The Metro6@7. What you need to know this morning. See what Bob Costas is saying about Caitlyn Jenner, read Bill Bratton’s damage control, and much more/
COSTAS ON CAITLYN
What do you really think, Bob Costas? ESPN’s decision to give Caitlyn (formerly Bruce)Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award was a “crass exploitation play,” he says. Metro’s Matt Burke has the full storyand the video.
PRISON KILLER MANHUNT
Roads are closed, school is canceled and calls are going out to lock your doors in tiny Cadyville, New York, Thursday morning as cops converge on the town in the manhunt for escaped killers Richard Matt and David Sweat. Click to see just how close the town is to the prison they broke out of.
BRATTON DAMAGE CONTROL
The city’s top cop, Bill Bratton, hit the airwaves trying to put out the firestorm caused by comments about black men, crime and NYPD hiring. Metro has the full story and a look at the numbers.
A new trial for the former New York deli worker who confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in a case that changed the way the U.S. responds to missing children will open in 2016.
Dozens of FDNY members are in D.C. to lobby lawmakers for and testify about the need to fund the Zadrogra Act, named for the firefighter who died of Ground Zero-related illness. The act gives benefits to the 9/11 heroes.