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  • Crayola to retire color from 24-count crayon box for first time ever

    NEW YORK — Crayola is kicking one of its iconic colors to the curb. The crayon company said it’s retiring a color from its classic 24-count box for the first time in its history. Crayola didn’t reveal which one is getting the hook, or what color, if any, will replace it. The big reveal will happen in Times Square on Friday morning on National Crayon Day, according to But once the color is retired, the Forks Township,Pennsylvania-based company will not […]

  • Police seek public’s help in identifying man found dead in Massapequa Preserve

    MASSAPEQUA, Long Island — Police are looking to identify a man after his body was found in Massapequa Preserve. A man walking his dog discovered the body near Seaview and Ocean avenues on Thursday, police said. “He went to see what the dog was so bothered by, attracted to, and that’s when he discovered the body,” Nassau County Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said in a news conference. The unidentified man’s death, which police said “appears to be suspicious in nature,” was ruled a homicide on Saturday. There […]

  • Empire State Building, major landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

    NEW YORK — The Empire State Building joined other businesses and major landmarks worldwide and went dark in honor of Earth Hour on Saturday. Starting at 8:30 p.m., people around the globe switched off their lights for an hour. The event, coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organizations, is to draw awareness to climate change and urge people to take action, according to the event’s site. This will be the 10th year the event is happening. The United Nations headquarter, Sheraton Hotel in […]

  • Man accused of attempting to rape woman in Lower East Side arrested

    LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A man was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to rape a woman at a Lower East Side apartment earlier this month. Robert Adams, 41, allegedly followed a woman to her apartment near Norfolk and Rivington streets just after midnight on March 3, police said. He shoved her through the door and groped her, police said. He then attempted to rip the woman’s clothes off, but she resisted and Adams fled the building. Police were able to […]

  • Virginia man dressed as Joker charged with wearing mask in public

    WINCHESTER, Va. — Virginia police wasn’t joking about the state’s mask law when they arrested a man who dressed and painted his face to look like The Joker on Friday. Police received several calls about a “suspicious” man dressed as The Joker roaming around the town about 2 p.m. Officers spotted Jeremy Putnam, 31, wearing a black cape and carrying a sword while walking on Papermill and South Pleasant Valley roads, police said in a news release. He was arrested […]

  • Major delays for evening rush at Penn Station after ‘minor’ Amtrak derailment

    NEW YORK — Commuters were met with delays and cancelations during evening rush hour at New York’s Penn Station following a “minor” Amtrak train derailment Friday morning. Customers leaving from Penn Station were urged to catch a train on the Long Island Rail Road before 4 p.m. or after 8 p.m., MTA officials said. Trains were running out of four tracks (18 to 21) rather than the normal nine (Tracks 13 to 21). Twenty-nine trains were canceled during the evening service. LIRR service from Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal, Woodside, Jamaica […]

  • Vigil held for man fatally stabbed by alleged killer who traveled to NYC to ‘kill black men’

    UNION SQUARE, Manhattan — A vigil was held Friday for the man who was fatally stabbed by an army veteran who allegedly came to New York City to “kill black men.” Hundreds gathered in Union Square for a vigil and march to honor Timothy Caughman’s life. “We’re here to just honor him and to make sure everybody is just saying his name,” a man at the vigil said. Caughman, 66, was collecting bottles from trash cans last week when James Harris […]

  • Sketch released of would-be burglar who dropped $160 cash, 2 passports in NJ home

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. — A teenage boy stopped a would-be cat burglar who dropped $160 in cash and two passports while fleeing a New Jersey home early Thursday morning. Fair Lawn police received a call about a burglary at a home on Ivy Lane about 4:20 a.m. The 16-year-old spotted the burglar when he went into the kitchen to grab a drink, police said. He then allegedly went into the other room, took a baseball bat and hit the burglar in […]

  • Queens man charged with stealing singer John Legend’s Louis Vuitton luggage at JFK Airport

    QUEENS — A Queens man was charged Friday for allegedly stealing singer John Legend’s Louis Vuitton luggage bag worth more than $30,000 at John F. Kennedy Airport. Agustin Hilario, 63, of Corona, Queens, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and attempted grand larceny, Queens District Attorney said. Hilario is accused of swiping Legend’s bag while it was left unattended on a luggage cart at the airport Thursday. Legend had just arrived in New York City after a flight […]

  • U-shaped skyscraper proposed for Manhattan would be ‘World’s Longest Building’

    NEW YORK — New York City is a city of epic skyscrapers, but one ambitious architect has a big U-shaped vision for the skyline that would be the longest building in the world if built. His proposal, unveiled Thursday, calls for a slender, U-shaped tower that would be longer than it is tall, packing in lots of pricey square footage while doing an end run around restrictive zoning regulations. Called “The Big Bend,” the tower would be located on 57th Street, […]