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Hurricane Ian downgraded as it moves out to sea, swamps NYC region

Hurricane Ian has mostly moved out to sea after cutting a deadly path across Cuba, Florida and parts of South Carolina earlier this week, but heavy rain from the remnants of the storm will continue swamping the New York City metro area. Downpours and flooding are forecast for the Mid-Atlantic region and up the Northeast coast to Cape Cod as one of Ian’s arms continues into the Atlantic. Now downgraded to a post-tropical storm with maximum 35-mile an hour winds, the remnants of a second arm of Ian were moving north through North Carolina on Saturday, and were forecast to weaken further...
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Woman fatally struck by NYC subway train at Penn Station: cops

A homeless woman was fatally struck by a Manhattan subway train early Saturday, police said. The woman, believed to be in her forties, was on the tracks when she was hit by the subway on the 1/2/3 line at 34th Street and 8th Avenue in Penn Station at around 6:25 a.m., cops said. The train’s operator tried to brake in time, but ended up striking the woman, police said. First responders with the FDNY tried to save the woman, but she was pronounced dead a short time later. It wasn’t immediately clear how the victim ended up on the tracks, police said.

Father, son may have been drunk when van plunged into East River

NEW YORK -- A father and son were inside a van when it plunged into the East River early Saturday morning. The two are expected to be OK, but police believe alcohol was involved, CBS2's Zinnia Maldonado reported. According to the FDNY, the white van was traveling on East Loop Road on Roosevelt Island and went into the water just before 2 a.m. At least two people, a man in his 60s and his 40-year-old son, were inside.While officials did not immediately say what caused the van to veer off the road, they said the two may have been intoxicated. The son was behind the wheel, according to officials. A witness who was on his way home from work said he ran over to the scene and saw someone swimming out of the water. "I just hear like a pretty close, like really loud, 'bang, bang, bang,'" he said. "As I came around the cars and got a good view of it, I saw the side of this just taken out, a car in the water, headlights on." Officials said the father was uncooperative and left the scene. His son was taken into custody, but so far no charges have been filed.

Attempted murder for brutal HB beating that left woman without vision

The man allegedly captured on film brutally beating a woman at a Howard Beach subway station, causing her to lose vision in one eye, has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges, facing up to 25 years if convicted. “We have had enough,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz...

Ex-con allegedly pummeled woman in NYC subway after being freed on parole violation

A ex-con vagrant accused of beating a woman in a Queens subway station had been arrested for violating his parole weeks before the caught-on-video attack — only to be cut loose thanks to a state “reform’’ backed by Gov. Hochul, critics charge. Waheed Foster, 41, was still on parole for an assault rap when he was arrested twice for misdemeanors in August, records show. But instead of being held on the parole violation — as his parole officer wanted — a judge freed the career criminal, who also killed his grandma when he was 14. New York state’s new “Less is More” act...

Peter Zisopoulos, man charged with killing FDNY Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, was once transported by her unit

The madman accused of fatally stabbing an FDNY lieutenant in Queens had previously been transported to the hospital by her EMS unit after he made anti-Asian threats online, law enforcement sources said Friday.  Lt. Alison Russo-Elling was not working for the EMS unit, Station 49, in Astoria at the time of the 2018 emergency call, but it’s still unclear if she may have crossed paths with Peter Zisopoulos before he allegedly attacked her Thursday afternoon and stabbed her 19 times with a steak knife.  The 34-year-old suspect, who was charged with second-degree murder and weapons possession raps Friday in connection with the...

United Airlines temporarily suspending flights at JFK

NEW YORK -- United Airlines announced Friday it's leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport.The airline has four daily flights out of JFK but failed to get additional slots from the Federal Aviation Administration to expand.READ MORE: United Airlines threatens to stop all flights out of JFK Airport if more slots aren't greenlitAirline officials say flights will temporarily be suspended beginning Oct. 29.Workers will be shifted to other airports, and affected travelers will be offered a refund or rebooking options.

Aspiring rapper arrested after leaving ‘machine gun’ in Uber: feds

An aspiring rapper – who brags about guns in his music and has a prior weapons conviction – was arrested and ordered held without bail after he left a retrofitted machine gun in an Uber Thursday, prosecutors allege. Isaiah Dukes – whose stage name is “Lil Zay Osama”– took the Uber with friends from a Manhattan hotel to a recording studio in Queens, according to Brooklyn federal prosecutors. The Uber driver, “noticed that [Dukes] was holding a firearm,” and that after he was dropped off left the weapon in the car, prosecutors alleged in court papers seeking to have Dukes held without...

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...

Historic Long Island House race features two gay candidates

Two openly gay pols are vying for a congressional seat in Long Island in a historic first for the United States. Robert Zimmerman, 68, a communications executive, and George Santos, 34, a Wall Street investor, are facing off in New York’s third district covering Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, North Hempstead and a slice of northeastern Queens. “It’s a landmark. It’s an absolute landmark,” said Ken Sherrill, a Hunter College political scientist and former Democratic district leader who was New York’s first openly gay elected official. In interviews with The Post, both candidates said they recognized the historic nature of the race. “For...
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NYC ‘Heat Season' Starts on Saturday — What That Means

New York City residents, it's that time of year again: Get ready to hear that hissing radiator and those knocking pipes once again. Heat season is starting in the city on Oct. 1. Lasting through May, all residential buildings in the five boroughs are required to maintain an indoor temperature of 68 degrees when outdoor temperatures fall below 55 degrees during the day, from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.