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Bronx man free after 22 years in prison for wrongful conviction

NEW YORK -- A Bronx man who spent nearly half his life in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit is now free. Andre Brown's smile stretched as far as his future as he embraced the two men who helped get him out of prison after 22 years. "I couldn't have made it without these guys," said Brown. In 1999, when Brown was a 22-year-old college student, he said he willingly went in for questioning about an attempted murder in the Bronx. Brown said he had nothing to do with the crime, but a year later he was sentenced to 40 years...
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Bronx deli robbed at gunpoint

NEW YORK, NY – Detectives with the New York City Police Department are searching for three suspects who robbed a Bronx deli at gunpoint Wednesday morning. According to police, the three suspects entered the deli at 1278 Morrison Avenue in the Bronx. Detectives with the 43rd Precinct said the suspects pulled a gun and assaulted two workers inside the business before stealing cash and property. The suspects fled the scene. No arrests have been made. The employees suffered minor injuries during the assault. The post Bronx deli robbed at gunpoint appeared first on Shore News Network.
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Police: Teenage shoplifter, security guard fall down elevator shaft in Target

NEW YORK — Firefighters rescued two people who fell several stories into an elevator shaft inside a New York City Target. The incident began when a security guard tried to escort a 16-year-old accused of shoplifting out of the Bronx store, and things turned physical. Officers told WABC the two were fighting when they bumped into the elevator doors, which then opened, causing them both to fall down the shaft.
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Brazen Crooks Beat Deliveryman 2 Blocks Away from Police Station

BRONX - A pair of brazen robbers beat and robbed a Chinese food takeout deliveryman two blocks away from a police station. At around 3 pm on December 6, an unidentified individual placed an order at a local Chinese food take out restaurant in Mount Eden. When the deliveryman went to the location, 105 East Clarke Place, he was met at the apartment building by a man he thought was the customer.
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Man found slain in NYC subway station

A homeless man was found fatally slashed in a Greenwich Village subway station, cops said Friday.  The unidentified victim was discovered with fatal lacerations to his torso in a remote area of the West Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue station in Manhattan near the stairwell ramp area off the platform around 12:10 a.m. Thursday, police said.  He was pronounced dead at the scene, cops said.  Police said the incident has been ruled a homicide.  Authorities did not immediately know what led to the killing, and no arrests have been made. 
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NYPD Caught on Video Smoking Marijuana in Uniform

NYPD officers caught on camera smoking weed on the job.Photo by(@WorldLatinStar/Instagram) Two female NYPD police officers have been caught on camera smoking marijuana while in uniform, on the job, and standing next to an NYPD squad car. Of course, mixed opinions have flooded the internet since marijuana has become recreationally legal in New York.
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Heartbreaking funeral held for young Bronx brothers allegedly killed by their mom

The tiny white coffins of the two little Bronx brothers allegedly killed by their mother were placed side by side at their funeral Friday — a heartbreaking sight for family and friends mourning the “angels.” Sean Macnair, a neighbor, broke down sobbing as he recalled trying to resuscitate little Daishawn Fleming, 3, who was killed along with his 11-month-old brother Octavius Canada in last month’s horror. “When I tried to give him life back, I felt like I was ready to give my life,” Macnair said of the tot. “If he was dying right here, if I could make a trade,...
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Security guard, teen fall down elevator shaft at Bronx Target: NYPD

A security guard and a teenager fell down an elevator shaft at a Target in the Bronx early Thursday, leaving one of them with serious injuries, police and fire officials said. Security guard, teen fall down elevator shaft at …. A security guard and a teenager fell down an elevator...
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13-year-old among trio busted in fatal Queens attack

A 13-year-old boy was among three teens charged in a fatal attack on a man in Queens, cops said Friday. The trio, which also included a 15- and 17-year-old, is accused of being involved in a gang beatdown of two men during an argument just before 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lefferts and Rockaway boulevards in South Ozone Park, according to cops. A member of the group attacking the pair pulled out a knife and stabbed 20-year-old Justin Shaw in the chest, cops said. Shaw was rushed to Jamaica Hospital but could not be saved. The other 20-year-old man who was attacked was also taken to the hospital with a stab wound on his right leg. He was expected to recover. The teen suspects were taken into custody shortly after and charged with assault and gang assault, cops said. They were not identified because of their ages. The oldest teen was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. It was unclear if cops are seeking anyone else in connection with Shaw’s death or if any of the teens arrested will face homicide charges. Cops said Friday they were unsure what sparked the fatal incident.
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NYC’s vulnerable families left hungry -- and helpless -- as EBT fraud grows

Evangelisse Tapia didn’t know her money had been stolen until it was long gone. “One day, I went shopping and bought a few things and then the next day — I had some money saved on it for like a week for my kids for school. The next day, I noticed that when I went to go check to send my daughter to the store so we could make some soup. And I just saw zero balance.” The amount stolen from ...
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