Company: Bus driver given overdose antidote had diabetes
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been experiencing diabetes complications. Ahmed Mahgoub is owner of F&A Transportation. He tells WPIX-TV that the woman behind the wheel was actually an aide covering for the regular driver. He says that aide Lisa Byrd had told him about a medical issue related to a diabetic condition and that her medication did not work well. The bus appeared to cross a street and bump a tree during a snowstorm Wednesday in Newark. The dozen special-needs children on board were not hurt. Authorities say they used the overdose antidote naloxone on her.
Hinchton's 3-point play leads Canisius past Monmouth 60-59
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - Scott Hitchon's 3-point play with 58.2 seconds left gave Canisius a 60-59 win over Monmouth on Friday night. Hitchon scored on a putback and was fouled. After sinking the free throw, Diago Quinn scored to cut the lead to one with 41.1 seconds remaining. Canisius turned the ball over on a shot-clock violation but Quinn missed a turnaround jumper to end the game. Takal Molson had 15 points and six rebounds for Canisius. Hitchon had 14 points for Canisius (13-14, 10-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Jonathan Sanks added 12 points. Deion Hammond had 14 points for the Hawks (10-19, 9-7). Quinn added 13 points. Mustapha Traore had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Turner scores 16 to lead Saint Peter's over Marist 65-59
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Davauhnte Turner had 16 points as Saint Peter's snapped its eight-game losing streak, beating Marist 65-59 on Friday night. KC Ndefo had 13 points for Saint Peter's (7-20, 4-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Quinn Taylor added 10 points. Samuel Idowu had three blocks for the visitors. Brian Parker had 19 points for the Red Foxes (12-15, 7-8), whose four-game win streak was broken. Ryan Funk added 12 points. David Knudsen had seven rebounds. The Peacocks improve to 2-0 against the Red Foxes this season. Saint Peter's defeated Marist 72-63 on Jan. 13. Saint Peter's matches up against Niagara at home on Sunday. Marist plays Siena on the road on Sunday.
Stamford man found guilty in federal court of cocaine possession
STAMFORD-A Stamford man is facing as many as 20 years in prison after being found guilty by a federal jury in Bridgeport of being in possession of 13 grams of cocaine. Norman Peters, 38, was found guilty of one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. His sentencing has not yet been scheduled. According to a release from the office of John Durham, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, the trial began on Tuesday and the jury came back with the conviction Thursday. The conviction stemmed from an investigation headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Bridgeport task force that includes the Stamford and Norwalk police departments and the state police.
West Haven man won’t plead guilty to shooting ex-wife’s boyfriend
MILFORD - A West Haven man accused of shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend rejected a plea deal Friday that called for him to serve 12 years in prison. Now, he faces at least 50 if found guilty at a trial on charges of home invasion, first-degree assault and criminal use of a weapon. McKnight, 35, stood beside his lawyer, Frank J. Riccio II, in court Friday as Judge Peter Brown asked him if he was sure he didn't want the deal. "There are some significant charges here, if you're convicted of them, far in excess of the offer made," the judge said. "You're rejecting the offer and are prepared to go to trial?" "Yes," McKnight responded.
Proposed mega-park in Horizon West could be Orange County's version of Central Park
Orange County is considering a mega-park in Horizon West, the fast-growing community near Walt Disney World, that could feature an outdoor amphitheater for major concerts, botanical gardens and an aquatics center.
City officials and residents celebrate opening of One Flushing multi-family housing development - QNS.com
The largest affordable housing development in the heart of Downtown Flushing welcomed new residents with a festive opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. Officials from the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) joined project managers and community leaders on Feb. 21 to …
7-Eleven driver's scary jailhouse stare reveals nothing as family mourns martyred mom
Deranged driver Jason Mendez, charged with running down a pregnant mom and her six kids outside a suburban 7-Eleven, offered little more than a jailhouse stare Friday in an unsettling five-minute sitdown with the Daily News.
Site Of Massive Sunset Park Development Is On The Market For $150M - BKLYNER
SUNSET PARK – A group of developers who intended to build a 1.3 million-square-foot mixed-use project on an 8th Avenue parking lot have put the site on the market for $150 million. After a rezoning in 2007 allowing “a dense mixed-use residential and commercial development,” initial plans for the 150,000-square-foot-plus lot at 6208 8th Avenue, …
Two more candidates join crowded field running for Queens district attorney - QNS.com
Two more candidates have joined the crowded race to replace Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown: José Nieves, a longtime Queens resident and a career prosecutor, and attorney Betty Lugo, another prosecutor and founding partner of the state’s first Latina-owned law firm. Nieves, a Jackson Heights resident, emphasized the need to change the focus of …
Convict in ’49 Greenwich murder believed to be nation’s longest serving prisoner
GREENWICH - The exact sequence of events about what happened on a warm summer night in 1949 at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club may never be known with certainty, but this much is clear A night watchman by the name of Grover Hart, who once chauffeured Dan Topping, the co-owner of the New York Yankees around town, was shot and killed at the yacht club while making his rounds. He was hit by bullets from two different guns, one of them piercing his kidney. He died nearly two days later, after giving Greenwich police a physical description of one of the shooters.
Let New Yorkers bet on games online: Restricting sports betting to upstate casinos would forfeit millions in tax revenue
In a time when New York is seeing stunning declines in state tax revenues and faces an unexpected $2.3 billion budget shortfall, the state must not miss out on valuable opportunities to raise new revenue. That’s why the push to implement sports betting in New York without offering mobile wagering
NYC's Economic Chief: Amazon 'Never Hired A Single New Yorker' To Boost The Deal
The post-Amazon blame game continues. The latest player was James Patchett, president and CEO of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, who says he's proud of the way his agency handled the botched deal.
Flames rip through four-story apartment house in Astoria - QNS.com
Chilly neighbors helplessly watched from the street as flames engulfed an apartment house in Astoria on the late hours of Feb. 21. The blaze began on the third floor of four-story residential building on the corner of 21st Avenue and 33rd Street at approximately 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, according to the FDNY, which classified the fire …
Crossbow, cannabis and a big pile of cash seized by cops during raid at Queens' Pomonok Houses - QNS.com
A resident at the Pomonok Houses wound up in handcuffs on Thursday after police raided his apartment and found weapons, marijuana and more than $7,000 in cash. Officers from the NYPD Public Service Area (PSA) 9, which patrols the public housing complex, participated in the Feb. 21 raid of Dennis Fairchild’s apartment on Kissena Boulevard. …
[VIDEO] Here's Why Residents of Billionaire's Row Pay Some of the Lowest Property Tax in NYC
Billionaire's Row is a stretch of super tall, super expensive apartments in Midtown Manhattan. Their owners use the apartments as investments - and they are able to pay less in taxes than…
After 50 Years, The Clay Pot Is Leaving 7th Avenue - BKLYNER
PARK SLOPE – Popular gift shop and neighborhood fixture, The Clay Pot, will be shuttering next month after 50 years on 7th Avenue. Waning sales—due to online shopping—and rising property taxes are the primary reasons for the closure, according to the store’s owner, Tara Silberberg. Silberberg’s parents, ceramists Sally and Robert, opened the storefront at 162 …
Man charged with stealing Christmas toys collected by church
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A man police say stole hundreds of Christmas toys collected by a Connecticut church for underprivileged children, then tried to sell them out of his minivan to passers-by on the street, has been held on $25,000 bail. The Connecticut Post reports that 42-year-old Infinite Seven, of Stamford, was arraigned Thursday on charges including burglary and larceny in connection with the December theft. Police responding to the Greater Bridgeport Christian Fellowship on Dec. 1 were told by the pastor that someone had broken into several storage pods behind the church that contained nearly 1,000 toys that parishioners had collected for Toys for Tots.
Flushing man died after being struck by van while crossing a busy Ridgewood street - QNS.com
Trying to cross a busy Ridgewood street in the middle of the block proved deadly for a Flushing man after he was fatally struck by a van, police announced on Thursday. Law enforcement sources said Ping Chung, 57, of 134th Street was fatally injured while walking across Flushing Avenue between Woodward and Metropolitan Avenues at …
Dangerous Queens street designated as priority corridors in city's revised Vision Zero plan - QNS.com
The city identified three Queens roadways as priority corridors that have proven dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and are now the focus of new safety initiatives by the Department of Transportation. A 50-block length of 21st Street from 20th Avenue in Astoria down to 50th Avenue in Long Island City, which saw 4.2 pedestrians …
Ex-postal worker admits taking bribes to steal credit cards
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former postal worker has admitted she accepted cash to steal envelopes containing credit cards. Kyanne Costley pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting bribes. The 24-year-old Newark resident faces up to 15 years in prison when she's sentenced May 29. Federal prosecutors say Costley received $100 for each stolen credit card, eventually accepting $1,750 overall. Costley, who worked as a mail carrier in Elizabeth, took the envelopes while delivering mail between September 2017 and February 2018. Prosecutors say Moussa Dagno, an East Orange resident who allegedly bribed Kostley, is facing bribery and mail theft charges.
‘This Should Not Have Happened’: MTA Chief Sounds Off After Beam Plunges From Elevated Subway Into Car
Livery driver Mahoob Lohdi was going about his business when a wooden beam suddenly plummeted from an elevated 7 train platform near 65th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside.