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Jilted Ex Accused of Lover's Murder: 'I Couldn't Accept It'

David Bonola allegedly said Orsolya Gaal was 'cheating on me,' 'gave me HIV'

(Newser) - The handyman accused of murdering his lover in the Queens home she shared with her husband and two children then stuffing her body in her son's hockey bag, has offered motives for his alleged actions: He believed Orsolya Gaal was "cheating on me" and "gave me HIV,...

Arrest Made in Murder of NYC Mom Found in Duffel Bag

Sources say handyman David Bonola has admitted killing Orsolya Gaal

(Newser) - Update: A handyman suspected of killing New York City mother Orsolya Gaal is now in custody and has been charged with murder, police say. Law enforcement sources tell NBC New York that 44-year-old David Bonola allegedly killed Gaal in her basement after he showed up at her Queens home and...

Source: After Queens Mom's Murder, Chilling Text Was Sent

Orsolya Gaal's body was found in a duffel bag Saturday AM

(Newser) - A grim story out of New York City, where the body of a Queens mom was found in a wheeled duffel bag by a dog-walker early Saturday. Most of the details beyond that have been provided by unnamed police sources. The New York Daily News spoke with a police source...

Man's Attempt to Jump NYC Subway Turnstile Kills Him

Police say the 28-year-old landed on his head, breaking his neck

(Newser) - A cautionary tale out of New York City, where police say a 28-year-old man's attempt to avoid paying subway fare ended up killing him. The New York Post reports the man allegedly jumped the subway turnstile at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station in Queens around 6:45am Sunday but...

FBI: Fetty Wap Helped Flood Long Island With Drugs

Rapper busted by FBI Thursday at music fest at NYC's Citi Field

(Newser) - Fetty Wap has had his fair share of legal trouble over the past few years, and he's now got another woe to add to the list. WABC reports the 30-year-old rapper, real name William Junior Maxwell II, was arrested Thursday by FBI agents at Citi Field in Queens, NY....

2 Men Go Free 30 Years After Wrongful Convictions

Carlton Roman, Christopher Ellis were released this week in New York City

(Newser) - Two Black men from New York City who each spent more than 30 years in prison for murder were freed Monday after state judges found their convictions were unjust. "I'm not the only innocent person in there," Carlton Roman said, per the New York Times , following his...

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He Was Strolling on a Sidewalk. Then: Boom!

Barry West suffered 2nd-degree burns after underground explosion in Queens

(Newser) - Barry West may be staying away from sidewalk grates for a while. The 57-year-old New York dad was walking to pay his cellphone bill on Thursday afternoon when he was injured by an underground explosion in Queens, NBC News reports. NBC New York has the footage that shows West nonchalantly...

Maskless Conga Line at Party Puts GOP Club on the Defense

'There's no pandemic clause in the Constitution,' the Whitestone Republican Club posted

(Newser) - Maskless holiday parties with exuberant conga lines aren't exactly de rigueur this year, but that doesn't mean there haven't been any. Per the New York Times , journalist Matt Binder posted a video online Monday that showed members of the Whitestone Republican Club—including club President Vickie Paladino,...

You Can Be Part of Unusual 'Token of Appreciation' for Trump

Real estate agency is crowdfunding $3M to 'give' president's childhood home in Queens to him

(Newser) - Supporters of President Trump looking for a way to show their appreciation now have their chance, though they'll have to open up their wallets to do it. In what the New York Times deems as an "unusual real estate maneuver," the current owner of Trump's childhood...

In NYC, a 'Most Precarious Moment' in the COVID Timeline

Parts of Queens, Brooklyn are seeing spike in cases; health dept. warns of possible shutdowns

(Newser) - New York City has been slowly reopening since June , with schools set to welcome back many in-person students next week and restaurants opening for indoor dining at the end of September, per Gothamist . But despite this staggered return to some form of normality, certain parts of the city are now...

Arm Wrestler Arrested Over Apricot Seeds. Again

Jason Vale, mom allegedly made $850K for selling them as a cure for cancer

(Newser) - A two-time national arm wrestling champion will need more than muscle to escape charges that he made $850,000 selling "the answer to cancer" online. Cancer survivor Jason Vale, 51, has long attributed his health and success to apricot seeds. In fact, this is his second bust over the...

Cops: NYC Homeless Man Slammed Boy on His Head

'Kill the kid,' mentally ill suspect reportedly uttered

(Newser) - A New York City homeless man with a history of mental illness is accused of picking up a young boy and slamming him on his head, causing brain hemorrhaging. Grandfather Naftali Portnoy explains the boy, variously described as age 6 or 7, was with his 10-year-old brother outside of Portnoy'...

These Kids Make Big Bucks Gaming. Now They're Going for Millions

It's the Fortnite World Cup video game championship, with $30M in total up for grabs

(Newser) - If you're a parent who's been plagued with remorse about letting your child zone out in front of the video-game console, perhaps this competition out of New York City will ease your mind. The Fortnite World Cup, held by developer Epic Games, is taking place this weekend at...

Suit: Couple Went From 'Ecstatic' to 'Shocked' in IVF Mix-Up

Mother gave birth to twins who turned out to be the genetic children of 2 other couples

(Newser) - A couple from Flushing, NY, went to a fertility clinic that self-billed as the "mecca of reproductive medicine," and they did succeed in getting pregnant with twins—but then had to give both babies up after what the Daily Beast calls a "mind-boggling mix-up." That's...

Police 'All Come Running' Over Tasteless Prank

Find in New York park sparked huge investigation

(Newser) - New Yorkers went from horror to disbelief Tuesday when an apparent dead baby turned out to be a discarded doll, NBC New York reports. Emergency responders declared the "child" dead before 8am in a Queens park, triggering the arrival of at least 100 cops who pitched a crime-scene tent...

Custody Fight May Have Led to Toddler's Unthinkable Killing

3-year-old dies in burning car, with the doors chained shut

(Newser) - The death itself is tragic: A 3-year-old girl died after being trapped in a burning car in Queens on Sunday night. But the circumstances make it hard to fathom: The car doors had been chained shut from the inside, an apparent bid to stop anyone from rescuing her, reports the...

Progressive Dems 'Killed Amazon, the Biggest Beast Around'

In the battle of the centrists vs. progressives, the progressives emerged victorious

(Newser) - In the battle of the centrists versus the progressives, the progressives emerged victorious. At least that's the contention of left-of-center Democrats in New York, who are flashing the "V" sign after Amazon announced it was nixing its plans to build a second headquarters in Queens. The Wall Street ...

New York State Fines Ocasio-Cortez Campaign

Her campaign lacked workers' compensation for a month

(Newser) - The campaign of US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been fined $1,500 for not having the required workers' compensation for a month last year, the AP reports. A spokeswoman for the New York state Workers' Compensation Board, Melissa Stewart, said Friday that Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic campaign lacked coverage from March...

Huge Graffiti Scrawled in Amazon's New Nabe

Seems Amazon enemies vandalized the place

(Newser) - Amazon-haters apparently broke into a building the company owns Saturday and left their mark: the word "Scamazon" written in big orange letters. Police say they spotted the graffiti written on floor-to-ceiling windows facing out over the East River in Long Island City, Queens, at about 5pm and had it...

A Baffling Case, an Arrest, and Now a Mistrial

Jury deliberated for day and a half in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano

(Newser) - The trial of a man accused of killing a woman who was sexually attacked while running near her family's New York City home ended in a hung jury late Tuesday. Judge Michael Aloise in Queens granted a mistrial after the jury sent him a note saying it was split...

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