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Teen dead, man wounded in Queens double shooting: NYPD

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens (PIX11) — A teen was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest and a man was wounded in a double shooting in Queens on Sunday evening, police said. Tysheem McDonald, 18, was found injured on 148th Avenue around 6:15 p.m., officials said. He was taken to a hospital where he was […]
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Buck Showalter irate after ‘umpire’s mistake’ costs Mets a baserunner

The Mets had the makings of a first-inning rally Sunday afternoon, and Buck Showalter called for a replay review to help the cause.  They won the challenge, but still lost the baserunner.  The sequence in question came with no outs and Brandon Nimmo on first base. Starling Marte hit a ground ball to second base. Ehire Adrianza charged and fielded the ball, with Nimmo running toward him. Adrianza appeared to tag a sliding Nimmo and then threw to first base, but too late to complete the double play.  Braves first baseman Matt Olson then threw back to second base, where shortstop Dansby Swanson...
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LL Cool J's hip-hop festival draws thousands in Queens

NEW YORK -- Thousands turned out in Queens on Saturday for a hip-hop festival hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J.Some of the biggest names in hip-hop took the stage at the inaugural day-long "Rock the Bells Festival" at sold-out Forest Hills Stadium."I was looking forward to looking at the culture, putting on a showcase for '90s artists, people who have been around for, like, 20 years, and that's exactly what happened, so it fulfilled my dreams, so I'm good," Buffalo resident Jayce Hill told CBS2's Thalia Perez.The event was named after LL Cool J's brand, Rock the Bells,...

Umpire blasted for performance in Braves vs. Mets game

Saturday’s MLB action featured a doubleheader between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, the two top teams in the National League East. Game 1 of that doubleheader did not go well for one man on the field, home plate umpire Jeff Nelson. Nelson struggled with his strike zone...

Look: Max Scherzer Is Furious With The Mets' Bat Boy

"Mad" Max Scherzer nickname is well-earned, and the New York Mets bat boy almost found out why on Saturday night. In the middle of Scherzer's wind-up and approach to the plate, the bat boy could be seen running behind the plate mid at-bat. The three-time Cy Young winner wasn't happy.

NYPD detectives shoot gunmen outside party in Queens

NEW YORK -- Plainclothes NYPD detectives exchanged gunfire with four suspects outside a party overnight in Queens. The suspects were shot and one is in critical condition, CBS2's Christina Fan reported Saturday. Shots rang out in Laurelton where officers were trying to prevent gun violence late Friday night. Police said members of the Violent Crime Squad learned a party near 219th Street and 130th Avenue had potential to become violent because of local street crews. Plainclothes detectives were parked in an unmarked car when they saw a group of men approach the intersection and pull out guns. "It was about 75 to 100 people at...

Look: Fight Breaks Out At Mets Game

It got a little rowdy in Queens on Saturday night. It's not clear what provoked the fight in the Citi Field stands, but two Mets fans in deGrom jerseys got into it with a young man and caught him pretty good. The fight got a ton of reaction on social...

Handling of Braves about as perfect as it gets for Mets

Sometime in the dark days of this past January and February, when it actually seemed there might not be a baseball season, there had to have been a day when Buck Showalter allowed himself to ponder what a perfect day at the ballpark might look like for his new club. Surely, that would involve Jacob deGrom at the peak of his powers. Surely, that would involve a swing of Pete Alonso’s bat. Surely, there would come a moment when the winning culture he was hoping to instill would be evident, as well as a contribution from an unlikely source. And sure, why not, maybe...

Dozens of cars have tires slashed in Bayside, Queens

NEW YORK -- The NYPD is trying to track down whoever is responsible for slashing the tires on dozens of cars in a Queens community during the overnight hours from Saturday into Sunday.CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis spoke to frustrated residents in Bayside."It's the last thing you want to wake up to on a Sunday morning are two flat tires completely to the ground," Michelle Weinfurt said.But that's the unfortunate way Weinfurt started her day, and she quickly learned she wasn't alone."Saw a whole bunch of other people with their tires that were low to the ground, so right away I knew...

Cops open fire on gunmen who shoot up Queens house party, NYPD says

Cops opened fire on four armed men during a wild gunfight that erupted at a Queens house party Friday night, leaving a 16-year-old boy and three men wounded. It was not immediately clear if the officers actually hit any of the victims, one of whom was in critical condition, police said. The detectives, members of the Queens Violent Crime Squad were in plain clothes monitoring a house party ...

Video: Mets ball boy commits big blunder

A New York Mets ball boy inadvertently invited the wrath of Max Scherzer on Saturday night. Scherzer pitched a dominant 7 innings, striking out 11 in his Mets’ 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the second game of a doubleheader. Scherzer was getting set to face Travis d’Arnau to start the fifth when he was interrupted.

Joely Rodriguez a ‘key to the game’ in extended Mets outing

The trade deadline came and went last Tuesday without the Mets addressing what many pegged as their biggest need: a left-handed reliever.  But Sunday, when the Mets needed a quality — and extended — relief outing, left-hander Joely Rodriguez delivered.  On another day when the Mets’ bullpen was shorthanded, Rodriguez relieved Jacob deGrom and provided 2 ¹/₃ scoreless innings in a 5-2 win over the Braves at Citi Field.  “Joely was as key to the game today as Jake was,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Was that a stretch? I don’t think it’s a stretch.”  Showalter did need to stretch Rodriguez, though, for his longest...

Homemade bomb explodes in Queens, sparking investigation

A homemade explosive detonated on a Queens residential street, leaving neighbors rattled and cops heading up a search for the would-be bomb maker, the NYPD said Saturday. Cops were called to 60th St. near 50th Ave. in Woodside just before 9 p.m. Friday after neighbors heard a loud bang and called 911. When officers arrived, they found “a charred box with wires attached,” a police source said. ...

Mets’ Pete Alonso benefits from good fortune to remain red-hot at plate

Before the Mets’ game Sunday, manager Buck Showalter noted that Pete Alonso doesn’t get enough credit for how smart a hitter he is.  As it turns out, being a little lucky doesn’t hurt either.  Alonso capped off a strong series against the Braves with a dash of good fortune, allowing him to give the Mets a lead for the third straight game in what became a 5-2 win at Citi Field.  In the second inning, with one out and runners on first and second, Alonso roped a ground ball down the third-base line that hit off the bag and sprung over Austin Riley’s...