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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


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.


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


Man Gets 20 Years For Killing Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter: DA

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — The man who killed actor Morgan Freeman's grand-stepdaughter E'Dena Hines in front of her Washington Heights home is facing decades in state prison, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., announced Thursday.


East New York Woman's Death Ruled Homicide Months Later: Cops

EAST NEW YORK, BROOKLYN -- Police have determined an East New York woman was murdered months after she was found dead in her home. The death of Loretta Witherspoon was ruled a homicide Thursday, three months the 40-year-old woman was found unconscious inside her Linden Houses home at 240 Wortman Ave


The L train is not shutting down. Officially

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to rehabilitate the L train tunnel is moving along, the MTA announced Thursday. The transit authority hopes to have a definitive construction schedule and reworked contract for the project drawn up in the next “several weeks,” according to an MTA news release. The new propos


Pastor accused of raping his teen daughter for years after his wife died

A young girl’s nightmare is over and her father is in jail, charged with sexually abusing her in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Police Department has announced the arrest of Matthew Gibson, a pastor at Progressive Baptist Church of Brownsville. Gibson is the son of Bishop Ben Gibson, who is head o


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.


El Chapo mistress flips on him in court, exposes secrets

They once shared a bed — now she’s helping prosecutors nail her former lover. El Chapo mistress Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López walked into a federal courtroom in Brooklyn on Thursday and laid bare the details of her relationship with the Mexican drug lord to save her own skin.


CNY Reads One Book selects Trevor Noah memoir 'Born a Crime' for 2019 season

Last summer, first year students at Syracuse University were assigned a shared reading experience: every incoming freshman was to read Trevor Noah's memoir Born a Crime. CNY Reads One Book has also selected the book for its 19th season, which kicks off tonight at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt.


NYPD: Off-duty officer pistol-whipped during robbery in East Village

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Authorities are searching for the suspect who allegedly pistol-whipped an off-duty officer during a robbery while the victim was walking home from work in Manhattan Thursday morning.


2 Men Wanted For Stabbing Near Port Authority, Police Say

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — The NYPD is trying to identify two men wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, police said. One man acted as a lookout while the other stabbed a man Tuesday night in front of a building on the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 3


Suspect In Hammer Attack Murder Was 'Rambling,' 'Saying Psycho Stuff About Space Aliens'

The man accused of using a hammer to attack three employees, killing one, at a Brooklyn restaurant on Tuesday night has been charged with murder. Arthur Martunovich, 34, was also charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He was allegedly motivat


Brian Leetch’s wife hoping for plea deal in alleged bar brawl

The wife of retired Rangers legend Brian Leetch and her sister are hoping to score a plea deal after they allegedly started a brawl at a Manhattan bar and injured three people, their lawyers said Thursday.


NYC Weather: Here's When Snow Will Slam The City

NEW YORK — New York City's first serious snowfall in about two months will make for a slick Friday morning commute before more snow, sleet and freezing rain strike this weekend, the National Weather Service says.


Brooklyn Flea Winter Record Fair coming in February

— BROOKLYN FLEA WINTER RECORD FAIR 2019 Participating Vendors.


Queens Traffickers Busted For $50K-A-Week Drug Operation, DAs Say

QUEENS, NEW YORK -- Two Queens kingpins who ran a $50,000-a-week drug delivery service that flushed heroin, cocaine and prescription meds into South Brooklyn have been arrested, prosecutors announced.


$8,000-a-day Brooklyn drug ring busted

A “highly-organized” $8,000-a-day drug ring was crippled Thursday with the indictment of 14 dealers and associates, the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor said. The gang, which law enforcement officials say was led by “kingpins” William Barrous and Emmanuel Batista of Queens, allegedly acted as an


4-year-old dies after found unresponsive at Jersey City school

JERSEY CITY — A Jersey City neighborhood is in mourning after a four-year-old student of School 37 died Thursday afternoon. The boy was unresponsive after taking a nap at the school and was taken away in an ambulance at dismissal time, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.


NYPD Using Age Progression Technology In Missing Child Cold Case

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nearly nine years after his disappearance, the NYPD is using age progression software to help find a missing child. Patrick Alford was seven when he was last seen in the hallway of his foster mother’s Brooklyn apartment building in January of 2010.