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Brooklyn girl testifies against man she says stabbed her and killed her friend

A young girl testified this week at the murder trial of the man accused of attacking her and her friend inside an elevator in Brooklyn. 11-year-old Mikayala Capers says she had just finished a game of tag and was headed upstairs for Italian ices with her friend, Prince Joshua Avitto, back in June of

NY1 - 2018-03-21 07:31:00

Cops find dog lost near Brooklyn subway station during snowstorm, help find owner

A dog was found by transit police officers near a Brooklyn subway station during a snowstorm on Wednesday. Photo Credit: NYPD Transit Bureau The owner of a dog that got lost in the snowstorm Wednesday morning was located thanks to the help of the NYPD Transit Bureau. The adorable pup was found by

AMNY.COM - 2018-03-21 17:32:00

Packages stolen from Brooklyn apartment, thieves sought

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn - Police are searching for two people connected to package robberies at a Brooklyn apartment last month. On Feb. 13, two individuals entered a residential building along Lorimer Street and Scholes Street in Williamsburg, police said. As one of the individuals acted as a lookou

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-21 14:44:15

MTA train operator gets 26 years in prison for killing Forest Hills jeweler in road rage attack

A suspended MTA operator will spend a long time in prison for killing a famous Forest Hills jeweler during a July 2015 road rage incident. Charles Jordan, 48, of Valley Stream, Long Island, was ordered on Wednesday to serve up to 26 years in prison for the death of Aron "Eric" Aranbayev, a married f

QNS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:00:17

Airline crewman tried to sneak past customs with 9 pounds of cocaine: feds

A Fly Jamaica Airways crewmember tried to sneak 9 pounds of cocaine into the US - strapping it onto his legs and brazenly strolling through customs at JFK airport, officials said. Hugh Hall, a resident of Jamaica, was flying into New York on St. Patty's Day when he was caught with the secret stash -

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-21 22:37:07

4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:51:57

Gov. Cuomo dismisses Cynthia Nixon's attack against him as 'silly'

Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday dismissed actress Cynthia Nixon's blistering attack on him from the day before as part of the "political silly season." After giving a storm briefing, Cuomo commented publicly for the first time about Nixon since the "Sex And the City" actress announced she was launching a

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 17:46:48

Cash-strapped veteran cab driver hangs himself in his Queens garage

Nicanor Ochisor was found hanging from a wooden beam in his garage in Maspeth Friday morning, police said. A Queens cabbie who drove a yellow taxi for three decades hanged himself in his garage after suffering massive financial woes in the era of Uber, officials and friends said Wednesday. Nicanor

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 19:47:36

8-Year-Old Pepper Sprays 19 Classmates At Brooklyn School: NYPD

BROWNSVILLE, NY - An 8-year-old released pepper spray inside a Brownsville classroom on Tuesday morning, causing 19 classmates and one teacher to be hurt, police said. Police responded to P.S. 184, at 273 Newport St., after several students complained they had difficulty breathing inside the school,

PATCH - 2018-03-20 15:24:15

31 people hurt in school bus crash in Brooklyn: FDNY

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn - Nearly three dozen people were hurt Tuesday afternoon in a school bus crash in Brooklyn, fire officials said. The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. near Rockaway Avenue and Eastern Parkway. It's unclear whether any other vehicles were involved. At least 31 people suffered minor

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-20 17:45:03

Mayor: Public schools closed Wednesday due to spring snowstorm

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City public schools will be closed Wednesday in light of the snowstorm. The mayor tweeted the announcement Tuesday shortly before 6 p.m.. The forecast shows a lower snow total of 3 to 6 inches for northern parts of New York City such as the Bronx, with higher amoun

NEWS 12 - 2018-03-21 00:49:00

Child nearly killed by accused 'Brooklyn Ripper' gives harrowing testimony

A now-11-year-old girl who miraculously survived a relentless knife attack from a deranged wanderer that left her best friend dead bravely took the stand Tuesday - clutching the Pokemon card her pal had in his pocket when he was murdered. Mikayla Capers was just 7-years-old in June 2014, when she an

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-20 22:31:50

NYC might get nearly a foot of snow from another nor'easter

ZUMAPRESS.com On the first day of spring, the fourth nor'easter in a month is barreling toward the Big Apple, where it is expected to dump as much as 10 inches of snow and disrupt travel Wednesday. A winter storm warning is in effect from midnight Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday, with heavy snow and

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-20 13:42:42

Police Searching For Missing Autistic Teen On Long Island

FRANKLIN SQUARE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Officials on Long Island are asking the public's help in finding a missing autistic teen who disappeared from his home early Tuesday morning. Eighteen-year-old Joseph Barbella was last seen around 3 a.m. at his home on Commonwealth Street in Franklin Square. Jose

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 11:15:37

Woman Needs 93 Stitches After Brooklyn McDonald's Slashing: NYPD

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - An 18-year-old girl needed 93 stitches after she was slashed in the face outside a Brooklyn McDonald's. Police released photos Monday night of a man who attacked the teenager outside the fast food restaurant on Mermaid and Stillwell avenues at about 5 p.m. on Feb. 9. The suspec

PATCH - 2018-03-20 13:00:11

Package Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) - Authorities say a package exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting one person. The package exploded shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A FedEx employee apparently suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury from the blast. "We ca

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 10:55:25

Head of notorious crime family behind '$26million loan shark scheme' pleads guilty to racketeering and must give up $1.25million in forfeiture and sell the New York mansion he built with the dirty cash

Ronald Giallanzo, 47, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy on Monday He admitted to his involvement in multiple acts of loansharking over 10 yearsHe is said to have lent over $3million in extortionate loans at one pointGiallanzo will have to forfeit $1.25million and sell a Howard Beach, Queens


Teenager cuffed for fatally stabbing a Glendale man during a Ridgewood robbery attempt

Detectives arrested a Bushwick teenager early on Monday morning for his alleged role in a deadly stabbing in Ridgewood earlier this month. Luis Paredes, 16, of Putnam Avenue faces second-degree murder and robbery charges for the stabbing death of Glendale's Daniel Atkinson, 17, on the evening of Mar


Woman, 34, found cuffed and dead in Brooklyn home with plastic bag over her head

A Brooklyn woman was found dead Sunday in her bedroom, with her hands cuffed behind her back and a plastic bag over her head, police said. Officers found Ketsia Zephir, 34, in her home on E. 21st St. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush just before 3:15 p.m. Cops said they found no signs of trauma on Zep


Guard at UPS shoots would-be robber in Brooklyn

A man police said tried to rob a UPS guard in Brooklyn ended up getting shot and taken to the hospital. It happened at the UPS facility on Foster Avenue in Canarsie around 11:15 p.m. Monday. Police said the would-be robber, 38-year-old Martin Peters, attempted to rob the armed security guard, who al

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:35:14