her Queens neighbors attended last Thursday’s public hearing on a proposal to build a hockey and concert arena, a hotel and a shopping village at Belmont Park.


Queens to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a beacon of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, will be celebrated throughout Queens from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21. Borough President Melinda Katz is sponsoring the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Queens Central Library on Saturday, Jan.


Arrest made in Queens stabbing that killed woman, injured teen

FRESH MEADOWS, Queens — Authorities have arrested a man in connection to a stabbing in Queens that left one woman dead and a teen injured. Jawad Hussain, 57, was arrested Wednesday after he attacked two women, ages 18 and 44, in their Fresh Meadows home along 69th Avenue Tuesday afternoon, said poli


Bronxville Priest Back In Court Accused Of Inappropriate Touching

BRONXVILLE, NY — A Bronxville priest, who previously worked in Yorktown and Garnerville, appeared in court Wednesday on accusations he had inappropriately touched a young girl. Rev. Thomas Kreiser had been suspended from assignment at St. Joseph's Church because of the allegations.


AMBER Alert for Bronx child canceled

(WBNG) — Officials say an AMBER Alert for a child missing from the Bronx is no longer in effect. The alert for Seniya Benitez was canceled Wednesday evening by the New York City Police Department. Authorities say Benitez was found unharmed.


Women’s March 2019: NYC street closures, route, and time

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will take to the street for the third annual Women’s March in New York City. The event began in 2017 as a way to show support for women’s rights during the inauguration of President Donald Trump; last year, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets for


NYC man dies in Orange County crash

BLOOMING GROVE, N.Y. — A Queens man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Route 17, state police said Thursday. About 1 p.m. Wednesday, Devon Persaud, 20, of Queens Village, was eastbound near Exit 129 in a 2007 Dodge Caliber when the vehicle went down an embankment, police said.


Duo wanted in connection with purse snatching spree in the Bronx

LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) -- Police are on the lookout for two men they say are behind a purse snatching spree last fall in the Bronx. Authorities say the men are responsible for five reported incidents in which they approached women from behind, shoved them to the ground and ran off with their purses