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  • ‘World Water Day’ brings awareness to the millions in need

    From brushing your teeth, running your dishwasher and flushing the toilet, Americans use 80-100 gallons of water a day according to the United States Geological Survey. “World Water Day,” which falls on March 22nd of every year, aims to bring awareness to the importance of water and those who live without safe drinking water. Research conducted by the World Health Organization in 2015 shows that 2.1 billion people globally lack safe water at home, including 844 million people who don’t […]

  • Austin bombing suspect kills himself with explosive device, authorities say

    ROUND ROCK, Texas — The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a three-week manhunt. But police warned that more bombs could be out there. The suspect’s motive remained a mystery, along with whether he acted alone in the five bombings in the Texas capital and suburban San Antonio that killed two people and wounded four others. Police zeroed in on the 24-year-old […]

  • Florida International University bridge collapse: At least 6 dead, several injured

    SWEETWATER, Fla. — At least six people are dead after a newly built pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University Thursday, injuring several others and crushing several vehicles under massive slabs. Fire Chief Dave Downey said at a news briefing Thursday evening that six deceased people had been found at the scene by first responders. He also says nine victims were removed “early on” and taken to hospitals. But he did not elaborate on their conditions. During a Friday morning […]

  • Worker killed in forklift incident at Queens construction site: police

    JAMAICA, Queens — A construction worker was killed at a site in Queens Tuesday when he was pinned by a forklift, police said. The deadly incident happened about 11 a.m. at 152-11 89th Ave. in Jamaica, Queens. The victim, 34, was riding on top of the forklift. He was expecting the machine to move forward but instead it went in reverse and pinned him. When emergency crews arrived, they found the worker unconscious and unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at […]

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    NYPD sergeant arrested for strangulation, assault, harassment: police

    An off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested and charged on Monday, police said. Police said Sgt. Edel Sanchez, 39, was arrested around 7:50 p.m. and charged with  strangulation in the second degree, assault, and harassment in the second degree. The charges appear to be related to a domestic incident, a police source told PIX11.

  • 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, […]

  • Ex-Yankee Esteban Loaiza arrested with more than 20 kilograms of heroin, cocaine: sheriff’s office

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Former Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested with more than 20 kilograms of heroin or cocaine, the San Diego Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Loaiza, 46, faces felony charges for possession or purchase of narcotics, and transportation or sale of narcotics, sheriff’s documents show. The former pitcher was arrested Friday in California for having more than 20 kilograms of heroin or cocaine, according to documents. His bail has been set at $200,000, and he is set to […]

  • Death of 8-year-old girl in Queens deemed flu-related

    CORONA, Queens — The death of an 8-year-old girl in Queens on Monday has been deemed flu-related, authorities said. Police said the girl, identified as Amely Baez by police sources on Tuesday, was diagnosed with the flu and was being treated for the virus. Her parents call 911 Monday and when officers arrived, they found the child unresponsive. Police said her parents tried to perform CPR and officers tried to help, as well. But when the child arrived at the […]

  • Plane makes emergency landing on Long Island beach

    BABYLON, Long Island — A small plane made an emergency landing on the sands of a Long Island beach Monday, authorities said. It happened about 9:20 a.m., when a Cessna 172 landed on the beach at Robert Moses State Park, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Three people, including the pilot, were on board, the FAA said. No one was hurt. Images from the scene showed the small aircraft upside down on the beach, not far from the water.

  • Teens charged after 11-year-old boy shot by kids playing with gun in Jersey City

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Two teens are facing charges after an 11-year-old boy was shot while the kids were playing with a handgun in Jersey City on Sunday, according to a public safety spokeswoman. Two juveniles were playing with a gun inside of an apartment on Dales Avenue and accidentally discharged the firearm, said Kim Wallace-Scalcione, with Jersey City Public Safety. The child injured in the incident was transported to a hospital in unknown condition. A 15-year-old has been charged with reckless […]