Iran critic in US targeted by murder plot, DOJ says

US Attorney General Merrick Garland announces that the US Justice Department has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google over allegations that the company abused its dominance of the digital advertising business, during an appearance in the Justice Department’s briefing room in Washington, January 24, 2023. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Three members of an Eastern … Read more

Runner Safety Awareness Week 2023

Runner safety The program creator says the need for awareness comes as attacks against runners continue to happen nationwide. NEW YORK – An early morning gathering of runners at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park isn’t anything new, but a gathering on Tuesday was for more than just group exercise. It was part of “Runner Safety Awareness Week,” … Read more

NYC crime: 17-year-old boy stabbed after being chased down, attacked by group of kids in Coney Island, Brooklyn

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) — A teenager was stabbed after being chased and attacked by a group of kids in Brooklyn Friday. The incident happened around 3 pm at 2819 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. Police say a 17-year-old boy was chased by a group of kids who eventually caught up with the victim and … Read more

Brian Cunningham wants to talk to the policy critics too

After winning a special election for the 43rd Assembly District last year, Brian Cunningham has officially been elected for his first full term. The Assembly member celebrated his inauguration at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in his Crown Heights district last week. The auditorium was crowded with constituents, political leaders and prominent state elected officials – … Read more

NYC crime: Man slashed in the face on 12th floor of apartment building in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) — A man was slashed in the face inside an apartment building in Brooklyn during a dispute Tuesday night. A luxury apartment building at 123 Linden Boulevard became a gory crime scene. “I see one of our lounge chairs drenched in blood,” one resident said. “There’s cops all over the … Read more

MLK Day: Local officials joined by civil and community leaders to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (WABC) — Americans across the nation are paying tribute to civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, and in the Tri-State he is being honored with events and acts of service. “Let’s make it a great day of community service,” said Yolanda Renee King, Dr. King’s granddaughter. “A day of brotherhood. … Read more

NYC Crime: Man shot in chest in Brooklyn basement

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) — Police are investigating the shooting of a 71-year-old man in Brooklyn. The victim was shot in his chest in the basement of a home on East 48th Street in East Flatbush on Sunday just before 5:30 pm Two men fled the scene in a black sedan. The victim was taken … Read more

4 gun traffickers charged in New York, marking the state’s first prosecution under bipartisan gun safety bill enacted in June

CNN — Four gun traffickers have been charged with illegally selling over 50 firearms in Brooklyn, marking the first prosecution in New York state under a bipartisan gun safety law enacted last June, law enforcement officials announced at a news conference Wednesday. Known as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the federal law includes a gun … Read more

NYC gun bust: 4 suspected traffickers charged with selling more than 50 weapons in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN (WABC) — Four men were arrested Wednesday in a gun trafficking conspiracy that federal prosecutors said is the first case to be prosecuted in New York under the new Safer Communities Act, a bipartisan law signed last summer that increases the penalties for gun trafficking. The four defendants, two from Brooklyn and two from … Read more

Ex-boyfriend staffs former flame inside NYC restaurant

An unhinged man stabbed his ex-girlfriend at the Brooklyn restaurant where she works — after breaking the front door with a chair to get inside, police said. Rakien Figueroa, 42, allegedly hurled a chair at Mediterranean eatery CAVA on Adams Street near Fulton Street and barged inside around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. He then … Read more