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  • Suspect in Bronx teen’s murder slashed in the face at Rikers Island

    RIKERS — One of the suspects in the murder of a Bronx teen at a bodega was slashed in the face at Rikers on Tuesday. Manuel Rivera, 18, was in the Robert N. Davoren Center when he was attacked around 10:05 a.m., officials said. The person who attacked him will be re-arrested and charged for the slashing. “We are moving aggressively to stop gang activity, and the upcoming installation of high-tech body scanners will help catch the kind of weapon that […]

  • Nassau County senior tax exemption robocall mistakenly went out to all property owners

  • Brooklyn couple says their living room ceiling collapsed 2 weeks ago and no one came to fix it

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A couple’s living room ceiling in their New York City Housing Authority apartment collapsed two weeks ago, but no one has come to fix it, the couple said. Kisha Hobgood said the city had reached out and offered to send a repair crew on Christmas Eve. “That’s unacceptable,” she said. “We have small kids. They wake up in the morning and the kids are smelling the mold. And who knows what they are breathing in.” Within hours of […]

  • 300-pound PA woman pleads guilty to crushing boyfriend

    ERIE, Pa. – A 300-pound woman in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him in the head with a table leg, and finally crushing the 120-pound man with her own weight. Windi Thomas, 44, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the March 18 death of Keeno Butler in exchange for a recommended sentence of 18 to 36 years in state prison, the Erie Times-News reports. Erie woman pleads guilty to fatally crushing boyfriend — […]

  • Over 500 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said. The Sunday temblor hit near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah province, which was the epicenter of an earthquake last year that killed more than 600 people and where some still remain homeless. Dr. Mahmoud Reza Moradi, the head of Kermanshah’s university of medical science, told Iranian state […]

  • Phony social media accounts posing as Powerball winner promise to give money to new followers

    DES MOINES, Iowa – If you’ve recently followed Lerynne West on Facebook or Twitter with the hopes of getting a piece of her recent Powerball winnings, that likely isn’t going to happen. The lottery winner from Iowa is not handing out her winnings to strangers despite what some social media users are claiming. According to Wixted and Company, the group handling Lerynne West’s media requests, several accounts on Facebook and Twitter have been reported after users have claimed to be […]

  • Man’s eye socket fractured in attack at Ray’s Pizza in the Bronx

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — A man’s eye socket was fractured when he was punched at Ray’s Pizza in the Bronx, police said. The attacker approached the 59-year-old victim on Oct. 6 and yelled “anti-white statements,” an NYPD spokesperson said. When the victim tried to leave, the attacker blocked his way, then punched the man in the face. The victim suffered a fractured eye socket and a torn retina. Police have asked for help finding the attacker. He has facial hair […]

  • Delta and American raise fees for checked bags

    United and JetBlue did it. Now it’s Delta and American’s turn. Both airlines have raised the prices of the first and second checked bags by $5 each. The first checked bag will cost $30, up from $25, for flights in North America and to some other destinations. The second bag will cost $40, up from $35. Airlines are battling rising fuel and labor costs, which are taking a toll on their bottom lines. In July, Delta and American both cut […]

  • Video shows man stealing police cruiser, leading Ohio officers on chase

    LORAIN, Ohio – A man stole a police cruiser and led officers on a high-speed chase through Lorain, Ohio, Friday afternoon, authorities said. It happened during a prisoner transfer between Lorain police and the Lorain Sheriff’s Office, according to Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. The suspect got into the cruiser and took off. The pursuit went west on OH-113 through Birmingham and Milan, north on US-250 towards Sandusky and then north on OH-13 towards Huron. Huron police set up spike […]

  • 14-year-old student stabbed multiple times during ‘welcome back’ school assembly

    LUTHER, Okla. – A 14-year-old was stabbed on Thursday during a “welcome back” assembly at an Oklahoma high school, according to KFOR. Witnesses say the students were in the school’s auditorium for the assembly around 8:30 a.m. at Luther High School when a 14-year-old male student stabbed a 14-year-old female student at least five times. “For some reason, the male student stood up and started stabbing the female student,” said Mark Opgrande, with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. The victim […]