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6 People Hurt, 2 Buildings Evacuated Due To Manhole Fires In Midtown

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – At least six people were hurt when a pair of manhole fires broke out Wednesday in Manhattan. The fires started around 9:45 a.m. on East 32nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues in Midtown. The scene became a 2-alarm fire after elevated of carbon monoxide were detected in


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.


Repainting and repair process to begin on the M train in Ridgewood next week

Members of the New York City Transit attended a Community Board 5 transportation services meeting April 23 to discuss the Queens phase of their 40-month plan to give the entire M train a makeover beginning next week.


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.


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.


New York City Rents Have Reached Record-Breaking Highs

Rents in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan have all reached record-setting highs, with rates increasing in the first quarter of 2019, according to Streeteasy. Rents in Manhattan rose 2.6 percent to $3,217, while Brooklyn rents increased 2.2 percent to $2,608. Rents in Queens jumped 2.5% to $2,173.


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


Midday with Muller: Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison; 130 Boy Scout leaders accused of sexually abusing minors

Chanel Lewis is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano. Plus, released today, the names of over 130 Boy Scout leaders in New York accused of sexually abusing minors. John Muller has the news you need to know now on Midday with Muller:


Individuals Wanted in Connection with Hempstead Gang Assault: NCPD

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying the above pictured subjects. The subjects are wanted in connection with a Gang Assault 1st Degree incident that took place in Hempstead, New York.


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 Department of Health.


Brooklyn man sentenced to life without parole in slaying of jogger

New York (CNN) — A Brooklyn man convicted of brutally killing a jogger in Howard Beach, Queens, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Authorities said Chanel Lewis, 22, pulled Karina Vetrano, 30, from a running path on August 2, 2016, sexually abused her and stra


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.


Slain jogger Karina Vetrano’s friend gets death threat on Instagram

The best friend of slain Queens jogger Karina Vetrano got hate-filled death threats on the very day Vetrano’s killer was sentenced for the murder, police sources said Wednesday.


Brooklyn Man Posing as Cab Driver Busted for Locking Woman in Car

A Brooklyn man posing as a cabbie was arrested Monday for allegedly hijacking a woman in a car with stolen Pennsylvania plates — then closing the car windows and locking […]


Three arrested after traffic stop, seizure of counterfeit money

FORT ANN — Three residents of Brooklyn were arrested early Tuesday after a traffic stop on Route 4 led to the seizure of $1,700 worth of counterfeit money, police said. State Police stopped the northbound vehicle just before 3:30 a.m. after determining it had a suspended registration and illegally t


Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run of 89-year-old Staten Island woman

STATEN ISLAND — Police made an arrest in the fatal hit-and-run of a Staten Island woman last Saturday. Johnson Kim, 74, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and faces charges of leaving an accident resulting in death, tampering with physical evidence, and leaving the scene of an accident with a


St. Patrick’s Cathedral Suspect Marc Lamparello Charged With Arson

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey man accused of carrying gasoline and lighter fluid into St. Patrick’s Cathedral has been charged with arson. Marc Lamparello, 37, appeared from the hospital via video to the courtroom where prosecutors charged him charged with attempted arson and reckless endange


WATCH THIS: Suspect Uses NYPD Taser On 3 Officers During Brooklyn Robbery

A violent arrest in Brooklyn was caught on camera. Four NYPD officers tried to take down a robbery suspect who fought back, and then got hold of one of their Tasers. Surveillance video obtained by CBS2 shows a man in an orange shirt lunge at police officers from a deli on Nostrand Avenue by Sterling


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.


Why a Drug Company in N.Y. Was Charged Over Opioids

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