July 12, 2020

New York

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Pro-police demonstrators clash with counter-protesters
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BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — Black Lives Matter protesters and pro-police demonstrators clashed in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn over the weekend.At one point, a pro-police demonstrator yelled sexist and racist slurs at the Black Lives Matter protesters. In another instance, a journalist was shoved to the ground. Video shows a pro-police demonstrator shove the freelance journalist, breaking her camera.The freelance journalist told PIX11 News she was left her with bruises on her arm.
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NYC courts could face wave of post-pandemic eviction cases
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Only a handful of unlucky New Yorkers face eviction during the coronavirus pandemic, but the cases hint at gargantuan problems for tenants, landlords and courts as the rent comes due. Public defenders sounded the alarm last month about the end of a moratorium on evictions, noting that roughly one-third of tenants could not pay their rent. For the moment, an avalanche of evictions has not yet overwhelmed city Housing Courts. Only 13 evictions have been filed since June 22, according to the latest data available from the Office of Court Administration.
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Judges reject appeal in NJ double murder, dismemberment case
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FREEHOLD, N.J. — An appellate court has rejected the appeal of a New Jersey man who said God told him to kill and dismember his grandmother and his ex-girlfriend. The Asbury Park Press reported that Superior Court judges ruled Friday that 48-year-old Rosario Miraglia missed a deadline to seek reversal of his murder conviction. They also ruled there was no merit in his appeal, which argued that his attorney improperly argued that he was insane.
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Authorities building case against Bronx man who put NYPD officer in headlock
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Authorities are taking their time to build an airtight case against a Bronx man allegedly caught on camera putting an NYPD cop in a headlock, upping their odds of making charges stick, sources said Sunday.A 1-minute, 38-second clip of the tense July 1 encounter in Mount Hope allegedly shows Wisnel Manzueta, 29, grabbing the cop in a headlock while the officer and his partner were trying to arrest another man for parking in front of a fire hydrant, drawing cheers from onlookers.
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Search of California lake resumes for missing 'Glee' star
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LOS ANGELES — The search to find “Glee” TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake resumed on Sunday. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said last week that they believe Rivera drowned in Lake Piru. Her 4-year-old son was discovered alone in a rented boat. The boy was found asleep and wearing a life vest. He told investigators that he and his mother went swimming and he got back on the boat — but his mom never made it out of the water.
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Woman swipes beloved family dog from car in heartless robbery
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CANARSIE, Brooklyn — The past 24 hours have been excruciating for a Brooklyn woman who was the victim of a heartless robbery.Anaika Forbes' 13-year-old shih tzu pekingese was swiped from her parked car. The brazen theft happened Saturday at about 3:45 p.m. on Avenue N near Canarsie Road in Canarsie, where the vehicle was parked.Forbes, who lives in a basement apartment on Avenue N, was overwhelmed that day dealing with flooding in her unit due to afternoon showers.
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Boy, 12, shot in the leg, unintended target when gunman opened fire in Brooklyn
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A 12-year-old by was hit in the leg when a gunman opened fire Sunday night in Brooklyn, police said. Authorities said the violence erupted about 9:10 p.m. on Prospect Pl. near Ralph Ave. in Crown Heights, where a shot rang out, hitting the unintended target. The wounded boy was taken to Maimonides Hospital in stable condition, a police spokesman said. Police had no immediate motive or suspect in the shooting.
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NYC Transit chief Sarah Feinberg says MTA has no organizational chart, vows to cut fat out of agency
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MTA officials have run into a unique obstacle in their efforts to cut costs: The agency has no organizational chart detailing what each of its 70,000 employees do, or who they even report to. Interim NYC Transit president Sarah Feinberg said in an interview with the Daily News Thursday that she was confounded last month when no one was able to provide her with a full breakdown of the workforce she’s led since March.
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NY to discuss reopening school; virus cases 'low and stable'
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NEW YORK — New York education officials are set to begin outlining what needs to be done to reopen schools. The state Education Department is scheduled to present a framework for reopening guidance Monday to the Board of Regents, with the full guidance to come later.With coronavirus cases on the rise in much of the country, districts elsewhere have announced plans for distance learning or a blend of remote and in-person classes.
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Possible storms, hot and humid days ahead
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In the wake of a stormy finish to the week, sunshine and less humid conditions returned to wrap up the weekend. Saturday's storm did end in time for spectators to catch a glimpse of the Manhattanhenge. New Yorkers enjoyed a view of the "full sun" between buildings Saturday evening as the sun kissed the New York City grid. Sunday evening offers a "half sun" viewing at around 8:21 p.m.Expect increasing clouds overnight with temperatures in the low 70s. There’s also a chance for showers to develop after midnight. Then more late day showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday. Any showers and thunderstorms that develop will be capable of producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
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12-Year-Old Shot In Leg In Brooklyn
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The child is said to be in stable condition following the incident in the Weeksville section of the borough on Sunday night. CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports
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Two boys, ages 12 and 15, wounded in separate NYC shootings
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Two young boys were wounded in separate shootings in the city Sunday night, including a 12-year-old boy who was shot in Brooklyn, police sources said.The victim was standing outside on Prospect Place near Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights when he was shot in the right leg at about 9:10 p.m., sources said.The boy, who is expected to survive, was taken to Maimonides Hospital, sources said.The young victim was the second juvenile to be shot in the city Sunday night.
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MTA cops talk down man waving gun at Jamaica LIRR station
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MTA police said Sunday officers arrested a distraught man waving a gun at the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica Station after a 45-minute standoff. Lt. Francis Zairo, 65, who’s worked as a transit cop for nearly 39 years and is set to retire later this month, said he got a report at 2:10 p.m. Saturday of a man sitting on a platform at the station with his legs hanging over the tracks. When he and another officer went to investigate, the man jumped onto the train tracks and pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and began to wave it around, point it at his own head and stick it inside his mouth.
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Sailors injured in fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard
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San Diego Fire-Rescue is responding, along with multiple agencies to a military ship fire at Naval Base San Diego.SDFD is assisting on this fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard. According to a tweet from SDFD, they are partnered with Federal Fire in unified command.Watch live video from the fire below:ABC News reports that 11 sailors were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following an explosion aboard the ship. All SDFD personnel are accounted for as of 11:19, the department said.
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SEE IT: Gunmen open fire on man in Brooklyn lobby
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Surveillance video shows the moment two masked men opened fire on another man in his Brooklyn apartment building, cops said Sunday. The 28-year-old victim was sitting in the lobby of his building on Bergen St. near New York Ave. in Crown Heights just before 7:15 p.m. Friday when the duo started shooting, cops said. One bullet hit the victim in his left forearm, and the shooters fled, cops said. Police said a third suspect is also wanted in connection with the shooting.
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New Jersey surpasses 175,000 COVID-19 cases
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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey hit a new milestone in its number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, surpassing 175,000 positive tests since the state’s outbreak began in March.The state reported an additional 349 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 175,298, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. An additional 16 people died of the virus, for a total of 13,594 lives lost.While grim, the new numbers pale in comparison to New Jersey’s peak outbreak, when new daily cases were in the thousands, as well as to current outbreaks in other states.
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Brooklyn teen dies trying to save 2 swimmers off South Jersey beach
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VENTNOR, New Jersey -- A recent high school graduate from Brooklyn, New York gave his life to save two people in the water off Ventnor, New Jersey over the weekend. Jalan Alston, 18, was visiting the Jersey shore with two friends when he answered the call to help two swimmers who were having trouble in the water on Friday night before 7 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard says Jalan pushed the two swimmers to the shore, but he never returned. One of the swimmers was able to call 911.
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Brooklyn sees second day of clashes between cop supporters and BLM protesters
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Pro-cop demonstrators faced off against Black Lives Matter protesters in southern Brooklyn for the second day in a row Sunday evening in a tense clash where protesters torched an American flag and tossed eggs at each other.Scuffles between the two groups broke out in Bay Ridge as NYPD officers were forced to step in and separate about 100 Black Lives Matter protesters and several dozen cop supporters, video posted on social media showed.
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New York City marks first day with no coronavirus deaths since March
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New York City just reached its first day in nearly four months without a single coronavirus death, according to preliminary numbers released Sunday.The data from the New York City health department released Sunday recorded no COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday — the first time since March 13 that no deaths of the virus were reported in the Big Apple.Officials tallied two probable deaths from the disease on Friday, though there weren’t any confirmed COVID-19 fatalities on that day either.
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CUNY planning for most classes to be online this fall amid coronavirus concerns
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The City University of New York is preparing to keep providing most classes online for the fall semester amid ongoing concerns about the coronavirus.The CUNY Board of Trustees of Trustees approved a resolution last week alerting 275,000-degree seeking students and 6,700 professors at its 25 colleges and professional schools that there’s a strong likelihood that most classes will be virtual rather than in-person at their campus when classes resume in September.
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Florida reports largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state Department of Health statistics released Sunday, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases. California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, four days ago. New York had 11,571 on April 15.
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New York Weather: CBS2 Forecast At 11 p.m.
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CBS2's Vanessa Murdock says the start of the new work week will follow a familiar trend, with high humidity and the chance for afternoon and evening storms.
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