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Conviction overturned for man in 2001 Brooklyn strip club murder

BROOKLYN, New York City (WABC) -- A man in prison for a 2001 murder outside a Brooklyn strip club had his conviction vacated Friday because the confession used in his trial did not match the facts of the case.


Dangerous Queens street designated as priority corridors in city’s revised Vision Zero plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces more safety measures will be made along 21st Street in Astoria and two other dangerous roadways in Queens. The city identified three Queens roadways as priority corridors that have proven dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and are now the focus of new sa


Not a single subway line to be left unscathed this weekend

A majority of train lines will have to deal with service changes this weekend, with lots of skips, delays, and convoluted routes, especially on the E. To top it all off, the MTA just announced there will be no 7 service on Saturday between Queensboro Plaza and 34 Street-Hudson Yards from 6 a.m. to 3


MS-13 members busted for Queens subway shooting held without bail

Two reputed MS-13 gang members accused in the broad-daylight fatal shooting of a rival on a Queens subway platform were ordered held without bail Friday. Tito Martinez-Alvarenga, 19, and Victor Lopez, 20, were both remanded at their arraignments in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree m


De Blasio refuses to fault Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon ditching NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio is refusing to place any blame for the imploded Amazon deal on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a fierce opponent. “I’m not a pundit,” the mayor said on WNYC radio Friday when asked if the high-profile congresswoman played a role in Amazon’s decision not to come to Queens.


Queens nurse charged with scheme of falsifying records and other crimes to increase her pay

A registered nurse was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly filing false timekeeping records of home care visits to patients in order to fill her pockets with thousands of extra dollars she did not earn, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.


Driver of SUV impaled by subway plank speaks out; activists say incident is a call to action

WOODSIDE, Queens — He was inches away from possibly losing his life, and now, the man whose vehicle was impaled by a long wooden plank that fell from an elevated subway track is talking about the ordeal.


Man allegedly shoots sister’s boyfriend to death in Brooklyn

A man allegedly shot and killed his sister’s boyfriend in Brooklyn on Friday, sources said. The suspect shot his 23-year-old rival in the stomach and arm when he opened fire in East Flatbush at about 5 p.m., according to police sources.


Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly Queens bus crash

FLUSHING, Queens -- A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have causeda bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday.


15-year-old boy fatally shot in Brooklyn

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Brooklyn Friday night. Police responded to 1395 Flatbush Ave., just before 6 p.m. to find the teenage boy with gunshot wounds to his head and torso.


Falling Subway Track Smashes Car Windshield In Queens, Pol Says

WOODSIDE, QUEENS - New York City officials complain of crumbling infrastructure, and a piece of subway infrastructure literally crumbled on Thursday — a piece from the 7 train platform above fell and impaled a car windshield. Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer shared on Twitter photos of the car around


Man Shot In Flushing After Dispute, Police Say

FLUSHING, QUEENS — The NYPD is investigating a shooting that left one person injured just blocks away from Flushing Meadows Corona Park, an NYPD spokesman said. A 30-year-old man was shot around 6 a.m. in the intersection of Maple Avenue and College Point Boulevard following a dispute with another g


Video: Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic throws down insane jam against the Nets

Jusuf Nurkic, even in his slimmed-down state, is still a hulk of a man. The Portland Trail Blazers center is listed at seven-feet, 275 pounds, and looks every bit the part of those measurements.


Meghan Markle Donates NYC Baby Shower Flowers to Cancer Patients, Nonprofit

It was a joyous occasion that brought out celebrities like Amal Clooney, Gayle King, Serena Williams and countless other, but it turns out the baby shower that was fit for royalty made a difference.


Police: Woman Throws Coffee In Face Of Would-Be Rapist In Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man was arrested Friday after he allegedly followed a 51-year-old woman home and then tried to sexually assault her in Manhattan. It happened in broad daylight around 9:50 a.m. Thursday near Seaman Avenue and Academy Street in the Inwood neighborhood.


NYC man arraigned in fatal heroin overdose of Greenwich man

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was arraigned Thursday on manslaughter charges related to a fatal overdose of a Greenwich man in October. Henderison A. Vargas, 21, was arrested Feb. 7 and extradited Wednesday to Greenwich. He was set to be arraigned Thursday in Stamford Superior Court, Greenwich police said.


Video: Cops Blast Gang Song Outside Brownsville Housing

BROWNSVILLE, BROOKLYN -- Two cops blasted music from their NYPD squad car that residents fear will antagonize local gang members, according to video and reports. YouTube video posted on Feb. 10 shows two patrol officers outside the Marcus Garvey Village on Chester Street and Dumont Avenue blaring "F


Manhattan district attorney preparing charges against Manafort: source

(Reuters) - The Manhattan district attorney’s office is pursuing criminal charges against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, whether or not Trump pardons him for his federal convictions, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.


Elderly, Blind Chihuahua Stolen From Owners’ Front Yard in Queens

A thief stole a beloved chihuahua out of a front yard in Queens — and the pooch has been without her medication for several days now, her owners said. The 19-year-old dog, named Tweety, was behind a closed gate in the front yard of her Ozone Park home on Sunday when a woman in a white coat opened th


El Chapo to seek new trial after juror says panel ignored judge's orders

Attorneys for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said the convicted drug kingpin will seek a new trial in light of an interview in which one of the jurors who convicted the notorious Mexican cartel leader admitted ignoring the judge's orders not to read media reports about the case.