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New York man admits trying to have sex with New Jersey teen

Jan. 12, 2021 5:47 AM EST

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A janitor at a Staten Island, New York, hospital faces prison after he admitted trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a teenager, who turned out to be a police detective. John Emilio, 43, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to endanger the welfare of children. Under terms...

Lehigh University trustees rescind Trump's honorary degree

Jan. 11, 2021 3:39 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Lehigh University's board on Friday stripped President Donald Trump of an honorary degree it granted to him more than three decades ago. The executive committee of the private university in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, moved to rescind the honor a day after a violent mob stormed the U.S....

Ex-NYPD sergeant charged with fraud in 9/11 collection scam

Jan. 7, 2021 2:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Police Department sergeant was charged Thursday with lying to cheat a fund set up to reimburse victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Sally Spinosa awaited an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court after her arrest on charges of submitting false claims, wire...

Woman found dead inside garbage chute on Staten Island

Jan. 2, 2021 8:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was found dead inside the garbage chute of a Staten Island apartment building, police said Saturday. Officers responded to a 911 call just before 2:30 p.m. Friday and found the victim inside the garbage chute on the the third floor of a building on Victory Boulevard in the Silver...

Report: Father arrested in slaying of NYC woman

Dec. 20, 2020 9:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say the father of a woman whose body was found last year in a New York City park has been charged in her murder. Kabary Salem was taken into custody in Egypt earlier this month and brought late last week to the U.S., according to the Staten Island Advance. The body of 25-year...

U.S. Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., poses for a portrait outside his office in Staten Island, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in New York. Rose has conceded in a competitive race in New York City’s only conservative-leaning congressional district to Republican Nicole Malliotakis. Malliotakis held a wide lead over Rose in the 11th congressional district that includes all of Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Outgoing US Rep. Max Rose exploring bid for NYC mayor

Dec. 13, 2020 2:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Max Rose, a first-term Democrat who lost his reelection bid last month, said Sunday he is exploring a run for mayor of New York City. “The five boroughs are where dreams are made, underdogs triumph, and anyone can build a better future,” Rose said in an email to...

NY hospital capacity stressed as state awaits vaccine

Dec. 9, 2020 2:22 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor said the state could receive its first deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days as the pandemic is landing more patients into hospitals across the state, including on Staten Island. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the state is eagerly awaiting a...

CORRECTS TO CO-OWNER-Mac's Public House co-owner Danny Presti attends a press conference outside his closed bar in Staten Island on Monday, Dec 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Officials blast NYC bar owner accused of running over deputy

Dec. 7, 2020 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-owner of a New York City bar accused of defying coronavirus restrictions was criticized by officials Monday after he was charged with running over a sheriff’s deputy with his car. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Danny Presti a “coward” and blasted those who are still...

Mac's Public House co-owner Danny Presti is taken away in handcuffs after being arrested by New York City sheriff's deputies, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Presti, who authorities said has been defying coronavirus restrictions, was taken into custody early Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 after running over a deputy with a car, authorities said. Presti tried to drive away from his bar, Mac's Public House, as deputies were arresting him for serving patrons in violation of city and state closure orders, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said. (Steve White via AP)

Sheriff: Defiant NYC bar owner struck deputy with his car

Dec. 6, 2020 6:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-owner of a New York City bar that authorities said has been defying coronavirus restrictions was taken into custody early Sunday after running over a deputy with a car, authorities said. Danny Presti tried to drive away from his bar, Mac's Public House, as deputies were arresting him...

Former Yankees affiliate shuts down, sues Major League club

Dec. 4, 2020 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league baseball team once affiliated with the New York Yankees has shut down and filed a lawsuit accusing the Yankees violating an agreement that it would never abandon the farm club. The owners of the Staten Island Yankees announced in a statement Thursday that with “great...