Test test testApril 27, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City artist and college professor who held a machete to a journalist’s neck and threatened to chop him up was arrested Thursday on charges of menacing and harassment, police said.
Mechanic charged with homicide in fatal NYC elevator plungeMay 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An elevator mechanic's failure to execute basic safety procedures caused an elevator at a New York City building to plunge six stories and crush a co-worker to death, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Man sentenced to life in death of NYC ambulance driverApril 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A 31-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Wednesday for killing a New York City emergency medical technician by running her over with her own ambulance.
4 years later, a disciplinary hearing in fatal NYPD shootingApril 24, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kawaski Trawick's interaction with the police lasted less than two minutes. Starting with a door knock, it ended with the 32-year-old Black man shot dead by a white New York Police Department officer in his own apartment, the killing caught on body camera and surveillance video.
Rescued alligator that was recovering at NYC zoo has diedApril 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An abandoned and emaciated alligator that was found in a New York City lake and sent to the Bronx Zoo for recovery has died in a “tragic case of animal abuse," zoo officials said.
Man convicted for killing NYC emergency medical technicianMarch 9, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been convicted of killing a New York City emergency medical technician when he ran over her with her own ambulance in 2017.
The Bronx jury on Wednesday convicted Jose Gonzalez of murder in the death of Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York and mother of five.
NYC to pay millions over police ‘kettling’ at Floyd protestMarch 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay several million dollars to settle a lawsuit brought by protesters who say they were assaulted, abused and trapped by police using a technique known as “kettling” at a demonstration in the wake of George Floyd’s killing.
Flotsam found off New York may be from famous SS SavannahFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A chunk of weather-beaten flotsam that washed up on a New York shoreline after Tropical Storm Ian last fall has piqued the interest of experts who say it is likely part of the SS Savannah, which ran aground and broke apart in 1821, two years after it became the first vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean partly under steam power.
Alligator pulled from NYC lake had swallowed bathtub stopperFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The alligator that was rescued from a chilly lake in New York City over the weekend had swallowed a bathtub stopper, authorities said.
Case against ex-detective tossed due to prosecutor’s conductJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A perjury case against a former New York City narcotics detective was thrown out mid-trial Tuesday after prosecutors acknowledged failing to turn over evidence as required to his defense.
Man rescued, 4 firefighters hurt in Meriden house fireJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from the third floor of a burning home in Meriden on Saturday, carrying him down a 35-foot (10.6-meter) ladder after firefighters were unable to reach him inside, authorities said.
Officer shot in arm on patrol in the Bronx; teen is arrestedJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer was shot in the arm in the Bronx early Tuesday, and a 16-year-old was arrested, officials said.
Police were seeking two additional suspects in connection with the shooting just after 3 a.m., New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said.
Mistaken-identity gang killing case ends with 13 in prisonJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The final five defendants were sentenced Friday in the fatal gang stabbing of a 15-year-old whose attackers mistook him for an underworld rival, a killing that unleashed outrage in New York and beyond.
Nurses strike for 2nd day at two big NYC hospitalsJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A nursing strike that has disrupted patient care at two of New York City's largest hospitals entered its second day Tuesday, with a union official saying progress was being made toward a possible settlement at one of the institutions.
Nurses go on strike at 2 big New York City hospitalsJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of nurses went on strike Monday at two of New York City's major hospitals after contract negotiations stalled over staffing and salaries nearly three years into the coronavirus pandemic.
AP source: Aaron Judge, Yankees reach $360M, 9-year dealDecember 8, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Aaron Judge has issued his ruling: Court remains in session in the Bronx.
Judge is staying with the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, according to a person familiar with baseball's biggest free agent deal ever.
Man shot in exchange of gunfire with New York City policeDecember 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A man was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with New York City police officers in the Bronx, police said Sunday.
The shots were fired after police chased a car they determined was stolen into the borough at around midnight Saturday.
Police: Same man may have shot workers in two citiesDecember 4, 2022 GMT
Authorities in New York City and Philadelphia say the same person may have been responsible for shooting an on-duty Philadelphia parking authority worker and a Bronx gas station employee three days apart last month.
Actor in ‘Green Book’ found dead on New York City streetDecember 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A man found dead on a New York City sidewalk this week was identified Thursday as Frank Vallelonga Jr., an actor who appeared in the Oscar-winning movie “Green Book.”
Vallelonga, 60, is the son of one-time Copacabana bouncer Frank Vallelonga Sr., known as Tony Lip, who was portrayed by Viggo Mortensen in the 2018 film.
Mother charged with murder in stabbings of her 2 boys in NYCNovember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A mother has been charged with murder in the stabbings of two small children in a Bronx apartment, police said Monday.
Dimone Fleming, 22, is accused of killing 11-month-old Octavius Fleming-Canada and 3-year-old Dashawn Fleming, who were found with multiple stab wounds on Saturday in the apartment in the Mount Hope neighborhood were the family had been living.
Police: 2 young children stabbed to death in Bronx apartmentNovember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two small children died of stab wounds after their mother was taken into custody for observation Saturday night in New York City, police said.
A 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy were found in a Bronx apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso and did not survive after being transported to a hospital, police said.
Early morning Bronx apartment fire leaves 2 dead, 2 hurtNovember 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two people were killed and two others were left in critical condition Thursday after an early morning fire at a Bronx apartment building, authorities said.
The Fire Department of New York said the call about the fire came in just before 5:30 a.m., and responding personnel found flames on the second floor of the five-story building on Harrison Avenue in the Morris Heights section.
Fordham’s potent offense brings taste of Rocky Top to BronxNovember 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Coffey Field, capacity 7,000 on the campus of Fordham University, is a long way from the Southeastern Conference — literally and figuratively — right up until the home team's offense takes the field.
UIC Flames and the Stonehill Skyhawks square off in Bronx, New YorkNovember 21, 2022 GMT
Stonehill Skyhawks (2-3) vs. UIC Flames (2-2)
New York; Monday, 4 p.m. EST
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Fordham to honor basketball scout Konchalski, AP’s O’ConnellNovember 17, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham will honor the memories of alumnus and longtime high school basketball scout Tom Konchalski and The Associated Press' Hall of Fame basketball writer Jim O'Connell with a tournament at the school's Rose Hill Gym in the Bronx.
5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed on Legionnaires’ diseaseNovember 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Five people died of Legionnaires' disease over the summer at a New York City nursing home that had been cited repeatedly for improper maintenance of the cooling towers where the Legionella bacteria can spread, The New York Times reported.
NYPD official says armed man is fatally shot by officersNovember 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers shot and killed an armed man who had just fired at another man, authorities said Thursday.
The shooting happened at 11:30 a.m. outside a bodega in the Bronx, Chief of Detectives James Essig said.
Early-morning house fire kills 3 children, 1 adult in BronxOctober 31, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An early-morning fire ripped through a home in the Bronx, killing three children and one adult and seriously injuring two people, authorities said.
Three firefighters sustained minor injuries stemming from the fire Sunday, said Fire Department of New York spokesperson Jim Long.
First-ever female commissioner to lead NYC fire departmentOctober 27, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday appointed acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to lead the department on a permanent basis, making her the first female commissioner in the 157-year history of the Fire Department of New York.
Jury finds son guilty of hiring hitman to kill father in NYCOctober 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man was convicted Wednesday of orchestrating the murder of his father in what prosecutors said was a plot to take over the older man's lucrative real estate empire.
Guardians expect rowdy Bronx fans for Yanks playoff matchupOctober 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Late and close at Yankee Stadium has a different meaning for the Cleveland Guardians.
Their AL Division Series opener Tuesday night will be their first trip to the Bronx since an ugly April series when rowdy fans in the bleachers pelted Cleveland outfielders with bottles, cans and debris after New York rallied for a 5-4 win.
10 people hurt after police car hits pedestrians in New YorkOctober 6, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A police car responding to a call swerved off a Bronx street and slammed into six people standing on a sidewalk Thursday, injuring bystanders including a young child.
Two people were in critical condition after the crash, police said.
After storms, NYC moving location of planned migrant shelterOctober 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Giant tents for temporarily housing migrants arriving in New York City are being moved to an island off Manhattan from a remote corner of the Bronx, after storms raised concerns over flooding at the original site.
New York woman gets prison term for altercation aboard planeSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A New York woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for interfering with crew members aboard a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles last year that had to be diverted to Phoenix, according to federal prosecutors.
Franco activated by Rays before series opener In BronxSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Shortstop Wander Franco was activated from the 10-day injured list by the Tampa Bay Rays after missing two months with a right hamate bone injury that required surgery.
The 21-year-old was batting second in Friday night's series opener against the AL East-leading New York Yankees, and he doubled to the right-center field gap on his first pitch.
Justice Sotomayor visits Bronx for unveiling of her statueSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned Thursday to the Bronx community where she grew up to see the unveiling of her bronze statue at a shopping center in the heart of the community.
Trump’s NYC golf course to host Saudi-backed women’s eventAugust 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City-owned golf course managed by former President Donald Trump’s business is expected to host a Saudi Arabia-supported women's tournament in October, city officials said Friday.
Judge 47th HR, Yanks top Scherzer, Mets 4-2 in Subway SeriesAugust 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tension had climbed around the Yankees heading into the Subway Series like the floors rising on a New York skyscraper. Aaron Judge and Andrew Benintendi gave them hope the big slump was over.
2 on ATV die when they hit tractor-trailer near NYC bridgeAugust 20, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating a crash that killed two men who were thrown from an all-terrain vehicle when it struck a tractor-trailer in Queens. The ATV driver was then run over by the truck, authorities said.
Castillo, early power send Mariners past Cole, Yankees 7-3August 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Castillo pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning in his Seattle debut, and the Mariners used a fast start to beat Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees 7-3 on Wednesday.
Eugenio Suárez, Carlos Santana and Jarred Kelenic homered against Cole (9-4) during Seattle’s six-run first.
Yankees resume annual Old-Timers’ Day after pandemic pauseJuly 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Nostalgia again took over in the Bronx as Old-Timers’ Day returned to Yankee Stadium on Saturday for the first time since 2019.
This time it looked a little different. The New York Yankees called off the annual playful reunion game because too many of the retired players in attendance are recovering from various operations.
LEADING OFF: Old-Timers’ Day in the Bronx, Kershaw at CoorsJuly 30, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: Old-Timers’ Day in Bronx, Kershaw at CoorsJuly 30, 2022 GMT
A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday:
Ponce Financial: Q2 Earnings SnapshotJuly 29, 2022 GMT
BRONX, N.Y. (AP) _ Ponce Financial Group, Inc. (PDLB) on Friday reported net income of $771,000 in its second quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Bronx, New York-based company said it had net income of 3 cents.
DA: 4 jail guards failed to act as inmate attempted suicideJuly 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City jail guards have been indicted for failing to intervene in an inmate's suicide attempt until it was too late to save the teenager from serious brain damage, authorities announced.
Off-duty NYC correction officer charged in fatal shootingJuly 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City correction officer was charged with murder on Friday in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in the Bronx a day earlier, an episode that may have involved a toy gun.
Multimillion-dollar theft ring member gets 7 years in prisonJuly 19, 2022 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of a theft ring that committed more than 180 burglaries and eluded police in dozens of car chases in Connecticut and New York was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison.
Van plunges into sinkhole in NYC, owner later drives van offJuly 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Street repairs were underway Tuesday after a van fell into a giant sinkhole in the Bronx.
A sinkhole the length of three cars opened up on Radcliff Avenue in the Morris Park neighborhood after heavy rains Monday.
Stanton HR ends Yanks’ 16 1/3-inning hitless slump vs AstrosJune 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered against Houston's José Urquidy with one out in the seventh inning, ending the New York Yankees' hitless drought at 16 1/3 innings and spoiling the Astros' efforts to throw a second consecutive no-hitter in the Bronx.
Umpire Muchlinski leaves Astros-Yanks after foul tip to maskJune 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Plate umpire Mike Muchlinski left a game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on Sunday two innings after taking a foul ball off his mask.
Houston's Michael Brantley tipped Nestor Cortes' 92 mph fastball straight back into Muchlinski on the second pitch of the game on a hot, sunny day in the Bronx.
Bronx Zoo elephant named Happy isn’t a person, court rulesJune 14, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Happy the elephant may be intelligent and deserving of compassion, but she cannot be considered a person being illegally confined to the Bronx Zoo, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday.
Clay time: Holmes transforms into elite relief with YankeesJune 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Holmes was walking through a Target in Pittsburgh last July after a late flight home from San Francisco when Pirates general manager Ben Cherington called.
"Just given the Pirates’ situation, you know some trades were going to happen,” Holmes said.
Taillon loses perfecto in 8th, Yanks rally to sweep AngelsJune 3, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jameson Taillon retired Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout in the seventh inning and sensed perfection might be possible.
When that crumbled an inning later, he wasn't as bummed about blowing a shot at history as he was about giving up the game's first run.
19 diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease in Bronx; 1 deathMay 25, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in a Bronx neighborhood has sickened 19 people since the beginning of the month, with one person dying, city health officials said Wednesday.
The Health Department said cooling towers in the borough's Highbridge section had been tested for the presence of the bacteria Legionella which causes the disease, a form of pneumonia.
Facing men in Maui was highlight for women baseball pioneersMay 25, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As an 8-year-old girl, Beanie Ketcham dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees.
Baseball never got Ketcham to the Bronx, but her playing career did take her far — including nearly 5,000 miles from Yankee Stadium, to a ballpark in paradise.
2nd person arrested in shooting that killed 11-year-old girlMay 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A second person was arrested in connection to the death of an 11-year-old girl who was shot on a Bronx street by a bullet intended for someone else, police said Monday.
The New York Police Department said Omar Bojang, 18, faces charges including murder and manslaughter in the death of Kyhara Tay, who died last week after being shot in the stomach.
15-year-old arrested in shooting death of 11-year-old girlMay 20, 2022 GMT
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.
Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?May 18, 2022 GMT
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?