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Suspect arrested in violent Bronx post office robbery

NEW YORK -- Police have arrested a suspect in a violent post office robbery in the Bronx.The United States Postal Inspection Service says 44-year-old Elhorin Yisreal has been charged with Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm.It happened Sept. 6 at a post office on Castle Hill Road.READ MORE: NYPD: Bronx post office robbed of more than $100,000Surveillance video shows the suspect get out of a white van and follow a postal worker and her husband into the building.Yisreal allegedly held them at gunpoint and forced the postal worker to open a safe and give him money and postal service property before taking off.Officials say Yisreal got away with 10 boxes of blank money orders, a money order printer and over $100,000 in cash.No word if the cash has been recovered.
BRONX, NY
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Funeral arrangements made for slain FDNY EMT Alison Russo-Elling

Funeral arrangements have been made for veteran FDNY EMT Alison Russo-Elling, who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Queens on Thursday. The wake for the 61-year-old first responder will be held Monday and Tuesday at the Commack Abbey Funeral Home in Commack, according to the Long Island funeral home’s website. Russo-Elling’s funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Tilles Center, located at 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville on the LIU Post campus. She will then be cremated in a private ceremony. The 25-year FDNY veteran and 9/11 responder was on duty and had walked a...
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KEYPORT: FIRE DEPARTMENT MOURNS THE LOSS OF CHIEF TIMOTHY PFLEGER

Our thoughts and prays go out to the Keyport Fire Department for the loss of their Fire Chief Timothy Pfleger. We wish you, his friends and family peace and strength during this time. Rest In Peace Chief, you know your fine men and women of the Keyport Fire Department will...
KEYPORT, NJ

Slain EMS Lieutenant Comes Home to Huntington

Lt. Alison Russo came home to Huntington Friday, accompanied by dozens of colleagues in the Fire Department of New York, the day after she was killed in a random attack in Queens. The EMS contingent brought the Huntington resident to Commack Abbey. Members of several local departments, including the Huntington...
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Wakefield: Search for 73-Year-Old Missing Woman

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help locating a 73-year-old woman who has been reported missing from the Wakefield section of The Bronx. It was reported to the police that Patricia James, 73, of Pitman Avenue was seen leaving her home on Friday, Sept. 30 at around 1.30 p.m. She is described as being 5 feet tall, weighs 124 pounds, and was last seen wearing a long, green trench coat.
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SAYREVILLE: SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR SEARCH PARTY TO FIND MISSING AUTISTIC MAN

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Bronx Teen May Have Been Killed Over Rap Lyrics

More details have emerged in the murder case of Jordany Aracena, a 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot in NYC earlier this week. A police source confirmed to the New York Daily News that Aracena was an aspiring drill rapper who may have been targeted over his name-dropping lyrics. The anonymous insider said detectives believe the attack was retaliatory, though it’s unclear if any of the assailants were mentioned in the teen’s music.
BRONX, NY

Man fatally stabbed on subway in Brooklyn

A man was fatally stabbed in the neck while riding the subway in Brooklyn on Friday night, police said. The 43-year-old victim was aboard a southbound L train when he got into a dispute with another man near the Atlantic Avenue subway station around 8:50 p.m., the NYPD said. During the altercation, the suspect knifed the victim in the neck and body, cops said. The perpetrator fled in an unknown direction. It was unclear what sparked the fight that led to the stabbing. The victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
BROOKLYN, NY