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Construction worker mugged in NYC for backpack stuffed with $100K injury settlement: cops

A construction worker lugging his $100,000 injury settlement around in a backpack was mugged for the loot in the Bronx, police said Thursday. The 47-year-old victim dropped the bag of cash around 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 while checking out at a bodega near the intersection of Gerard Avenue and McClellan Street in Concourse, cops said. “Wow! That’s a lot of money,” another customer marveled after getting a peek at the exposed dough, according to police. The worker then sat down behind a nearby building, where three men snuck up from behind and began punching and kicking him, cops said. One of the assailants, whose image cops released Thursday, ran off with the booty-full backpack, police said. Cops are asking for the public’s help tracking down the attacker.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Wawa opens another N.J. store; 2 more still to come in 2022

Beloved convenience store chain Wawa has opened another New Jersey location. This newest Wawa is in Union at 1750 Route 22. It opened Thursday and offers gas as part of its fuel court, like many other Wawas throughout the state. The chain, which is popular for its hoagies, coffee, snacks...
UNION, NJ

An NYC subway murder foretold — and ignored by callous Albany

Pop criminal-justice quiz: What does New York state do with a violent individual who randomly attacks a sleeping stranger on a Brooklyn A train, threatening to kill that stranger and then repeatedly stabbing him in the stomach and arm? Does the state a) determine that the suspect, Alvin Charles, is a danger to society and keep him in jail until his speedy fair trial? Or b) order a psychiatric evaluation to determine if Charles needs mandated long-term treatment since randomly attacking fellow straphangers isn’t exactly normal behavior? No, sorry, the correct answer is c) release the suspect without bail — so that...
BROOKLYN, NY
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$10K reward offered for info in killing of standout HS basketball player

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of an East Orange Campus High School standout basketball player earlier this week. Letrell Duncan, 16, was shot four times about 3:15 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Lincoln Street, just moments after students were dismissed for the day from the high school, according to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura.
EAST ORANGE, NJ

US Marshals Nab NJ Murder Suspect In Philadelphia

Members of the US Marshals Service captured a New Jersey man wanted for murder in Philadelphia, authorities said. Michael Cruz, 20, had been wanted in the Plainfield killing of Somerset's David Michael Buck on Sept. 17, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Director James T. Abney said.
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NEW YORK CITY, NY
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The tragic murder of EMS Lt. Alison Russo is just one of many stabbings in New York in recent weeks. Her death is putting a spotlight on how serious violence in the city isn't limited to shootings.
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Thieves snatch ATMs — and dog — during two-week NYC robbery spree: video

Three thieves stole ATMs from four Brooklyn and Queens businesses in a two-week-long spree – and also snatched a dog from one of the stores during a caught-on-camera heist, police said Thursday. The dog-napping incident took place inside a deli on Glenmore Avenue near New Jersey Avenue in East New York around 2:50 a.m. on Sept. 13, cops said.  The suspects cut multiple locks on a metal security gate before lifting it and going inside, cops said.  Surveillance footage shows a small black and white dog scampering around as the crew enters the store.  One of the suspects sweeps the pup into his arms...
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