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Dropped Thermos could have caused fatal 2017 Queens bus crash, federal probers say

A Thermos dropped between the brake and gas pedals of a bus might be to blame for a crash that killed three people in Queens in 2017, federal investigators said Thursday. The horrific crash at Main St. and Northern Blvd. in Flushing on Sept. 18 that year occurred when a charter bus barreled through


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


7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead. JUST KIDDING: ‘THE AMAZING STORY MACHINE’ at Symphony Space (Feb. 23, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.). Don’t expect high-tech wizardry here; it’s no spoiler to say that the titular invention in


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


Robbery lookout suspect indicted in NYPD friendly fire death

The man who acted as a lookout for the robbery that ended in the death of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen was indicted by the Queens District Attorney’s Office on Thursday. Jagger Freeman, 25, had already been criminally charged with 13 counts, including felony murder, for his role in the robbery at h


Pregnant Mom of 6 Killed in NY 7-Eleven Rampage Identified; Driver Charged With Murder

A driver angry about being asked not to blow cigarette smoke in the direction of children outside a New York 7-Eleven allegedly plowed into a family, hitting six kids and killing their mother, who was pregnant, before he was arrested at gunpoint by police, according to officials and witness accounts


Brooklyn Man Gets 21 Years to Life for Murdering Man at Gas Station in Broad Daylight

NEW YORK — A 31-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for fatally shooting to death a 46-year-old man who he followed into a busy Crown Heights gas station in the middle of the day.


Morgan Parker’s 'Magical Negro' and the Multiplicity of Blackness

“Every book feels like the hardest one that I’ve written,” Morgan Parker confesses. On an unusually warm afternoon in February, the LA-based literary powerhouse is leaning against the back of a red vinyl booth in a sun-drenched Brooklyn café. It’s the publication day of her latest collection, Magica


Manslaughter Charge For Drug Dealer In Fatal Greenwich Overdose

GREENWICH, CT — An arrest was made this month in connection with a fatal heroin overdose that occurred at a home in Cos Cob in October 2017, announced Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry.


Police searching for man who allegedly groped 9-year-old girl on 7 train in Queens

WOODSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man they say groped a 9-year-old girl on a subway train in Queens. Detectives say the man seen in surveillance video approached the girl on a 7 train, exposed himself and pressed his body up against her.


BREAKING: Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim Reportedly Killed Man With Car After Louisville Game

​Syracuse men's basketball coach ​Jim Boeheim was involved in a fatal accident around midnight on Thursday morning in which the 74-year-old struck and killed an individual with his car on Interstate 690.


How the MS-13 subway shooting suspect slipped under ICE’s radar

The MS-13 gangbanger who allegedly killed a rival on a crowded Queens elevated subway platform slipped under ICE’s radar and was free to kill — thanks to a judge’s lenient bail ruling and New York’s sanctuary-city policy.


New York's State Prisons Are Brutal and Deadly. That's Something We Can Change

It shouldn’t take celebrity Instagram posts to kindle New Yorkers’ outrage about an unexplained and possibly unnatural death in one of our state prisons. Yet that is what happened in the case of Anthony Myrie, who died last week at the age of 24 after collapsing at Greene Correctional Facility in th


Florida Governor Welcomes Amazon with Open Arms

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis welcomed global e-commerce giant Amazon.com on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in response to the company’s recent decision to pull out of a planned headquarters expansion in New York City.


Long Island Gang Member Sentenced For Attempted Murder

A Bloods gang member from Roosevelt was sentenced to 15 years in prison today for his role in the murder of a rival gang member in 2015. Jermaine Green, 28, also known as "730," pleaded guilty on June 21, 2018 to racketeering and discharging a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. Green an


Video shows driver using sidewalk to pass Brooklyn school buses

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WPVI) -- A former New York State Assemblyman from Brooklyn has released a video of a driver purportedly using the sidewalk to go around parked school buses, coming within inches of young children.


2 men, 1 police officer treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Queens

JAMAICA HILLS, Queens (WABC) -- Two men inside a Queens home and a police officer responding to the scene were all treated for exposure to carbon monoxide Thursday morning. The men inside the home on 168th Place in Jamaica Hills reportedly complained of headaches.


Sea of blue packs funeral for slain NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen

Thousands of NYPD officers, from beat cops to top brass, packed a Long Island church Wednesday to say a final farewell to Detective Brian Simonsen, who was killed last week by friendly fire while responding to a Queens robbery.


Rego Park Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Producing Child Porn

REGO PARK, QUEENS - A 27-year-old Queens man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for soliciting child pornography. Keith Liwanag paid women in the Philippines to engage in sexual acts with children and to produce and send child pornography to him over Facebook Messenger, according to the U.S. Attorn


White Supremacist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Deadly Racist Attack on Random Black Man in NYC

A white supremacist convicted of fatally stabbing a Black man in a racially-motivated attack near New York’s Times Square has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.