NYPD launches dedicated squad to combat subway pickpocket spike

NYPD launches dedicated squad to combat subway pickpocket spike

Pickpocketing is now so rampant on the subways that the NYPD Transit Bureau has formed a special team of detectives and officers dedicated solely to nailing perpetrators, officials said Tuesday. “As the ridership and trains have become more crowded, we have seen an increase in grand larceny this year — 51% so far,” Transit Chief … Read more

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MTA uses armed guards in subways to stop fare evaders

MTA uses armed guards in subways to stop fare evaders

The MTA is sending armed guards into the subways to stop fare-beating — and says the move is already saving it money. The transit agency contracted a private security firm to provide the armed personnel at the Myrtle-Wyckoff station on the Brooklyn-Queens border since before summer, officials revealed Tuesday. The transit agency is now netting … Read more

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Nursing home owners stole $18M, leading to neglect, deaths: AG

Nursing home owners stole $18M, leading to neglect, deaths: AG

The owners of an upstate New York nursing home are accused of siphoning over $18 million in government funds – leaving residents to languish in “inhumane” conditions that only got worse during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. Attorney General Letitia James announced her lawsuit against The Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center in … Read more

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NYC crew pummels teen, beats him with cane in Queens

NYC crew pummels teen, beats him with cane in Queens

A ruthless crew pummeled a 15-year-old boy and beat him with a cane and a stick outside a Queens store Monday, cops said.  The teen victim was standing outside a 99-cent store on Broadway near 48th Street in Woodside around 4:15 p.m. when four strangers, also believed to be teens, approached him, police said.  “Are … Read more

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Woman, 53, fatally struck by SUV in NYC

Woman, 53, fatally struck by SUV in NYC

A 53-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by an SUV driver as she crossed a Queens street early Tuesday, cops said.  The woman was crossing 84th Street in the middle of the block near the 153rd Avenue intersection in Lindenwood around 6 a.m. when a 45-year-old Nissan Rogue driver struck her as he headed north on … Read more

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NYPD Chief of Department Ken Corey gets raucous farewell

NYPD Chief of Department Ken Corey gets raucous farewell

NYPD Chief of Department Ken Corey was applauded by dozens of police officials Tuesday as he walked out of headquarters for the last time as a uniformed cop. Corey, the NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, is set to retire Wednesday after 32 years on the job. Bagpipers and two lines of cops greeted Corey as he … Read more

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SCOTUS likely to toss conviction of ex-Cuomo crony Joe Percoco

SCOTUS likely to toss conviction of ex-Cuomo crony Joe Percoco

The US Supreme Court appears poised to overturn the corruption conviction of a former top aide to ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a pair of “pay-to-play” fraud schemes. Both conservative and liberal justices on the high court seemed sympathetic to claims raised on Joe Percoco’s behalf during oral arguments on Monday. If a majority sides with … Read more

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