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Akcel Arriaza fatally stabs mother outside Long Island home: cops

A 19-year-old allegedly stabbed his mom to death in a car parked outside their Long Island home, cops said Monday. Akcel Arriaza was arrested Sunday on one count of second-degree murder and hauled before a judge on the charge Monday, according to Suffolk County police. Arriaza was arguing with his 46-year-old mother outside their home...

 

School officials suspected abuse months before Zymere Perkins’ death

Months before 6-year-old Zymere Perkins was allegedly beaten to death, school officials saw red flag after red flag — and tried to warn the authorities, witnesses testified Monday at the murder trial of the boy’s mom’s boyfriend. Zymere missed 36 days of kindergarten at P.S. 192 from September to November of 2015, said teacher Josefina...

 

Andres Fernandez found guilty in Spumoni Gardens owner Louis Barbati’s murder

A Brooklyn jury on Monday delivered a guilty verdict to the man busted for fatally shooting Louis Barbati, the co-owner of the legendary Brooklyn pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens outside his home. Andres Fernandez, 43, was found guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court for second-degree murder and weapons possession for killing Barbati outside his Dyker Heights home...

 

NYC veterans want Congress to probe Afghanistan War after bombshell report

New York veterans of the Afghanistan War demanded Capitol Hill probe top US officials for misleading the American public about the difficulties of the nearly two-decade-long war on Monday, following revelations from an explosive newspaper exposé based on thousands of pages of internal Pentagon documents. Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn), the only member of the...

 

‘Lackadaisical’ MTA oversight led to costly train car delays: Comptroller

The MTA’s shoddy oversight of a $600 million subway car order led to years of delays — saddling the agency with $35 million in additional costs, according to a city comptroller report released Monday. Canadian manufacturer Bombardier was supposed to deliver 300 new subway cars by January 2017 — but only had 18 ready by...

 

State health department to probe conditions at ‘war zone’ Mount Sinai: Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the state health department to probe allegations of “horrific” overcrowding and understaffing at Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency department following a Post exposé. “The reports of mistreatment of patients is horrific and unacceptable,” said a Cuomo spokeswoman. “Governor Cuomo has directed the New York State Department of Health to review...

 

Zymere Perkins’ mom beat tot with a belt years before his death

The mother of Zymere Perkins admitted in court Monday that she whipped her son with a belt years before her ex-boyfriend allegedly beat the 6-year-old to death in a Harlem apartment. Geraldine Perkins, 29, was testifying at the murder trial of her ex-lover, Rysheim Smith, as part of a plea deal that could see her...

 

City rules apply to costumed characters only in Times Square: NYPD

Costumed creeps like The Grinch and Cookie Monster can strongarm tourists for tips in Rockefeller Center because the city rules that regulate them only apply in Times Square. “The rules governing costumed characters around Times Square are specific to that area and do not apply to the area in and around Rockefeller Center,” NYPD spokeswoman...

 

Faith: Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Endwell hosts Gathering of Hope

Gathering of Hope meets the second Saturday evening of each month, beginning with a meal.

 

Rockland DA-elect Thomas Walsh picks law enforcement, judicial figures for his team

Rockland DA-elect Thomas Walsh names his executive assistants, drawing from police and judges

 

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