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Brooklyn Man Accused Of Brutal Ax Murder Of Pregnant Woman

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The man accused of using an ax to kill a pregnant woman in Brooklyn has been charged. Family members say 20-year-old Savannah Rivera was visiting a friend at the Bushwick Houses when she was killed early Saturday morning.


Man wanted for stealing cell phones from women in Brooklyn subways

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man who has been stealing cell phones from subway riders in Brooklyn. The NYPD says the grand larceny pattern involves at least five incidents targeting female victims since February.


New York’s Sri Lankans Mourn Bombing Victims As NYPD Steps Up Security Here

TOMPKINSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Police Department urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant in the wake of deadly blasts in Columbo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s defense minister says seven people were arrested following the blasts that killed more than 200 people and left at least 450 inj


Transit worker stabbed on subway platform in New York City following random altercation

A New York City transit worker is recovering after he was stabbed on a subway platform on Easter Sunday following an altercation. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority conductor was sitting on a bench at the southbound platform for No. 2, 4 and 5 trains at 149th Street and Grand Concourse in the


MTA fare hikes go into effect this weekend

NEW YORK (WABC) -- MTA fares have gone up -- again. Subway, bus and railroad hikes went into effect Sunday. Under the hikes approved earlier this year, weekly cards go from $32 to $33, while monthly MetroCard costs will jump up from $121 to $127.


Subway Conductor Stabbed In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An MTA subway conductor was stabbed Sunday morning in the Bronx. It happened at around 10:40 a.m. at 149th Street and Grand Concourse. The 33-year-old conductor, who was uniformed and on duty, was seated on a platform bench when an 20-year-old man approached him and an argume


Ex-boyfriend of victim arrested in ax attack that left one woman dead and another fighting for her life

Police have arrested the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims of a brutal ax attack on Saturday that left one woman dead and another fighting for her life. Jerry Brown, 34, has been charged with murder and attempted murder after allegedly chopping his girlfriend, Angela Valle, and her pregnant friend


MTA Conductor Stabbed in Broad Daylight; Suspect in Custody, Police Say

A 33-year-old MTA conductor was stabbed following a dispute Sunday morning in the Bronx, police say. The incident occurred around 10:40 a.m. at Grand Concourse and E. 138th Street station, according to the NYPD.


New York’s troubled wireless system has become a $900M money pit

New York City’s internal wireless network that crashed earlier this month has over the last decade morphed into a nearly $900 million taxpayer money pit that’s about to sink much deeper.


7 Best Free Things to Do in New York City

New York City is the most expensive city in the country. Admission to the viewing deck at the Top of Rock, for example, costs a whopping $36. MoMa will set you back $25. The American Museum of Natural History: $19. But there is a legion of fun and free things to do in the Big Apple too.


New York Weather: 4/21 Overnight Forecast

Elise Finch reports. Monday will be a touch warmer, with highs nearing 70 in the City, but there will be a bit more in the way of clouds. A weak storm spinning offshore will throw some showers at us, with the best bet for rain east of NYC.


Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an alien, though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship status appears t


Embattled Attorney Michael Avenatti Accused Of Stealing $2 Million From NBA Star’s Ex-Girlfriend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti is now accused of embezzling nearly $2 million intended for an NBA star’s ex-girlfriend. The ex of Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside claims Avenatti stole the money two years ago after she settled a $3 million lawsuit with the basketball s


[UPDATE] Cops arrest suspect after woman found nearly beheaded, another woman seriously injured in gruesome ax attack

Police in New York say they have a suspect in custody after a startling attack left one woman dead and another seriously injured at a Brooklyn apartment last week. As CrimeOnline previously reported, an injured woman told an Uber driver to take her to the hospital. Upon noticing she was heavily blee


Woman, 21, dies on Manhattan subway tracks

NEW YORK — A 21-year-old woman was dragged to her death by a moving Manhattan subway train. Authorities say Helen McDonald Phalon was at the Union Square station early Saturday when a No. 6 train was pulling in.


FDNY firefighter Henri Gaudin died 4 years ago, but his family and fellow Bravest are determined his legacy will live on

FDNY firefighter Henri Gaudin Jr. seemingly had the perfect life: he was about to become a dad of twins, he had a great job and a deep commitment to community and family that prompted him to buy an entire building in New Jersey for his mother to launch her dream of a social services center for low-i


6-year-old girl killed in upstate NY vehicle accident

JUNIUS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are continuing to investigate an accident in upstate New York that killed a 6-year-old girl and injured two other young children. State police say 26-year-old Mary Taylor, of Seneca Falls, was attempting to turn onto a road in Junius when her minivan was struck from b


Flyers remove Kate Smith statue, won't play her recording of 'God Bless America' amid racism allegation

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers first covered up the statue of Kate Smith outside the Wells Fargo Center and then ultimately removed the statue sometime over the weekend; the organization has also said it will stop using Smith's recording of "God Bless America" as an allegation of rac


Bronx man, 21, accidentally kills himself playing with gun

A Bronx man accidentally killed himself while playing with a gun inside his home early Sunday, police said. The 21-year-old victim was fooling around with the firearm inside his apartment on Mosholu Parkway near Jerome Ave. when he shot himself in the neck about 5:30 a.m., cops said.


Off-Duty Corrections Officer In Newark Involved In Shooting

An off-duty law enforcement officer shot and wounded a person early Sunday morning in Newark, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office confirmed. The officer, who works for the Department of Corrections, was not hurt, RLS Media reported. The shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the 200 block of Leslie