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Jul 22, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Woman stabs 24-year-old acquaintance in face during Bronx dispute

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Jul 21, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx shooting injures three men outside NYCHA housing


Three men were shot and wounded in the Bronx early Friday, police said.


The victims were blasted outside the Gouverneur Morris Houses on Washington Ave. near E. 170th St. in Claremont Village around 12:40 a.m.


Cops said a 27-year-old man was shot in the right side, a 22-year-old man was hit in the buttocks and a 36-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head.


All were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.

Brooklyn DA meets with family of man shot dead by police


The NYPD’s ShotSpotter system — state-of-the-art sensors that detect gunshots — alerted first responders, who raced to the scene.


Police recovered five .45-caliber shell casings and three .9-mm shell casings, leading investigators to believe there were two shooters — or one of the victims fired back.


The victims said they didn’t see anything, but heard gunshots and realized they had been hit.


No arrests have been made.

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Jul 21, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: NYC drug ring leader gets 15 years for moving heroin up to Albany

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Jul 21, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Man hangs himself as wife slain in his Bronx warehouse

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Jul 20, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Missing Brooklyn woman found dead under blanket in Bronx

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Jul 20, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Gang member gets 23 years for fatally shooting 17-year-old

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Jul 20, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Man smashes beer bottle into customer’s face at Bronx bodega


He broke open a cold one — on another man’s face.


Cops are looking for a man who smashed a beer bottle across a 36-year-old man’s face outside a Bronx bodega after a dispute at the deli counter, police said Thursday.


Shocking surveillance footage captured the attack outside the Gourmet Deli at the corner of Buhre and Hobart Aves. in Pelham Bay the morning of May 23.


The video shows the two men engaged in conversation as the assailant waits to pay for his beer. As he exits the store, he reaches into his bag and turns to confront the victim in the doorway of the deli. Seconds later, the attacker reaches back and takes a full swing with his right hand, shattering a bottle of Heineken across the right side of the victim’s face.


Medics took the victim to Jacobi Medical Center where he was treated for minor cuts and bruising to his face, officials said.


“I’ve never see (the victim) looking for trouble,” an employee named Angelo, who has worked the grill at Gourmet Deli for seven years, said. “He drinks all the time and used to come in for beer once or twice a week but I’ve only seen him once since it happened.”


Angelo said that violence in or outside the deli is a rare occurrence.


“It’s surprising,” he said. “The people around here are nice and peaceful. Some people get into arguments, but that’s it.”


The suspect is described as white, about 50, 5-foot-7 and 250 pounds with brown eyes and receding, long dirty blonde hair he wears in a pony-tail. He wore a dark gray shirt, gray pants and black shoes.


Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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Jul 20, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Man gets 22 years for 2015 NYC hammer attacks, assault on cop


A Bronx man who used a hammer to attack a cop and other victims in a terrifying 2015 two-day crime spree was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison.


David Baril, 32, had pleaded guilty to the random violence that began on May 11, 2015, in Manhattan.


Baril’s victims — all three of whom were clocked in the head with the handyman’s tool — included a 20-year-old man at 35th St. and Sixth Ave., a 28-year-old woman in Union Square Park and a 33-year-old woman on W. 17th St.


Police Officer Lauren O’Rourke and her partner Geraldo Casaigne spotted the suspect two days after he first struck in Midtown and approached him.

Man gets 22 years in prison for attacking NYPD cop with hammer


That’s when Baril attacked O’Rourke with his hammer and was shot by her partner four times. The suspect survived and was charged with attempted aggravated assault on a police officer and assault in the second degree.


“For two full days in 2015, New Yorkers were gripped with fear as a hammer-wielding man was on the loose in Manhattan,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.


A woman who identified herself as Baril’s mother, Sarah Wellington, said outside the courtroom that her son has been suffering from signs of mental illness since his high school days.


She said he started college but could not finish due to his “sickness,” Wellington said.

With Alec Tabak

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Jul 19, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: 2 ex-college baseball players indicted for avocado attack


A grand jury has indicted two former college baseball players who hurled avocados at a Bronx bodega clerk, fracturing the man’s jaw, prosecutors said.


Brad Gomez, 28, was indicted on assault charges, as well as criminal mischief and menacing on Wednesday, authorities said.


His partner-in-crime, Jestyfer Henriquez, 25, was also indicted on criminal mischief and menacing on Monday.


The two men are accused of throwing avocados at Amir Alzabibi, 21, at the Stadium Gourmet Deli on E. 161st St. at Walton Ave. near Yankee Stadium on May 29.

Cops bust second suspect who threw avocados at Bronx deli worker


The two former ball players threw avocados at Alzabibi because a clerk got their food orders wrong, police said.


Their beanballs broke Alzabibi’s jaw. His eye was also swollen shut for several days and later required surgery, prosecutors said.


Gomez was an outfielder for Monroe College. Henriquez was former shortstop at Onondaga Community College.

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Jul 19, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Patient reports assault at Bronx hospital where doc was shot dead

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Jul 19, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: MTA chief serves up a warning to straphangers about littering


MTA chief Joe Lhota is now a food critic — he says to eat carefully on trains or he may ban grub altogether.


At Penn Station on Tuesday, a day after a track fire in Harlem wrecked the morning commute, Lhota said riders need to do their part to keep trash and food out of stations, and off tracks where sparks can ignite them.


A friendly public service announcement or an outright ban will be a part of a 30-day review the transit agency is conducting. 


“There have been a lot of recommendations about what foods are appropriate, what foods are not. I fully get it,” Lhota said.

Track fire leaves 12 hurt, service on A, B, C, D lines disrupted


He recalled a messy commute on a No. 2 train that had nothing to do with a signal malfunction.


“Someone got on with a Styrofoam thing of Chinese food, it looked like, and there was a lot of rice,” he said. “Inevitably, the rice fell and it was all over the place. I want to avoid things like that a lot.”


The morning rush hour blaze was sparked by a 30-foot-long trash stream strewn on tracks in a tunnel near the 145th St. station. Lhota said riders need to do their part to keep trash out of stations to prevent their commutes from going up in flames.


“Photographs show there were newspapers, as well as coffee cups,” he said. “It’s our MTA. We all have to band together.”

Evening rush hour turns into nightmare for MTA subway riders


But some riders weren’t sure the band can even get together.


“Silly. Impossible to enforce. Not a priority,” Dax Callner, 46, who works in marketing, said of outlawing food on the subway. “Other things they could do instead.”


Natasha Galette, who works in CT surgery at NYU, and like Callner was riding an R train, had different concerns.


“It’s hard for people trying to get to destination and that’s their only time to eat,” the 40-year-old Galette said.

Burning trash on track ignites chaos during morning rush hour


On the No. 6 train, structural engineer David Bott, 43, said, “There’s a better use of time and money. They should improve service instead.”


At least one straphanger was for the ban.


“It’s a good idea to make it illegal,” said No. 6 train rider and nanny Donna Grant, 55. “Some people eat and chew and spit it out right there on the ground. It’s gross.”


While riders chew over Lhota’s proposals, the MTA’s Operation Track Sweep, which sent hundreds of transit workers to haul out track trash, will be expanded, Lhota said. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ordered a dozen portable vacuums and three vacuum trains to suck up track trash. Lhota also said the subway used to be plagued with thousands of track fires a year — 5,800 in 1981. Since July 2016, there have been 698.


“The goal is no fires, plain and simple,” Lhota said.


As for the throngs of commuters who packed themselves into nearby No. 1 train stations after the Harlem track fire, Lhota said he spoke with NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Joe Fox about managing such immense crowds.


The 168th St. station, where riders can catch the No. 1, A and C trains, was mobbed with commuters looking to find a way to work. The riders jammed into the station platform and staircases. Lhota said the MTA sent out more No. 1 trains, but the station was too small to fit the crowds comfortably.


“We need to make sure the police who were there need to help us with traffic flow,” he said. “Pushing everybody down to the station is not the way we should do it.”

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Jul 18, 2017
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BRONX NEWS: Homeless man found dead in makeshift shanty in Bronx park

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