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Blast in St. Petersburg, Russia, metro station kills 9: Authorities

At least nine people were killed and 20 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St. Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday, and Interfax news agency said the blast may have been caused by an explosive device hidden in a briefcase.The agency, quoting unnamed sources, said...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:40pm

Young boy shot in Roxbury Sunday night

A young boy was shot in Roxbury Sunday night in a shooting that intended to target the boy's father, officials said.Police did not release the boy’s age but he is reported to be about 5 or 6 years old, according to the Boston Globe. The boy was shot around 9:30 p.m. Sunday while leaving his Roxbury...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 9:56am

Guardian Angel bedevils New York politicians

Curtis Sliwa emerged as a controversial figure in New York in the late 1970s as the founder of the Guardian Angels. He has parlayed his success as an activist into a career as a political commentator on television and radio. He took time between his radio shows to speak with Metro New York at the...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:00am

De Blasio backs plan to shut Rikers Island jail complex

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his objections to closing the city's Rikers Island jail complex after being presented with a special panel's recommendation to phase out the violence-marred facility, the New York Times reported on Friday.A 27-member panel, which has been studying the...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:27pm

No longer on death row but still fighting for life

KwameAjamuspent 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.Exonerated in 2014,the formerdeath row inmate is now 59 years old, and intent on sharing his story to anyone who will listen. It is a cautionary tale, he said, and hopefully one that will help others realize how many innocent lives...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:00am

Boston fentanyl bust 'major' win in fight against opioids: DA

It wasn't hamburger wrapped in green saran wrap that police found during a raid of Boston restaurant Tuesday— it was fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid that's been linked to a rising number of overdose deaths in Massachusetts and across the country.During a raid of D’Raffa Restaurant in...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:08pm

'Tough times' made him do it, says NYPD detective caught masturbating in front of minors

An NYPD detective was charged with breaking into Long Island backyards and masturbating in front of children, according to reports. He was busted around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday and released with a desk ticket on Monday morning.Detective Robert Francis, 46, who lives in Queens with his wife and children...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:12am

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

NYPD offers reward after Brooklyn cat shot by crossbow

The NYPD is offering a reward after releasing photos of a Brooklyn cat with an arrow piercing his cheek, thought to be inflicted by a crossbow, in a disturbing case of animal abuse.The female feral cat, named Whitney by rescuers, was found on March 17 around 4:30 p.m. by residents of Frank Court...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 3:00am

NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in fatal chokehold may be close to indictment: Source

The Department of Justice is moving forward with a grand jury investigation into the death of Eric Garner after an NYPD officer put him in a fatal chokehold in 2014, the New York Post reported.The Staten Island man died after Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a move banned by the NYPDto restrain him...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:42pm

Philly Police say man targeted strangers in paintball shooting spree

A 21-year-old man has been charged with firing a paintball gun at people in a daylong spree around Northwest Philadelphia, hitting five strangers, Philly police announced Friday.Kadene Bryant, of the 6200 block of Homer Street, allegedly went on the spree on March 7, police said. He and an...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:32pm

Grandson of mafia boss John Gotti, Lufthansa heist suspect, indicted

Alleged members of the Queens-based Bonnano mafia, including the grandson of “Teflon Don” John Gotti, were indicted on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced.Vincent Asaro, 82, John J. Gotti, 23, Michael Guidici, 22, Matthew "Fat Matt" Rullan, 26, Christopher "Bald...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:40am

5 fast facts about Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, Russian mobster, Trump's VIP guest at pageant

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, a fugitive since April 2013, is an alleged Russian mafia boss accused of operating a criminal enterprise out of Trump Tower from 2011 to 2013. Here are five things you should know about the reputed mobster.Tokhtakhounov is wanted for allegedly fixing an Olympic competition....

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:05am

Philly DA Seth Williams pleads not guilty to 23-count indictment

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams appeared in federal court as a criminal defendant Wednesday, and was arraigned on 23 counts of charges that included bribery and extortion.He entered a not guilty plea.Williams left court without commenting to the news media, and has not addressed...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:08am

White man who wanted to 'harm' blacks arrested after NYC stabbing

A white man who traveled to New York City to harm black people turned himself in with knives in his pocket at a Manhattan police station on Wednesday, police said, a day after police say he fatally stabbed a black man in an attack on a sidewalk.James Harris Jackson, 28, told police he left his home...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:59am

UPDATE: Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack

At least a dozen people were injured and two reported dead in London on Wednesday after a car crashed into pedestrians near the British parliament and an assailant stabbed a policeman in what police called a terrorist incident.The knifeman was then shot by police in the shadow of Big Ben, where...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:38pm

Future of commercial fishing uncertain after Codfather deception

He's been dubbed the Codfather.Carlos Rafael, owner of a fishing empire that is the largest in the Northeast if not the country, is accused of exploiting federal fishery regulations to get ahead and misreporting hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish.His alleged crimes expose the pitfalls of a...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:11pm

Another person tries to jump White House fence

A person jumped over a bike rack in a buffer zone in front of the White House on Saturday while President Trump was in Florida, but was not able to make it over the fence into the grounds, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter.CNN reported that two Secret Service agents tackled the...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 2:39pm

Alleged ambulance hijacker has long list of arrests; Here are his most recent

Officials said the man they believe hijacked an ambulance, running over and killing FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo on Thursday night has a long list of arrests and a history of mental illness.Jose Gonzalez, from Fordham Heights in the Bronx, was charged with murder, grand larceny and operating a motor...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:04pm

Suspect faces murder charges in hit-and-run death of EMT in the Bronx

The man who authorities say stole an ambulance then ran over and killed anEMT Thursday night in the Bronx, now faces murder charges.Jose Gonzalez, 25, of the Bronx, is charged with murder, grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, the NYPD said this morning.The EMT,...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 9:05am