Bronx councilwoman talks migrant tents in her district

Bronx councilwoman talks migrant tents in her district

On Tuesday, Mayor Eric Adams defended his plan to shelter migrants seeking asylum in tents. The city says it’s struggling to provide services for the more than 14,000 migrants sent here from the southern border since May. The construction of the first tent city — in the parking lot of the Bronx’s Orchard Beach — … Read more

California murder suspect, teen daughter killed in shootout

California murder suspect, teen daughter killed in shootout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An abducted 15-year-old girl and her father — a fugitive wanted in the death of the teen’s mother — were both killed amid a shootout with law enforcement Tuesday on a highway in California’s high desert, authorities said. San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus did not specify whether Savannah Graziano was … Read more

During ‘Rail Safety Month,’ LA-area railroad incidents up

During ‘Rail Safety Month,’ LA-area railroad incidents up

In the Los Angeles metropolitan area, so far this year, there have been 78 incidents involving trains striking people or vehicles. Forty-four incidents resulted in death. That number is up from 63 incidents during all of 2021. As part of “Rail Safety Month,” Metrolink has teamed up with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to … Read more

Two Rikers guards plead guilty to bribery scheme

Two Rikers guards plead guilty to bribery scheme

Two city correction officers have pleaded guilty to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle drugs and cellphones into Rikers Island for alleged Bloods gang members, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in a release. Krystle Burrell, a 35-year-old Nassau County resident, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court to accepting $9,780 in bribes from … Read more

Legal Aid Society attorney discusses city’s migrant crisis

Legal Aid Society attorney discusses city’s migrant crisis

Joshua Goldfein, a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Tuesday night to discuss if Texas and Florida could face legal ramifications for sending asylum seekers to the city. “People have definitely been harmed and they may have a right to collect some damages for that,” Goldfein said. … Read more

Corrections union head blames City Council for Rikers issues

Corrections union head blames City Council for Rikers issues

Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association president Benny Boscio blamed City Council for a staffing shortage at city jails, citing this as a reason for why there have been 14 Rikers-related deaths this year. “Any death in our custody is very tragic and our hearts go out to the family, but look, the City Council has no … Read more

How to protect yourself on public transit

How to protect yourself on public transit

MTA ridership reached a new record Friday of over 5.6 million people on the transit system, the highest it’s ever been since the pandemic. Yet there are safety concerns with increased ridership, experts say.  Jennifer Cassetta, a wellness coach and self-defense expert, joined NY1’s Stef Manisero Saturday to talk about tips on how New Yorkers … Read more

2 arrested in after theft of guns from Rep. Bass’ home

2 arrested in after theft of guns from Rep. Bass’ home

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Two people were taken into custody in connection with the theft of two firearms from the home of mayoral candidate Rep. Karen Bass in the Baldwin Vista section of Los Angeles, police announced Wednesday. Bass told Fox 11’s Elex Michaelson on Wednesday that she came home Friday night to find her house … Read more

Speaker Adams backs solitary confinement ban

Speaker Adams backs solitary confinement ban

City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams announced her support for a bill that would ban solitary confinement in city jails and plans to schedule a hearing on the legislation next week. The bill was reintroduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams in June after failing to pass in previous years. It’s sponsored by 35 Council members, a veto-proof … Read more

3 children found dead along Coney Island shoreline: NYPD

3 children found dead along Coney Island shoreline: NYPD

Three children who were found on the Coney Island shoreline early Monday morning have died, police said. All three children, who each showed signs of drowning, were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were later pronounced dead, police say. A woman who is believed to be their mother was found at the scene unresponsive … Read more