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Prestigious Jewish High School Rocked By #MeToo Facebook Post About Sex Case

A #MeToo Facebook post has bared a 5-year-old sexual misconduct scandal at a prestigious New York City Modern Orthodox high school, in which a female staff member allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a male sophomore.
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10 Members Of Bronx Drug Trafficking Organization Charged With Distributing Thousands Of Pounds Of Marijuana Worth Over $22 Million

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), James D. Robnett, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment charging HALLIL TABAR, ASMIN HERNANDEZ, JOHN MUNOZ-GARCIA, JAIRO CIENFUEGOS, WILLIAM BAEZ, HENRY RODRIGUEZ, DANNY HANNAH, JR., KEVIN UMEJEI, and STARLY HERNANDEZ with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and a Complaint charging LORNE VICTORIA with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and use of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking....
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Bronx Student Beats Up School Safety Agent, Sends Her To Hospital For Eye Surgery

A 15-year-old student at Bronxwood Preparatory Academy punched and kicked a school safety agent at dismissal, injuring the woman’s eye so badly that she required emergency surgery, police said sources Thursday....
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Robbers Wielding Cane, Knife Steal $800 In Bronx Mugging

A trio or robbers hooked a cane around the neck of a man smoking a cigar on the street with his buddy before stealing $800 at knifepoint from the pair, police said....
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Woman Suffers Severe Burns In Sherman Avenue Fire

A 65-year-old woman suffered severe burns in an early morning fire on Sherman Avenue....
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NYPD Has No Backup For Its Seized Property Database, Recording Millions In Annual Seizures

The Property and Evidence Tracking System (PETS) is the NYPD's huge database where it stores ownership information on the millions in New Yorkers' property it takes charge of every year (including about $68m in cash and counting), through evidence collection and asset forfeiture....
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Suspect Who Yanked 77-Year-Old Man Out Of Wheelchair Onto Bronx Sidewalk ID’d

Detectives say they have identified the brute they say heartlessly yanked a disabled 77-year-old Bronx man out of his wheelchair and onto the ground....
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2 Bronx Women Wanted For Stabbing, Shooting Man Arrested In Wilmington

Two Bronx women wanted in connection to an assault that landed a man in the hospital were arrested in Wilmington Tuesday....
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Bronx Man Beaten, Robbed By Three Men In Central Park

A trio of muggers beat and robbed a Bronx man as he was taking pictures at a popular sightseeing and concert spot in Central Park Tuesday evening....
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Bronx Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

A hit-and-run driver killed a pedestrian just yards away from a Bronx church Tuesday afternoon, police said....
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Bronx Teen Indicted On Manslaughter Charges In Classroom Stabbing Of 2 Fellow Students

A Bronx teen who allegedly stabbed two fellow classmates with a switchblade, one fatally, was indicted on manslaughter charges Tuesday by a grand jury....
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Thief Strolls Down Street Carrying Full Cash Register

A brazen burglar was caught on camera walking down the street carrying a cash register he'd pinched from a Longwood tire shop, police said....
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NYPD Cop Accused Of Exposing Himself To Girls

A New York City police officer has been accused of exposing himself to two young girls in Bronx....
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17-Year-Old Carrying Machete Hit By Police Van During Pursuit

A Bronx teenager is recovering in the hospital today after being struck by a police van Monday night....
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Help The NYPD Locate A Missing Teen

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 43 Precinct. A photograph of the missing is attached and available at DCPI. The circumstances are as follows:...
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Bronx Man Says He Spent Over A Year In Rikers For Murder Charge Based On Lying Witness

A Bronx man who spent more than a year on Rikers Island for a murder he did not commit says he was busted solely on the word of a witness looking to save his own skin....
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Police Probe Vandalism At President Trump’s Bronx Golf Course

Cops were investigating vandalism Monday at President Trump’s golf course in Bronx, police said....
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Anti-Semitic Vandals Target Family Of NY Assistant AG

Vandals targeted the family of New York State’s Assistant Attorney General, spray painting the word “Jew” on the front door of the family’s Bronx home....
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Two Bronxites Arrested In Shawangunk, NY

The following arrests were made in the town of Shawangunk, NY ....
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Police Seek Help In Locating Missing 12-Year-Old Bronx Boy

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing boy from Bronx....
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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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