Ariel Russo

City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, presents Cooper's mother, Dana Lerner with a sign renaming a stretch of road on the UWS Cooper Stock Way in memory of  her son struck by a taxi (Photo: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

UWS Street Named ‘Cooper Stock Way’ In Memory Of Child Fatally Struck By Cab

On Tuesday, Cooper’s mother and uncle tearfully unveiled the sign.

06/03/2015

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

Family Pushes For Law To Cover Loophole In Municipal Negligence Cases

Ariel died in June of 2013 after an SUV jumped a curb on Amsterdam Avenue while the little girl was walking to school with her grandmother.

04/11/2015

Franklin Reyes Jr. in court. (credit: CBS2)

Teen Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Death Of 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo

A judge gave a teenager accused of striking and killing a 4-year-old with an SUV a third chance to accept or reject a plea deal.

03/05/2015

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 Of Running Over, Killing 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo Rejects Plea Deal, But Judge Gives Him Time To Reconsider

A teenager accused of striking and killing a 4-year-old girl with an SUV will be in court Wednesday to decide whether to take a plea deal.

03/04/2015

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

Judge Offers Ariel Russo’s Alleged Killer Lighter Sentence In Exchange For Guilty Plea

Judge Gregory Carro told Franklin Reyes Jr. he would sentence him to three to nine years in prison if he pleaded guilty in the June 2013 death of Ariel Russo.

01/14/2015

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

Judge Deems Teen Who Allegedly Killed 4-Year-Old In Crash A Flight Risk

A bail hearing for a teen accused of hitting and killing a 4-year-old girl with a car last year brought an angry outburst from the judge Thursday.

11/20/2014

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

Report: Teen Accused Of Killing 4-Year-Old Complained Of Chest Pains, Tried To Escape Custody

The teenager accused of killing 4-year-old Ariel Russo, while attempting to evade police, reportedly tried to escape law enforcement again on Friday.

09/06/2014

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

Mother Of Teen Driver Who Allegedly Killed Ariel Russo Says Cops Abused Son In Most Recent Arrest

The criminal complaint alleges Reyes abandoned the car and tried to run from police. It also says he began kicking his arms and legs, resisting arrest.

09/05/2014

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 Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ariel Russo, 4, Accused Of Dragging Police Officer

Franklin Reyes, 18, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and unlicensed driving, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

09/03/2014

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Mother Of Teen Driver Who Allegedly Killed Ariel Russo, 4, While Fleeing Cops Begs For Mercy In Court

The emotional scene came after the judge increased bail for Franklin Reyes, 18, and set a trial date.

08/06/2014

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 Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ariel Russo Could Accept Plea Deal

A judge will soon decide whether Franklin Reyes, 18, should get off with a lighter sentence.

07/30/2014

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

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