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  • 17-year-old arrested in firefighter assault

    MANHATTAN — A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with assault Thursday in connection with the attack of an off-duty FDNY firefighter, police said. Damir Johnson is suspected to have taken part in the attack, though it is not known if he is one of the people in the photo police sent out of the alleged assailants. The attack happened after he defended an elderly couple from a group of teens in Manhattan Saturday morning. Just before 9:30 a.m., police said […]

  • Overturned tanker causes delays on NJ Turnpike

    EDISON, N.J. — An overturned tanker truck from last night is causing havoc during Thursday rush hour on the New Jersey Turnpike. The truck went over at 11:46 p.m. last night, according to New Jersey State Police. The outer roadway of the New Jersey Turnpike is closed southbound from Southern Mixing Bowl to exit 10, which leads to I-287/Route 440. Vehicles have been diverted to car lanes and the ramps are closed from the Turnpike’s inner and outer roadway to […]

  • Fleet Week kicks off in NYC with Parade of Ships

    MANHATTAN — The tradition of Fleet Week in New York City is kicking off Wednesday with the annual Parade of Ships through New York Harbor. The festivities kicked off with an 11-gun salute in the Fort Hamilton area of Brooklyn, as well as a flyover of a United States Coast Guard HC-144 plane. Today, starting at 07:20 AM, in honor of #FleetWeekNYC, the @USNavy will be conducting the Parade of Ships through NY Harbor. At 07:45 AM, there will be […]

  • NJ Transit back on schedule after disabled train caused delays

    NEW JERSEY — NJ Transit trains in and out of New York Penn Station are back on or close to normal schedule within about an hour and a half of alerting riders to 15-minute delays. NJ TRANSIT Rail service in and out of Penn Station New York is operating on or close to schedule with residual delays to trains already enroute following an earlier disabled NJ TRANSIT train in one of the Hudson River Tunnels. — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) May […]

  • Ocasio-Cortez endorses outsider Cabán in Queens DA race

    QUEENS — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has backed Tiffany Cabán, a fellow political outsider, in the hotly contested race for Queens District Attorney. “We deserve a district attorney that understands that to make our community safer, we help people prosper,” the freshman Congresswoman said in a statement. “We deserve Tiffany Cabán.” Cabán is a career public defender and one of seven Democrats running in the June 25 primary. She has received the endorsements of many key figures and organizations on the party’s […]

  • NJ man charged with sexual assault, child endangerment: prosecutor

    HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. — A New Jersey man was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child Monday, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The prosecutor’s office began investigating 55-year-old Norman Dobres Wednesday following a report from the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department that alleged Dobres had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13 on more than one occasion. Dobres was arrested Friday in nearby Paramus following an investigation by the office’s Special Victims Unit, the […]

  • Vehicle crashes into Queens house: police

    QUEENS — Authorities are investigating after a car slammed into a house in St. Albans early Tuesday morning. The crash occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday, as the driver slammed into a home at the intersection of Quencer Road and Newburg Street. It resulted in minor damage to the house but no structural damage, officials said. Police have yet to make any arrests but an investigation is ongoing. They said a male who was in the car at the time […]

  • One dead, one injured in Queens motorcycle accident

    JAMAICA, QUEENS — At least one man and another is injured after a motorcycle struck a private sanitation truck in Queens, police said. The accident happened Tuesday night, as a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were riding a 1986 Honda motorcycle together at a high rate of speed going westbound on Liberty Avenue toward 157th Street, according to authorities. The motorcycle struck a private sanitation truck as it was backing up in the vicinity of the location. Police say […]

  • 7 injured in fire at Queens NYCHA apartment: FDNY

    RAVENSWOOD —Seven residents of a Queens NYCHA apartment were injured after a fire broke out at the building Tuesday morning, fire officials said. The FDNY received a call around 4:30 a.m. about the blaze on the third floor of the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria. The fire was under control by around 5:22 a.m., fire officials said. Seven residents were transported to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Anti-Semitic slurs yelled at teens in Borough Park: Police

    BROOKLYN — Two teenagers faced anti-Semitic slurs walking through Borough Park early Saturday, police said. The incident allegedly occurred around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, as a 13-year-old and 16-year-old male were walking home along 51st Street and 12th Avenue in Borough Park. They accused men in a black car of driving by and yelling anti-Semitic slurs. No physical contact was made. Former State Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted out Sunday that he accompanied the boys to the 66th Precinct. Hikind said the […]

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