Levi Aron was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison in the death of Leiby Kletzky. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping earlier this month.
The big worry is that the powerful Orthodox Jewish group administering the program will insist that a rabbi grant permission before authorities are notified of sex abuse or domestic violence accusations.
The storms brought rain, hail and lightning with them, bringing sudden changes in the sticky weather that lingered for days over the region
A van and a light pole were sprayed with swastikas on East Second Street in Kensington, police said. The discovery came just days after swastikas were found on six separate locations in nearby Borough Park.
Brooklyn lawmakers are vowing to find those responsible after six swastikas were found painted on multiple locations in Borough Park Friday morning.
The $1 million pilot program funded by a grant from State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos will purchase about 150 security cameras, to be placed in the Borough Park and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind is calling on the city to do whatever it takes to stop the animals believed responsible for attacking other dogs, a young child and an elderly woman.
Police arrested a sex offender for allegedly taking pictures of a 9-year-old girl in his hallway last week, and now they are searching for other children David Zimmer may have come in contact with.
Police say that criminals targeting the elderly have struck twice over the last week.
At WCBS Newsradio 880, we’ve been counting down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011. Number 8, suggested by a listener on our Facebook page, is the most horrific story most of us can remember covering.
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office began placing special stickers in storefront windows Tuesday letting children know it is a safe place to go for help in the event of an emergency.
“It hurts too much to think about it,” Aron reportedly said, discussing what he calls “the incident.”
Psychiatrists have also determined that Aron is mentally competent to stand trial and that he understands the charges against him.
The abduction and killing of Leiby Kletzky has Borough Park so wounded, families have vowed never to speak of it again — only to break the vow.
“The ache in our hearts will remain forever,” Nachman and Itta Kletzky wrote in a statement. “We are certain that Leiby is now looking down from heaven and blessing us all.”