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Past articles by Talia:

Police search for missing teen boy last seen in Bronx

MT. HOPE, the Bronx — A 13-year-old Bronx teenager is missing Saturday and police are searching for him. Anthony Acevedo, 13, was last seen near an apartment building on Mount Hope Place in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx Friday around 9 p.m. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a black sweater and black and white sneakers. → Read More

People’s March for Education Justice head’s to Cuomo’s NYC office

MANHATTAN — Teachers, students, parents and supporters are marching Saturday for better educational resources in the state of New York in the People's March for Education Justice. The group aims to "defend public education from federal attacks by Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos... defend here in New York from Governor Andrew Cuomo," according to the group's Facebook page. → Read More

Long Island man arrested for trying to join ISIS in Syria

Prosecutors say a New York man repeatedly traveled to the Middle East to try to join the Islamic State or al-Nusra Front extremist groups and told authorities he'd been prepared to sacrifice himself for jihad. Elvis Redzepagic was due in a Brooklyn federal court Saturday. The 26-year-old U.S. → Read More

Trump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump's telephones "wire tapped" during last year's election, but Trump isn't offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation. → Read More

1 child dead, man seriously injured after Union City fire destroys home, damages church

UNION CITY, N.J. – A child is dead and a man is seriously injured after a fire tore through a Union City home and then a church Friday night. The blaze began at two 3-story frame houses on Summit Avenue, and embers from the fire were blown toward a nearby church, Sts. Joseph and Michael parish at Central Avenue and 14th Street. → Read More

41 arrested in ICE raids in NYC; 38 were criminals

NEW YORK — Forty-one foreign nationals were arrested this week during U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the New York City area — and 38 of them were criminals. → Read More

14 injured in Queens fire

CORONA, Queens — Fourteen people are injured after a fire tore through a 4-story dwelling in Corona Sunday morning. One person was seriously injured and 13 sustained minor injuries. Seven people refused medical care and seven others were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Witnesses said the building's super put a mattress on the ground outside for children to jump safely from the building. → Read More

Teen arrested for DWI after LI wrong-way crash: police

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — A 16-year-old has been charged with DWI after a wrong-way crash early Sunday morning in Bohemia on the Sunrise Highway service road. Thomas Barbella, 16, was driving a GMC SUV southbound in the northbound lanes of Lakeland Avenue just after midnight when a police officer attempted to pull him over. Barbella fled and a police chase began. → Read More

SEE IT: Video shows man grabbing cash from Bronx laundromat safe

MORRIS HEIGHTS, the Bronx — Police are asking for the public's assistance Sunday to locate a man connected to a laundromat burglary that happened Wednesday. Around 4 a.m. → Read More

How to watch the Grammy Awards 2017

It's the biggest night of the year for music: the 2017 Grammy Awards. The 59th annual ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show," is hosting this year's festivities held in Los Angeles. The show will include live performances from Adele, The Weeknd, Metallica and Carrie Underwood. → Read More

Wintry mix, high wind hangs around tri-state area

A winter weather advisory is in effect for New York City, Long Island and most of northeastern New Jersey until noon Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The possibility of snow, sleet and ice lingers as temperatures stay chilly and rain moves through the area. → Read More

Leaked ICE memo says 40 arrested in NYC operation

A leaked memo from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement says 40 "foreign nationals" from New York City were arrested this week during an ICE operation. The memo, dated Saturday, Feb. 11, states that "the vast majority (nearly 95%) of those arrested had criminal convictions. → Read More

Lindsay Lohan says she’s studying Islam, wants to meet Trump

NEW YORK — Actress Lindsay Lohan opened up on her interest in politics, Islam why she thinks U.S. citizens should unite behind President Donald Trump in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail Friday. Lohan made headlines recently when rumors started swirling she had converted to Islam. → Read More

Man escapes police custody in East Harlem after arrested for shoplifting: NYPD

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man who was under arrest for shoplifting escaped from a police car Saturday, police sources said. He's still on the loose and officers are searching for him. Officers had the man in custody after he allegedly shoplifted from a Duane Reade in East Harlem. The man escaped from the police car and was last seen near 103rd Street and Park Avenue. → Read More

Queens gym teacher arrested for groping student: police

QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens — A Queens gym teacher has been arrested after allegations surfaced he groped a teenage girl. Bryan Castillo, 34, was arrested Thursday and charged with forcible touching and acting in a manner injurious to a child. → Read More

Woman dies after plunging 30 feet from World Trade Center Oculus escalator: sources

LOWER MANHATTAN — A woman is dead after plunging 30 feet off the side of an escalator at the World Trade Center Oculus early Saturday morning, according to Port Authority officials and law enforcement sources. EMS responded to the area around 5 a.m. → Read More

Winter weather advisory ahead of snow tonight across much of tri-state area

After a large snow storm slammed the tri-state area Thursday, residents could still see more ice and snow this weekend as a new front moves through the region. → Read More

Vizio to pay $2.5M after allegations TVs collected viewer data

New Jersey officials say television manufacturer Vizio and a subsidiary will pay $2.5 million to settle allegations that they surreptitiously tracked consumers' viewing habits and sold the information to marketing companies and data brokers. → Read More

Mount Vernon police chase suspect into Bronx, shoot woman in car

WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — A woman is injured and a man is in custody after a police chase that began in Mount Vernon ended in a police-involved shooting in the Bronx. Police attempted to pull a car over in Mount Vernon around 9 a.m., but the civilian car led them on a chase that ended near 234th Street and Bronx Boulevard in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. → Read More

Video shows man tied to three Bronx robberies stealing cash from register: NYPD

THROGS NECK, the Bronx — Police are asking for the public's help Tuesday to locate a man connected to a string of robberies in the Throgs Neck area of the Bronx that happened throughout January. Kiran McClain, 23, has been identified as the man police are searching for. He was captured on surveillance video during one of three incidents during which he stole cash from a Bronx establishment. → Read More