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  • Manhole explosions in the Bronx cause cars to go up in flames

    FORDHAM HEIGHTS, The Bronx — Multiple manhole explosions in the Bronx Tuesday afternoon caused a car and a yellow taxi to burst into flames — and knocked out power to nearby residential buildings. It happened around 1:30 p.m. when the underground fire exploded through the manhole on Davidson Avenue. The flames were so intense, at least two vehicles were destroyed. Firefighters extinguished the blaze within minutes. The fire damaged Yaw Appiah’s taxi cab. “I parked last night around 1 a.m.,” […]

  • Warm weather brings record highs to NYC area

    It’s hard to believe it snowed Saturday considering the New York area is experiencing record highs Tuesday. As of 4:45 p.m., records that have been around since the 1940s were broken in Queens and Long Island. LaGuardia reached 68, breaking a record of 63 from 1943. Here’s some other record breakers, according to the National Weather Service: JFK: 64, breaks previous record of 61 in 1949 Islip: 64, breaks previous record of 62 in 2016 Bridgeport: 56, ties previous record of 54 […]

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    Death of woman who fell out of five-story window ruled a suicide

    HARLEM, Manhattan — The death of a woman who fell five stories from an apartment window in Harlem has been ruled a suicide, the city’s medical examiner said Tuesday. Quanneisha Holmes-Baskerville, 30, died Saturday when she fell from the window of a fifth-floor apartment on Lenox Avenue between 114th and 115th streets. The New York Times reports that Holmes-Baskerville stopped at her estranged boyfriend’s home to drop off their three children, ages 4, 9 and 10, when his roommate called the police. She […]

  • Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver at LaGuardia Airport ID’d

    QUEENS — A bicyclist was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver at LaGuardia Airport Monday evening, Port Authority Police confirmed. It happened around 7:20 p.m. in the area of Marine Terminal Road and Runway Drive. Bicyclist Steven Morales, 36, was pronounced dead shortly after 8 p.m. at Elmhurst General Hospital. Police said Morales was an employee of Swissport, an aviation company which provides airport ground and cargo handling services. Port Authority Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Runway Drive is […]

  • These are the luckiest lottery stores in New York

    NEW YORK — Looking to win the lottery? A new analysis of of the last years shows the New York stores that have sold the most winning lottery tickets. About 25,000 people have bought New York Lottery tickets between 2012 and 2017 that yielded jackpots of at least $5,000, according to analysis from Lohud. A newsstand in Manhattan’s Penn Station sold the most winning tickets. Carlton Cards is also the location that sells the most lottery tickets in New York. […]

  • 12 injured after fire breaks out in Little Italy building

    LITTLE ITALY, Manhattan — At least 12 people were injured after a fire broke out in a building in Manhattan Saturday morning. The blaze started around 7:30 a.m. in a five-story building at 146 Mulberry St. in Little Italy. The building has apartments above a first-floor restaurant . According to fire officials, the blaze was on the first and second floor of the building and was quickly put under control. At least 12 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of […]

  • Teen stabbed in Harlem in sneaker deal gone wrong

    HARLEM, Manhattan — It was a sneaker deal gone wrong after a teen was stabbed at a subway stop in Harlem Friday. Around 5:20 p.m., two male victims, 17 and 18, met after they arranged to sell a pair of sneakers through social media inside the Lexington Avenue and East 126 Street train station, police said. When the teens met on the northbound platform, three men approached them and tried to take the sneakers from the 17-year-old victim. According to […]

  • Arrest made in rape of woman during party in Chelsea apartment

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — Authorities have arrested one of the men suspected of raping a woman during a party at a Chelsea apartment earlier this month. George Ballo, 26, was taken into custody and faces charges of rape and criminal sex act. The incident happened on Feb. 3 at the Fulton Houses on West 17th Street where a woman said two men raped her during a party. The 24-year-old victim told police she went to the bathroom after meeting two men, […]

  • Man fatally shot in New Jersey laundromat

    IRVINGTON, N.J. — Authorities are investigating the death of a man after he was shot in a New Jersey Laundromat Saturday night. Police responded to a call around 7:15 p.m. about a man getting shot at a Laundromat along Chancellor Avenue. When they arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim’s identity is withheld pending family notification. Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex […]

  • Pickup truck drives into house in Connecticut, 3 injured

    DANBURY, Conn. — Three people were injured and residents were displaced after a pickup truck drove into a house in Connecticut early Saturday. Authorities received a call just before 4 a.m. about a vehicle driving into a house around West Wooster Street and Garfield Avenue in Danbury. When they arrived, fire officials found a Nissan pickup truck driven into a house. According to the Danbury Fire Department, the driver and two occupants suffered minor injuries and were taken to the […]