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HORROR: Orthodox Jewish Toddler Viciously Attacked By Pitt Bull In Spring Valley [VIDEO AND PHOTOS]

HORROR: Orthodox Jewish Toddler Viciously Attacked By Pitt Bull In Spring Valley [VIDEO AND PHOTOS]
[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Authorities say a 2-year-old child suffered facial injured following a dog attack in Spring Valley on Thursday afternoon. Sources tell YWN that the 3-year-old child was playing outside his home located at 68 N. Cole Ave with his family members at around 6:00PM, when suddenly he was viciously attacked by a Pitt Bull. Rockland Hatzolah transported the child to the hospital with facial injuries. The incident which can be seen in the attached ...
(12 opinions  |   April 21 )

Christie Defends Killing Tunnel Project, Says It 'Stunk'

Christie Defends Killing Tunnel Project, Says It 'Stunk'
Gov. Chris Christie said a Hudson River rail tunnel project he discontinued in 2010 over cost overrun concerns "stunk" and wouldn't have been finished in time to alleviate recent problems at New York's Penn Station anyway. The Republican's comments came a day after he stood silently at a news conference at Newark's train station while Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker heatedly denounced those who blamed the current transit mess on Christie's actions years ago. "I have absolutely no regrets ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 20 )

$13 A Pack? NYC Mayor Wants Highest Cigarette Prices In US

$13 A Pack? NYC Mayor Wants Highest Cigarette Prices In US
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for the nation's biggest city to also be the country's priciest spot to buy a pack of smokes. De Blasio is backing an effort to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes from $10.50 to $13, which he says would be the nation's highest. The Democrat announced his support Wednesday for a series of legislative proposals designed to drastically cut tobacco use in the city by the year 2020. De Blasio says his goal is to reduce the number of smokers by ...
(1 opinions  |   April 20 )

VIDEOS: Firefighter Killed After Plunging Several Floors While Battling Blaze In Queens

VIDEOS: Firefighter Killed After Plunging Several Floors While Battling Blaze In Queens
The following is via: Breaking911.com A New York City firefighter was tragically killed Thursday after falling from the roof of a building while battling a blaze in Queens. The 2 alarm fire was burning at Putnam Avenue and Myrtle Avenue when the firefighter reportedly fell six stories. Video showed the injured worker being rushed away on a stretcher. The firefighter was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in serious condition and later died, sources said. An eyewitness said ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 20 )

Police Look To Uncover Judge's Movements Before Death

Police Look To Uncover Judge's Movements Before Death
Police are asking for the public's help as they try to track the movements of a pioneering New York judge before she was found dead in the Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was found along the riverbank near her Manhattan home on April 12. She had been reported missing a day earlier. Two law enforcement officials say the death is being treated as a suicide. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation hasn't been completed. Investigators were looking ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 19 )

Thug Who Assaulted And Robbed Shul Caretaker In Custody; Second Suspect Being Sought

Thug Who Assaulted And Robbed Shul Caretaker In Custody; Second Suspect Being Sought
An arrest has been made in the assault and robbery of a Chabad Shul caretaker in Flatbush. Sources tell YWN that a suspect was taken into custody early Wednesday morning in connection with the violent attack. As YWN had reported on Sunday, the NYPD was looking for two men who broke into the Chabad Shul on Avenue J and East 17 Street and proceeded to the third floor apartment. They broke the door down and assaulted a 45 year old victim – who is the caretaker of the Shul. He was hit with ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 19 )

Man Gets 25 Years In 1979 Case Of Missing Boy Etan Patz

Man Gets 25 Years In 1979 Case Of Missing Boy Etan Patz
Almost four decades after first-grader Etan Patz set out for school and ended up at the heart of one of America's most influential missing-child cases, a former store clerk convicted of killing him was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison. In a few angry words, Etan's father condemned the convicted man. "Pedro Hernandez, after all these years, we finally know what dark secret you had locked in your heart," Stan Patz said. "I will never forgive you. The god you pray to will never ...
(1 opinions  |   April 18 )

Will Free College Offer Catch Fire? Ny Details Raise Doubts

Will Free College Offer Catch Fire? Ny Details Raise Doubts
Will New York's first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class college students spread to other states? That's the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential campaigns. And that's the prediction of its main champion, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who called the plan a "model for the nation." But even as higher education experts applaud the concept of free tuition, they ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 16 )

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls For More Training After Taser, Panic At Penn Station

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls For More Training After Taser, Panic At Penn Station
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now calling for more first responder training after the chaos at Penn Station on Friday. Cuomo discussed the situation Saturday after an open house in Albany. He said first responders have to be trained not to panic and to be trained further in how to handle an anxious public. "People are so on edge, they're so nervous, they're so now attuned to terrorist attack, etc. They're very quick to panic," said Cuomo. "When you have hundreds of people ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 16 )

Flatbush: Shul Caretaker Assaulted And Robbed In Home Invasion

Flatbush: Shul Caretaker Assaulted And Robbed In Home Invasion
Police are looking for two men that robbed and assaulted the caretaker of a Synagogue residing in the building in Flatbush. Sources tell YWN that at around 5:00AM Sunday morning, two black males broke into the Chabad Shul on Avenue J and East 17 Street and proceeded to the third floor apartment. They broke the door down and assaulted a 45 year old victim - who is the caretaker of the Shul. He was hit with a broom stick and suffered a laceration to his head. His cell phone, computer and ...
(1 opinions  |   April 16 )

New York State Allots $1M To Create Hate Crimes Task Force

New York State Allots $1M To Create Hate Crimes Task Force
New York state will use $1 million set aside in its new budget to establish a hate crimes task force. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says the group will include members of the New York State Police working with the state Division of Human Rights as well as prosecutors and local school and law enforcement officials. The task force will be charged with identifying and investigating hate crimes and discriminatory practices. Cuomo has said the state has an obligation to protect its ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 16 )