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  • Man using K2 falls onto train tracks in Brooklyn

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A man who smoked synthetic marijuana fell onto the train tracks in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, police said. It happened at about 12:29 p.m. as a man lost consciousness and fell onto the tracks on the J,M,Z station along Myrtle Avenue and Broadway in Bushwick, authorities said. Emergency crews arrived on scene and got the man off the tracks. The man admitted to police he was smoking the synthetic marijuana, K2, police said. He was taken to the hospital […]

  • Thief stabbed multiple times after robbing man in Brooklyn

    FORT GREENE, Brooklyn — Police are searching for the person who stabbed a man moments after he robbed another man in Brooklyn Friday afternoon. At about 4:25 p.m. Akeem Roberts, 34, approached a man along Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue in Fort Greene, and got into a verbal dispute with him. According to police, Roberts tells the victim, “I’m the Grim Reaper, and I’m going to take your soul.” He then takes $375 from the man and crosses the street, said […]

  • Off-duty NYPD cadet arrested in car-into-coffee-shop crash

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — An off-duty NYPD cadet is under arrest for allegedly leaving the scene after he hit a car, sending it careening into a Brooklyn coffee shop, police said Friday. Mark Acevedo, 23, faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, police said. Acevedo allegedly hit a silver vehicle that then slammed through the front of The Civil Service Cafe on Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. Four people were hurt, with […]

  • Families displaced, firefighters hurt by Newark blaze

    NEWARK, N.J. — Multiple families can’t go home Thursday night after a blaze that injured three firefighters ripped through three buildings in Newark. Firefighters responded at about 9:15 a.m. to the blaze at Johnson and Hillside avenues. The blaze appears to have broken out in an abandoned three-story building. Flames quickly spread to the adjacent homes. Three firefighters were injured and two of them were taken to a hospital. One hurt his hand, another hurt his foot and a third […]

  • 4 hurt when car crashes into Brooklyn coffee shop

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A car crashed into a Brooklyn coffee shop Thursday morning, hurting at least four people, officials said. Emergency responders were called to The Civil Service Café at 279 Nostrand Ave. at about 8:30 a.m., fire officials said. Two people suffered serious injuries and two others suffered minor injuries, fire officials said. Video of the scene shows a sedan had driven onto the sidewalk and plowed through the front of the coffee shop. The shop’s side wall appears to have […]

  • Small-plane crash leaves 1 dead on Long Island

    LONG ISLAND — A small plane crashed on Long Island Wednesday, killing the single person who was on board, fire officials said. The plane crashed in a wooded area on Northcote Drive in Melville at 1:52 p.m., police said. There was one person on the plane. Pilot Ken Johansen  was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team spokeswoman Benda Little confirmed. He was in a World War II-era plane. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Skytypers performed […]

  • Woman found dead on train tracks in the Bronx

    BRONX, N.Y. — A woman was found on train tracks in the Bronx during the Tuesday morning rush, police said. Officers were called to the Simpson Street station at about 8:15 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered a woman on the tracks. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police did not provide further information about the deceased’s age or identity. Those tracks serve the Nos. 2 and 5 lines. Service on those lines had been affected. As of […]

  • Man shot dead, 2nd injured blocks away in Queens on Memorial Day: Police

    QUEENS — A deadly shooting, followed by a wild crash and the dumping of a pink gun, created chaotic scenes in South Ozone Park on Monday. Police said three people in total were shot, one fatally. Cops were called late Monday morning to 104th Street between Liberty Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard, where a 27-year-old man was shot in the neck. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. “I was in the house. And I heard ‘pow, pow, pow.’ […]

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    Woman identified after body washes ashore in Coney Island

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — A woman has been identified after her body washed ashore in Coney Island Friday, police said. It happened near West 25th Street and Boardwalk West just before 8:20 p.m., police said. The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Betty Matthew, police said. She was pronounced dead on arrival. There were no signs of trauma noted, police said. Police believe no foul play was involved. Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, […]

  • Man arrested after bomb-making materials, firearms are found at Bronx home: Police

    THE BRONX — A man hiding out at his girlfriend’s home after investigators found bomb-making materials, drug and firearms, including an AR-15 and silencers, inside his Bronx home has been arrested, officials said Thursday. Richard Laugel was found at his girlfriend’s home in Schuylerville Wednesday afternoon and arrested, officials said. He is expected to be charged Thursday with the unlawful possession of firearms silencers, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison; possession with intent to distribute narcotics, which […]