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2 indicted in Bronx gun trafficking operation; weapons sold to undercover officer

THE BRONX, New York City (WABC) -- An undercover gun bust in the Bronx led to the arrest of two men and more than a dozen weapons being pulled off the streets. District Attorney Darcel Clark and NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced that the two Florida men were indicted on 128 counts of firearm


Cops: Cash, Headphones Stolen From Cars

Someone stole headphones from an unlocked vehicle on Eweller Avenue in Floral Park. Someone stole cash from a vehicle on 226th Street in Bellerose Village.


Man arrested after woman choked, dragged along Bronx street in attempted rape

BELMONT, The Bronx (WABC) -- A man was arrested after a woman was choked and dragged along a Bronx street in an attempted rape early Wednesday morning. Police said the 37-year-old suspect, identified as Martin Estrada, attacked the 22-year-old victim around 1:45 a.m. near East 189th Street and Belmo


NYC taxi drivers call Gov. Cuomo's congestion pricing a "suicide surcharge"

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A judge is slated to hearNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's controversial congestion pricing plan, and Manhattan's taxi drivers are not happy about it. The governor said the fee would help fund much-need repairs for the city's crumbling subway systems, but taxi drivers have nickname


Kohl's to close LI store, affecting 81 workers

Employees at a Kohl’s on Long Island will be among nearly 200 workers affected by the retailer's New York store closings in April, according to a state notice posted Thursday.


Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed in Crash with Garbage Truck

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck in the Bronx. Brian Kessler, 28, was found unconscious and unresponsive in a mangled sedan on the side of a two-lane road around 8:20 a.m., the New York Police Dep


Women’s March 2019: NYC street closures, route, and time

This weekend, thousands of demonstrators will take to the street for the third annual Women’s March in New York City. The event began in 2017 as a way to show support for women’s rights during the inauguration of President Donald Trump; last year, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets for


Police: Good Samaritans Stops Sex Assault In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say a Good Samaritan helped stop a sexual assault this week in the Bronx. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday near East 189th Street and Belmont Avenue in the Belmont section.


Dad arrested for fatally stabbing wife, slashing daughter

Cops busted a Queens dad for allegedly stabbing his wife to death and slashing his teen daughter in their family home, authorities said. Hussain Jawad, 57, was charged Wednesday with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection brutal attack on his family that happened the day b


Brooklyn man shot dead steps from mom's door, 19 months after his brother's murder

A Brooklyn man headed to his mom’s home to discuss how to pay for his slain brother’s tombstone was shot dead Thursday just feet from her doorstep, police and the victim’s relatives said.


Queens to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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.


Brooklyn Father Shot To Death Defending Daughter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn father was shot to death while defending his daughter over the weekend in Crown Heights. Shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 43-year-old Philip Scarlett was at an apartment in the Kingsborough Houses, waiting for his daughter to arrive.


Brooklyn hammer attacker targeted Chinese workers: witness

The Brooklyn madman behind a vicious restaurant hammer attack that killed a worker and critically injured two others was specifically targeting Chinese victims, a dishwasher at the eatery said.


Woman Sexually Attacked, Robbed on 4 Train in Brooklyn: NYPD

A woman was sexually attacked and robbed while riding the subway in Brooklyn early Thursday, police say. The 27-year-old woman boarded an uptown 4 train at around 1 a.m. at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights when the suspect immediately tried to kiss her, according to the NYPD. She quickly


What cold weather? Queens hosts two bird-watching events on Saturday

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Some prefer to be in Queens during the cold-weather months, creating fantastic opportunities for humans to observe these feathered friends as they go about their lives in less-crowded, more barren habitats.


Amazon is Coming to The Bronx; Will Open a ‘Last Mile’ Warehouse in Hunts Point

Amazon won’t settle for taking over Long Island City or an almost million square foot fulfillment center on Staten Island. Now, the online shopping behemoth has signed a lease for a 117,00 square foot warehouse at 1300 Viele Avenue in Hunts Point.


At a Beloved Mexican Restaurant in the Bronx, an Arrest Sparks Outrage

Last Friday, undercover police officers entered La Morada, the beloved South Bronx Mexican restaurant, and arrested the owners’ eldest daughter, Yajaira Saavedra, while also threatening to arrest their youngest daughter, Carolina, who instead was taken away in an ambulance after having a panic attac


Rap superstar Cardi B blasts shutdown in viral rant

New York (AFP) – Rap’s woman of the moment Cardi B unleashed a profanity-laced rant blasting Donald Trump and the US government shutdown, leaving some Democratic lawmakers wondering whether to promote the clip touching on their talking points.


Four reasons the Yankees should sign Manny Machado or Bryce Harper to cap their offseason

In what has been a slow offseason around baseball, the New York Yankees remained busy Thursday afternoon. They reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with free agent right-hander Adam Ottavino. He joins Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Chad Green, and the recently re-signed Zach Britton to form


Bronx, New York City Amber Alert: 2-Year-Old Autistic Girl Reportedly Snatched By Father After Argument

An Amber Alert has been issued by the New York City Police Department for a 2-year-old girl with autism abducted in the Bronx on Tuesday night. Seniya Benitz is a 3-foot-tall, 35 pound, Hispanic female with straight black hair and brown eyes. Authorities believe she was snatched by her father 21-yea