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  • Student from Rye Brook stabbed to death at Binghamton University

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A freshman from Westchester County was stabbed to death on campus at Binghamton University on Sunday, school officials said Monday. Joao Souza, a 19-year-old engineering student from Rye Brook, was killed around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the university alert system. The attack happened on the ground floor of an on-campus residence hall and multiple students believe he was stabbed in the neck, according to Binghamton student paper Pipe Dream. Police said that it “does not appear to […]

  • Several injured, including 4 pedestrians, in Brooklyn car crash

    FLATBUSH-DITMAS PARK, Brooklyn — Several people were injured, including four pedestrians, in a car crash in Brooklyn on Friday, police said. The collision happened around 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Farragut Road, according to police. The circumstances surrounding the crash are unclear at this time. Three cars were reportedly involved in the crash and one of them jumped the curb onto the sidewalk. The injured have been taken to area hospitals. Cops said two of the […]

  • Public housing employee arrested for alleged attempted murder

    CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Police have arrested a New York City Housing Authority employee on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a weapon, officials said. Officers responded to a building on Shore Parkway near Harkness Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. Monday and discovered a man with a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Police said that officers found Nasean Joseph, a custodial groundskeeper for NYCHA, nearby and in possession […]

  • Man indicted for Long Island hit-and-run that killed teen college student

    MINEOLA, L.I. — The driver behind a hit-and-run in Levittown that killed an 18-year-old girl in November has been indicted on several charges, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office said Tuesday. 18-year old Taranjit Parmar was driving on the Hempstead Turnpike on Nov. 9 when she got into a minor collision with Daniel Coppolo, a 31-year-old man from Deer Park. Both drivers pulled into a nearby parking lot. When Parmar exited her vehicle, Coppolo allegedly dragged her several feet, ran her over and […]

  • Necco’s days are numbered as classic candymaker looks for buyer

    REVERE, Ma. — New England Confectionary Co., the candymaker behind classic treats like Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and Candy Buttons, will close operations in May if it does not find a buyer, the Wall Street Journal reports. Necco is the oldest continually operated candy maker in the U.S. Its origins date back to 1847 when Oliver Chase invented the first American candy machine: a lozenge cutter. Chase’s invention gave birth to the Wafer, which became the company’s signature candy. Public opinion on […]

  • Fire on 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York kills 1

    MANHATTAN, N.Y. — One person is dead and four firefighters were injured after a blaze broke out in an apartment on the 50th floor of Trump Tower just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, the FDNY said. More than 200 firefighters and EMS battled the four alarm fire with lots of smoke damaging other apartments above. “The apartment was virtually entirely on fire,” Daniel Nigro, NYC Fire Commissioner, said at a news conference. “They pushed in there. Heroically.” Police said the […]

  • Serial scammer arrested at Newark Airport: Port Authority police

    NEWARK, N.J. — A serial scammer who targeted people at airports was arrested at Newark Airport on Thursday, Port Authority police said. Detectives said Michael Borovetz, 43, approached a man at baggage claim inside Terminal B at Newark Airport on Tuesday, claimed his flight was cancelled and that he needed $200 for a hotel room. Borovetz told the man he would return the money, according to police. After the man gave him the money, he became suspicious and notified Port Authority. Detectives arrested Borovetz, […]

  • Man sought by police for hit-and-run of 7-year-old girl

    CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. —Clarkstown police released a mugshot Tuesday of a man sought for a hit-and-run involving a 7-year-old girl in November. Police said Carlos Osvaldo Garcia-Gonzalez, 26, was driving an unregistered 2004 Black Acura TL bear Lakewood Drive and Lakeland Avenue on Nov. 21, 2017 around 8:05 am when he struck the girl, who was walking to her school bus stop. She was seriously injured, according to police. “Garcia-Gonzalez fled the area without stopping and without regard for the child’s well-being,” police said. […]

  • Woman followed into Brooklyn apartment, stabbed by two men: police

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Police released surveillance footage Monday of two men who followed a woman into her Brooklyn building and stabbed her earlier this month. Police said the men followed the victim, 53, as she walked down the hallway of her building located near Hegeman Avenue and Linden Boulevard on March 26 around 4:20 a.m. When she reached her apartment, one of the men grabbed her from behind, displayed a knife and demanded money. She struggled to free herself […]

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    Man shot, killed in Brooklyn on Easter Sunday: police

    PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — A man was shot dead in Brooklyn on Easter Sunday, police said. Police responded to reports of a man shot around 10:20 p.m. and found 26-year-old Jerome Spence with gunshot wounds to his face, neck and chest on the second floor landing of a building on Sterling Street near Bedford Avenue. EMS took Spence to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. Submit tips to police by calling […]

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