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Bayonne, NJ, cop charged as toll cheat – owes $50k

A Bayonne police officer is accused of being a toll cheat. Officer Jeffrey Veloz allegedly used a mechanical device to shield his license plate, avoiding more than $50,000 in tolls at the Bayonne bridge. The Jersey Journal is quoting multiple law enforcement sources to detail the violations and Veloz' arrest...
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Assailant gropes teen in Midtown Manhattan, punches her dad: NYPD

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — An assailant groped a 13-year-old girl on a Midtown street, then punched her father when he tried to intervene, according to authorities. The attacker grabbed the girl’s buttocks on West 43rd Street near 7th Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, officials said. When the girl’s father, 55, tried to step […]

NYPD: Video shows suspects beating taxi driver Kutin Gyimah

NEW YORK -- Police have released new video in the case of a taxi driver who was killed in Queens. The video appears to show five suspects beating 52-year-old Kutin Gyimah last weekend in Far Rockaway.One suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Austin Amos.Amos, another man and three teenage girls refused to pay their fare and tried to rob Gyimah, police said. Gyimah leaves behind his wife and four young children. 

Fire hits vacant Grossinger’s hotel, once a Catskills jewel

A fire consumed a building at the site of the long-closed Grossinger’s resort, once among the most storied and glamorous hotels in New York’s Catskills. In its heyday after World War II, Grossinger’s drew hundreds of thousands of vacationers a year, many of them Jewish. The resort had a 27-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, a nightclub, two kosher kitchens and a 1,500-seat dining room. It drew crooners like Eddie Fisher and has been cited as an inspiration for the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing.” The fire broke out Tuesday evening in a three-and-half story building on the old hotel property. Firefighters who responded...

PLOT TWIST: Attendant Helped Plot Gas Station Robbery Off Garden State Parkway, Feds Charge

Federal authorities charged a gas station attendant with planning the robbery of a recently-opened QuickChek where he worked just off the Garden State Parkway. An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Newark accuses Tyrone Crutchfield-Davis, 27, of Linden of plotting the Dec. 15, 2019 holdup on North Avenue at Exit 137 in Cranford with three associates.

New Jersey man tried to hire

A 57-year-old New Jersey man has been federally charged, accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a 13-year-old girl in Texas, authorities announced Tuesday. Amando Conceicao of Newark is charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit murder for hire and causing another to travel interstate or using interstate facilities with intent that a murder for hire be committed, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

'There is no future.' NJ mother laments after son charged with Salman Rushdie attack

Silvana Fardos, mother of the accused attacker of author Salman Rushdie, darted out of her two-story tan brick home in Fairview on Tuesday afternoon and ducked into a maroon sedan, a hat and medical mask covering her face. Reporters who had camped out on the quiet street shouted questions, but Fardos replied that she had “nothing left to say" and drove away. ...

NJ to offer zero-interest loans to help students pay for college

JERSEY CITY, NJ (PIX11) — Gov. Phil Murphy was on the ground at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City Wednesday, giving details about New Jersey’s new Pay it Forward program.  The program, a first of its kind in the country, offers zero-interest, no fee loans with no upfront cost to students seeking careers in high […]

NYPD cracks down on illegal cannabis trucks

NEW YORK -- The NYPD says illegal cannabis trucks are going up in smoke.The department posted video of 19 vehicles seized off city streets for allegedly selling cannabis products without permits.Police also issued six criminal court summonses.New York state legalized marijuana last year for adults 21 and older, but the state's first licensed dispensaries aren't supposed to open until the end of the year.

Skinny skyscraper is a record-setting addition to New York’s skyline

NEW YORK — One skyscraper stands out from the rest in the Manhattan skyline. It’s not the tallest, but it is the skinniest — the world’s skinniest, in fact. The 84-story residential Steinway Tower, designed by New York architecture firm SHoP Architects, has the title of “most slender skyscraper in the world” thanks to its logic-defying ratio of width to height: 23 1/2-to-1.

Suspect arrested in 'I hate Mexicans' subway attack

NEW YORK - The NYPD arrested a suspect on Wednesday in connection with a racist attack on a Brooklyn subway train earlier this month. Authorities charged Brianna Rodriguez, 21, of Brooklyn, with assault as a hate crime and assault. Police said Rodriguez sat down next to a woman who was...