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Family of man crushed by elevator at Kennedy Airport suspects they aren't getting whole story

The mother of a man who was crushed to death by a freight elevator at Kennedy Airport suspects there's more to her son's death than she's being told. Veronica Jobe, 62, said Tuesday that the lack of surveillance footage where her son Dillon was fatally injured has her worried she will never know the


Murders up 55% so far this year, fueled by a surge in northern Brooklyn

Murders citywide are up 55% so far this year, even as the overall crime rate is down 8%. There were 48 slayings in the city this year through Sunday, compared to 31 during the same period last year, NYPD stats show.


Trump declares New York Times 'enemy of the people'

President Trump on Wednesday labeled The New York Times "a true enemy of the people" one day after an extensive report detailed the ways in which he has sought to influence the investigations into his presidency and allies.


Video shows driver using sidewalk to pass Brooklyn school buses

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A former New York State Assemblyman from Brooklyn has released a video of a driver purportedly using the sidewalk to go around parked school buses, coming within inches of young children.


50 Cent Joins Jussie Smollett Trolling W/ 2Pac Meme: “All Liez On Me”

New York rapper 50 Cent is doing the most right now. The hip-hop veteran hit up social media to flame “Empire” star Jussie Smollett over his publicized Chicago attack. Fif went to his social media channels Wednesday with a 2Pac-inspired meme aimed at Smollett.


Editorial: Sales tax no substitute for AIM aid

If the deal is so good, why isn’t the state taking the money for itself?. That’s the question that officials in every small town and village in New York should be asking themselves when they evaluate a new plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to replace money from a popular local state aid program with revenue


School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.


Man dragged to his death after clothing gets caught on New York subway train, police say

A man was dragged to his death by a New York City subway train Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was standing near the edge of the subway platform when the incoming train caught hold of an article of clothing and pulled him into the tunnel, a New York Police Department spokesman said.


Police: Mom Dead After Driver Deliberately Strikes Family Of 8 Outside Rockland County 7-Eleven

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 32-year-old mother was killed and the rest of her family was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after police say a driver deliberately plowed into them outside a convenience store in Rockland County.


Philly Cheesesteak Icon is Coming to Downtown Brooklyn

Philadelphia cheesesteak icon Tony Luke’s announced plans to take the city’s signature meal to the Big Apple, reports Eater NY. On Facebook, the company revealed ambitious plans to open seven new franchises, including one Brooklyn outpost that will set up shop at 6 Flatbush Avenue and is expected to


Man wanted for sex act involving little girl on subway

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police in New York City are trying to track down a man who sexually abused a young girl in the subway system. The NYPD says it happened last Thursday afternoon in Jamaica, Queens on a southbound 7 train. Police say the man approached the 9-year-old girl on the train about 2:45


After surgery, Michael Cohen's prison date postponed to May

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's preparing to testify before Congress.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


Bernie Sanders' Brooklyn: Where the presidential candidate grew up

Bernie Sanders joined a crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday, launching his second campaign for president. The Brooklyn native returned to his home borough to set up a New York headquarters in 2016, when he ran unsuccessfully against Hillary Clinton.


Police Seek Pair After 3 Guest Room Robberies At NYC Hotels

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police in Manhattan are looking for two men for a series of frightening robberies inside midtown hotels. Police say the men are known to have struck three times, knocking on the door of hotel rooms and then pushing themselves inside, demanding cash and valuables by threatenin


Meghan Markle stepped out ahead of her reported baby shower in an all-black outfit with matching sunglasses

Meghan Markle was spotted outside The Mark hotel in New York City on Tuesday. The Duchess of Sussex wore a black coat with matching skinny jeans and sunglasses. Good Morning America and the Daily Mail report that Markle is in New York for a private baby shower with her closest friends.


Coast Guard officer allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing, had political and media hit list

(CNN)A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is alleged to be a white supremacist who had a hit list that included prominent Democratic politicians as well as several jo


After AOC’s Horrible Amazon Deal, Times Square Billboard Publicly Exposes Her

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez isn’t the smartest of the new “diverse” members of Congress. As a matter of fact, she just may be the dumbest. She proved this point with her horrible deal with Amazon that costed New York thousands of jobs and billions in lost wages and economic activity.


Rumor emerges of Russell Wilson eventually joining the Giants

Yes, it’s the offseason. And the offseason is a time for speculation, hypothesizing, and rumor-mongering. Colin Cowherd cranked up a doozy on Wednesday, passing along word from the “entertainment agent world” grapevine that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could end up playing for the New York Gi


Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury

CHICAGO — Police official: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.