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3 Convictions Tossed in Notorious 1995 NYC Murder

Men were convicted of setting fire to booth of toll clerk

(Newser) - After decades in prison, three men were cleared Friday in one of the most horrifying crimes of New York’s violent 1990s—the killing of a clerk who was set on fire in a subway toll booth, per the AP . A judge dismissed the murder convictions of Vincent Ellerbe, James...

Subway Rider Killed After Pants Get Snagged in Door

NYPD is investigating early morning fatal accident

(Newser) - A rider on the New York City subway is dead after a freak accident Wednesday night—his pants got snagged in the doors of the train, reports the Daily News . Police say 37-year-old Marcus Bryant was getting off a train at a Brooklyn station when his pants, and possibly his...

Man Fatally Shot on NYC Subway in Unprovoked Attack

Sunday shooting appears to be random, police say

(Newser) - As a 48-year-old man was seated in the last car of a subway en route from Brooklyn to Manhattan Sunday morning, he was fatally shot by another subway rider in what appears to have been a random attack. Witnesses told police that as the train crossed the Manhattan Bridge, the...

Attorney for Subway Suspect: Avoid 'Rush to Judgment'

Frank James was ordered held without bail

(Newser) - Update: New York City subway shooting suspect Frank James was ordered held without bail on Thursday. The 62-year-old had a "subdued demeanor" in a court appearance as he quietly answered questions and acknowledged that he understood the charges against him, per the AP . Later, defense attorney Mia Eisner-Grynberg cautioned...

Report: Frank James Called Crime Stoppers on Himself

He faces federal terrorism charge

(Newser) - The call to a tip line that led to the arrest of New York City mass shooting suspect Frank James came from somebody who definitely won't be able to collect the $50,000 reward, law enforcement sources tell the AP and NBC New York . The sources say it was...

NYPD Names 'Person of Interest' in Subway Attack

Frank James allegedly rented U-Haul truck linked to attack

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Police have named Frank James as a person of interest in Tuesday morning's New York City subway attack . The 62-year-old, who is still at large, allegedly rented a U-Haul truck linked to the attack, NBC New York reports. Police say James...

What We Know About the NYC Subway Attack
What We Know About
the NYC Subway Attack
the rundown

What We Know About the NYC Subway Attack

10 people were shot, and assailant is still at large

(Newser) - Details are clarifying about the rush-hour attack on a New York City subway train Tuesday morning. One big detail: While at least 16 people were injured, none of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
  • What happened: Investigators suspect a lone assailant first set off a smoke canister in a
...

Multiple People Shot at NYC Subway Station
FDNY: 13 Injured in NYC
Subway Shooting
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FDNY: 13 Injured in NYC Subway Shooting

Multiple people shot and undetonated devices found, say authorities

(Newser) - (This summary has been updated throughout with new details.) Five people were shot Tuesday morning at a subway station in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources tell the AP . Fire personnel responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood found multiple people shot and...

Cops: Subway Attacker Smeared Feces on Woman
NYPD Arrests Suspect
in Subway Poop Attack
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NYPD Arrests Suspect in Subway Poop Attack

Frank Abrokwa is accused of smearing feces on stranger in Bronx station

(Newser) - Update: Police say they've arrested a man suspected of smearing human feces in the face of a woman in the New York City subway. Frank Abrokwa, 37, arrested Monday, is now charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct, and harassment, WNYW reports. He was apparently a stranger to the...

After Another Attack, a New Subway Warning

NYC officials warns riders to keep away from the edges of platforms

(Newser) - The chief of New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority says that while he doesn't want to unduly alarm subway riders, he is urging them to stand back from the edge of platforms to avoid being shoved. Janno Lieber's remarks followed the latest subway attack, in which a...

Woman Killed In Unprovoked Shove In Front of Subway

NYC attack took place in Times Square on Saturday

(Newser) - A woman catching the subway at New York City's Times Square on Saturday was pushed in front of an oncoming train and killed, per NBC News . Authorities called the attack random and said the suspect initially fled before turning himself into police a short time later. The 40-year-old victim,...

Man's Attempt to Jump NYC Subway Turnstile Kills Him

Police say the 28-year-old landed on his head, breaking his neck

(Newser) - A cautionary tale out of New York City, where police say a 28-year-old man's attempt to avoid paying subway fare ended up killing him. The New York Post reports the man allegedly jumped the subway turnstile at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station in Queens around 6:45am Sunday but...

NYPD Officers Eject Commuter Who Asked Them to Wear Masks

Mayor says their behavior was 'unacceptable'

(Newser) - A New York City commuter says two NYPD officers kicked him out of a subway station Tuesday morning after he asked them to obey the rules and put their face masks on. Andrew Gilbert tells CBS New York that after he saw officers on a platform and asked them to...

In Age of Extreme Weather, Subways Bear the Brunt
In Age of Extreme Weather,
Subways Bear the Brunt
the rundown

In Age of Extreme Weather, Subways Bear the Brunt

Storms are turning them into flood zones with increasing regularity

(Newser) - The scenes are remarkable. People had to wade through waist-deep water in the New York City subway earlier this month. This week in China, floodwater in Zhenghou trapped passengers in subway cars, per CNN . (Read their first-person accounts via the BBC .) The examples aren't as unique as you...

Flooding of NYC Subways Doesn't Stop Commuters


Flooded Subways?
NYC Commuters
Trudge On
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Flooded Subways? NYC Commuters Trudge On

Videos show people wading in waist-deep water to get to trains after heavy rains bring flash floods

(Newser) - New Yorkers are known to be a tough bunch who roll with whatever comes their way, and videos that have emerged as thunderstorms pummeled the city this week did nothing to dispel that impression. Per the New York Times , the city was slammed by heavy rains on Thursday, leading to...

Random Stabbing Adds to NYC Subway's Woes
Subway Hero Stops 
Latest Random Attack
THE RUNDOWN

Subway Hero Stops Latest Random Attack

Sean Conaboy pulls assailant with knife off woman in New York City

(Newser) - Without warning, a man with a knife stabbed a stranger standing on a Manhattan subway platform on Wednesday. Reports suggest the victim could've easily died—if not for the heroic actions of a bystander, who immediately sprinted into action. More:
  • Surveillance video from 14th Street-Union Square station shows a
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The Air in Subway Stations Is as Bad as You Think
The Air in Subway Stations
Is as Bad as You Think
new study

The Air in Subway Stations Is as Bad as You Think

Study finds NYC has particularly high air pollution

(Newser) - All those Salesforce employees in New York City who are giving up the commute for good may have more reasons than one to be glad about it. A study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives looked at the quality of the air during AM and PM rush hours...

Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks Survives

Arrest made in one of a series of platform attacks this week

(Newser) - While a 40-year-old woman waited on a New York subway platform Thursday for her approaching train to come to a stop, police said, a man standing nearby was watching, "calculating for the train to approach the station." He then sprinted over to the woman and shoved her onto...

'Another Horrific Moment' for NYC Transit

Subway driver killed, many injured in fire on train

(Newser) - A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that's being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said, per the AP . "We...

Man Grabs Subway Rider, Runs Off With Her

Vigilantes got to Sonny Alloway, 48, before police did

(Newser) - Bronx subways are known to be edgy, but this? A rider was caught on cellphone video picking up a young woman and carrying her off the train as she screamed to be set free, NBC News reports. Police say the incident occurred Sunday at Morrison Avenue-Soundview Station in New York...

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