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  • Amber Alert canceled: Missing 2-year-old girl found, father in custody

    THE BRONX — A 2-year-old girl with autism who went missing in the Bronx after her father allegedly abducted her has been found, police said. Christian Benitez, her father, was charged with reckless endangerment and custodial interference. “The child was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious physical injury and/or death,” the alert said. Before she went missing, Seniya Benitez was last seen with her father, 21, on Tuesday afternoon at […]

  • Person stabbed in the back after refusing to give up money at Bronx subway station: police

    THE BRONX — A man stabbed a person in the back at a Bronx subway station Monday after asking the victim for money, according to police. The attack happened on the D line platform at the 182nd St. station around 7:20 a.m., police said. Edward Rivera, 40, allegedly asked a man for money, then after the man refused, stabbed the victim in the lower back and then in the right shoulder with an unknown object, according to police. The victim […]

  • Fire breaks out at Manhattan high-rise: FDNY

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Plumes of dark smoke were seen in midtown Manhattan Friday morning after a blaze broke out at a high-rise building. Video posted to social media showed flames shooting out from the ground floor of a building at 43rd Street and Madison Avenue. A Citibank and Ann Taylor clothing retailer are among the stores inside the building, Google Maps shows. FDNY confirms they responded to a report of a fire at the location around 10:30 a.m. Flames were no […]

  • Fire breaks out in busy Manhattan neighborhood; 2 seriously injured: FDNY

    LOWER MANHATTAN — Two people were seriously injured in a blaze that broke out in a Manhattan building Wednesday, according to FDNY. Flames and plumes of dark smoke caught the eye of those near the busy area of Mott and Hester streets, bordering Chinatown and Little Italy, FDNY said. The fire was reported shortly after 1 p.m., according to FDNY. It appears to be at a mixed-use buildings, with businesses lining Mott Street and apartments above. Two civilians were seriously […]

  • Man found lying on Manhattan sidewalk dies: police

    EAST VILLAGE — A man spotted lying on a Manhattan sidewalk overnight has died, police said Friday. The man was lying on a sidewalk near Nine Street and Third Avenue at 2:24 a.m. and transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. He was fully clothed and might have been homeless, police said. There were no signs of trauma, and his cause of death is under investigation, according to police. It remains unclear if the death […]

  • FDNY Chief James Leonard relieved of duties over ‘allegations of inappropriate behavior’

    NEW YORK — FDNY Chief James Leonard has been relieved of his duties over “allegations of inappropriate behavior,” a department spokesman said Thursday. “While a review is conducted by the city’s Law Department concerning allegations of inappropriate behavior, Chief James Leonard has been relieved of his duties as Chief of Department effective today and placed on modified assignment,” spokesman Frank Gribbon said in a statement. Chief of Operations John Sudnik will serve as acting chief of department, according to Gribbon. The […]

  • Family tentatively ID’d as victims of Colts Neck blaze; brother arrested in separate fire: prosecutor

    NEW JERSEY — A man accused of arson is in custody Wednesday as officials investigate the death of his brother, sister-in-law and possibly the couple’s small children after a separate fire burned the same day in New Jersey, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Keith Caneiro, 50, and Jennifer Caneiro, 45, have been identified as two of the four people found dead in or near a burning Colts Neck home on Tuesday, prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said at a news conference […]

  • 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 […]