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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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Bronx Dirt Bike Drags Cop Quarter-Mile Down Street

A rookie cop was dragged a quarter-mile, fracturing his collarbone, when he tried to stop a reckless dirt bike driver in the Bronx, police sources said Monday....
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Bronx Woman To File $150M Lawsuit Against NYPD

A Bronx woman plans to sue the city for $150 million, claiming cops “covered up” a hit-and-run that left her with serious injuries....
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The Appalling Goings-On At Bronx's Sin City

The crime-ridden Sin City strip club will soon have hundreds of new neighbors in the rapidly gentrifying South Bronx....
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Subway Surfer Dies After Falling Off Train Onto Tracks In Bronx

A subway surfer died after falling off a train in Bronx Sunday morning, police said. ...
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Public Defenders Protest New ICE Arrest At Bronx Criminal Court

Attorneys with the Legal Aid Society and Bronx Defenders staged a protest outside of Bronx Criminal Court on Thursday over what they say was another client arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the state courthouse.
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Teen In Custody After Shot Fired Inside Bronx High School

Police are investigating after a gunshot was fired in a Bronx school Thursday.
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DJ Khaled’s Fiancee’s Brother Killed In Bronx Drug Deal

A man named Jonathan Tuck was shot in the face and killed in Bronx during a weed deal gone wrong. It was reported that Tuck is the younger brother of Nicole Tuck, the fiancee of super producer, DJ Khaled.
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Woman Attacks Bronx Bus Rider With Screwdriver, Man Hits Driver With Umbrella

An argument led to a violent attack inside a bus in Bronx.
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Bronx Family Awarded $57 Million In Settlement Against NYCHA

A Bronx family was awarded $57 million in a court battle against the New York City Housing Authority.

Man Charged With Stolen Car After Running Out Of Gas On Thruway

A Bronx man was charged with driving a stolen car on the Thruway on Saturday after he ran from police and then ran out of gas.

Fire At Bronx Apartment Injures 3, Displaces Dozens

At least 3 people were injured and dozens of residents are displaced after a fire broke out at a Bronx apartment building late Tuesday.
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Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting At Bronx Sweet 16

An arrest has been made in the fatal Sweet 16 shooting that killed a teenager in Bronx last month.
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Violent Cab Driver Robbery Caught On Camera In Bronx

Police in Bronx are searching for two people who violently robbed a cab driver, and it was all caught on camera.
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Trial Scrutinizes NYPD's Handling Of Mentally Ill

As the trial for an NYPD sergeant accused of murdering a mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment got underway Tuesday, the courtroom was filled with supporters from both sides.

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Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

is a scientist with interests in everyday aspects of energy, cars, light-bulbs and other consumer products, and the broad intersection of science and engineering with our lives. Dr. Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was educated in geology at Princeton and Harvard. Follow her on the pages of Bronx.com, on the web, and on Twitter @RockDocWSU. Her columns are a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.