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GF of Man Who Killed Bronx Cop Details Scary Days Before Murder

Despite her 911 calls, she says cops didn't arrive in time to help BF with mental illness

(Newser) - Before Alexander Bonds shot a police officer in the Bronx on the night of July 4, he claimed lights from passing cars were a code only he could understand, his girlfriend tells the New York Times . The unnamed woman, who'd spent the previous four days with Bonds, says her... More »

'He Never Argued With Me': Alleged Target of NYC Shooter

Dr. Kamran Ahmed says he's not sure why Henry Bello would have targeted him

(Newser) - A doctor who appears to have been the target of a former physician who started shooting at a hospital, killing one person and injuring six, says he has no idea why he would have been singled out. Dr. Kamran Ahmed tells the New York Post he wasn't the only... More »

At Least 1 Dead in NYC Hospital Shooting

Shooter also apparently killed himself

(Newser) - At least one person was killed and multiple others injured Friday by a gunman inside New York City's Bronx Lebanon Hospital, the AP reports. The shooter, a doctor who used to work at the hospital, also apparently killed himself. A law enforcement official anonymously named Dr. Henry Bello as... More »

NYC Boy Hit by Stray Bullet While Celebrating 5th Birthday

Mayor calls shooting 'absolutely heartbreaking'

(Newser) - A boy who started Monday celebrating his 5th birthday ended the day fighting for his life in the hospital after being hit in the head by a stray bullet. The boy, identified by the New York Daily News as Jaheen Hunter, was hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting in... More »

A Sister Cracks a Murder Case, a Shocking Discovery Follows

Kalimah Truesdale's memory of the police report seemed off for a reason

(Newser) - Kalimah Truesdale isn't a lawyer or a member of the NYPD. In fact, when she got the call informing her that her brother was being charged with murder, she was at her job at Home Depot. And yet she was "the one who cracked" the 2009 case, Robert... More »

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 »

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