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Mother, son indicted in cold case murder-for-hires of daughter, husband
A former New Jersey woman and her son were indicted this week in the 25-year-old murders of her husband and daughter, authorities said Thursday. Dolores Morgan, now of Delray Beach, Florida, enlisted her son, Ted Connors, and his best friend Jose Carrero in the murder-for-hire plot by promising them a cut of her husband’s life...
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Federal judge dismisses ICE lawsuit against NYC
A judge on Thursday dismissed a federal government lawsuit against New York City seeking information about two illegal immigrants accused of committing crimes — after the city said it handed over the requested info. Brooklyn federal Judge Eric Komitee did not provide a reason for dismissing the suit, which argued the city was withholding information...
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Queens teacher was caught on video sexually abusing girl with autism
A Queens teacher who was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl with autism was caught on video, prosecutors said Thursday. Marc Scheibel, 48, was allegedly filmed by another teacher grabbing the nonverbal student’s hands and directing them toward his crotch underneath a table where the two were sitting, prosecutors said. The witness...
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Corrupt de Blasio donor should pay back money immediately, says union he defrauded
Corrupt Mayor Bill de Blasio donor Jona Rechnitz is a victim of his own success. The convicted fraudster — who has whined to a judge he should be allowed free ahead of his sentencing so he can party with the likes of Kim Kardashian in order to drum up money to pay back the correction...
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NYC resident being tested for coronavirus after traveling to Italy
A New York City resident is now being tested for the coronavirus — after the person recently traveled to Italy, the city revealed Thursday. The patient reported symptoms of the virus, but further details on their identity and timing of their travels and illness were unclear. City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said the number of...
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FDNY boss sent anti-Semitic, homophobic texts about embattled underling, court papers say
The boss of a New York City firefighter allegedly wrote anti-Semitic and homophobic text messages about his embattled underling, according to court papers. Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Michael Durkin of the Bureau of Fire Investigation allegedly sent a 2017 text message to someone else within the department referring to Jewish firefighter Jonathan Cummings as a...
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Strong winds send Brooklyn scaffolding careening into construction workers
Three construction workers were injured after scaffolding collapsed in Brooklyn Thursday — as winds gusted around 25 miles per hour, authorities said. The workers were “adjusting and dismantling sections of the scaffold” on the roof of 535 Grand Street in Williamsburg at 2:36 p.m. when it collapsed, according to NYC’s Department of Buildings. The “major”...
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Appeals court tosses tax-discrimination suit brought by black homeowners
New York’s unfair property tax system is a problem for lawmakers to fix — not the courts, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The Appellate Division, First Department tossed activist group Tax Equity Now NY’s 2017 lawsuit against the city and the state that claimed the property tax system discriminates against tens of thousands of minority...
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Member of ‘Central Park Five’ rips Bloomberg: ‘Don’t be bamboozled’
“We all might vote for a different candidate, but I’m sure [any other Democrat] will be better than Michael Bloomberg," said Kevin Richardson, who was one of the five teens wrongly convicted in the horrific 1989 attack of then-28-year-old jogger, Trisha Meili.
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Pit bull bites 7-year-old girl’s face on Upper West Side
This dog was not a good boy. A pit bull bit a 7-year-old girl on the nose on the Upper West Side Thursday afternoon, cops said. The dog attacked the little girl around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Broadway and W. 79th Street, police said. Cops rushed the girl to Mount Sinai West —...
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New York Public Library event will ‘celebrate’ convicted cop-killer Robert Hayes
Radicals will “celebrate” an extremist cop-killer at a New York Public Library branch on Saturday — and cops are furious. “Celebrate the life of Robert Seth Hayes,” reads the promotional poster for the event to be held at 2 p.m. at the NYPL’s Countee Cullen Branch in Harlem. Hayes died in December, a year and half...
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Retired firefighter says cancer killed many who battled 1975 blaze
Retired firefighter Danny Noonan, 71, will never know how many of the nearly 700 FDNY members who responded to a blaze at the New York Telephone Company in Manhattan with him 45 years ago Thursday were struck with cancer in the aftermath — because most of them are dead. “There was a huge amount of...
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Violent parolee on the loose after fleeing Midtown parole office
A violent felon who served seven years in prison for slashing a man’s neck escaped a New York State parole office in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, authorities said. Travis Simon, 30, who was released on Feb. 4th, was visiting his parole officer when he learned he was going to be sent on 45-day treatment program...
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Port Authority blames woman for losing both legs in PATH accident
"This is a tragic case, but it stems from Petitioner's sole reckless conduct," the authority's lawyers wrote in court papers filed in Manhattan civil court Thursday.
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Bad MTA record-keeping puts truckers at risk of fraud, watchdog warns
Shoddy record-keeping at the MTA's Bridges and Tunnels division is putting truckers at risk of being defrauded or ripped off by unsanctioned towing companies.
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Rochester driver sues cyclist he struck for $700 in damages
Javonte Cook, 22, struck Bryan Agnello, 37, from behind on Jan. 10 at around 8:30 p.m. as Agnello, who was riding on the left-hand side of the lane, slowed down to turn left off of Culver Road, according to police reports.
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Success Academy parents rip DOE officials over Queens space controversy
A crowd of angry Success Academy parents waged an 11th-hour push to secure seats for Queens middle schoolers at a tense Panel for Education Policy meeting in Manhattan.
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29 people in Suffolk County monitored for possible coronavirus exposure
Health officials in Long Island said another 29 people are being monitored for potential exposure for the new coronavirus — bringing a total of more than 100 residents under watch amid the deadly health crisis. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said that 29 people from 22 households are being monitored after recently returning...
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Man slashed in the face in Times Square, requiring 75 stitches
The 21-year-old victim got into an argument with another man, cops said.
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Powerball ticket worth $1 million is sold in Brooklyn
A second-price Powerball ticket purchased in Brooklyn for Wednesday night’s drawing is enough to make the winner a millionaire.
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Queens teacher arrested for sexually abusing special needs student
A Queens teacher was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing a 9-year-old special needs student at a school in the borough, sources said. Marc Scheibel, 48, was caught by a coworker at P.S. 213 in Oakland Gardens having the non-verbal autistic student touch his groin area, according to police sources. Cops were called to the...
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Cuomo, Stewart-Cousins eye closed-door fix for bail reform
What could possibly go wrong this time? Two of Albany’s “three pols in a room” want to fix the state’s controversial bail-reform law the same way it got messed up in the first place — through closed-door negotiations over the state budget. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) on Wednesday joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
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New Council bill would provide street homeless with rental assistance
Homeless people who refuse to stay in a city shelter would still be able to qualify for rental assistance vouchers and score their own permanent housing under new legislation being considered by the City Council. Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn), who expects to introduce the bill Thursday, told The Post it will allow people living in...
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Respiratory mask supply at Bellevue dwindled amid coronavirus scare, report says
The stock of respiratory masks at Bellevue Hospital, which examined New York City’s first suspected case, substantially dwindled when news broke that the coronavirus had landed in the US, a report said. The number of the protective masks “dipped by hundreds” over one day at the hospital amid the hysteria, according to The Daily Beast....
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Naked Cowboy calls Bloomberg’s name-drop ‘awesome’ — but he’s still voting Trump
Mike Bloomberg doesn’t want a Naked Cowboy in every city —  just as the Naked Cowboy doesn’t want Bloomberg in the White House. The billionaire presidential candidate name-dropped the famous New York City street performer during the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday when Bloomberg defended his own public health agenda as mayor that banned trans fats...
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Artists debut Kobe Bryant murals in Manhattan and Brooklyn
Artists across New York City have taken to the streets to honor Kobe Bryant in the month since his tragic death. Brooklyn-based artist Mark Paul Deren, 39, will complete a huge portrait of the legendary basketball player with his daughter Gianna in Chinatown. Deren — who goes by the artist name Madsteez — previously painted...
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New York’s chief judge demands judges have leeway in no-bail law
New York’s chief judge Janet DiFiore weighed in on the state’s controversial bail reform Wednesday — calling it a “counterproductive” mistake when Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature eliminated judicial discretion to detain dangerous criminals when they rammed through the law change as part of last year’s state budget. “At this moment, New York —...
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Cuomo questions Bloomberg’s assertion he got marriage equality passed in NY
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn’t thrilled with ex-mayor and current presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s declaration during Tuesday’s debate in South Carolina that he was the key to getting same-sex marriage passed in New York back in 2011. “Well I don’t remember the actual quote, but first, I didn’t know New York City passed a...
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Massage therapy student claims professor groped her in front of class: suit
A former massage therapy student claims that a teacher told her to lay on a table like a “slut” and then groped her in front of the class during a lesson on finding a lower-back muscle, according to a new federal lawsuit. Jaclyn Vitale alleges that the incident happened at the New York College of...
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DA Vance files Supreme Court brief arguing Trump doesn’t have immunity
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Wednesday filed a brief in the US Supreme Court opposing President Donald Trump’s bid to use presidential immunity to avoid turning over his financial records. Vance has been seeking to enforce subpoenas issued by a grand jury to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking his business and personal financial records...
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