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NYPD Fatally Shoots Schizophrenic Woman With Bat

Police say Black Lives Matter supporter was screaming at neighbors, lunged at officer

(Newser) - A supporter of Black Lives Matter with schizophrenia was shot dead by police in the Bronx on Tuesday after authorities say she swung a baseball bat at an officer. In the NYPD's telling, officers were responding to a complaint about a woman acting irrationally when they entered 66-year-old Deborah... More »

Young Girls Keep Disappearing in the Bronx

Councilman reads 14 names from last 2 years

(Newser) - Girls seem to be vanishing without a trace in the Bronx. In what a New York City councilman describes as a "disturbing" trend, some 14 girls, aged 12 to 19—who are mostly black and Hispanic—have vanished in the borough in two years. "Every other week our... More »

Cops: Hubby Fatally Beat Man Trying to Rape His Wife

'Any husband would do the same thing,' says son

(Newser) - Relatives say a 61-year-old man initially charged with manslaughter was only protecting his wife from a would-be rapist when he fatally beat a man in a Bronx apartment building Monday. Mamadou Diallo was outside when 43-year-old Earl Nash got inside the building around 9:30pm and began knocking on doors... More »

Hillary's New Opponent: NYC Subway Turnstile

It took her 5 tries to swipe her way through

(Newser) - If Hillary Clinton's going to win over New Yorkers before the state's April 19 primary, first she's got to prove she can master the NYC subway system. And she had a little trouble Thursday in the Bronx when, just like nearly every other Big Apple commuter has... More »

Police: Bronx Dad Murdered Infant for Crying

2-month-old was discarded in upstate New York

(Newser) - A New York man faces murder charges in the death of his infant son, the New York Times reports. Jose Feliciano, 51, told police that the 2-month-old was crying, so he smothered the baby, then choked him. "The guy is a piece of garbage," the superintendent at the... More »

Car Plows Into NYC Trick-or-Treaters, Kills 3

Halloween turns horrific in Bronx neighborhood

(Newser) - A street full of trick-or-treaters turned into a Halloween horror scene when an out-of-control car jumped a curb and careened into a group of costumed revelers, killing three people, including a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather. The crash injured three other trick-or-treaters, along with the driver, police said. Witnesses described... More »

Mom Accused of Murdering Baby Had Another Baby Who Died

Jennifer Berry now being investigated for 2008 death of infant son

(Newser) - A 33-year-old Yonkers woman is being held without bail on murder and manslaughter charges after allegedly throwing her newborn daughter to her death out a seventh-story apartment window—and now prosecutors in Westchester are investigating the 2008 death of her infant son, the New York Times reports. "In light... More »

'Easily Preventable' Outbreak Kills 4 in NYC

Legionnaires' disease found in 5 cooling towers

(Newser) - These are nervous times in the Bronx: An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed four people and sickened at least 71—and while officials believe the bacteria spread through a building cooling system, they haven't pinpointed which one because so many are infected. Five out of 17 building cooling... More »

Sex Abuse Was Rampant at Elite Private School: Report

64 kids allegedly abused by 22 staffers at NYC's Horace Mann over decades

(Newser) - "There was this widespread assumption that if you put your child in a private school that they were in safer space." That's the reaction of a professor who consulted on a new independent report into sexual abuse at NYC's elite Horace Mann School—an investigation that... More »

Alleged Serial Bride Jilts Court Hearing

Arrest warrant issued for Liana Barrientos

(Newser) - Liana Barrientos showed up for 10 marriages in the space of 11 years , prosecutors say, but she didn't show up for her date with a judge in Bronx Supreme Court yesterday. She was charged with fraud last month over the multiple marriages, and a warrant for her arrest was... More »

Office Manager Accused of Posing as Dentist

Prosecutors say multiple patients suffered injuries

(Newser) - An office manager was arraigned today on charges she posed as a dentist when the real dentist was away and seriously injured patients after pulling their teeth, performing root canals on them, and injecting their mouths, prosecutors said. Valbona Yzeiraj, who said she trained as a dentist in her native... More »

Serial Bride's Motive Isn't So Pure, Says DA

Liana Barrientos is accused of fraud, bogus marriages

(Newser) - Authorities say they know why a Bronx woman married 10 times in 11 years , and we'd like to tell you it involves a plucky optimist's undying quest for love. Instead, think "immigration scam," reports the Journal News . The Bronx district attorney today charged 39-year-old Liana Barrientos... More »

Suspects in Custody After 2 NYPD Cops Shot

Wounded officers are recuperating in the hospital

(Newser) - Police have arrested the suspected gunman who shot and wounded two plainclothes NYPD officers last night after a robbery. They've also got his alleged accomplice in the robbery, reports the New York Times . Police say both men fled the scene after last night's shooting but were arrested hours... More »

Grandma's Body Accidentally Sent to Be Dissected

But medical examiner's office insists body was never dissected

(Newser) - Bronx morgue workers allegedly sent the corpse of an 85-year-old woman to be dissected at Albert Einstein College—despite the fact that her body was never supposed to be used as a teaching aide. Now, the family of Aura Ballesteros, who died May 16, plans to sue the city, the... More »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in New York City

No one hurt: officials

(Newser) - A small plane made an emergency landing today on an interstate highway in New York City, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard, officials said. The aircraft, a Piper PA-28, set down at around 3:20 pm on the northbound side of the Major... More »

NTSB Kicks Loose-Lipped Union Out of Train Inquiry

Union lawyer confirmed report that driver was in a 'daze'

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board has kicked the Association of Commuter Rail Employees out of its investigation of the Bronx train derailment, after a union lawyer said a little too much about it. Engineer William Rockefeller "basically nodded" at the controls, falling into "a daze," union general... More »

Train Crash Killed Rockefeller Center Tree Worker

Lighting expert, 3 others mourned as inquiry begins

(Newser) - A sad twist in yesterday's horrific train derailment in the Bronx: One of the four people killed when the train came off the rails at a riverside curve was lighting and sound expert Jim Lovell, who was on his way to help set up the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree... More »

After Power Is Cut, Candle Starts Fire That Kills 3 Boys

Bronx tragedy claims lives of young brothers

(Newser) - That three young brothers were killed last night during a house fire in the Bronx is tragedy enough. But then comes this detail from authorities: The power company had shut off electricity only a few days before, and the boys' 25-year-old mother started using candles around the house, reports the... More »

Cops Find Drugs, Cash, Gun in Raid on ... Daycare?

1 kilo cocaine, 1K Oxy pills, wads of cash stashed at daycare center

(Newser) - Of all the places in the Bronx to find a stash of drugs, guns, and weapons, "Fun World Childcare" doesn't sound like the most likely candidate. But a raid on the building that houses the daycare center last week turned up more than just teddy bears and juice... More »

Juror's Crush on Suspect May Have Caused a Mistrial

Bronx DA investigates allegations

(Newser) - A murder trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial—and it's all because one of the jurors was in love with the suspect, says the victim's mother. Now, the Bronx district attorney has launched an investigation into the relationship between former juror Katheryne Diop and Devon Thomas,... More »

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