Latest Bronx News

15-year-old arrested in shooting death of 11-year-old girl

May. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old boy riding on the back of a scooter in the Bronx fired a gunshot that was intended for a 13-year-old boy but instead struck an 11-year-old girl and killed her, police said Friday. The 15-year-old was arrested on charges including murder and...

Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — She has four limbs, expressive eyes and likes to stroll through greenery in New York City. Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant. But can she also be considered a person? That question was before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case...

11-year-old girl killed by stray bullet fired from scooter

May. 17, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 11-year-old girl was shot to death in New York City by a passenger on a motorized scooter who was firing at somebody else, police said. The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. Monday in the Bronx, police said. Video released by the police shows a man running...

Police fatally shoot man with pellet gun in NYC

May. 13, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man with a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was shot by police Friday in New York City, police said. A plainclothes narcotics detective overheard an argument in which the man said he was getting a gun from his truck, said Philip Rivera, commanding...

NYPD officer shot in arm, suspect killed in Bronx shootout

May. 11, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was shot in the arm and the gunman was killed in a shootout in the Bronx, officials said Wednesday. The confrontation happened at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday when Officer Dennis Vargas and his partner, patrolling in uniform in an unmarked...

Trial starts for driver who ran down Times Square tourists

May. 09, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man behind the wheel of the car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in New York City's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, went on trial Monday after various delays over five years, including pandemic-induced court shutdowns. In...

Man gets 27 years to life for Bronx killing, dismemberment

May. 07, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in prison for killing a 25-year-old woman whose dismembered body parts were found in two New York City parks. Daquan Wheeler, 34, of the Bronx, was convicted of murder and other charges in April in the 2018 death of...

Rangers-Yankees series opener postponed; doubleheader Sunday

May. 06, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The series opener between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees was postponed long before Friday night's scheduled first pitch because of a forecast for sustained inclement weather in the area. The postponement was announced nearly eight hours before game time. ...

Film and stage star Ariana DeBose to host the Tony Awards

May. 04, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will host this year's Tony Awards. The “West Side Story” star will lead the presentation June 12 at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall live on CBS and on Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m. ET/5...

It's a joey! Bronx Zoo announces birth of rare tree kangaroo

Apr. 29, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A baby tree kangaroo that's just poking its nose out of its mother's pouch is the first of its species born at the Bronx Zoo since 2008, zoo officials announced Friday. The birth of the Matschie’s tree kangaroo joey “is an exciting birth for the Bronx Zoo and a...