Crime and Incidents

Gas Explosion at New York City High School Injures 3 People

An injured person is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
An injured person is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK—City officials were trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school and injured three construction workers would alter plans for...




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    Manhattan Jail Uncovers Apparent Escape Plot Involving Bedsheets

    NEW YORK—Investigators sweeping a jail after breaking up a drug smuggling ring uncovered an inmate’s apparent escape plot using 64 neatly tied together bedsheets, enough... Read more

  • Kalief Browder

    Council Members Say Suicide Points to Need for Bail Reform

    NEW YORK—The death of a 22-year-old man who hanged himself after spending three years as a teen jailed without trial should spur New Yorkers to... Read more

  • Law enforcement officers walk to a waiting helicopter after searching a wooded area near the Saranac River on Sunday, June 14, 2015, in Saranac, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Cuomo: Escaped Inmates Could Be Close or ‘in Mexico by Now’

    DANNEMORA, N.Y.—Two convicted murderers who used power tools to cut their way out of a prison near the Canadian border could be nearby or “in... Read more

  • Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch speaks to reporters after Demetrius Blackwell's arraignment in Queens criminal court, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Man Pleads Not Guilty in NYC Police Officer’s Shooting Death

    NEW YORK—An ex-con with a long criminal record pleaded not guilty on Thursday to first-degree murder in last month’s killing of a New York Police... Read more

  • A private bus that had been carrying Canadian school children drives out of the Lincoln Tunnel, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    2 Buses Crash Inside Lincoln Tunnel, Injuring More Than 30

    NEW YORK—A New Jersey Transit bus rear-ended a private bus carrying Canadian schoolchildren inside the Lincoln Tunnel on Wednesday, injuring more than 30 people and... Read more

  • Emergency vehicles surround a SkyWest Airlines plane, operating as United Express, that made an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A SkyWest spokeswoman said one passenger aboard Flight 5622, lost consciousness and the pilots rapidly descended "out of an abundance of caution." (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Mystery Not Solved as to Why Passengers Passed on out SkyWest Flight

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y.—It is still a mystery why three passengers lost consciousness on a SkyWest airlines flight from Chicago to Connecticut on Wednesday, causing the plane to sharply descend... Read more

  • 080306-M-0438D-002 NEW YORK (March 6, 2008) An improvised explosive device blasted the entrance to the U.S. Armed Forces Career Center, a joint-service recruiting station located in Times Square at approximately 3:45 a.m. The blast caused no injuries; however, glass in the office's front door and window was shattered by the explosion, and the door's metal frame was bent. One of the busiest recruiting stations in the nation, the recruiting office is singularly located on a triangular island in the center of the iconic Manhattan intersection and has been the site of periodic anti-war protests. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karim Delgado (Released)

    $115,000 Reward Offered in Unsolved ’08 Times Square Bombing

    NEW YORK—Several persons of interest have been identified and are being pursued in the unsolved 2008 bombing at the Times Square military recruitment station, federal... Read more

  • U.S. Marshals stand outside U.S. Federal Court in Brooklyn during the arraignment on terrorism charges of two Queens women, identified as 28-year-old Noelle Velentzas and 31-year-old Asia Siddiqui, as well as American citizen and accused Al Queda member Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh, 29, April 2, 2015 in New York City. (Victor J. Blue/Getty Images)

    Two Queens Women Arrested for ISIS Bomb Plot, Says FBI

    Two Queens women were arrested for planning to detonate a bomb in the New York City area, according to a statement by FBI. The FBI arrested... Read more

  • Firefighters on scene in the East Village on March 26, 2015, after a fiery building collapse. About 250 firefighter dealt with the explosion that caused a dozen injuries and the adjacent building to collapse. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    East Village Building at Center of Explosion Has a Shady History

    The East Village building that was the center of a major fire last week had a history of improper gas work, The Associated Press has... Read more

  • Firefighters walk near the scene of a fire, center left, in which seven children died in the Brooklyn borough of New York, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    New York Fire Department: 7 Children Die in Brooklyn Fire

    NEW YORK—Fire tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said. The dead are... Read more

  • A Google Street view of the Sutton Terrace apartment building on 450 East 63rd St. on Manhattan, NY.

    NYC Woman Plummets to Death From Building Where Dancer Martha Graham Once Lived

    An unidentified woman fell or jumped from a 12-story building on Upper East Side on Manhattan at 4:29 p.m. on Sunday. She was pronounced dead on... Read more

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    Woman Found Guilty of Shoving Subway Commuter to His Death

    A New York City woman will face at least 22 years in prison for shoving a Hindu man to his death off a subway platform... Read more

  • Attorney Scott Rynecki, left, and Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley and the mother of his toddler daughter, at a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in New York City. The NYPD officer who shot and killed Gurley inside a Brooklyn housing project stairway has been indicted on charges of manslaughter.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Grand Jury Indicts Police Officer for Manslaughter

    The New York City police officer who shot and killed a man inside a Brooklyn public housing project last November has been indicted on charges... Read more

  • Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan,  Jan 26, 2015 after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university,  according to authorities. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

    Who Are the Russian Spies Nabbed in New York City?

    Three Russian citizens who lived in the United States for years as spies were unremarkable to the casual observer. Yet in the end, they were... Read more

  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) (R) stands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo before Cuomo's State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 21, 2015. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Feds: NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Masked Bribes as Legitimate Income

    NEW YORK—New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful politicians... Read more

  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) speaks during an affordable housing news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on April 18, 2012. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Assembly Speaker Arrested on Public Corruption Charges

    NEW YORK—New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most... Read more


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