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  • 3 arrested in grisly beating of Bronx street vendor

    MELROSE, The Bronx — Three people are in custody in connection with the daylight beatdown of a Bronx street vendor. Police arrested Enrique Foote, 18,and  Octavious Profit, 24, on Thursday. Foote was found in Pennsylvania. Police made their first arrest Tuesday when William Burgess, 21, surrendered himself. All three men have been charged with gang assault. Police said five men approached the 53-year-old vendor on May 4 near E. 149th Street and Third Avenue in the Melrose section of the borough […]

  • Steve Harvey defends harsh memo to staff saying not to talk to him

    CHICAGO — Steve Harvey just wants to be left alone by his staff. An internal memo leaked by blogger Robert Feder shows a note “The Steve Harvey Show” host sent to his staff as they began recording the show’s fifth season. Good morning, everyone. Welcome back. I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show. There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping […]

  • Thousands of gallons of oil dumped into East River from Con Ed transformer malfunction

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Con Edison crews are working to clean up a transformer malfunction that poured thousands of gallons of oil into the East River Sunday. Officials say a transformer insulating oil was released from one of the substations in Brooklyn. The transformer that failed contained 37,000 gallons of oil used with electrical equipment, a statement from Con Ed read. The oil was released into the station property and the East River. It seeped into the ground as it moved to the riverbank. A […]

  • FBI Director James Comey fired by President Trump

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday after several members of his administration recommended his dismissal. A statement from Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump acted based on “clear recommendations” from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump released a statement shortly after about changes for the department. “The FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions,” President Trump said. In a letter to Comey, Trump […]

  • Firefighters contain Upper East Side fire that sent black smoke shooting into sky

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Firefighters have placed a blaze that sent plumes of smoke into the sky over the Upper East Side Tuesday. The fire broke out in the area of Park Avenue and Park Avenue around 2 p.m. Black smoke billowed from the building and could be seen from miles away. #NYC #Fire #UES stay safe new york. — Luis Alejandro Vega (@luisalejovega) May 9, 2017 Some kind of massive fire in the UES, as seen from Bethesda […]

  • LIRR service resumes after signal problem snares evening commute

    NEW YORK — Long Island Rail Road service is returning to normal after signal problems created cancellations and delays for the Monday evening commute. The MTA announced around 7 p.m. that eastbound trains were experiencing 10-15 minute delays from Penn Station because of a signal problem in one of the East River tunnels. The MTA had suspended westbound service between Jamaica and Penn Station at the height of rush hour. Here we are go #delays #PennStation @NJTRANSIT and @lirr have cancellations […]

  • Infant critically injured when father accidentally hits her during domestic dispute: police

    BELMONT, the Bronx — A 2-month-old baby was critically injured Sunday after she was accidentally hit while her parents fought, police sources say. The incident happened at an apartment on Southern Boulevard in the Belmont section of the Bronx just after 4 a.m., police say The father, 28, went to swing at the mother, 26, but instead accidentally hit the little girl, sources say. The child, who had swelling to the side of her face, was taken to the hospital […]

  • Ben & Jerry’s issues recall for possible peanuts in Chocolate Fudge Brownie

    NEW YORK — Ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has issued a voluntary recall for an ice cream bar because it may contain peanuts. The Vermont based company announced the recall Thursday for a limited number of boxes of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices. According to a recall notice, the chocolate ice cream bars may contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. The slices are individually wrapped but the peanut allergen is not declared on the packaging. […]

  • Nicki Minaj offers to help fans pay for tuition, student loans

    NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj is helping her fans get through school with a little financial help. The generosity kicked off Saturday when the rapper posted to Twitter about an online contest to hang out with her and go to the Billboard Music Awards. Her talk of spending big money prompted Twitter user @CJbydesign to send her a meme asking if she’d pay for their tuition. Minaj responded telling the student that if they showed her straight As and could verify it with […]

  • Arrest made in mugging of woman in Harlem

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A man is under arrest in connection with two very similar sexual assaults in Harlem. Police sources say the man was arrested Friday and is at the police precinct. A German tourist lost several teeth and was sexually assaulted during a mugging caught on video early Thursday. Police sources say the victim got lost trying to find her Airbnb. The woman was walking near 219 W.146th St. from the train station around 3 a.m. when she was stopped by […]

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