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New York will pay $7m to wrongly-convicted Wu-Tang Clan studio worker who spent 23 years in prison for murder

New York City will pay $7m to a man who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, the city has announced.Grant Williams was convicted in 1997 of fatally shooting Shdell Lewis in Staten Island, but a judge vacated the conviction last year. On Monday, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander said the city had reached a settlement with Mr Williams over his lost decades.“While no amount of money can bring those years back for Mr Williams or his family, I am pleased that we were able to move quickly to a fair and early resolution...
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More NY EMS workers are getting attacked on the job

They’re helping to save lives — while their own are being threatened. Assaults and other threats leveled against emergency medical service workers are almost a daily occurrence — skyrocketing 137% from 2018 through last year, according to city data obtained exclusively by The Post. The staggering numbers come as just last week Staten Island emergency medical technician Richard McMahon was blasted in the shoulder by a drunk patient in the back of an ambulance. The number of “workplace violence” incidents involving first responders like McMahon more than doubled from 163 in 2018 to 386 last year — evidence that ambulance crews regularly face life-threatening dangers. The...
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‘Amazing’ connection: After 50 years searching for her father, Rhode Island woman is united with S.I. sister she never knew

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- For decades, Donna Church quietly searched for a father who she had never met. Aware only of his name and a Staten Island connection, the Rhode Island resident frequently scanned the newspaper and searched the phone book for his whereabouts, but always stopped short of dialing a phone number -- fearing that her existence would shock the stranger and intrude upon his life.
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Driver dies after he’s thrown from his Porsche in Staten Island parkway crash

A driver died after he was thrown from his Porsche when he crashed on a Staten Island parkway, cops said Sunday. Christopher Digioia, 57, was zipping north on the Korean War Veterans Parkway when he veered into a guardrail in the center median near Arden Ave. about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, police said. He was ejected from his luxury vehicle and debris from the wreck flew backwards, hitting a 2020 ...
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