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Aliza Chasan


West New York, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Aliza:

Tessa Majors case: Teen sentenced 9 years to life in murder, robbery of college student in NYC park

MANHATTAN — A judge sentenced a teenage boy in the 2019 stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors to nine years to life in prison on Thursday. Luchiano Lewis, who was 14 at the time, was accused of holding Majors in a headlock and preventing her from escaping while another 14-year-old knifed her in Manhattan’s Morningside Park in […] → Read More

Women, transgender inmates being moved out of NYC’s Rikers Island jail complex

NEW YORK — Nearly all of the women and transgender inmates detained at Rikers Island will be transferred from the jail complex, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. The news comes on the heels of widespread criticism of the facility from both the people incarcerated there and the workers guarding the […] → Read More

Video shows man snatch 3-year-old from grandmother and run off

PELHAM BAY, the Bronx — New video shows the terrifying moment a stranger snatched a 3-year-old girl off a Bronx street as she walked with her grandmother Monday afternoon. Footage obtained by PIX11 News shows the man, wrapped in a blanket, walk up to grandma and her three grandchildren, then suddenly grab the toddler and […] → Read More

‘Kind soul’: Nurse shoved by alleged Times Square mugger remembered at Midtown memorial

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Calling her “compassionate” and a “kind soul,” friends and relatives gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Midtown on Monday to pay their final respects to nurse Maria Ambrocio. Ambrocio, who worked at Bayonne Medical Center, died on Saturday after she was knocked to the ground by an alleged mugger in […] → Read More

NY caretaker charged with murder for allegedly starving 7-year-old to death, police say

NEWBURGH, NY (WPIX) — A New York woman allegedly starved a 7-year-old boy to death, officials said Friday. Prosecutors said Leticia Bravo, a 39-year-old child-care provider, kept Peter Cuacuas “secreted inside of her City of Newburgh Apartment, while he starved to death.” Cuacuas weighed just 37 pounds when he died. An autopsy determined he died […] → Read More

Remains found during search for missing NJ woman Lauren Cho

CALIFORNIA — Searchers found human remains Saturday in the search for a New Jersey woman who went missing months ago while on a trip with her boyfriend. The remains, which have not yet been identified, were taken to the coroner’s office so officials can determined the victim’s identity and cause of death, according to the […] → Read More

14-year-old boy shot twice in the back in Queens home

ROSEDALE, Queens — An armed man entered a Queens home on Sunday night and opened fire, shooting a 14-year-old boy twice in the back. The shooting happened in a 243rd Street home around 9 p.m., police said. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. Officials said his injuries are not believed to be […] → Read More

1 dead in Route 218 helicopter crash, New York police say

CORNWALL, NY — One person was killed in a Sunday helicopter crash, police officials said. Officers responded to Route 218 after reports of a downed helicopter near Cornwall, police said. The chopper crashed near Storm King Mountain. It’s not yet clear what caused the crash. Officials have not yet identified the victim killed in the crash. → Read More

Nurse dies after being knocked to the ground by Times Square mugger: NYPD

MANHATTAN — A New Jersey nurse died Saturday after she was knocked to the ground by an alleged mugger in Times Square, officials said. Jermaine Foster, 26, allegedly snatched a woman’s phone on Friday on Broadway, then pushed Maria Ambrocio, 58, as he ran away. Ambrocio fell to the ground and hit her head on […] → Read More

NYPD ‘miracle baby’ to receive benefits years after dad’s line-of-duty death

NEW YORK — Angelina Liu, often called the NYPD’s “miracle baby,” was legally named the genetic child of her father Det. Wenjian Liu on Saturday — the final step in a long-fought battle by her mother to ensure the child could receive benefits related to Liu’s line-of-duty death. Pei Xia Liu told PIX11 News in […] → Read More

Man leaves tree after 2-days perched above ground, evading officers after domestic dispute: NYPD

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens — A man who’s been evading police for more than two days as he sat perched in the branches of a tree finally came down from his temporary haven, police said Friday. Officers first responded to a domestic between the man and his mother near 226th Street and 145th Avenue on Wednesday, officials […] → Read More

Man sits in tree for more than 48 hours evading NYPD in Queens

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens — It’s been more than 48 hours, and a man evading police in Queens remains up on a tree, authorities said. Officers first responded to a domestic between the man and his mother near 226th Street and 145th Avenue on Wednesday, officials said. When police arrived, they realized the man had a […] → Read More

Teen arrested after stabbing student at Bronx high school library: NYPD

THE BRONX — A teenager was arrested after he allegedly stabbed another student inside a Bronx high school library Thursday afternoon, police said. The 16-year-old attacker was arrested later that night and faces charges of second-degree assault, police said. His identity has not been released. The teen was arguing with the 18-year-old victim in the […] → Read More

16-year-old repeatedly stabs teen in Bronx high school library

THE BRONX — A teenager stabbed another teen inside a Bronx high school library on Thursday afternoon, police said. The attacker, 16, argued with the 18-year-old victim in the library of the Fannie Lou Hammer Freedom High School on Jennings Street around 2:10 p.m., officials said. The argument escalated and became violent, with the younger […] → Read More

Man sits in Queens tree for 24 hours evading NYPD as officers negotiate

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens — A man in Queens evading police refused to come down from a tree Thursday afternoon, a day after he first fled into the tree’s branches, officials said. Officers responded to a domestic dispute between the man and his mother near 226th Street and 145th Avenue on Wednesday, officials said. When police […] → Read More

Bronx nail salon beating: Worker bit, punched, stunned by upset customers

SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — Upset customers bit, beat and used a stun gun on a Bronx nail salon worker, police said Thursday. Four women started an argument with a 32-year-old employee of Estefy Nail Salon on Westchester Avenue on Sept. 2 over her services, officials said. They grabbed a gel nail lamp. As they left […] → Read More

11-year-old boy reported missing in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — An 11-year-old boy was reported missing in Newark, New Jersey, officials said. Jahzir Whitmire was last seen Wednesday around 1 p.m. near Mercer Street and Broome Street. He was last seen wearing his school uniform consisting of a blue shirt, tan pants and black shoes. Whitmire also had on a black face […] → Read More

Orphaned gorilla dies in the arms of the man who rescued her as a baby

She was found clinging to her mother’s body more than a decade ago and was taken to a rescue center where a man held her, keeping her safe and warm; Ndakasi took her final breaths in the arms of the same man before her September death. The beloved gorilla was in the care of Virunga […] → Read More

NYPD sergeants union head resigns after FBI raid

A New York City police union leader who’s clashed with officials over incendiary tweets and hard-line tactics agreed to resign on Tuesday after federal agents raided his home and the union’s office, according to reports. Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins had been asked to resign by the executive board of the union, according to […] → Read More

8-year-old girl missing in the Bronx: NYPD

NORWOOD, the Bronx — An 8-year-old girl went missing in the Bronx on Sunday. Madysin Camilo was last seen near Webster Avenue home and East 202nd street around 9:30 a.m., NYPD officials said. She’s about 4 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs around 80 pounds. Camilo has brown eyes and black hair. The Bronx girl […] → Read More