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Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Accused In UWS Accident That Killed Girl, 4, Now Charged With Looting Apartment

The teen accused in a traffic accident that left a 4-year-old girl dead on the Upper West Side last year has now been accused of looting an apartment along with his father.

07/19/2014

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Elected Officials, Others Call For Change To NYC’s 911 System

Accusations of major delays in the city’s 911 emergency response system was the subject of a rally and two City Council hearings on Friday.

05/30/2014

After Years Of Criticism, De Blasio Halts 911 Upgrade Project

Mayor Bill de Blasio has halted an upgrade project for the 911 system, and has ordered a multi-agency review of delays, errors, and cost overruns.

05/19/2014

Ariel Russo Place (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Street Renamed In Memory Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4

West 97th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway was renamed “Ariel Russo Place” on Monday.

03/10/2014

Ariel Russo (Handout)

DOI: Human Error Caused Delayed Response In UWS Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

Ariel Russo was walking with her grandmother Katia Gutierez on June 4 when authorities said the SUV of a teenage driver being chased by police jumped the curb on Amsterdam Avenue.

12/19/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

City Council Passes Emergency-Response Bill In Honor Of Girl Killed By SUV

The New York City Council passed legislation Tuesday honoring a 4-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in June.

12/10/2013

Ariel Russo, 2 days before she was struck and killed by an SUV in June. (credit: handout)

DA Seeking Maximum Sentence For Teen Driver Accused Of Killing 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo

Franklin Reyes, 17, kept his head down during Tuesday’s court appearance. The little girl’s father, Alan Russo, cried out “she was only 4, only 4,” while his wife Sophia sobbed at his side in the courtroom.

09/24/2013

New York City School Bus (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Walcott Welcome NYC Students On First Day Of School

Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city has opened 76 new schools this year and delivered 1.5 million new textbooks.

09/09/2013

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein with 4-year-old Ariel Russo's parents after it was announced the DOI will investigate the new 911 system. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 8800

City Department Of Investigation To Probe New 911 System

After Ariel Russo was struck by a speeding SUV while walking to pre-kindergarten with her grandmother, there was a four-minute delay before EMS was dispatched.

07/10/2013

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly answers questions following graduation ceremony at Barclays Center, July 2, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Emails Appear To Reveal Officials Knew Of 911 System Lost Calls Issue

The emails obtained by CBS 2 were written a day after the death of 4-year-old Ariel Russo, who was killed in a car accident on the Upper West Side.

07/02/2013

Franklin Reyes

Bail Set For Teen Driver Accused Of Killing 4-Year-Old Girl In UWS Crash

Investigators say 17-year-old Franklin Reyes was behind the wheel of an SUV, fleeing from police when he struck and killed Ariel Russo on June 4th.

06/27/2013

Katia Gutierez, the grandmother of 4-year-old Ariel Russo, left St. Luke's Hospital on June 26, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Grandmother Of 4-Year-Old Killed In UWS SUV Crash: ‘I’m Devastated’

Katia Gutierez was wheeled out on a stretcher from St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday. The fact that she was going home was a sign of progress, but the emotional setback she will face is almost unbearable.

06/26/2013

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response Times

Emergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city’s new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.

06/21/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of Young Girl Killed In UWS Crash Demands Justice At Suspect’s Arraignment

The family of Ariel Russo, killed earlier this month by a vehicle trying to outrun police, was in court to demand justice for their daughter as the teenager accused of killing her appeared at arraignment.

06/19/2013

911 phone (credit: clipart.com)

City Council To Discuss Reported Glitches, Delays In 911 System

In the wake of the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side, the City Council will hold a meeting Monday on reported glitches with the 911 system.

06/16/2013

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