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  • Missing Rikers Island inmate has been found on the island, officials say

    RIKERS ISLAND — The inmate who escaped Rikers Island prison complex, sparking a multi-agency manhunt has been found on the island Thursday, officials say. “I would like to thank the men and women of DOC, the NYPD, the Port Authority Police and New York State Police for their time and effort in locating this individual,” New York City Department of Correction Acting Commissioner Cynthia Brann said. “Their coordinated actions helped safely return this inmate to custody.” Sources say the prisoner, […]

  • Man fatally struck by charter bus in East Harlem

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man died when he was struck by a charter bus on the East Harlem Wednesday evening. It happened just before 5 p.m. at Second Avenue and East 99th Street. Police say the private charter bus, being driven by a 57-year-old man, was traveling southbound on Second Avenue when it struck a 39-year-old man who was crossing East 99th Street mid-block. The pedestrian became pinned beneath the bus and was pronounced dead at the scene. Forty-nine people […]

  • Slain NYPD detective’s wife gives birth to their baby nearly 3 years after his death

    NEW YORK — The widow of slain NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu has given birth to a baby girl, nearly three years after he was killed in the line of duty in Brooklyn. Angelina “Angel,” who was born on Tuesday, was conceived from sperm frozen before Liu died in December 2014. According to the NYPD, Pei Xia Chen requested that her husband’s sperm be preserved, so that she could one day have his child. Liu, 32, and Chen, known as Sanny, were […]

  • Aggressive squirrel goes on biting spree in Prospect Park prompting fear of rabies

    PROSPECT PARK — An “unusually aggressive” squirrel has gone on a biting rampage in Prospect Park and has visitors talking. The Health Department urged any Prospect Park visitors that have been bitten by a squirrel in the area near the Parkside Avenue entrance since July 10th to immediately seek rabies post-exposure prophylaxis at an emergency room and to bring any pets that have been bitten by a squirrel to a veterinarian. The request comes after five people were attacked and […]

  • New Yorker dead, dozens sickened amid salmonella outbreak linked to papayas

    NEW YORK — Forty-seven people in 12 states have become infected with salmonella believed to be linked to yellow Maradol papayas, federal health officials said Friday. Twelve people have been hospitalized, and one death has been reported, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ten of those cases are NYC residents and one elderly New York resident has died. “Investigators are working to learn where the contamination occurred in the supply chain,” the CDC said. Among those […]

  • Bicyclist fatally struck by garbage truck in Greenpoint

    GREENPOINT, Brooklyn — A bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a garbage truck overnight in Brooklyn, according to police. It happened just after midnight Saturday in the area of Franklin Street and Noble Street. Officers responded to find a man lying in the roadway with severe trauma to his body. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene. He has been identified by police as Nestaly Ramirez, 27. The bicyclist was riding along Franklin Street when he was struck by a […]

  • 3 injured when crash sends vehicle onto sidewalk on Upper East Side

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Three people were injured when a taxi cab crashed into another vehicle sending it onto the sidewalk on the Upper East Side Saturday morning. It happened around 8:30 a.m. at Park Avenue and East 85th Street. Police say a yellow cab tried to make a U-turn on Park Avenue when it collided with a Toyota. The car, driven by a woman with her 10-year-old in the backseat, jumped the curb and crash into scaffolding in […]

  • Broken pontoon prompts rescue of 10 people from seaplane in East River

    NEW YORK — Several people are being rescued from a seaplane on the East River Friday evening. It happened around 5:30 p.m. FAA officials say the plane the plane went into the East River when a pontoon broke, causing the plane to lean to the left. All 10 passengers were pulled from the aircraft near East 20th Street. No one was injured. One of those passengers was Bill Lawrence, a comedy writer from Los Angeles. The “Scrubs” writer was able […]

  • Driver of SUV that jumped curb on UES, injured multiple people charged with DWAI

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — The driver of an SUV that jumped a curb on the Upper East Side Thursday, injuring a pedestrian and the occupants of the vehicle, has been arrested, police say. Huey Bui, 40, of the Bronx, is charged with vehicular assault and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. He has no prior arrests. The incident happened just before 5 p.m. Thursday at East 64th Street and Madison Avenue. Officials say the Chevy Suburban, driven […]

  • NJ grandparents who tragically lost daughter to Lupus win $1M lottery

    TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey couple who tragically lost their daughter to Lupus, leaving them to raise three grandchildren, are winners of the $1M Mega Millions Jackie and Rande from Long Branch, who have been married for nearly 17 years, have faced some difficult challenges over the years. But their luck finally turned around on March 31, when their Mega Millions ticket matched all five of the white balls drawn, making their ticket a $1,000,000 winner. The ticket was […]