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  • Ramapo gymnastics coach allegedly sexually abused minors for nearly 20 years

    RAMAPO, N.Y. — A 67-year-old gymnastics teacher was charged with alleged sexual abuse against multiple minors, police said on Thursday. Joseph Lewin was arrested on Wednesday and charged with five counts of sexual conduct against a child and one count of sexual abuse. Lewin, of Port Chester, is accused of abusing the victims from 2001 to 2014. Officials said all of the victims were under the age of 13 at the time of the incident. The suspected offender previously taught at […]

  • Newburgh residents might be without power until Sunday

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Residents in Newburgh could be without power until Sunday after severe thunderstorms tore through the area earlier this week, leaving behind a trail of destruction and claiming at least six lives in the tri-state area. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the city of Newburgh said, “To facilitate additional emergency planning, we are requesting and expecting further details from Central Hudson and Orange County regarding individual timelines for each specific zone of Newburgh’s electrical grid Central Hudson anticipates […]

  • 80-year-old woman dead after storm knocked tree onto car in Ramapo

    RAMAPO, N.Y. — A woman in Chestnut Ridge has died after a tree dropped onto her car while she was driving in Tuesday’s storm, police said. Officials were notified of the accident in the Village of Chestnut Ridge just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The 80-year-old woman was driving alone in a 2018 Hyundai during the powerful storm when a tree fell on top of her vehicle. She was heading south on Red Schoolhouse Road near Garrett Court when the incident […]

  • Attempted rapist arrested after relative turned him in: police

    INWOOD, Manhattan — A man who allegedly attempted to rape a woman in Upper Manhattan has been arrested, police said. A 34-year-old woman said the incident occurred while she was walking home around 6 a.m. on Sunday, near Broadway and West 215th Street. Officials said the man, Vondell White, 27, was caught by police after a relative saw a photo of him circulating in the media.  He has been charged with attempted rape, sex abuse and forcible touching. The victim […]

  • McDonald’s looks to fill 5,000 new jobs in the tri-state area, targeting college students

    NEW JERSEY — McDonald’s is going on a hiring binge across the tri-state area. The fast-food giant is looking to add 5,000 people to its payroll by this summer in New Jersey while in independent franchises expect to hire 9,000 in New York and 2,000 in Connecticut, the company told PIX11 News. Help is wanted at 265 McDonald’s restaurants across New Jersey. While anyone is encouraged to apply, the opportunities are geared toward college students. The Archways to Opportunity program, […]

  • Man claiming to pick up grandson threatens to bring gun into L.I. elementary school: police

    Long Island, N.Y. – A man who claimed he was picking up his grandson from elementary school threatened staffers with a gun, police said on Tuesday. Kenneth Geller, 72, arrived at Oceanside School District Kindergarten Center on Monday a little after 5 p.m. to pick up his grandson, Suffolk County Police said. After he was asked to provide identification, the man allegedly said he was not only going back to his car for I.D., but also a gun. Police said once he […]

  • Police searching for two teenage men connected to Central Park assault

    MANHATTAN, N.Y. – Police are asking for help on Thursday to find two men who assaulted a 14-year-old boy in Central Park.  The victim claims the two men approached him and began making conversation near 85th Street and West Drive. Shortly after, he alleges that the two men began to punch and kick him. Officials said the incident was reported on May 4. The two alleged attackers, who police believe are between the age of 16-19, were last seen on […]

  • Amber Alert issued for infant abducted in upstate New York

    MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. – An Amber Alert has been issued in New York Thursday for an infant who was abducted upstate, authorities said. The alert was activated about 2 p.m. by the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office. The baby has been identified as Gionna K. Harter, who was born 17 days ago in Montour Falls. She’s described as being a black female with brown eyes and black hair. She weighs about 9 pounds and is 18 inches long. Police believe the […]

  • Attempted rapist who attacked woman in Queens sought: Police

    ELMHURST, Queens – Police asked for the public’s help Thursday to identify a man allegedly connected to an attempted rape. Officials said a 28-year-old woman reported the incident on April 28. The victim claims that a man tried to place his hands down her pants near Junction Boulevard and 52 Avenue, bordering the Elmhurst and Corona neighborhoods. After that, he allegedly grabbed her groin area before running away. The unidentified victim was transported to a local hospital, police said. The […]

  • Men beat, slash 4 in Long Island bowling alley attack: police

    BALDWIN, New York –Police arrested three men accused of beating and slashing a group, which included a teenage girl, at a Long Island bowling alley. The attackers allegedly punched and kicked four victims around 1:30 a.m. on Monday at The Baldwin Bowling Center, detectives said. Police charged Pedro Mendez-Ramos, Brian Gonzalez Valdez and Christopher Abreu. Mendez-Ramos reportedly slashed two male victims in the face with an unknown object. One victim, a 23-year-old man, was slashed in the face. He allegedly slashed a 20-year-old man […]