Latest Bronx News

Man, 64, dies shortly after judge grants emergency release

Oct. 16, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man held at Rikers Island has died shortly after a judge granted him emergency release, the man's attorney said. The New York Post reported that 64-year-old Victor Mercado was the 13th person to die in the city's jail system in 2021. Mercado was held...

Trump expected to give deposition in protesters' lawsuit

Oct. 14, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is slated to return to New York City to provide a videotaped deposition in a case about his security team’s crackdown on a protest during the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015. Trump is expected to record the...

Born in Bronx, raised in Italy & England, Musah embraces US

Oct. 10, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Yunus Musah visited New York in June with teammate Tim Weah and had a wide-eyed view of the big city. “I remember going to the — what’s that called — that big tall building?” Musah said with a chuckle. It’s...

Police: Motorist shoots Bronx moped-riding youth in knee

Oct. 09, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are asking the public’s help to capture a motorist who struck, chased and then shot a 16-year-old moped driver in the leg on a Bronx street. The shooting occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday near an intersection two blocks from Bronx Community...

At Earl Monroe high school, students major in basketball biz

Oct. 06, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told a group of high school students Wednesday that for every player in the league, there are 100 jobs connected to pro basketball. Those students are learning skills that may someday help them get one. ...

COVID vaccine mandate takes effect for NYC teachers, staff

Oct. 05, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A COVID-19 vaccine requirement for teachers and other staff members took effect Monday in New York City's million-plus-student public school system, in a key test of the employee vaccination mandates being rolled out across the country. The city had...

PBS Kids introduces a 6-year-old heroine with 'Alma’s Way'

Oct. 04, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alma has a dilemma: The 6-year-old New Yorker has tickets for a baseball game on Saturday with her grandfather, but she told her uncle she'd help him with a dance recital that day. “I promised I'd help him. I made a commitment,” she says, taking a...

LEADING OFF: Who's in? Final day scramble for AL wild cards

Oct. 02, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: WILD FINISH Red Sox ace Chris Sale takes the mound in Washington with a chance to pitch Boston into the postseason. A win would ensure the Red Sox host Tuesday’s AL wild-card game -- they own a...

Police identify Bronx woman found dead with bag over head

Oct. 02, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have identified a Bronx woman found dead over the summer with a bag tied over her head. The death of Jazmine Williams, 32, has been deemed a homicide, police said Saturday. Her decomposing body was found July 1...

Foundations aim to persuade Americans to get vaccinated

Oct. 01, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

For months, Maria Cristina was hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Her fears came from social media, where she heard ample amounts of misinformation about what was in the vaccine and what it could do to her. The 35-year-old Guatemalan immigrant was confused until...