Crime and Incidents

NYC Grand Jury Indicts Police Officer for Manslaughter

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)
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)

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...

Crime and Incidents

8 Hurt in Early Morning Fire in Upper Manhattan

NEW YORK—Fire officials say eight people suffered minor injuries in a fire at a six-story building in Upper Manhattan. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke when they arrived at the West 144th Street building at 3:17 a.m. Friday. A fire department spokesman …... Read More




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  • 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)

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  • Thomas Gilbert Jr., who allegedly shot and killed his father Thomas Gilbert Sr., is escorted out of the 17th police precinct on East 51st Street in Manhattan, N.Y., on Jan. 5, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

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