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Deron Williams Agrees to 5-Year Deal With Nets

Deron Williams

Deron Williams formally committed to a five-year deal with the Nets Tuesday evening, boosting their fortunes on and off the court as the franchise moves to Brooklyn this fall.


Biker killed on way to another's memorial

A motorcyclist was struck and killed by a fire truck in Brooklyn, New York, while he was on his way to a memorial for another biker killed in a crash one year ago.


Teacher limits kids' bathroom trips: 3 per week

Limit On Bathroom Breaks During Class

Parents at a Brooklyn elementary school are furious over a fifth-grade teacher’s bathroom policy that prohibits students from jetting to the john more than three times a week.


Woman burns to death after being set on fire in elevator of her NYC apartment building

Elevator Fire Death

A woman burned to death in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building Saturday after a man ambushed her, sprayed her with liquid and set her afire with a Molotov cocktail, police said. The unidentified man was waiting for the woman, who was in her 60s, when the elevator doors opened to her floor of the Prospect Heights building. The man sprayed her with an accelerant and set her on fire, New York City police spokesman Paul Browne said.


Brooklyn mother dies shielding schoolchildren from gunfire

Brooklyn mother dies shielding schoolchildren from gunfire

A Brooklyn neighborhood was in mourning Saturday for a mother who died trying to shield a group of children from gunfire just after they were dismissed from an elementary school, according to news reports.


Police: NY man in custody after remains of 8-year-old Brooklyn boy are found in his fridge

A young Brooklyn boy who vanished while walking home from a day camp in one of the safest parts of the city was killed and dismembered by a stranger he had turned to for help after getting lost, police said Wednesday.


Detectives Investigate Death of Girl, 3, Found in Snow

The child, identified as Kyrah Martin, was discovered face down in the snow early Wednesday morning in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Police Kill Man in Brooklyn After Bar Brawl

Police Kill Man in Brooklyn After Bar Brawl

An undercover police officer responding to a report of a brawl at a Brooklyn bar fatally shot a 43-year security guard who, a police official says, was firing into the crowd.


Terrorism Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Terrorism Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Najibullah Zazi pleaded not guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges in a court in Brooklyn on Tuesday.


Russia's richest man agrees to deal to buy Nets

Russia's richest man agrees to deal to buy Nets

Russia's richest man has a deal to buy a controlling interest in the New Jersey Nets and nearly half of a project to build a new arena in Brooklyn.

Mikhail Prokhorov's Onexim Group announced the deal Wednesday with Forest City Ratner Companies and Nets Sports and Entertainment.


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