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Queens Man Arrested For Fatal Midtown Hit-And-Run, Police Say

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — A Queens man is facing charges for hitting and killing cyclist Chaim Joseph in Midtown Manhattan and leaving the scene, police said. Queens resident Kenneth Jackson was arrested Tuesday and charged with failure to yield to a bicyclist and failure to use due care, police said.


Michael Avenatti Charged with Extortion and Fraud in Separate Cases

Could the fall of Michael Avenatti be at hand? For those who have been in the crosshairs of this manic, headline-addicted lawyer, it would be a welcome moment. On Monday, Avenatti, best-known for having represented Stormy Daniels in her civil lawsuits against President Donald Trump and Trump’s ex-pe


Racist attack on black female student prompts outrage at elite New York City high school

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A racist attack on a female African American student prompted emergency meetings with families, students and administrators at a prestigious Manhattan high school Tuesday.


Wendy Williams Rushed to Hospital After Staff Found Her Drunk and Unresponsive in Bed

Wendy Williams was rushed to a Queens, NY hospital after staff at a sober house found her in drunk and unresponsive in bed on Monday afternoon. The daytime talk star checked herself out of the hospital late Monday, sources tell DailyMail.com.


State Of Emergency Declared Due To Measles Outbreak In Rockland

As the number of measles cases grows in Rockland County with at least 151 confirmed cases since the outbreak began last year, County Executive Ed Day has declared a state of emergency for all unvaccinated residents.


Queens teacher accused of tossing school book at 9-year-old student’s face released without bail

A science teacher at a Queens elementary school accused of hurling a book at a young boy’s face was released from jail Tuesday with no bail. Loretta Myers, 48, who taught at Public School 253 on Central Ave. near Wheatley Ave. in Far Rockaway, allegedly threw the book at a 9-year-old student at 9 a.


NYC Woman Who Lost Eye After Brutal Arrest Still Faces Charges

THE BRONX, NY — A lawyer for a Bronx woman who says an NYPD cop gouged her eye out last June is demanding prosecutors drop the charges she still faces months after the brutal arrest.


HORRIFYING! Doctor Accused Of Killing Mistress' Baby After She Left Him & Got Pregnant With Another Man

In very distrubing news, a cardiologist is being accused of killing his black mistress' baby after she left him and got pregnant by another man. Read the chilling details inside...


Gov. Cuomo still pushing marijuana despite major pot bust in NJ state house

Legal weed is still “on the table" in the Empire State, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday. A day after New Jersey lawmakers failed to vote on a bill legalizing recreational marijuana, Cuomo said he and leaders in the New York state Legislature are still puffing on the possibility of including such a measure i


Mob movie maker busted for attacking and robbing a woman in Manhattan

A Martin Scorsese-wannabe with alleged mob ties was arrested Tuesday morning for assaulting a gal pal in Midtown. Danny Provenzano, an actor and indie film director who also appeared as himself on early episodes of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” was in custody awaiting arraignment in Manhattan


Queens Pol Wants To Replace Parking Removed For Bus Lanes

ELMHURST, QUEENS — A Queens official is trying to require the city to replace any parking spots it eliminates for bus lanes. State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, who represents parts of central Queens, re-introduced a bill that would require the city to add a nearby parking spot for each one it eliminates. Th


Bronx man shot in shoulder after he wouldn’t give robber his ring dies of his injuries

A Bronx man who was shot in the shoulder last week because he wouldn’t give his ring to a robber lost too much blood to survive, his distraught girlfriend told the Daily News Monday night.


Perv NYC dentist with meth addiction sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn

A dirty Manhattan dentist with a predilection for child porn and crystal meth was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison Tuesday. John Wolf, 63, had over 600 images and 200 depraved videos depicting children in the most disturbing scenarios imaginable. Some depicted bestiality, others showed


Yankees season preview: So much turns on which Gary Sanchez shows up

One hundred victories a year ago weren’t nearly enough to finish ahead of the Red Sox in the AL East. A wild-card win over the A’s sent them to the ALDS where they were flattened by their blood rivals, who used that as a springboard to another World Series title.


NYPD Says A Notorious Gang Leader Is A Cooperating Witness In The Probe Of The Murder Of Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman

As authorities continue their efforts to determine who is ultimately responsible for the death of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, the New York Police Department revealed the ringleader of the infamous Trinitarios gang is now operating as a witness in the probe.


AIM Program Could Be Cut From NY State Budget

STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) – With the upcoming New York State Budget deadline fast approaching, the AIM program is facing a $60 million cut. If cuts are approved for the program, residents in Steuben County could see a tax increase.


Wall Street bonuses average $153,700, down nearly 17%, report finds

Bonuses earned last year by Wall Street employees dropped nearly 17 percent to $153,700 on average, according to a new report. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said Tuesday an estimated $27.5 billion in bonuses was paid between December and this month for work performed in 2018. That compares wi


FBI arrests sixth Paterson police officer in corruption investigation

The FBI arrested a sixth Paterson police officer on Tuesday morning as part of its corruption investigation, announced U.S. attorney Craig Carpenito. Daniel Pent, 32, of Paterson, is charged with conspiring to deprive individuals of civil rights under color of law. He is accused of unlawfully stoppi


Mount Vernon Launches Credit-Score Improvement Campaign

(March 26, 2019) The Mayor's Healthy Homes Initiative launched a campaign today to raise residents' credit scores so they can have better access to loans and capital. Dr. Michael C. Grayson of the Credit and Debt Management Institute visited the One-Stop Career Center at 130 Mount Vernon Ave. to dis


Westchester Man Faces Felony DWI Charge: NYSP

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — A Westchester man was accused of felony drunken driving after a traffic stop on I-287 in Harrison. State police said Johncarlos Valencia, 28, of New Rochelle, was stoped around 3:45 a.m. March 24.