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Driver Claims He Didn’t Know He Ran Over A Kid

November 16, 2017

A Queens man charged with intentionally running over a teenage prankster insists he’s just a bad driver.

 

In an exclusive jailhouse interview, Richard Keith claimed he had no idea that he had mowed down one of the boys who hurled eggs at his car in Long Island City on Halloween night.

 

“I thought I hit a trash can, which is why I was moving (his car) back and forth,” Keith, 50, said from Rikers Island. “I didn’t know there was a kid under me.”

 

Prosecutors and witnesses told a different story, saying that Keith knew exactly what he was doing when he crushed Christopher Miraba, 17, under the wheels of his Dodge minivan.

Man Left Paralyzed

September 06, 2017

A 23-year-old man is clinging to life Tuesday after being shot in the neck and chest following a drug dispute in Inwood, police said. The gunshot wound to the neck has left him paralyzed, police sources said. Medics rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital where he remained in critical condition and breathing on a respirator.

 

Cops at the scene recovered a magazine for a semi-automatic weapon and a pair of black sweat pants. The victim, Arismendy Santana, is a known neighborhood drug dealer who may have been shot by someone he was selling to, police sources said.

 

No arrests have been made.

Historic Synagogue

On Lower East Side Goes Up In Flames

May 15, 2017

A massive fire tore through a shuttered, landmarked synagogue on the Lower East Side on Sunday night, May 14. Orange flames and thick smoke billowed from the front of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue — a 167-year-old house of worship on Norfolk St. near Broome St. The cause of the 3-alarm fire is under investigation, the officials said.

 

Dozens of bystanders, who assembled at the intersection of Broome Street and Suffolk, looked on in horror as the roof of the 167-year-old landmarked building collapsed at around 7:45 p.m. The incident was also shown as a story special on Snapchat, displaying realtime updates to people around the world who have snapchat.

 

Firefighters brought the blaze under control early Monday, May 15. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the flames, officials said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Famous Author Jumps

To Her Death From Manhattan Tower

May 04, 2017

Jean Stein, 83, plunged from the 15th story of 10 Gracie Square on the Upper East Side, in New York at 10.35am.

 

She landed on the an eighth-floor balcony below and died at the scene.

 

The apartment was once home to heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and was where her son Carter Vanderbilt Cooper — the brother of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper — jumped to his death from in 1988.  A doorman at Stein's building described her as 'a very nice person.'

 

For confidential suicide support call the Samaritans on 116123, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.

Two Thieves in Custody After Chase

May 04, 2017

Inwood: According to detectives, Community Oriented Police Enforcement officers, while on patrol, observed Timothy Robinson, 37, Andrew Strowder, 57, both of Far Rockaway, and another (not yet apprehended) in the rear of 2298 Johnson Rd. in a fenced off premise used for storage.

 

The defendants were taking round spools of copper wire valued in excess of $3,000 and loading it into a van. As the officers attempted to investigate, the defendants fled in the van at a high rate of speed, narrowly missing the officers’ vehicle.

 

In an effort to further evade police officers, the defendants drove through a chain link fence and row of hedges in the vicinity of 605 Rockaway Tpke., where the van came to a stop after getting stuck in the fence. No injuries were reported.

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