Two emergency services police officers were on patrol when they spotted a 25-year-old man carrying a six-foot long, wooden fence post with a sharpened end, authorities said.
Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.
Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, was fatally shot in the head responding to a call at the 24-hour drug store on Communipaw Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard just after 4 a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop told reporters.
Two more suspects were charged Friday afternoon in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl, who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in Paterson, New Jersey.
Jean Chambers was struck around 11 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and West End Avenue by a 2004 Ford Explorer as its driver made a left turn, police said.
Contract talks are expected to resume Tuesday afternoon between the MTA and LIRR union workers.
Lt. Gordon Ambelas died after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new home for Sgt. Bryan Dilberian, who lost both his legs and an arm on July 1, 2011, from an improvised explosive device that also killed his best friend.
So far this year, police have arrested more than 240 people on misdemeanor charges related to acrobatics. This time last year, police had made fewer than 40 such arrests.
A Queens father has been charged with second-degree murder after police said his 8-year-old son was found dead inside their home Sunday night.
Hundreds of thousands lined the parade route when it kicked off at noon.
The NYPD recorded 369 misdemeanor sex crimes and eight felony sex crimes at the transit hub or on trains approaching it from July 2008 through June 2013, the Daily News reported.
In the Wakefield section, someone opened fire around 1 a.m. at a large outdoor party, striking and killing a 16-year-old in the chest who was trying to run away from the scene, CBS 2′s Janelle Burrell reported.
Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert to medical professionals in New York and around the country for identifying, treating and containing the chikungunya virus.
New research finds sun rays act like an addictive drug and have a similar effect on the body as heroin.