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Cops locate 21-year-old dad who ran off with 2-year-old daughter, sparking amber alert

A bipolar Bronx man ran off with his autistic toddler daughter, sparking an Amber Alert, police said. Christian Benitez, 21, who also suffers from depression and anger issues, was apprehended Wednesday afternoon — nearly 24 hours after he took his 2-year-old Seniya Benitez from her grandmother’s Gle


Another MTA bus is stolen and taken for a joyride

A thief hopped aboard an unattended MTA bus and drove it from Queens to Brooklyn — the third time in a month one has been ripped off and taken on a joyride, cops said Wednesday.


LIAUA Looking for Baseball/Softball Umpires

LIAUA, which is responsible for covering baseball and softball leagues in Floral Park, Carle Place, Farmingdale and more, is looking for umpires. Pay ranges from $50-65 per game, and it's easy money! Normally, the class for LIAUA costs $200, but if you sign up by Jan. 22, the cost will be $150. For


TRAGIC: NYPD Officer Killed In Crash With NYC Parks Dept Garbage Truck

A horrific crash in the Bronx has claimed the life of an off-duty police officer. The crash happened at around 8:30AM on Shore Road in Pelham Bay, when the officer driving home from work collided with a garbage truck.


Federal court judge blocks Trump administration’s citizenship question in 2020 Census

Queens elected officials are applauding a ruling by a Manhattan federal judge who ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration’s decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census was unlawful.


Cops take down mob-linked drug gang in Queens

Operation Goodfellas has nabbed quite a few badfellas. Cops on Wednesday rounded up a den of suspected Queens drug dealers — including a man with reputed ties to La Cosa Nostra — for slinging fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine in Queens and Brooklyn.


High Lead Levels Detected In Water At Homes In 2 New Jersey Counties

NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) – Elevated levels of lead are in the drinking water of some homes in two New Jersey counties, according to the company responsible for managing the quality of water.


Queens to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with weekend of cultural programs & day of action

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.


1 dead, 2 injured in hammer attack at Brooklyn restaurant

Police say a man walked into a Brooklyn restaurant and struck three men in the head with a hammer, killing one and critically injuring the other two. It happened at the Seafood Buffet in Sheepshead Bay just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Man dies day after girlfriend stabs him in drunken fight at Bronx homeless shelter: cops

A Bronx man died a day after his girlfriend stabbed him during a boozy argument in their homeless shelter apartment, police sources said Tuesday. Rafael Garcia, 22, and girlfriend Rosemary Hernandez, 30, were drinking at the shelter on E. 182nd St. near Crotona Ave. in Belmont early Saturday when th


Ex-cops accused of raping teen ask judge to order special prosecutor

Defense attorneys for the now-former cops accused of raping a woman in the back of their police van are asking a judge to order that a special prosecutor take over the case — after the accuser spent the last few days trashing the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office on Twitter.


Police: Thief runs over, kills gas station worker over $22 of fuel

SOUTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Video from News 12) — Police say a driver hit and killed a gas station employee on Long Island while attempting to flee without paying for $22 in gas. Nassau police say 59-year-old Cemal Dagdeviren, of Levittown, was struck Monday morning at a Pit Stop in South Hempstead.


Hammer ‘killer’ thought he was defending Chinese women with buffet attack

The hammer-swinging madman charged with killing an Asian chef at a Brooklyn buffet told cops he was inspired by a movie about Chinese mistreatment of women, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.


Nearby things to do this week in Oceanside, Island Park

Friedberg JCC hosts a day of community service on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join them in cooking and serving lunch to individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, creating fleece blankets for the Bethany House shelter and more. For more information about the diverse day of volunteering, contact s


Queens lawmaker joins organizations in urging Cuomo to fund ‘Home Stability Support’ to curb homelessness

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi is calling for the executive budget to include a critical program he claims will stop the growth of homelessness in its tracks in a recent letter Governor Andrew Cuomo.


Man Led Nassau Officers On Chase On Sunrise Highway: Police

An Elmont man was arrested in Massapequa Tuesday evening after police say he fled from officers and struck multiple cars in the process. According to police, officers conducted a traffic stop on a car on Sunrise Highway, near Lake Shore Boulevard, at 6:20 p.m. When the officer approached the car to


Inmates launch hunger strike after shutdown prevents family visits: report

Inmates at a high-security federal jail in Manhattan have reportedly launched a hunger strike this week after the partial government shutdown led to family visits being cancelled.


Things to Do in NYC This MLK Weekend (January 18-21)

(1/18-1/21) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City.


Man accused of raping 12-year-old girl was beat up in jail: lawyer

The postman accused of posing as a cop to lure a 12-year-old girl into his car and later rape her was beaten up in jail despite being in protective custody, his lawyer said in a Bronx courtroom Tuesday.


Traffic Stop Leads To Weapons, Drug Arrests In Nassau

A traffic stop in Levittown led Nassau police to hundreds of pills, a loaded gun and other drugs earlier this week. According to police, officers saw a 2014 Honda that failed to stop at a stop sign on Polaris Drive just before 8:15 p.m. on Monday. The officers pulled the car over and police say they