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Push-In Robbers Pistol Whip Co-Op City Man

A Co-op City man was pistol whipped by robbers who pushed their way inside his townhouse on a snowy day, police said.
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Miracle On Bronx Highway

Detectives are currently trying to confirm the identity of a man fighting for his life at Jacobi Hospital, after being struck by two vehicles as he crossed a busy Bronx highway....
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Bronx Man Faces Fraud Charges In Mansfield

A Bronx man is facing fraud charges after allegedly trying to use another person's name to buy a phone in Mansfield, MA....
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School Safety Agent Critically Hurt In Possible Bronx Hit-And-Run Accident

A Bronx school safety agent is hospitalized with severe head trauma and other injuries after being hit by at least two vehicles, one of which fled the scene after the accident Tuesday morning, according to a union representative and police....
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Gunfire Erupts Blocks Away From Bronx Zoo

A 22-year-old man is recovering after being shot on Sunday, January 22, along Crotona Parkway in the West Farms section of the borough. The shooting took place a few blocks away from the Bronx Zoo....
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Departmental Trial Of NYPD Officer Who Fatally Shot Bronx Teen Wraps Up

Supporters of Ramarley Graham's family shouted over the lawyers who represented Richard Haste, the officer who killed the unarmed teen in 2012....
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NYPD Seeks Kingsbridge Library Book-bag Thief

Police have released a wanted flyer with two images of a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of an unattended book-bag at the Kingsbridge Public Library on November 4, 2016....
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Bronx Man Accused Of Selling Cocaine, Crack Cocaine

A Bronx man sold cocaine and crack cocaine to informants last summer, police say....
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Head Of Dismembered Prostitute Found In The Freezer Inside The Sex Offender's Apartment

The head of a prostitute whose torso and leg were discovered in a Bronx trash facility was found in the home of a registered sex offender, authorities said....
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City Files Plans For $50M South Bronx Police Station Designed By Bjarke Ingels

The New York City Department of Design and Construction has filed plans for a Bjarke Ingels-designed police station in the South Bronx that’s expected to cost $50 million....
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Elderly Bronx Woman Injured After Mistaking Firework For Candle

An elderly Bronx woman who thought she was lighting a candle lit fireworks instead — and may have lost some of her fingers, police said....
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3 Men Attack With Machete, Knife; Sever Victim's Finger

Three attackers armed with a machete and knives assaulted a 25-year-old man, cutting him and severing his left pinky finger, police said. ...
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Cops Bust Man Suspected Of Hiding Woman's Dismembered Remains

A 40-year-old man was arrested Sunday for dumping the dismembered remains of a woman at a Bronx waste transfer station....
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The Bronx Defenders Expanding Operations To Tulsa, OK

A week into the job, Robin Steinberg and her staff are already paying house calls....
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Bergenfield Woman, Brother Arrested For Desecrating Body

A Bergenfield woman and a Bronx man were charged with allegedly hiding parts of her husband, authorities said Friday....
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State Of The Judiciary To Be Given In Bronx, A First

Janet DiFiore is set to present the 2017 State of the Judiciary speech, her first as the state's chief judge, from the Bronx Criminal Hall of Justice on February 22, 2017....
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Bronx Man & Accomplice Stole Items From T.J. Maxx, Sephora

A Bronx man and his unapprehended accomplice stole thousands of dollars worth of items from two Staten Island retailers last month, police allege....
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Bronx Men Face Felony Forgery Charges In Yorktown

Two men from Bronx are facing a half-dozen felony forgery charges after police allegedly found them in possession of phony driver's licenses and debit cards....
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Nonprofit Overseeing Bronx Apartment Where Toddlers Died Racked Up Hundreds Of Violations

The nonprofit group that operated a Bronx apartment where two babies died from lethal steam burns had as many as 185 open violations at a separate site it supposedly managed....
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Mugger Violently Robs Elderly Man In Bronx

A 79-year-old man was pummeled by a mugger who repeatedly yelled at him to “shut up” while kicking him and pushing his head into the floor in the man’s Bronx building, the victim told the media on Friday....
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Bronx Man Indicted For 2016 Nassau Murder

A Bronx man was indicted Wednesday on murder charges for the stabbing death of a 39-year-old man outside a bar in Hempstead in April 2016.
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NYC Police Shut Down Bronx-To-Mass. Trafficking Ring; 3 Kilos Of Heroin, $4 Million Seized

Federal, state and local officials in New York City announced they have shut down a drug trafficking operation that was shuttling heroin hidden inside furniture from Mexico through Bronx into Massachusetts.
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Duo Steals Thousands In Over-The-Counter Meds From Bronx Rite Aid

Police are searching for a man and woman accused of stealing up to $4,200 in over-the-counter medication from a Rite Aid pharmacy in Bronx earlier this month.
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Men Armed With Knife, Machete Rob Family In Bronx

Two men armed with a large knife and machete robbed a woman and her three sons inside an apartment earlier this month in Bronx, police said Wednesday.
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Bronx Man Shot And Killed Inside East Williamsburg Nightclub

A Bronx coke dealer was shot in the face and killed inside a Flushing Avenue nightclub early Sunday morning, police said.
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2 Wanted In Violent Robbery Caught On Camera In Bronx

Police are looking for two suspects who they say knocked a man unconscious and robbed him in Bronx.
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Killer Bronx Nanny Sentenced For Stomping 20-Month-Old Baby To Death

A brutal Bronx nanny was sentenced Tuesday to up to four years in prison for fatally stomping a 20-month-old boy in a bizarre wrestling match at her home day-care center.
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Bronx Man Accused Of Attacking Man With Tire Iron At JFK Airport

A Bronx man faces several charges after he assaulted another man following a dispute inside John F. Kennedy International Airport, then fled the scene, Port Authority police say.
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Bronx Man Detained By ICE In New York City

A Bronx man has been detained by federal authorities and is at risk of being deported, according to his family and federal authorities.
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Woman Struck by Car, Killed on Major Deegan Expressway

A woman walking on a Bronx highway was struck and killed Monday morning, police said.

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Elizabeth Dilts

is currently pursuing a masters at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Dilts came to New York City from Shanghai, China, where she worked as an editor with the English-language City Weekend magazine. Prior to that, Dilts spent a year in Nanjing, China, with a bilingual, Mandarin-English magazine and a stint in Tianjin, China, with a business publication. Looking to use her Mandarin back in the United States, Dilts is covering Flushing, Queens, one of New York’s four Chinatowns. A native of Gary, Indiana., Dilts received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Indiana University. While in China, she reported on Internet usage among young adults and the education issues faced by multi-ethnic children raised in China.