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Amtrak train hits, kills person on tracks Washington, D.C.

An Amtrak train hit and killed a person on the tracks Monday afternoon as it left Union Station in Washington, officials said.
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Drunk driver goes the wrong way on Belt Parkway, slams into car and kills a passenger
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:35:00 +0200
A drunk man driving the wrong way on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn slammed into another car and killed a passenger, police said. Alei Sheipak, 50, of Brooklyn, was going west in a Volkswagon SUV in the eastbound lane on the Belt near the Verrazano Bridge...
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Legal papers suggest FDNY coverup in probe of fatal Harlem fire on Edward Norton set
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:30:00 +0200
A top FDNY fire marshal torched an underling for suggesting actor Edward Norton’s production company caused a raging Harlem fire that killed a veteran firefighter. A three-page notice of claim filed Wednesday charged FDNY investigator Scott Specht “was...
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Disabled girl who said she was punished for reporting school gang rape wins $1 million settlement
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:00:00 +0200
The city paid nearly one million dollars to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of an intellectually disabled girl who said she was gang raped in her Brooklyn school’s stairwell – and then punished by school officials for reporting the attack....
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Staten Island dispatcher is bus hub's 'go-to guy' for passengers
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:00:00 +0200
Tony Ventimiglia is the face of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in a massive, car-centric borough with no spaghetti bowl subway lines. Ventimiglia is a bus dispatcher at the Eltingville Transit Center, located at the convergence of two major...
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Arizona man pretending to be cop tried pulling over unmarked car containing two state troopers: police
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 08:00:00 +0200
PHOENIX — Arizona authorities say a 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway. The Department of...
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Federal prosecutors open to a short El Chapo trial adjournment, say they're not 'sandbagging' the defense
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:45:00 +0200
Prosecutors don’t want to delay El Chapo’s trial, but they said Wednesday they’ll go along with an adjournment the defense requested — as long as it’s a short one. Jury selection on the Mexican kingpin’s months long drug-trafficking trial...
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Mazzeo: If Yankees want to avoid a do-or-die wild card game, they must stop losing to awful teams like the Orioles
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:05:00 +0200
BALTIMORE – The Yankees are playing down to their competition. The Red Sox aren’t. And if all these losses to the lowly Orioles end up costing New York the AL East division title, the team will only have itself to blame. For the second straight day,...
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Taxi drivers rally for new City Council regulations
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:50:00 +0200
City taxi drivers’ patience meter is running out. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance rallied outside City Hall on Tuesday as cabbies said they want new regulations to boost wages and the values of yellow taxi medallions. The driver group has advocated...
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EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Kearse widow sues upstate police department over husband's death in custody
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 21:00:00 +0200
Seven months ago, Angelique Negroni-Kearse first saw the video of her husband gasping for breath and then dying in the back of a police car upstate. The scene remains seared in her brain as she waits for New York’s attorney general to say whether the...
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Wrong-way driver kills Staten Island father, son and self in Long Island crash
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 19:50:00 +0200
A Staten Island father and son were killed by a wrong-way driver on Long Island early Sunday, cops said. Joseph Cloonan, 65, was driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla with his son John, 34, as his only passenger in Amityville when a 2003 BMW X5 heading in the...
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Starbucks employee fired after mocking stuttering customer
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:30:00 +0200
NEW YORK — Starbucks says an employee in Philadelphia has been fired after reportedly mocking a customer with a stutter. The coffee chain says the behavior did not reflect the experience customers should have and the employee is no longer with Starbucks....
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Police find neglected 33 Shih Tzus in sweltering Manhattan apartment
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +0200
Thirty-three malnourished Shih Tzus were rescued from an overheated Manhattan apartment, police said Tuesday. The man who owns the pooches, Ivan Paredes, was busted for torturing and neglecting his pets, authorities said. Cops were called to Paredes’...
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Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:35:00 +0200
HONOLULU — An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see...
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'Sopranos' memorabilia, including Bobby's fat suit, go up for auction
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:25:00 +0200
You, too, can dress just like a New Jersey mobster. A treasure trove of memorabilia from “The Sopranos” is being auctioned off by Steiner Auctions this summer, including autographed scripts, a cast varsity jacket and several posters. 'Sopranos' prequel...
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