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  • Conductor attacked at Brooklyn subway station

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A subway conductor was punched in the head Tuesday by a man at a Brooklyn subway station, police said. The assault happened shortly before 12 p.m. on the southbound Q train platform at the Prospect Park station, police said. The conductor, 60, stuck his head out of the train’s window and was punched by a man described as being in his 30s or 40s, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital with a laceration to […]

  • Deputy director of city’s Office of Criminal Justice arrested for gun possession: police

    QUEENS — A director of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Criminal Justice was arrested along with two men Saturday after police found a loaded gun in their car in Queens, police sources said. Reagan Stevens, the Deputy Director of Youth and Strategic Initiatives, was taken into custody and charged with second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Stevens, 42, and two men were stopped by police along 177th Street and 106 Avenue in Jamaica. A loaded handgun […]

  • Abandoned baby found on subway platform; father arrested

    UPPER EAST SIDE — An abandoned baby was found on an Upper East Side subway platform early Sunday. Around 4:30 a.m., police received a call about a female infant in a stroller inside the 86th Street, Lexington Avenue 4,5, and 6 subway station in Manhattan. The baby’s father, Joshua Perez, 26, was arrested and charged with child abandonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Investigation revealed Perez, the baby, and the child’s mother were on the subway when […]

  • Man rescued from collapsed construction site may have been looking for scrap metal

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A man who was pulled from the rubble of a partially collapsed building on Tuesday was not part of a construction crew working at the site but instead may have been trying to take scrap metal when the floor gave way and he became trapped, authorities said. It happened about 12:30 p.m. at 463 Rutland Road, near Brooklyn Avenue, in East Flatbush, FDNY said. The man entered the site, apparently after workers had left, and ended […]

  • Mysterious white powder in envelope sends Trump Jr.’s wife to hospital

    MIDTOWN EAST — The wife of Donald Trump Jr. was taken to the hospital Monday after she opened an envelope filled with a mysterious white powder at her Manhattan home, police said. Shortly after 10 a.m., the envelope that was delivered to 405 E. 54th St. was opened by Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump, police said. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Vanessa Trump called 911 after she started coughing and became nauseous after opening the letter, […]

  • Chris Christie joins ABC News as a contributor: source

    NEW YORK — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been hired by ABC News as a contributor, according to a source familiar with the matter. Christie will make his debut as an ABC News contributor Tuesday on Good Morning America. He will also be part of ABC News’ State of the Union coverage. The news will formally be announced in ABC’s daily political tip sheet, “The Note,” Tuesday morning. Christie joins Meghan McCain and Alex Castellanos as recently hired […]

  • Students return to Brooklyn high school after bomb threat

    BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Students and staff have returned to a Brooklyn high school after they were evacuated Wednesday morning because of a bomb threat, city officials said. Police confirm that a threat was made against FDR High School in Borough Park, located at 5800 20th Ave. The school serves some 3,000 students, the city said. City emergency officials warned at the time to expect traffic delays, road closures and emergency crews near 20th Avenue and 59th Street. All students […]

  • Amber Alert: Father, 2-year-old daughter found in the Bronx

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A 2-year-old girl and her father have been found Tuesday afternoon, hours after state police named the pair as the subjects of an Amber Alert, authorities said. Johnny Woo and his daughter Kim Woo were located on the Major Deegan Expressway, officials said. A law enforcement source told PIX11 News both are unharmed and the father is in custody. He was charged with assault and harassment. An Amber Alert was issued for the pair, announcing that Woo was […]

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    7 firefighters, civilian hurt in Bronx blaze

    THE BRONX — Seven firefighters and a civilian were hurt Tuesday in a blaze that started at a Bronx home then spread to a neighboring house, authorities said. The call came in shortly after 11 a.m. that a fire had broken out at a home on Briggs Avenue between East 198th and East 199th streets. Flames tore through multiple floors of the first home then spread to a second home, fire officials said. It was deemed under control at about […]

  • Two NYPD officers shot in Brooklyn

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn —  Two NYPD officers were shot early Saturday during a chase and shootout with a suspect who was also wounded, police said. Police Officer William Reddin, 33, and Officer Andrew Yurkiw, 29, were identified as the plainclothes officers from the 81st Precinct who were wounded. Reddin has been on the force for nine years and his partner for three years. Since January 1, four NYPD officers have been shot. The confrontation happened at 3:20 a.m. near the intersection of Malcolm […]