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Police find skeletal remains wrapped in carpet

YONKERS — Yonkers police say they found human skeletal remains wrapped up in a carpet outside a building on Monday. Sgt. Dean Politopoulos says the building doesn’t have a history of police responses, but that detectives will investigate. Authorities say the remains were likely wrapped up in the carpet elsewhere and left at the scene. Police say they are reviewing surveillance...

5-year-old boy celebrating birthday shot in the head by stray bullet

A 5-year-old Bronx boy was shot in the head by a stray bullet on his birthday Monday evening, cops said. The incident unfolded in Morrisania outside of 1138 Washington Ave. at around 5:15 p.m., according to police. The child, identified as Jaheem Hunter, was walking out of the building with his dad and had been caught in the crossfire of a...

Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ

Mariah Walton’s voice is quiet – her lungs have been wrecked by her illness, and her respirator doesn’t help. But her tone is resolute. “Yes, I would like to see my parents prosecuted.” Why? “They deserve it.” She pauses. “And it might stop others.” Mariah is 20 but she’s frail and permanently disabled. She has pulmonary hypertension and when she’s not bedridden, she...

Portland man accused of fatal train stabbing has outburst in court

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The man accused of fatally stabbing two men in Portland, Oregon, when they tried to shield young women from his anti-Muslim tirade, made repeated outbursts in court on Tuesday, including shouting: “You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!” Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was in Multnomah County courtroom Tuesday afternoon for his first court appearance on two counts of felony...

Man cuffed after calling Brooklyn motel to report he left his gun in his room

No gun? Can’t travel. A guest at a Brooklyn motor inn forgot to pack his gun at checkout, so he foolishly called the motel and let them know he left it under the mattress, cops said Monday. Torrie Flock, 23, of North Carolina, told staff on Monday afternoon that he’d be coming back to the Harbor Motor Inn on Shore Parkway...

Florida man gets jail time after refusing to give phone’s pass code

A Hollywood man must serve 180 days in jail for refusing to give up his iPhone password to police, a Broward judge ruled Tuesday — the latest salvo in intensifying legal battles over law-enforcement access to smart phones. Christopher Wheeler, 41, was taken into custody in a Broward Circuit Court, insisting he had already provided the pass code to police...

Fake pastor scams 65-year-old woman out of her life savings

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WPIX) — A 65-year-old retired nanny lost her life savings after a fake pastor conned the woman. Dorothy Edge doesn't think she's ever going to be able to get her money back. "I'm angry at myself most of all - at myself," Edge said. "Not even at them, because I was the one who handed over my money." Edge...

Cool water removes same amount of harmful bacteria as hot, study finds

We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot. "People need to feel comfortable when they are washing their hands but as far as effectiveness, this study shows us that the temperature of the...

5 more people charged with Hurricane Sandy relief fraud on 2nd homes

TRENTON -- Five New Jersey residents have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funding, bringing the total number of people accused by state authorities with exploiting disaster relief programs since March 2014 to 91. The latest group of people charged -- which includes two Hoboken residents and an Upper Saddle River woman -- filed claims for homes...

N.J. veteran who sought to join ISIS sentenced to 35 years in prison

BROOKLYN--Tairod Pugh, an Air Force veteran from New Jersey who was accused of trying to join ISIS, was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison. Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde in Brooklyn said the sentence sent a powerful message to those who support terrorism. "The defendant turned his back on his country, and the military he once served, to attempt...

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