Your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.
Bail-reform poster boy arrested yet again for reckless driving
A crime-prone teenager — who became a poster boy for bail reform when prosecutors dropped a 2015 robbery charge against him — was arrested yet again in the Bronx on Monday, sources said. Pedro Hernandez, who was freed on June 3 when the charges in his robbery case were dropped, was busted on reckless driving...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:08:32 -0400
More info out over deaths in Dominican Republic, like man foaming at mouth
More information is coming out about tourists who have mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic, including a New Jersey resident who suddenly fell ill last week — and an Arizona man who had “something green” foaming from his mouth following his death, a report says. “It was something that came way out of left field,”...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:38:17 -0400
US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Middle East after alleged Iran tanker attacks
The United States will deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the US blames on Iran. In a statement Monday, Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the troops were being deployed for “defensive purposes to address air, naval...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:25:16 -0400
Cuomo defends wanting upstate budget director on MTA board
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday batted back criticism of his push to change MTA board rules to install his out-of-town budget director on the panel — insisting the appointment is OK because his pick used to live in the city. State law says MTA board members must reside in one of the 12 counties served...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:06:00 -0400
O.J. Simpson’s Twitter account threatens man with knife emojis
The shocking threats were contained in a pair of videos posted on the "@KillerOJSimpson" Twitter page on Monday, which also marked the 25th anniversary of the infamous slow-speed police chase of a white Ford Bronco.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:01:15 -0400
Florida man says he had sex with stolen pool toys instead of raping women
A Florida burglary suspect told police that he’s stolen a number of inflatable pool toys so he could have sex with them instead of raping women, a report said. The suspect, 35-year-old Christopher William Monnin, allegedly broke into a number of homes in the city of Palm Bay in Brevard County that have private pools...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:48:23 -0400
Dominican prosecutors reportedly ID man who funded David Ortiz hit
Prosecutors have identified the man who provided the financial backing for the David Ortiz hit, according to reports. It’s unclear if Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota — who is still at large — simply funded the June 9 assassination attempt or ordered it as well, but court documents obtained by The Boston Globe allege that he’s...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:28:59 -0400
Maggots found on patient at same Arizona facility where disabled woman allegedly raped
Maggots were discovered crawling on a patient at the same Arizona health facility where a female resident was allegedly raped by a nurse, according to officials. The Department of Health Services announced its plans Friday to revoke Hacienda HealthCare’s license after “several” maggots were discovered on the surgical incision of a 28-year-old male resident, AZ...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:26:13 -0400
Senior trip to Dominican Republic descends into disaster after group falls ill
A group of Oklahoma teens’ senior trip to the Dominican Republic was ruined when they fell sick with a mysterious illness. The recent Deer Creek High School graduates flew on June 8 to the embattled Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, where at least two Americans have died and others have fallen ill,...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:20:10 -0400
Man admits to bringing pot-filled suitcase on plane
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A California man has admitted to having 30 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase aboard a plane heading to West Virginia. Twenty-two-year-old Gerardo Delgadillo Jr. entered a guilty plea Monday in federal court in Huntington to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Prosecutors say Delgadillo flew in October to Tri-State Airport...
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:19:24 -0400