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Official: 1 officer killed, 1 seriously hurt in NYC shooting

Jan. 21, 2022 20:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department officer was killed and another gravely injured Friday night after responding to a domestic disturbance call, according to a law enforcement official. A suspect was also killed in the shooting in Harlem, said the official, who was not...

Retiring FDNY commissioner led COVID response, 9/11 recovery

Jan. 21, 2022 13:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s fire commissioner said Friday that he will retire next month after more than seven years in the job and a career that spanned more than five decades and included stints in every rank in the department. Daniel Nigro led the nation’s largest...

New York congressman Bowman arrested in US Capitol protest

Jan. 21, 2022 13:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman was arrested outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday along with more than 20 other people as part of a protest over voting rights. The Democratic congressman from New York was released from police custody Thursday night, his office said in a...

Police: Baby girl shot in face by stray bullet, hospitalized

Jan. 20, 2022 19:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An 11-month-old girl was in critical condition Thursday after being hit in the cheek by a stray bullet, police said, one of a string of high-profile crimes in the weeks since New York City Mayor Eric Adams took office promising a safer city. Surveillance video...

Review: A generic modern fairy tale in 'The Royal Treatment'

Jan. 20, 2022 07:18 AM EST

In the new Netflix movie “ The Royal Treatment,” the chief of staff for the prince of a fictional European country accidentally calls a run-down salon in the Bronx to schedule a haircut for His Royal Highness, Prince Thomas. Upon hearing who he says he works for, Izzy, the owner of said salon...

Bronx-raised Cardi B offers to pay fire victim burial costs

Jan. 19, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire that ripped through a New York City high-rise. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning rapper had offered the financial relief for victims of the fire...

1 killed, 8 hurt as suspected gas explosion hits Bronx home

Jan. 19, 2022 09:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspected gas explosion partially collapsed a home in the Bronx, setting the structure ablaze and killing a woman and injuring eight other people, including five police officers, officials said. The blast happened around 11 a.m. at a home on a block of three-story...

Police say officer, teenage suspect shot and wounded in NYC

Jan. 19, 2022 08:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was shot in the leg during a struggle with a teenager who also shot himself in the groin, police said. The shooting occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Belmont section of the Bronx, police officials said at a news conference at...

Bronx fire victims' funeral draws huge outpouring of grief

Jan. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building. Many hundreds more...

2 weeks in, does NYC Mayor Eric Adams still have swagger?

Jan. 15, 2022 09:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On his eighth day as New York City's mayor, Eric Adams stood before reporters to announce federal money for a pandemic-beleaguered hospital system — and take questions about some provocative hires in his nascent administration. Within hours, he was before the news...