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15-Year-Old Boy Accused of Beating NYC Man to Death for $1 on Christmas Eve

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the beating death of a 60-year-old man on Christmas Eve in a violent robbery attempt caught on camera over $1, police say. The 60-year-old man, identified by police as Juan Fresnada, of the Bronx, was leaving a Bronx McDonald’s Dec. 24, 2019 with his partner when a group of men attacked –…

Giants, New England Patriots’ Joe Judge Agree on Deal to Make Him Next Head Coach: Sources

The New York Giants and New England Patriots assistant coach Joe Judge have agreed in principle on a deal to make the Bostonite their next head coach, sources familiar with the negotiations tell News 4 Tuesday. The 38-year-old Judge, who the team interviewed just a day earlier, has been a part of five championship teams, winning three Super Bowls with…

Elizabeth Wurtzel, ‘Prozac Nation’ Author, Dies at 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America,” died Tuesday at a hospital in Manhattan, her husband said. She was 52. Wurtzel announced in 2015 that she had breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Her husband, Jim Freed, said the breast cancer had metastasized to her brain, according to The Washington Post. Wurtzel rose to fame with the publication…

Fotis Dulos Charged With Capital Murder in Missing Connecticut Mom’s Disappearance

Fotis Dulos, the husband of a suburban Connecticut mother of five who vanished after dropping her children off at school in late May, has been charged with capital murder, murder and kidnapping in his estranged wife’s disappearance, State Police said Tuesday. His ex-girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, Connecticut State Police said. Both were taken…

New Jersey Strip Mall Briefly Evacuated Over Pressure Cooker Find

A strip mall in New Jersey was briefly evacuated Tuesday as authorities responded to the discovery of what the local fire chief described as a pressure cooker that “didn’t look right” in a shopping cart. The Bergen County bomb squad was called to the complex, which houses a deli, a farmer’s market and other shops, on Prospect Street in Glen…

Boy Dies, Mom Hospitalized After Being Hit by NYC Garbage Truck on Way to School: Cops

A child died and his mother is in critical condition after being hit by a city garbage truck as they walked to school in Queens early Tuesday, according to police. Police say the 40-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son were hit near 57th Avenue and 97th Street around 7 a.m. Both were taken to a hospital in critical condition, where…

Another Paterson Cop Arrested in Long-Running Corruption Probe

The FBI arrested the eighth Paterson police officer to be charged with corruption in a long-running probe.  Agents arrested Sgt. Michael Cheff at Paterson police headquarters shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. He faces multiple charges related to civil rights violations and falsifying records. The charges are based upon information provided by four cooperating witnesses who are identified in the court…

Over 3 Million Records Need New Home in NYC as Archive Struggles With Rising Rent

Vinyls may have come back in style but a New York City archive with a collection of over 3 million records is struggling to look for another place to call home. Located on White Street in Tribeca, one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods, the Archive of Contemporary Music has five months to pack one of the largest collection of records…

6.4 Quake Hits Puerto Rico Amid Heavy Seismic Activity, 1 Killed

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, the largest in a series of quakes that have hit the U.S. territory in recent days, killing at least one person, knocking out power to the island and causing heavy damage in some areas. An aftershock measuring 6.0 hit three hours later, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Harvey Weinstein’s Rape Trial Begins on Heels of New Charges

The judge at Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial pressed ahead with the start of jury selection Tuesday, rejecting a defense request for a “cooling-off period” following the burst of publicity over the filing of new charges against the Hollywood mogul in Los Angeles. Weinstein’s lawyers suggested that the timing of the new sex-crime charges, announced on Monday, was deliberate on…

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