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Past articles by Yasmin:

Serial robber targeting Greenwich Village town houses has made off with $100K in cash, jewelry: police

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan – A serial burglar targeting homes in Greenwich Village has made off with nearly $100,000 in cash and jewelry and police are now asking for the public’s help to find him. → Read More

Robber attacks man using a walker in Bronx apartment lobby

MORRISANIA, the Bronx — A 68-year-old man who uses a walker to get around was attacked in the lobby of his own apartment building in the Bronx, police said. He’s so shaken, he spoke to PIX11 News through a cracked door to conceal his identity. → Read More

Norovirus outbreaks forces Connecticut university to close Monday

DANBURY, Conn. — A university in Connecticut was closed on Monday after norovirus sickened about 100 students. It started late last week when a few dozen students at Western Connecticut State University became sick. → Read More

Man shoots, kills his brother in Brooklyn: police

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man shot and killed his brother in Brooklyn Sunday, police said. Cops discovered Jahimel Gayle, 37, unresponsive with a gunshot wound in his neck in an apartment located on Hendrix Street near Sutter Avenue just before noon. → Read More

NYPD investigating two suspected anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after two Jewish men were attacked in Brooklyn days apart this past week. Police said the latest attack happened on April 22 around 12:30 p.m. near East 46 Street and Rutland Road. → Read More

Man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat, shirt attacks man at Manhattan subway station: police

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A man was repeatedly punched and pushed onto the subway tracks in a hate crime assault at the Union Square/14 Street subway station in Manhattan on Friday, the NYPD said. Police said the victim, a 24-year-old Hispanic man, got into a verbal dispute with a man on a No. → Read More

‘Austin Powers’ star Verne Troyer dies at 49

Actor Verne Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" series, died Saturday at age 49, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. . → Read More

Trump considering full pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

President Trump is considering granting boxer Jack Johnson a posthumous pardon, the president said on Twitter Saturday. Johnson was the first African-American to hold the world heavyweight boxing title. → Read More

Man speaks out after being struck by lightning on Long Island

BAY SHORE, N.Y. — It's a miraculous story after Monday's massive storms — a Long Island man was hospitalized after being struck by lightning, but is now recovering and talking about his traumatic experience. → Read More

Student from Rye Brook stabbed to death at Binghamton University

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A freshman from Westchester County was stabbed to death on campus at Binghamton University on Sunday, school officials said Monday. Joao Souza, a 19-year-old engineering student from Rye Brook, was killed around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the university alert system. → Read More

Man indicted for Long Island hit-and-run that killed teen college student

MINEOLA, L.I. — The driver behind a hit-and-run in Levittown that killed an 18-year-old girl in November has been indicted on several charges, the Nassau County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. 18-year old Taranjit Parmar was driving on the Hempstead Turnpike on Nov. → Read More

Public housing employee arrested for alleged attempted murder

CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Police have arrested a New York City Housing Authority employee on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a weapon, officials said. Officers responded to a building on Shore Parkway near Harkness Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. → Read More

Necco’s days are numbered as classic candymaker looks for buyer

REVERE, Ma. — New England Confectionary Co., the candymaker behind classic treats like Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and Candy Buttons, will close operations in May if it does not find a buyer, the Wall Street Journal reports. Necco is the oldest continually operated candy maker in the U.S. → Read More

Fire on 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York kills 1

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — One person is dead and four firefighters were injured after a blaze broke out in an apartment on the 50th floor of Trump Tower just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, the FDNY said. → Read More

Serial scammer arrested at Newark Airport: Port Authority police

NEWARK, N.J. — A serial scammer who targeted people at airports was arrested at Newark Airport on Thursday, Port Authority police said. Detectives said Michael Borovetz, 43, approached a man at baggage claim inside Terminal B at Newark Airport on Tuesday, claimed his flight was cancelled a... → Read More

Woman followed into Brooklyn apartment, stabbed by two men: police

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Police released surveillance footage Monday of two men who followed a woman into her Brooklyn building and stabbed her earlier this month. → Read More

Man shot, killed in Brooklyn on Easter Sunday: police

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — A man was shot dead in Brooklyn on Easter Sunday, police said. Police responded to reports of a man shot around 10:20 p.m. → Read More

Men stabbed, robbed of sneakers in Brooklyn; 5 attackers sought by police

CYPRESS HILLS, BROOKLYN — Police released surveillance footage on Saturday of five people suspected of stabbing two men and robbing one of his sneakers in Brooklyn earlier this month. → Read More

ICE detainee who escaped at JFK Airport captured in Chicago

An ICE fugitive who escaped from custody at JFK Airport on Tuesday night was caught in Chicago Friday, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. → Read More

Pennsylvania man arrested for stabbing man to death at Inwood nightclub in 2016

NEW YORK — A man from Pennsylvania was arrested and charged Tuesday for stabbing a man to death at an Inwood nightclub in 2016, police said. The NYPD said a large fight erupted inside Opus Lounge on West 202nd Street on March 9 and, during the chaos, Eddy Guzman of the Bronx was stabbed in the... → Read More