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NY Couple Dies, Leaving SPCA Its Biggest Case Ever

SPCA Westchester calling for donations to assist the 150 sick and injured felines

(Newser) - A man and woman found dead in a New York home were removed this week, followed by 100 of their 150 cats. Police who were called to perform a welfare check at the Yorktown Heights residence just before 10pm Monday found the couple's bodies but were initially unable to...

Pigeon May Have Been Latest Pawn in Gender Reveal Idiocy

Animal rehab group says bird dyed pink and found in NYC is now safe, will soon be taking a few baths

(Newser) - Gender reveal events have peeved environmentalists , led to a plane crash , and even turned deadly . Now, it looks like one out of New York City may be behind an incident that's enraging animal-rights advocates. On Monday, the Wild Bird Fund, a bird rehabilitation nonprofit, posted a photo of a...

New York Fans Slam Landmark's 'Traitorous' Green Lights

Empire State Building was lit for Philly Eagles' NFC championship win; Giants, Jets fans were miffed

(Newser) - The Empire State Building is known to take on different colors to celebrate or commemorate special occasions, and on Sunday night, New York City's most famous landmark was "aglow in Eagles' green," per CBS Philly . That's because the Philadelphia Eagles creamed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7...

Jury Deliberations in NYC Bike Path Killings Hit a Snag

'This is a complication,' says judge

(Newser) - Deliberations that began Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with killing eight people along a Manhattan bike path quickly hit a snag, as jurors sent the judge a note asking if he would face new criminal charges if they acquit him. The query only an hour into the...

'Merry Christmas Jay' Hailed as Hero in Buffalo Storm
Blizzard Savior Given
Tickets to the Super Bowl
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Blizzard Savior Given Tickets to the Super Bowl

Cheektowaga mechanic Jay Withey, aka 'Merry Christmas Jay,' credited with saving 2 dozen

(Newser) - A Good Samaritan in Buffalo who police say helped save two dozen lives during the city's December blizzard is getting a bit of a reward for his efforts. The Buffalo Bills are giving mechanic Jay Withey two tickets to next month's Super Bowl in Arizona, reports ESPN . It'...

Police: NYPD Officer Leaves Job After 400-Plus Fake Hours

Jackson Cheng, who reportedly admitted to $60K he didn't earn, to get partial pension anyway

(Newser) - From May 2019 to October 2020, Jackson Cheng appeared on paper to be working hard in his role as an NYPD captain and member of the department's Asian Hate Crime Task Force. Now, he's a former police officer, after an internal affairs probe found that hundreds of the...

After Buffalo Storm, Complaints of 'Embarrassing' Response

County executive calls out the mayor, who suggests his critic is too stressed

(Newser) - In Buffalo, the driving ban is now lifted, the region's death toll from its historic blizzard has risen to 37, and the snow has stopped falling. The blame game, however, appears to be just starting. Amid questions about how Buffalo, of all places, has been so slow to dig...

In Buffalo, Helpless Families Lost Loved Ones Trapped in Cars

3 storm victims died in their cars, says an Erie County official

(Newser) - There are tales of amazing rescues out of Buffalo , but also stories of the other type: the tragic deaths of people who became stuck in their cars and couldn't be rescued amid a historic blizzard. NBC News has the stories of families who are mourning lost loved ones. Stasia...

Manhattan Man Charged in Random Slashing Murders

Police arrested suspect Dec. 24 after 2 holiday-season killings

(Newser) - Two seemingly isolated and random outdoor murders at the height of the holiday season and of the kind New Yorkers have increasingly feared since the pandemic began were blamed by police officials Monday on a city resident with a criminal record, the AP reports. James Essig, chief of detectives for...

After Incoming Lawmaker Accused of Faking Resume, a Fake Quote

'New York Times' suggests congressman-elect George Santos fudged key facts

(Newser) - Included in the statement from a congressman-elect who was accused of faking his resume was ... a fake Winston Churchill quote. Attorney Joseph Murray's statement concludes with the line, "As Winston Churchill famously stated, ‘You have enemies? Good. It means that you’ve stood up for something, sometime...

Long Island Teacher Accused of Dosing Teen With Vaccine
Teacher Who
Gave Teen
Vaccine Shot
Avoids Prison
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Teacher Who Gave Teen Vaccine Shot Avoids Prison

Laura Russo pleads guilty to lesser charge

(Newser) - A high school teacher fired after being accused of injecting a teenager with a coronavirus vaccine without his parents knowing has avoided a prison sentence. Laura Russo pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of attempting the unauthorized practice of medicine in court in Mineola, New York. She also entered...

Man Who Stood Up Wife at Airport Found 10 Years Later
Man Who Stood Up Wife at
Airport Found 10 Years Later
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Man Who Stood Up Wife at Airport Found 10 Years Later

Robert Hoagland, who moved from Connecticut to NY and changed his name, died Monday

(Newser) - Almost a decade ago, Connecticut police were called to check on a man who'd failed to pick up his wife from the airport. Officers found Robert Hoagland's wallet, cellphone, and blood-pressure medication, but Hoagland himself had seemingly disappeared without a trace, reports NBC News . Over the ensuing years,...

This Is the Most Fun City in America

Sin City tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - If only Jack Torrance had had a bit more playtime in The Shining, things may have turned out better for everyone. Time to kick back and have a little fun is an important balance to our daily stressors, and some cities host that fun in abundance. WalletHub took a look...

After Tiff With NYT, a New Broadway Show to Close

Producers of 'KPOP,' first Broadway play about Koreans by Koreans, cite 'casual racism' in review

(Newser) - Sunday is the last day to catch KPOP on the Great White Way, per an announcement of what Playbill calls an "unusually abrupt" closing. The musical, which opened Nov. 27 at Manhattan's Circle in the Square Theatre, tells the story of a group of Korean pop superstars who...

Comedian Has Survived 26 Days So Far on Just $100 in NYC
Comedian Has Survived
in NYC Nearly a Month
on Just $100
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Comedian Has Survived in NYC Nearly a Month on Just $100

Frankie Hoy's journey has gone viral on TikTok

(Newser) - How long could you survive in New York City on $100? So far, comedian Frankie Hoy has made it nearly a full month. Hoy, who first moved to the Big Apple from California last year, started posting videos to TikTok in early November about his challenge to himself to live...

Suit: Billionaire Raped Me at Epstein's Mansion

Cheri Pierson sues Apollo Global Management co-founder Leon Black, Epstein's estate

(Newser) - A woman claims billionaire Leon Black raped her in a "brutal attack" at the Manhattan home of Jeffrey Epstein. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Cheri Pierson says she was "in desperate need of money" when she agreed to massage the co-founder and former CEO of Apollo Global Management...

Buffalo Gunman Admits Supermarket Massacre

He pleads guilty for life in prison, faces possible death sentence on federal charges

(Newser) - The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded guilty Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing that he'll spend the rest of his life in prison, per the AP . Payton Gendron, 19, entered the plea Monday in a courthouse roughly 2...

Mom in Custody, Baby and Toddler Dead in Bronx Tragedy

The children were found after officers took the mother into custody

(Newser) - Two small children died of stab wounds after their mother was taken into custody for observation Saturday night in New York City, police said. A 3-year-old boy and an 11-month-old boy were found in a Bronx apartment with multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso and did not survive...

Buffalo Area Buried, and the Snow Keeps Falling

Some areas of Western New York already have 5-feet-plus, and it's not supposed to stop till Sunday

(Newser) - Buffalo is accustomed to snow. This weekend, however, the city and surrounding parts of Western New York are getting a storm for the books, with some areas already buried under several feet of the white stuff, and precipitation expected to continue through Sunday morning. In Orchard Park, about 20 minutes...

Trump Fights to Retain Control of Company With New Suit

He's seeking to block watchdog review of Trump Organization's financial dealings

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of breaking the law while waging a "war of intimidation and harassment" against him. James, who's up for reelection, sued Trump, his children, and the Trump Organization for $250 million in September , alleging...

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