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Cops Deliver Baby in a Car. Then, a Surprise

NYPD highway officer gets 'choked up' after reaching the hospital

(Newser) - Two NYPD highway officers went above and beyond Thursday by delivering a baby on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway, the New York Post reports. The officers stopped a Toyota Camry at around 11:30pm for speeding—it was doing nearly 100mph, notes ABC News —but the 33-year-old... More »

'Disgraceful': Amazon Fires Walkout Organizer

Company claims he visited warehouse after possible exposure to COVID-19

(Newser) - Amazon says it fired an employee at its Staten Island warehouse after "multiple warnings for violating social distancing guidelines." But Bill de Blasio isn't so sure. The New York City mayor has asked the city's human rights commissioner to investigate Christian Smalls' claim that he was... More »

Pageant Winner Gets Banned After Coming Out

Madison L'Insalata calls it 'frustrating'

(Newser) - Miss Staten Island 2020 Madison L'Insalata will take her marching skills elsewhere after the St. Patrick's Day parade banned her—apparently over her sexual persuasion. "This is definitely a curveball," L'Insalata tells the New York Post . "I was really looking forward to being there... More »

Killing of Crime Boss Doesn't Look Mob-Related

Anthony Comello is 'one of the dumbest killers in New York City history'

(Newser) - Looks like Gambino crime boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was killed by a local guy in a dispute over a woman, the New York Post reports. Sources say Anthony Comello, arrested Saturday, was upset the mafioso barred him from seeing a woman in Cali's family—maybe his niece,... More »

Mob Boss Murder: 'A Couple of Guys Got to Get Killed Now'

Police say Frank Cali may have been lured into stepping outside his home by fender bender

(Newser) - A minor car accident in Staten Island may have been a planned precursor to a major mob murder. That's what police are now saying about the Wednesday night shooting death of Francesco "Frank" Cali , reputed head of the Gambino crime family, outside of his home. NYPD Chief of... More »

Head of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down in Front of Home

Frank Cali was first mob boss to be killed since Paul Castellano in 1985

(Newser) - Less than a week after the head of the Colombo crime family died , the Gambino crime family has lost its own reputed boss. The demise Wednesday night of Francesco "Frank" Cali, however, was much more violent and untimely than the passing of Carmine "The Snake" Persico, who died... More »

NYC Mayor on New MTV Show: 'Shameless Ratings Grab'

Staten Island residents aren't happy about 'Made in Staten Island' for its Italian-American 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - If a neighborhood was featured on a new reality show, one would think locals would be pretty excited. But for Staten Island residents, MTV's new series debuting Monday is nothing but a "shameless ratings grab" full of "stereotypes." That's per a recent tweet from NYC... More »

He Thought It Was a Cable Box. Inside Was Treasure

A big find on Staten Island

(Newser) - Treasure was found in May, not buried on a deserted island but languishing on Staten Island. The Staten Island Advance has the story of Matthew Emanuel, who hired a company to rip up his damaged arborvitae trees and replace them with bamboo. But when the trees were uprooted, a box... More »

NYC Birders Excited About Mystery Bald Eagle

Young bird may be city's first native-born eagle in more than 100 years

(Newser) - Between seven to 10 bald eagles call Staten Island their home, but there may be one who can stake a special residency claim, per NBC New York . Although it's only circumstantial evidence so far, birders have recently spotted a young eagle with two adult birds and chowing down on... More »

'Stale' Doughnut Lands Guy in Jail

Daniel Schlagler refused to pay for it: cops

(Newser) - A 19-year-old faces charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property over a sweet treat. Daniel Schlagler's lawyer says his client was in line to pay for a doughnut at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island on Tuesday when he bit into it and discovered it was stale,... More »

Home Depot Worker's Anti-Trump Hat Spurs Racist Tirade

Krystal Lake's 'America Was Never Great' cap didn't go over well in Staten Island

(Newser) - A Staten Island college student says she's had racist statements and even death threats hurled at her online since she wore an anti-Trump hat to her job at Home Depot over the weekend, the Staten Island Advance reports. Krystal Lake, 22, donned the cap, which read "America Was... More »

'Horrendous' Details Revealed in NYC Baby Killing

Woman accused of cutting newborn's umbilical cord, throwing her in trash

(Newser) - "The actions of this defendant are so horrendous and so reprehensible that it shocks one's conscience," an assistant district attorney told a courtroom in Staten Island, NY, on Monday in the case of 28-year-old Nausheen Rahman. The defendant is accused of murdering her newborn daughter and then... More »

Man Allegedly Treated Scores of Patients as Fake Doctor

Suspicions grew when he kept bumming rides

(Newser) - A New York man charged with treating up to 100 patients while pretending to be a clinical psychologist and physician over the past three years was done in by his penchant for bumming rides from patients and cooking them meals, CBS New York reports. Donald Lee-Edwards, 43, was charged this... More »

Bar Yanks 'Roofie Colada' After Complaints

'Family Guy' joke doesn't fly at Staten Island eatery

(Newser) - Family Guy humor works on the Family Guy, but not, apparently, on a drinks' menu. A Staten Island bar and restaurant has retired its "Roofie Colada" and apologized to patrons offended by what they saw as a date-rape joke, reports Fox News . The Phunky Elephant put the vokda and... More »

'Godfather House' for Sale for $2.9M

Staten Island mansion's exterior prominently featured in film

(Newser) - If you would like to live as Don Vito Corleone lived, you (kind of) can, for just $2.89 million. The 6,248-square-foot Staten Island mansion whose exterior was used in The Godfather is up for sale for that much. As the Staten Island Advance explains, five homes on Longfellow... More »

Mayor de Blasio a Groundhog Killer?

Staten Island Chuck died a week after Groundhog Day fall

(Newser) - Staten Island Chuck has died, and he apparently didn't just peacefully pass on to "that big farm in the sky," as one NYC lawmaker puts it. Rather, as per the rather breathless New York Post , "Mayor Bill de Blasio has groundhog blood on his hands!"... More »

Strict Dress Code Yields 200 Detentions in 2 Weeks

90% of punished students have been girls

(Newser) - A strict dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in 200 detentions in the last two weeks. A city Department of Education spokeswoman tells the New York Post the new "Dress for Success" policy at Tottenville High School was a "local decision" made "at... More »

Unarmed Man Dies in Police Chokehold

Staten Island dad allegedly sold untaxed cigarettes

(Newser) - An unarmed Staten Island man died yesterday after police put him in a choke-hold and he shouted "I can't breathe!" at least nine times, New York reports. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six and a grandfather, can be seen in an eyewitness video standing on a... More »

Cops: Jilted Suitor Tried to Frame Rival in Bomb Scares

3 inert devices planted around Staten Island

(Newser) - A 54-year-old man is accused of planting three inert bombs around Staten Island in order to frame the husband of a neighborhood woman he liked, reports the Staten Island Advance . Police say the man left his homemade devices in residential areas over the last month, reports the Daily News , which... More »

Turkey Detains Suspect in NY Mom's Murder

'Ziya T.' had been on run for a month after Sarai Sierra found dead

(Newser) - After more than a month of searching, Turkish police have detained a man considered the top suspect in the murder of 33-year-old Sarai Sierra, an American mom and photographer who was found dead in Istanbul last month. A police spokesman says that the suspect, identified as Ziya T., was caught... More »

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