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Arrest made in connection to human remains found in the Bronx

A man has been arrested in connection to a human remains that were found in a folding shopping cart in the Bronx Wednesday, police said. Darryl Orr of the Bronx was arrested Thursday and initially charged with concealment of a human corpse. After executing a search warrant, the 57-year-old was...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:02am

Man wanted for attempted rape of 13-year-old girl in Bronx

The NYPD is searching for a man who is wanted in connection to the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl in the Bronx on Monday. The suspect, believed to be in his mid-20s, followed the girl down the sidewalk after she left a 6 train station in the vicinity of Southern Boulevard and Leggett Avenue...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:12am

Bronx man pleads guilty to promoting toddler porn

A Bronx man pleaded guilty to promotion of child pornography that depicted children as young as three-years-old being sexually abused. “The defendant promoted disturbing videos of young children — even toddlers — engaged in sexual acts,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel D....

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:57pm

'Fentanyl Kills' PSA released after two large opioid busts in one week

Responding to a surge of fentanyl, the highly potent synthetic opioid, on New York City streets, the city can expect to see a new public service campaign to warn the public of the heightened risk of overdose death. New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan announced on...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:12pm

Citi Bike 'pop ups' coming to the Bronx, Staten Island

Citi Bike “pop ups” are coming to you, the Bronx and Staten Island! Motivate, the company that operates the bike sharing company announced on Wednesday pop ups “in response to growing demand for five borough Citi Bike.” Residents in the Bronx and State Island will have the...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:26pm

Largest fentanyl bust to date seized in Bronx; Chicago man indicted

A Chicago man was indicted on Tuesday and authorities seized nearly 40 pounds of fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid, from a neighborhood in the Bronx. Carlos Ramirez, 25, was indicted in the Manhattan Supreme Court on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:25pm

Bronx baby's death likely due to sleeping relative rolling onto her: Police

A Bronx baby was killed Saturday by what police suspect may have been a sleeping relative, the New York Daily News reported. It appeared that 6-month-old Zalaiah Lewis was rolled onto by a family member in her sleep, likely causing her to suffocate. She was rushed to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center...

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:41pm

Thousands pay final respects to slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

Update, 3:07 p.m.: Slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was not only remembered by her family, both in blood and in blue, and thousands of other mourners at her funeral, she was also posthumously promoted to detective. “This amazing woman, this mother, this daughter, this sister, this friend...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:56pm

Services scheduled for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

A wake for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia will take place Monday afternoon, the department announced, and her funeral is set for Tuesday morning. Please join us as we honor our Fallen Hero Police Officer Miosotis Familia! #NeverForget #FidelisAdMortem pic.twitter.com/aupgCoVKHK —...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:50pm

What we know about Alexander Bonds, suspect who fatally shot NYPD officerMiosotis Familia

The man who fatally shot NYPD officer Miosotis Familia early Wednesday morning had a previous criminal record and was on parole, sources and officials said, according to New York Daily News. Alexander Bonds shot the 48-year-old Familia in the head as the 12-year NYPD veteran sat in a mobile...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Gunman dead after shooting at least 3 people at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital: Police

Updated, June 30: 4:02 p.m.: The gunman who shot at least three people at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Friday afternoon is dead, police said according to ABC7. The condition of the victims are unknown at this time, as are the circumstances surrounding the death of the gunman. Updated: June 30, 3:58...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 4:15pm

Police arrest Bronx man who used an avocado as a weapon

Update, June 15, 12:21 p.m.: The day after the NYPD released surveillance footage showing two men using avocados to assault the employees of a Bronx deli, one of the suspects was taken into custody. Brad Gomez, 28, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault for the May 29 incident, the NYPD...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:15pm

Circle Line's newest ships take inaugural cruise

The newest ships in Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' fleet had a warm inaugural bon voyage on Tuesday — and we’re not just talking about the temperatures that soared well above 90 in New York City. The company unveiled the first two of three vessels in its Bronx Class fleet, the...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:23pm

Former Yankee Mariano Rivera deputizes Junior Fire Marshals in the Bronx

Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera found himself in the Bronx once again on Tuesday, but instead of firing off a fastball, he was educating students about fire safety. Rivera, along with the FDNY and The Hartford insurance and investment company, visited kindergarteners and first...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:55pm

Graffiti artists brighten and beautify Bronx kids’ lives with mural

The intoxicating scent of spray paint wafted through the air as an ordinary-looking wall in the Bronx quickly went from a blank slate to a colorful work of art designed for — and by — the very kids who will benefit the most from it. “The idea of doing something with kids is...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:06am

Bronx counselor sentenced for raping a non-verbal, handicapped woman

Unable to cry for help, a severely disabled woman in a Bronx residence for the mentally handicapped, was raped by a counselor. On Wednesday, the counselor was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the “horrendous and cruel” act. Bridgeport, Connecticut resident Thomas Lang raped a 33-...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:48pm

Bronx running group offers exercise with dash of history

A pack of runners moved along Third Avenue and stopped outside the old Metropolis Theatre in the Bronx, where resident history buff Pedro Rivera reached for his iPad. He turned to his fellow runners and read passages from the history of the theater, which opened in 1893 and was all but...

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 8:20pm

LIVE STREAM: Funeral for FDNY EMT run over after ambulance hijacked held in the Bronx

Thousands are expected to attend the funeral for Yadira Arroyo, the FDNY EMT who was run over after her ambulance was hijacked last week, in the Bronx on Saturday.The 14-year department veteran — and mother of five — died March 16 after suspect Jose Gonzalez stole the ambulance as Arroyo, 44, and...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:21pm

For first time, FDNY uses drone to fight Bronx fire

The FDNY responds to thousands of fires a year across the five boroughs, but a blaze in the Bronx on Monday marked a first for the department.After training with a drone for more than six months, the FDNY used the unmanned aircraft to battle a fire at 653 Crotona Park North in the Crotona Park...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:28am

South Bronx’s first Chipotle finally slated to open

South Bronx residents can get all the sides of guac they want when Chipotle finally opens in the neighborhood next week.Back in October, a company spokeswoman confirmed to DNAinfo that the fast-casual Mexican chain would open by the end of 2016.RELATED: First Chipotle in South Bronx opening near...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:12am