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  • 7 children dead, 11 others infected in ‘severe’ viral outbreak at NJ facility: Health Department

    Update: A seventh child has died during the outbreak, the Health Department confirmed Wednesday morning. For the updated story, click here. NEW JERSEY — Six pediatric patients are dead and 12 others are sick due to a “severe” viral outbreak at a facility in New Jersey, the state Department of Health said in a statement Tuesday. The department confirmed 18 cases of adenovirus among pediatric residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Passaic County. Among the 18 children sickened, […]

  • Cardi B hands out coats, boots in Brooklyn

    GRAVESEND, Brooklyn — On what is expected to be the coldest night of the season so far, rapper Cardi B paid a visit to the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn Thursday night to meet with fans and hand out winter jackets and boots. The Bronx-born rapper was scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m., but didn’t show up until around 8 p.m., telling reporters she was unaware of an earlier photo shoot. Some fans were lined up outside the housing complex at […]

  • Man fatally struck by garbage truck in Brooklyn: police

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn— A man was fatally struck by a garbage truck, police said Thursday. Police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck near the intersection of  Brooklyn Avenue and Eastern Parkway around 7:15 a.m. When they arrived, police found a man laying on the roadway suffering from serious injuries, authorities said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained on scene, police said. The cause of the incident remains under investigation. This is a […]

  • Man shot twice in Queens: police

    QUEENS — A man was shot twice — possibly in the face and stomach  — in Queens on Tuesday, police said. The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was shot near 129th Avenue and 171st Street, according to police. It was not immediately clear if the incident happened outside or inside a residence in the area. FDNY said they responded at 12:27 p.m. and transported a patient. The man was shot twice, possibly in the face and stomach, according […]

  • Young mother shot and killed in Brooklyn; police charge her ex-boyfriend

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A young mother is dead and police on Monday said they arrested the father of her children in connection to the shooting. Sade Sanchez, 24, was walking with her mom and boyfriend on Menahan Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when she was shot several times in the torso. Sanchez was transported to the hospital where she later died. Police said the suspect, 26-year-old Gabriel Rivera, turned […]

  • 6 injured after MTA bus crashes into Brooklyn building: fire officials

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — At least six people were injured after an MTA bus crashed into a building in Brooklyn Friday morning. At about 10:15 a.m., a B45 bus made a right turn when it struck a building along Ralph and St. Marks avenues in Crown Heights, an MTA spokesperson said. According to fire officials, the bus had no customers on board. Six people suffered minor injuries, said fire officials. The bus operator was taken to the hospital for treatment […]

  • Teen stabbed in the abdomen outside Bronx school: police

    THE BRONX — A person was stabbed outside a Bronx school on Thursday, according to police. Police said they responded to a call about young people fighting outside campuses at East 164th Street and Grant Avenue at 1:03 p.m. A group of four or five people demanded an 18-year-old teen’s phone, then stabbed him in the abdomen. He was rushed to a local hospital and is not likely to die. The stabbing happened directly outside JHS 166 Roberto Clemente, according to […]

  • Brooklyn high school teacher arrested for allegedly producing child pornography: authorities

    BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn high school teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making child pornography and using Facebook to lure his alleged victims, authorities said. Jonathan Deutsch, a teacher at Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Manhattan Beach, faces five counts of sexual exploitation of  child, according to the United States Attorney Eastern District of New York. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. Starting in January of 2017, the 34-year-old suspect allegedly contacted […]

  • Police fatally shoot armed woman in Queens while responding to burglary call

    MASPETH, Queens —Police fatally shot a woman in Queens after she called 911 and then lunged at officers with a knife on Monday evening, officials said. Patrol cars rushed to a 69th Street home after reports of a burglary in process, an NYPD spokesman said. When they arrived at the two-family home, a 54-year-old woman told officers there was an armed female intruder in the upstairs apartment. The officers rushed in and the woman followed behind them, then grabbed a knife, […]

  • Fast-growing fire breaks out at Kings Plaza Mall parking garage in Brooklyn; 21 injured: FDNY

    MILL BASIN, Brooklyn — A fast-growing fire burned through the parking garage of Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn on Monday, injuring 21 people, authorities said. Multiple vehicles caught on fire on two floors of the four-story parking garage, located at 5100 Kings Plaza, according to the FDNY. FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said about 120 cars were stored on the second floor of the parking garage by a local dealership. It was not immediately known how many cars caught on […]