An envelope mailed to the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse by a prison inmate caused an anthrax scare for the second time in eight days Wednesday. A court employee opened the envelope and white powder, which turned out to be innocuous, spilled out. Read more at The Daily News.
A Brooklyn woman was kicked off of an American Airlines flight after she refused to stop singing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”. Margaret Gay, 50, was flying from Los Angeles to New York when passengers and stewards grew fed up with her warbling. The plane was diverted to Kansas City, where Gay was […]
Connecticut resident Ayisha Dobson was speeding east on Williamsburg Bridge on Monday when she lost control of her car and slammed into a metal divider. Her passenger, 21-year-old Janice Dobson, was thrown onto the road and found dead by emergency personnel. Dobson, 23, faces charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, DWI, and reckless driving, police […]
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will review 50 murder cases handled by retired Brooklyn detective Louis Scarcella, after investigators found he relied on a drug-addled prostitute as an eyewitness for multiple murder prosecutions, and reported confessions from suspects who later denied saying them. A March inquiry into Scarcella’s work led to the overturning of a […]
Several manholes exploded in Bushwick on Monday afternoon, setting cars on fire and sending people running for their safety. The explosions occurred along Menahan Street, near Wyckoff Avenue. No injuries have been reported. Read more at CBS News.
Four hospitals in Brooklyn – Long Island College Hospital, Interfaith Medical Center, Brookdale Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Brooklyn – may close in a year if the state doesn’t come up with enough funds to save them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He appealed to the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for help in keeping […]
As part of its consolidation plan for its East New York plant, the United States Postal Service will be sending local mail to Manhattan for sorting before sending it back to Brooklyn for delivery starting in the fall. Read more at The New York Daily News.
Eight have been charged in a sophisticated global heist that netted $45 million from thousands of ATMs in a matter of hours. The heist, which began on February 19th and included the theft of $2.4 million in New York City, targeted 2,904 ATM machines over a period of 10 hours. Read more at The New […]
A loftlike space housing small manufacturing businesses was scheduled to be unveiled today at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Known as New Lab, the space brings together small, creative businesses and allows them to share equipment, like laser cutters and 3D printers, that would be too costly for them to rent or buy on their own. […]
The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly reaching out to Phil Jackson in a bid to bring him onboard as the team’s new head coach. Read more at USA Today.