• Follow me on:

Recent Articles
  • SI wrestler James ‘Rude Boy’ Riley had child pornography featuring infants: Prosecutor

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island professional wrestler was arrested for allegedly having a collection of child pornography images on his phone. James “Rude Boy” Riley, 25, was arrested Wednesday morning when police found child pornography on the computer at his family’s Arden Heights home. According to a criminal complaint, Riley allegedly uploaded at least nine pictures of children under the age of 16 engaged in sexual acts to his Google account in 2014. Two years later, Riley allegedly uploaded […]

  • 2 teens shot when gunfire erupts at water balloon fight

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two teenagers participating in a nationwide tradition of seniors skipping school for a day are recovering from gunshot wounds after the festivities went awry. According to, a group of teens were at Tom Bradford Park Friday afternoon for a water balloon fight when shots rang out. “Unfortunately what started off pleasant turned into shots being fired and a couple of people being grazed by bullets,” Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards told Edwards believes the […]

  • Petition calls for Melania Trump to move to White House or foot NYC security bill

    NEW YORK — Thousands of Americans think Melania Trump’s refusal to live in the White House is putting taxpayers in the poorhouse — and they’re giving her an ultimatum. The petition calls for the first lady to move to the White House or pay for her own security back at Trump Tower in New York. “As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded,” the petition […]

  • 2 shot near Raymond Bush Playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Two people were shot right next to a Brooklyn playground Tuesday evening. The FDNY says the shooting happened around 7 p.m. at 315 Marcus Garvey Blvd. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of the borough. The shooting is in the area of the Raymond Bush Playground. No immediate information was provided about the victim’s ages or the severity of their injuries. This is a developing story; check back for updates and get the PIX11 News app to stay informed […]

  • 10 members of reputed Bonanno crime family charged in alleged loansharking operation

    NEW YORK — Ten members of the reputed Bonanno crime family were charged in an alleged loansharking operation and various crimes spanning nearly two decades. The U.S. Attorney’s Office unsealed a 37-count indictment charging the members and associates with racketeering conspiracy, including predicate acts of murder conspiracy, attempted murder, extortion, illegal gambling, robbery conspiracy, arson conspiracy, narcotics distribution conspiracy and obstruction of justice conspiracy. Police arrested the defendants Tuesday morning. The defendants include Ronald “Ronnie G.” Giallanzo, an acting captain in […]

  • Man who came to NYC to ‘kill black men’ indicted on terrorism charges

    NEW YORK — A man who told police he came to New York City to “kill black men” has been indicted on terrorism and hate crime charges. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday the indictment of James Harris Jackson, 28, in the murder of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman. Jackson, who took the bus from Baltimore to New York City allegedly fatally stabbed Caughman on Mar. 20 in Hell’s Kitchen. “James Jackson prowled the streets of New York for three days […]

  • NYPD detective arrested for masturbating in child’s window in Rockville Centre: Police sources

    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — An NYPD detective has been suspended without pay after being arrested for allegedly masturbating while peering in a child’s window. Det. Robert Francis was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Sunday after allegedly standing in a Rockville Centre backyard while peering into a home and masturbating. Francis, who works in the 71st precinct in Crown Heights, was arrested for public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child, police sources say. The arrest comes on the heels of an investigation into […]

  • NYPD officer who fatally shot Ramarley Graham resigns

    NEW YORK — The police officer who fatally shot Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager, resigned from the NYPD Sunday night to avoid being fired following a disciplinary trial. Richard Haste submitted his resignation just a day before Police Commissioner James O’Neill was going to fire him. Haste quit after he was informed on Friday that the Department Trial Commissioner found him guilty on all counts. “Commissioner O’Neill has fully concurred with the findings and recommendations of the Trial Commissioner,” a statement from […]

  • Art of the deal! Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens flipped by savvy investor, sold for 50 percent profit

    JAMAICA ESTATES, Queens — The art of this deal should make the property’s former occupant proud. A New York City investor has turned a “yuge” profit by flipping President Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens. Michael Davis bought the Jamaica Estates five-bedroom Tudor house in December at auction for $1.39 million. Davis flipped the home and sold it for $2.14 million at auction last week, collecting a whopping 50 percent profit. The buyer has not been identified. “This property is so much […]

  • Flags will fly at half-staff for NY soldier killed overseas

    DANSVILLE, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor a member of the U.S. Air Force killed while on duty in the Middle East. The Department of Defense announced last week that Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, of Dansville, died on March 22 while performing maintenance duties in support of combat operations. “On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends […]