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A group of roving teenagers got violent on the evening of March 1, allegedly shoving a 61-year-old man to the ground near the corner of Broadway and Exterior Street. Four people — all described as being about 13 years old — reportedly attacked the man around 9 p.m. They then kicked him, stealing $200 in cash before running south on Exterior toward West 225th Street. more
Not even the New York Police Department is immune to the coronavirus, with 52 members of the force now testing positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more
With two cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 confirmed on Rikers Island, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is calling on both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to create an emergency plan that will allow those in jail a fighting chance to protect themselves from getting sick. more
It was a shocking wakeup call for some residents of an apartment building at 215 W. 242nd Street, after a fire broke out on the first floor just after 9 a.m., on March 6. more
The long-running northwest Bronx check-fishing scam continues, as a 31-year-old woman told police she wrote out a check for more than $1,600 and shipped it off to its destination through the U.S. Postal Service. more
The state legislature gave adult victims of childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to finally hold their abusers accountable nearly a year ago. Now, a group of lawmakers want to extend the Child Victims Act look-back window to allow even more time for legal action. more
When a man parked his car on the northwestern tip of University Avenue around dinnertime Feb. 20, he trusted that the next day, his 2017 Mercedes-Benz would still be there, in the same condition he had left. more
Although more than 55,000 people work in the department, becoming an NYPD officer isn’t easy. Many applicants take an entrance exam, undergo medical and psychological tests, and finish a challenging physical exam in less than five minutes. There’s another way to get onto the police force, however. more
From the street, it didn't look too bad. A lot of emergency vehicles, a little bit of smoke. But inside the apartment building at 215 W. 242nd St., the firefighters those vehicles belonged to were busy bringing a one-alarm fire under control they say was deliberately set. more
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