Four people were injured when a van crashed into a deli storefront shortly after sunrise this morning. The van narrowly missed hitting two joggers on the sidewalk. More at NBC New York and NY1.
Con artists are asking the elderly for money and jewelry and threatening to curse their families if they don’t comply. The cash-or-curse scheme is targeting victims in Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park. Read more at CBS New York.
Citizens of the World Charter school, which is based in Los Angeles and is opening up schools in Crown Heights and Williamsburg in the fall, uses different recruiting methods depending on who lives in the area, according to information obtained by DNAinfo.com. Read more at DNAinfo.com.
Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy for leaving what looked like a bomb at the door of a Bay Ridge home on Wednesday. The bomb scare caused retired city firefighter Ed Green, his family and several neighbors to be evacuated from their homes while cops investigated. Read more at The New York Daily News.
A Bay Ridge husband and wife who ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday are among those participating in an online fundraiser for victims of the bombing. NYCRUNS of Downtown Brooklyn has organized a “virtual 5K,” in which runners pay a $25 fee and time themselves completing a 5-kilometer walk or run by Monday. Read...
Police are seeking to question a person of interest caught on surveillance video fleeing the scene of a bomb scare. In the early morning hours Wednesday a homeowner on 68th Street found what looked like an explosive device on the porch after someone rang the resident’s doorbell and left. Read more at CBS New York.