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New York City Subways Invaded by Bedbugs

New York City Subways Invaded by Bedbugs

Train cars have been fumigated in the New York City subway system, but officials with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) say that the problem is not a big one. Trains on the N and 5 lines have seen bedbugs in conductor cars and four or more trains were later released from service and fumigated. In […]

Aspiring Rapper and Manager Shot and Killed in New York on Sunday Night

Aspiring Rapper and Manager Shot and Killed in New York on Sunday Night

Aspiring rapper Francisco Mercedez was shot in New York on Sunday night along with his reported manager and also possible rapper Kenny Jimenez. They were reportedly killed in a drive-by shooting. The night also saw at least five other individuals wounded in numerous other unrelated shootings located elsewhere in the city, stated New York police […]

Arrests Made in New York Case of Abducted Amish Girls

Arrests Made in New York Case of Abducted Amish Girls

Two people have been arrested for the kidnapping of two Amish sisters in New York. The girls, Fannie & Delila Miller, 12 and 6 respectively, had been abducted Wednesday while selling vegetables from their family’s roadside stand, located in the rural New York town of Oswegatchie, which is near the U.S. border with Canada. Police […]

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival: Tom Cotter and Wife Prove Potent Dynamic Duo

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival: Tom Cotter and Wife Prove Potent Dynamic Duo

Lucy Fest 2014 scored another win with its second Stand-Up Comedy Showcase at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Jamestown, NY, which featured America’s Got Talent runner-up and comedian Tom Cotter and his wife, fellow comic Kerri Louise, as his lead-in act for their performance on August 8. The comedians performed as part of the […]

Caroline Rhea and Crew Provide Strong Comedy Showcase for Lucy Fest

Caroline Rhea and Crew Provide Strong Comedy Showcase for Lucy Fest

Caroline Rhea and her crew of three up and coming comics provided a strong Stand-Up Comedy Showcase for the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on August 7 in Jamestown, NY. A nearly full audience welcomed the four comics to the area and the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, which is the theatre where the performance […]

Ebola Fears Hit American Shores

Ebola Fears Hit American Shores

Ebola virus fears hit American shores and continue to mount as two infected aid workers, Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, working in Liberia were airlifted this week to the United States for further treatment. In addition to this continuing, well-publicized story, there were also new concerns raised in New York City when a […]

Guards Gone Wild: Excessive Force Used on Teenage Inmates at Rikers Island

Guards Gone Wild: Excessive Force Used on Teenage Inmates at Rikers Island

  A lengthy federal investigation into the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) has revealed the systemic abuse of male teenage inmates at three juvenile detention centers on Rikers Island. This shocking abuse has resulted in an inordinate amount of physical injuries to the juveniles at the hands of the guards, not to mention […]

Fugitive Featured on ‘The Hunt’ Killed in Shootout in New York City

Fugitive Featured on ‘The Hunt’ Killed in Shootout in New York City

A fugitive suspected of sexual assault and a task force sent to apprehend him were involved in a shootout in Greenwich Village, New York, on Monday. The suspect, featured on CNN’s The Hunt recently, was killed and three law enforcement officials were injured. Of those injured are a police detective and two federal marshals. In a […]

Times Square Spider-Man Punches Policeman

Times Square Spider-Man Punches Policeman

Yesterday, a Times Square Spider-Man punched a policeman in the face when asked him for identification. James Bishop, also known as Spider-Man, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer. The officer intervened when Bishop demanded a minimum of $5.00 from a tourist, who only gave him $1.00, for […]

Eric Garner Remembered

Eric Garner Remembered

Eric Garner will be remembered as someone who was generous and congenial according to friends and family. Garner, a 43-year-old family man from Staten Island, was placed in an apparent chokehold on July 17 by police officer Daniel Panatleo for allegedly selling untaxed loose cigarettes on the sidewalk. He allegedly resisted arrest telling the police to […]

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