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”My Mom Was a Robot”, Says Man Ruled Unfit to Stand Trial For Her Murder

A man accused of murdering his mother claimed she was a robot in court papers and was deemed unfit for trial on Tuesday, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.
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Hillsdale Police Charge Bronx Trio With Getting Oxy With Bogus Scripts

A routine traffic stop by Hillsdale, NJ police turned up 120 fraudulently obtained Oxycodone pills from a pharmacy in town, prompting to the arrests of a Bronx trio, authorities said Tuesday....
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Bronx Man Arrested In Newburgh, NY On Gun Charges

City of Newburgh Police responded to the area of South Street and Chambers Street on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 just before 12:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired. ...
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12-Year-Old Boy Robbed At Knifepoint In Bronx

Police are asking for the public's help to find the knife-wielding thief who robbed a 12-year-old boy in Bronx earlier in the week....
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Three Charged For Welfare Fraud

Three women have been charged, accused of committing welfare fraud in Montgomery County, NY....
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2 Wanted For Using Fake Checks Citywide

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men wanted for stealing money from banks citywide. ...
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Police Arrest Suspect In Robbery Of Elderly Woman In Bronx Elevator

Police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of an elderly woman in a Bronx elevator....
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Man Found Guilty In 2015 Slaying Of NYPD Officer

The Bronx man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in East Harlem was convicted by a jury on Monday....
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3 Soccer Fans From New York Arrested In Attack On Florida Deputy

Three soccer fans from New York, two of Bronx, were arrested on an array of charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, after allegedly attacking a deputy in Florida who had tried to break up a fight after a game there over the weekend....
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Chicopee Police Charge Bronx Pair With Passing Fake $100 Bills

Two New York City residents are facing counterfeiting charges after police found them on Saturday in a vehicle in the Walmart parking with $1,000 worth of ill-gotten merchandise and $6,000 in counterfeit $100 bills, police said....
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81-Year-Old Disabled Woman Threatened, Robbed In Bronx Elevator

Police are searching for a suspect after an 81-year-old woman was threatened and robbed in an elevator in Bronx on Friday....
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Man Cuffed In 1999 Bronx Homicide Could Have Gotten Away With Murder If He Just Paid Subway Fare

If he had kept his nose clean, Curtis Batchelor could have gotten away with murder, police sources said Saturday....
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New York Man Charged With Transporting Untaxed Cigarettes After Sussex Traffic Stop

A Bronx, New York man is behind bars, charged with transporting more than 145 thousand dollars' worth of untaxed cigarettes after a Sussex County traffic stop....
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Police Searching For Woman Suspected Of Subway Attack In Bronx

The NYPD is trying to find the woman whom they say attacked another woman at a subway station n Bronx....
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Man May Face Murder Charges Over 1998 Bronx Fight After Victim He Hit With Bat Dies From Related Ailment

An after-school brawl in Bronx nearly 20 years ago could result in murder charges after one of the combatants died in his sleep....
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Bronx Pizza Lover Knocks Out Deliveryman

A pizza guy was knocked out cold by a mugger who made off with his pies....
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Police Search For Missing Teen Boy Last Seen In Bronx

A 13-year-old Bronx teenager is missing Saturday and police are searching for him....
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Bronx Man Had Crack, Fentanyl, Marijuana In Lake Placid

State police arrested a man from Bronx Tuesday on multiple drug-related charges....
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Two Bronx NYPD Commanders Suspected Of Stealing Time Get Transferred

The top two commanders at a Bronx precinct were transferred Friday on suspicion of stealing time and not working their scheduled hours....
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Emotionally Disturbed Bronx Teen Barricades Himself In Room Amid Report He Stabbed His Dog

Cops raced to a Bronx apartment Friday after a report that an emotionally disturbed 13-year-old boy stabbed his dog, officials said....
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Man Detonates Pipe Bomb In “Attempted Terrorist Attack”

A man wearing a homemade pipe bomb detonated his explosive in a walkway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square on Monday, injuring three people and causing chaos in one of the busiest commuter hubs in the city, officials said.
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Golden Krust Founder Dies By Suicide At Bronx Factory

Owner of New York-based Caribbean chain Golden Krust died by suicide over the weekend at 57 years old — some 28 years after founding the fast food restaurant with more than 120 locations nationwide.
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Worker Shot To Death Outside Mount Vernon Rehab Center

A worker was shot to death Thursday night outside of Westchester Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Mount Vernon.
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Woman Robbed of Cash As She Tried to Pay Clerk at Grocery Store

A woman who pulled out cash to pay for her groceries was robbed by a man who grabbed the money from her hand and ran out of the store, police said.
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Teen Slashed In Face On Bronx Bus During Heated Argument With Her Attacker

The 19-year-old victim got into an argument with a fellow passenger on a BX4 bus as it rolled along Westchester Avenue near Pugsley Street in Parkchester about 3:15 p.m. Friday.
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Bus Riding Carjackers Stuck Up SUV In Front Of Saks

Cops are searching for a trio of bus riding carjackers who made off with an SUV in front of the new Saks.

Four Bronxites Arrested In Cybercrime Ring Bust

Prosecutors unveiled charges Thursday against 13 people — most from Westchester County — in connection with a scheme to defraud drivers of two ride-sharing companies. They stole millions of dollars from thousands of driver accounts, prosecutors said.
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Woman, 45, Fatally Stabbed Inside Her Bronx Apartment

A woman was found stabbed to death inside her Bronx apartment Thursday morning, cops said.
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Teacher Found Dead In Bronx School Bathroom From Apparent Overdose

A teacher was found dead of an apparent overdose in a Bronx public school Thursday night, police sources said.
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Family Files Notice Of Claim In Schenectady Police Custody Death

City police failed to respond properly to Andrew Kearse's complaints of medical distress in May, leading to his death in police custody, his family alleges in a notice of claim filed against the city.

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