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Cops nab NYC suspect in fatal funeral home shooting

A Bronx man — suspected of being behind the wheel during a deadly drive-by shooting outside a funeral home earlier this month — has been nabbed, police said Wednesday. Juan Nunez, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and gun possession charges, for allegedly driving a gray Chevrolet Equinox as a gunman opened fire while rolling past the ...
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New Jersey Globe

GOP sheriff candidate in Bergen indicted, will be arraigned next month

The Republican candidate for Bergen County Sheriff will be arraigned on October 7 on corruption and official misconduct charges. Robert Kugler was suspended from his post as Saddle Brook police chief in March after the New Jersey Attorney General charged him with ordering police officers to provide escorts for a local funeral home he owns. The Bergen County Prosecutor immediately took control of the Saddle Brook Police Department.
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Man Jumps From N.Y. Apartment Block, Hits and Kills Person Below

A man who police believe was suicidal jumped from the roof of a New York apartment block on Monday evening, then fell 12 stories before he landed on a second man. Both were killed. “The incident appears to be a tragic situation and the investigation is ongoing,” Yonkers police said in a statement provided to the New York Post. WABC reported the shocking incident took place near Pitkin Park in Yonkers, just north of New York City. Police told the news channel that a “distraught” 25-year-old man jumped from the apartment block, then struck a 61-year-old man below. Both died at the scene and have not been publicly identified. Investigators are reaching out to family members and speaking to witnesses who saw what happened.
New York Post

NYC woman, 35, found dead by teen daughter — cops eyeing boyfriend

A 35-year-old woman was found dead by her 14-year-old daughter early Monday in the Bronx — and investigators are now eyeing the woman’s boyfriend, according to cops and police sources. The teen found her mother, Belkis Lopez, inside a bedroom — with a rubber band around her neck — in...
New York Post

Man killed, another wounded in shooting at NYC housing complex

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Bronx public housing complex on Monday afternoon, police said. The victims, ages 43 and 37, were shot by a male suspect at the Sotomayor Houses on Bruckner Boulevard in Soundview at about 3:55 p.m., according to police and sources.
New York Post

Citi Bike explodes on subway tracks after being hit by oncoming train

A Citi Bike exploded on the tracks of a Queens subway station on Sunday night after being “rolled” onto the roadbed and hit by a train, according to police and video of the collision. Footage posted on Instagram showed the blue rent-a-bike strewn along the tracks at Steinway Street in...

NJ High School Teacher Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Student, Provided ‘Controlled Dangerous Substances’

A New Jersey high school teacher has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a student and giving them “controlled dangerous substances” three years ago. reports Christine Knudsen, a 44-year-old graphics arts teacher at Fair Lawn High School, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault by a supervisor of a person under age 16, plus two counts of second-degree endangering by a caretaker. The Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit of the state’s Department of Children and Family learned Knudsen allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a student at her school.
Times Herald-Record

The gangs of the Hudson Valley plaguing neighborhoods for decades

Gang violence has plagued certain cities in the Hudson Valley for decades despite efforts to curb its tide and long-term impacts. Hardest hit have been certain neighborhoods in Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Mount Vernon, a special New York USA Today Network investigation reveals. Residents of those neighborhoods, from Nodine Hill...