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Fentanyl Found Hidden Under Floor at Daycare Where Child Died

Police are still searching for daycare owner's husband

(Newser) - The New York Police Department on Thursday released photos of what officers say is a huge stash of fentanyl they found hidden under a trap door in the daycare's floor. Other drugs were also allegedly found in the stash totaling more than five kilos, CBS News reports. The two...

Autopsy: Green Book Actor Died From Accidental OD

Frank Vallelonga's body was dumped on a sidewalk in the Bronx

(Newser) - An autopsy has determined that actor Frank Vallelonga Jr. died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl and cocaine before his body was dumped on a sidewalk in the Bronx last year, according to a New York City medical examiner. Police said they suspected an overdose when the 60-year-old, who played...

26 Years After Woman Was Killed in Front of Son, an Arrest

Cold-case detective makes arrest in 1996 slaying in the Bronx

(Newser) - Stories about cold cases being cracked thanks to advances in DNA evidence are pretty common these days, though the New York Times notes that at least 340,000 unsolved murders over the last 60 years remain on the books. It still takes a slew of factors to come together to...

Rare, Welcome Sight in Bronx River: Dolphins

At least 2 are spotted in the New York City waterway for the first time since 2017

(Newser) - Parks officials in New York City sound pretty happy about two new visitors. "It's true—dolphins were spotted in the Bronx River this week!" tweeted NYC Parks, with an accompanying video. "This is great news—it shows that the decades-long effort to restore the river as...

Mom in Custody, Baby and Toddler Dead in Bronx Tragedy

The children were found after officers took the mother into custody

(Newser) - Two small children died of stab wounds after their mother was taken into custody for observation Saturday night in New York City, police said. A 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy were found in a Bronx apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso and did not survive...

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At This Eatery, a Grubhub Order Stopped Workers Cold

Cops say hostage was rescued after writing on her order: 'Please call the police'

(Newser) - Usually in the "additional instructions" field on Grubhub orders, customers specify food allergies or ask for extra condiments. Cops say for one New York City-area woman, that section on the app became a place to plead for help, and helped lead to her rescue. ABC7 reports that an order...

11-Year-Old Walking With Her Family Shot in Bronx

Girl was shot as 2 people on a motorized scooter chased a man running down the sidewalk

(Newser) - A "senseless" shooting has claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in New York City after a stray bullet hit her during a chase among strangers. CBS New York reports on the Monday afternoon shooting, which took place in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx around 5pm as the...

After Disaster, Cardi B Gives Back to Her Native Bronx

'WAP' singer covers funeral costs for 17 fire victims

(Newser) - Love her or hate her, Grammy winner Cardi B cares about her hometown. The rapper/singer of "WAP" fame is covering funeral costs for the 17 people killed in a Bronx fire on Jan. 9, the New York Daily News reports. Cardi B, a 29-year-old native of the Bronx, is...

Woman Says Stranger Saved Young Daughter in Bronx Blaze

Official revise death toll to 17

(Newser) - The death toll was lowered from 19 to 17 Monday in New York City's deadliest fire in more than 30 years—but with some survivors fighting for their lives in city hospitals, officials warn that the toll could rise again. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Monday that the toll...

Door Was Left Open as They Fled Fire. Devastation Ensued

Electric heater in bedroom started Bronx blaze, and smoke spread through building

(Newser) - A malfunctioning electric space heater in a bedroom caused the devastating fire that left at least 19 dead, including nine children, in a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx Sunday morning. The fire, New York's deadliest in three decades, started in a duplex unit spanning the second and third...

19 Killed, 9 of Them Kids, in Bronx Apartment Building Blaze

Deadliest fire in NYC in three decades

(Newser) - A New York City apartment building fire has killed at least 19 people—including nine children—Sunday morning. The fire in the 120-unit building in the Bronx is the deadliest fire in the city in about 30 years, and the deadliest in a residential building in the US since 2017,...

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...

Woman's Stunt at Bronx Zoo May Have Been Her 2nd

Police are seeking trespasser who climbed over barrier at lion exhibit, much like incident in 2019

(Newser) - An incident at the Bronx Zoo this week was reminiscent of one that took place about two years ago in the same spot—and it looks like it may have been a stunt pulled off by the same perpetrator. NBC News reports that at around 4pm on Thursday, a blonde...

Cops: Dad Grabbed Gun, Opened Fire After NYPD Shot Son

Son ended up dead, father hit with multiple charges

(Newser) - A Sunday morning shootout ended with a son dead and a father arrested after he allegedly grabbed the gun his dying son had been holding when he was shot by police. The Bronx incident started when Mike Rosado, 24, and his father Raphael Rosado, 45, who were celebrating outside a...

13-Year-Old Fatally Shot in Bronx Gang Dispute

Police say Jaryan Elliot, who was standing outside a cafe, was the intended target

(Newser) - Police say a gang dispute resulted in a fatal shooting in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon, with the victim's age causing double-takes. Jaryan Elliot was only 13, reports WABC-TV . NYPD Chief Rodney Harrison tweeted that Jaryan was the "intended target." Police and witnesses say a gunman emerged...

Trump Organization Files Lawsuit Over Golf Course

New York City canceled company's contract

(Newser) - The Trump Organization sued New York City on Monday for cancelling its contract to run a golf course in the Bronx earlier this year, a move it said was politically motivated and should be reversed. The lawsuit, filed in state court, says nothing in the 566-page contract gave New York...

In NYC, 'Truly Shocking' Series of Attacks Over the Weekend

Video footage suggests same suspect carried out attacks against 4 Bronx synagogues

(Newser) - Four New York City synagogues, all in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, were attacked over the weekend, pelted by rocks in what police say may have been hate crimes. NYPD Detective Francis Sammon tells CNN that the six attacks—two each against the Riverdale Jewish Center and Chabad Lubavitch,...

Late-Night Bus Ride Turns Terrifying in NYC

9 injured after MTA vehicle plunged 50 feet off overpass toward Cross Bronx Expressway

(Newser) - It was supposed to make a left, but instead, the bus went over a bridge. The New York Daily News reports on Thursday's frightening crash at around 11pm in the Bronx borough of New York City, when an MTA bus smashed through the barriers of an overpass and fell...

NYPD Seeks Woman Who Mugged 85-Year-Old for $7

Victim was hospitalized after Saturday attack

(Newser) - The New York Police Department is appealing for the public's help in finding a woman who violently mugged an 85-year-old man on a street in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Surveillance video released by police shows the woman, who appears to be in her 20s, going through the victim'...

He Was Waiting for a Bus in NYC. Then, a Horrifying Plunge

Leonard Shoulders is 'traumatized' after falling into sinkhole full of rats in the Bronx

(Newser) - Yes, 2020 has been a disaster so far, but at least for most of us, "sinkhole full of rats" wasn't also part of the narrative. Leonard Shoulders, however, can't say the same. The Guardian notes that although New York City is "used to tall tales of...

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