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Man who left woman to die in suitcase sentenced to 30 years

Sep. 23, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who tied up his ex-girlfriend in her New York apartment during a violent fight and stuffed her in a suitcase where she suffocated and was found dead in Connecticut a week later was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday. Javier Da...

2 die when man jumps off building, lands on another man

Sep. 21, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A distraught man jumped off the roof of a New York apartment building and landed on another man 12 stories below, killing both of them, police said. A 25-year-old man jumped from an apartment building in Yonkers on Monday evening, Yonkers police...

Student dead, ex-student arrested in stabbing after HS game

Sep. 18, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LaGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A 16-year-old student was fatally stabbed Friday night after a high school football game near Poughkeepsie, New York, authorities said. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office said a former student, 18-year-old Nestor A. Ortiz-Ocampo, was...

Lawyer: Killer of woman who was found in suitcase remorseful

Sep. 09, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

A man who killed a New York woman whose body was found in a suitcase that was dumped in Connecticut is remorseful and understands he must serve a long prison sentence, his lawyers said in new court documents. Javier Da Silva's lawyers filed the documents Wednesday in...

Mets place Scott on paid leave, acting GM pleads not guilty

Sep. 02, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Acting general manager Zack Scott was placed on administrative leave Thursday by the New York Mets following his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated. Electronic court records show Scott was released without bail after pleading not guilty...

Mets acting GM Zack Scott arrested on DUI charge

Sep. 01, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, hours after attending a fundraiser at team owner Steve Cohen's house. Scott was arrested on a DUI charge around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in suburban White...

Judge gives conditional approval to deal with Purdue Pharma on opioid litigation; billions of dollars to address crisis

Sep. 01, 2021 16:46 PM EDT
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Judge gives conditional approval to deal with Purdue Pharma on opioid litigation; billions of dollars to address crisis.

MetroNorth adding weekday, weekend trains as ridership rises

Aug. 29, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More trains will be running in the suburbs starting this weekend. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its MetroNorth lines will be back to full, pre-pandemic weekend service beginning Sunday. Starting Monday, 102 trains...

Former Purdue Pharma chair says in court that he, his family and the company are not responsible for opioid crisis

Aug. 18, 2021 14:23 PM EDT
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Former Purdue Pharma chair says in court that he, his family and the company are not responsible for opioid crisis.

State police: NJ man racing motorcycle killed in I-87 crash

Aug. 15, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — New York state police are investigating a motorcycle accident in suburban New York City that left a New Jersey man dead. State police reported receiving reports of motorcycles racing on Interstate 87 in Yonkers early Friday morning. Shortly after,...