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Gettysburg man charged in alleged West Chester U. frat house rape

An off-campus frat house party at West Chester University turned into a nightmare for one young woman, who told cops she was raped.Police arrested a student at the school, 19-year-old Mauricio Sanjuan-Martinez, of Gettysburg Pa., and charged him with rape, sexual assault, aggravated indecent...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 6:21pm

Cops find an arsenal fit to battle zombies in Brooklyn traffic stop

Maybe he was getting ready for the zombie apocalypse.A routine traffic stop turned into a whole lot more for three Brooklyn cops the other day when they say they found the driver armed to the teeth.A Chevy Impala with overly tinted windows near Ralph Avenue and Bainbridge Street caught the eyes of...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:25pm

Two ISIS-inspired Queens women planned WMD attack on NYC: Feds

The feds have arrested two Queens women who they say were radicalized by ISIS and hellbent on “making history” by detonating a mass-casualty bomb in New York City. "We are living … the last war, the big war before the end of day starts, in English they call it Armageddon, we are actually living in...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:02am

Racist Orange Line rider beat MBTA worker at Forest Hills: cops

A deranged Orange Line passenger started beating a female MBTA employee and spewing racial hatred when she roused him at the Forest Hills station.Dion Stickter, 45, was charged with assault on a public employee and trespassing; the Boston man was due in West Roxbury District Court Thursday.The...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 8:41pm

Gov. Charlie Baker's plan for a haircut next Tuesday is all the buzz

Next Tuesday, everyone is going to be talking about Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s hair.That’s because he’s shaving it all off. Well, not exactly. He’s getting a military-style buzzcut and the reason we care is because its all for a good cause -- part of a $2.5 fundraising drive for the Dana-...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:53pm

Ahlam Ahmed, 18, determined to be NYC’s first female Muslim firefighter

A five-foot-tall New York City high school senior who weighs 105 pounds is hoping to become the FDNY’s first female Muslim firefighter.What Ahlam Ahmed may lack in brawn, she makes up for in determination.The Village Voice followed Ahmed, as she and some five dozen other young women held their own...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:55pm

NYPD road rage detective in viral video tirade moved from terror unit

New York City’s top cop has put his angriest officer, Patrick Cherry, on modified duty — and taken him off the prestigious FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.Cherry is the veteran detective caught on video berating an Uber driver in foul-mouthed, expletive-filled, xenophobic tirade.The video was posted...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 4:37am

10,000th visitor to Second Ave. subway info center gets a rock

This is not an April Fool’s story.The MTA agency in charge of the Second Avenue subway construction project got its 10,000th visitor to its Upper East Side community center Wednesday -- Alisa Becker, who lives in the 96 th Street station area -- and gave her a rock.Seriously.It wasn’t any...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:49am

Women arrested in Union Square station for selling churros: Report

That wasn’t very sweet.Cops in the Union Square subway station nabbed three women for, get this, illegally selling churros.The roundup happened Saturday, reports DNAinfo.com , all on the L train platform.Two were nabbed just after 5 p.m., and another just before midnight.The charge? Carrying and...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:33pm

NYC mayor takes income inequality issue to Iowa -- and 2016 campaign

Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking his campaign against income inequality to Iowa in an effort to inject his signature issue into the 2016 presidential campaign.He is set to speak April 16 at Drake University, Capital New York reported Wednesday."I think over time, obviously, I want to make sure that...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 9:53pm

Montco couple killed with chainsaw were having marital woes: neighbors

There are hints that the death of a Montco husband and wife found with severe cuts from a chainsaw might be a murder-suicide.Authorities say that, for now, they are only probing the woman’s demise Tuesday as a homicide. Neighbors say the couple were having marital troubles."The death of the female...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:21pm

Swastikas found in Northeastern dorm days before Passover slammed

Northeastern University police are investigating who scrawled swastikas in a campus dorm -- and the school’s president is sharply condemning the incident.The Nazi symbols were found in a dormitory common room on a dry erase board, President Joseph Aoun said in a statement.“I condemn this hateful...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 5:51pm

NYC civilian complaint board opens probe of terror cop in Uber vid tirade

The Uber driver seen being cursed and yelled at by a high-ranking NYPD detective assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Force will testify before the Civilian Complaint Review Board Wednesday.The board has opened up an investigation of the detective, who has been identified by The New York Daily...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:16pm

Court shrink found baby-slay mom mentally stable six months ago: Report

The Lower East Side mom accused of suffocating her 20-month-old son in a Midtown burger joint was mentally disturbed and under court supervision for the past four years. Latisha Fisher, 35, was diagnosed to be paranoid-schizophrenic after she was arrested in 2011 on assault and weapons charges, and...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 5:16am

14-year-old Southbridge chess wiz, at U.S. tourney, wants you to play too

When you hear the words grandmaster, the thought of a 14-year-boy is probably not the first thing to come to mind.But that is exactly what you can call Southbridge chess wiz Samuel Sevian, who is in St. Louis this week -- one of 12 -- at the U.S. Chess Championship.Sevian is the youngest American...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:20pm

Ouch! Cablevision's Dolan to bid $1.00 for Zuckerman's Daily News

He's in charge of the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Cablevision and Newsday.And now Jim Dolan and his family want to buy the money-losing New York Daily News -- for a measly $1.Yes. A buck. That's not a typo.Cablevision Systems Corp. is planning to make the offer for the paper soon -- possibly this...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:32pm

Midtown baby slay mom’s Facebook postings portray troubled woman

She wouldn’t even let restaurant workers try and revive little Gavriel. More details are emerging about the horrific Midtown restaurant slaying of one-year-old Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher at the hands of his mother, whose recent social media postings were wrought with emotion.Restaurant workers at 5 Boro...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:20pm

Uber baby on board! Brooklyn couple turn backseat into maternity ward

There’s nothing more gold to a New York newsroom than the story of a mom rushing to get to the hospital to give birth, only to have her child decide it wants out NOW.Sometimes it’s Dad pulling to the side of the road.Even better? Hero cops helping deliver Junior in the back of a yellow cab.Now, add...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:31pm

In two states, on same day, 5:45 p.m. meant Amtrak doom for two victims

In an eerie coincidence, two people were killed by Amtrak trains in two different states at the same time -- around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday.One death was just outside Trenton, N.J. and the other in Fairfield, Conn.In the Jersey incident, in Hamilton Township, a Washington to Boston train -- the...

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:27pm

SUV mom Ellen Brody's daughters recall night of Metro-North tragedy

The moment their dad drove up with a police escort, the daughters of Metro-North crash victim Ellen Brody knew something horrible had happened.“He drives home and we see, like, two police cars right behind his car,” high schooler Alexa Brody tells NBC's "Today" show. “When he came in, he was like...

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:05pm