Police have arrested the grandson of a woman whose body was found wrapped in a bedsheet outside a Brooklyn home Thursday, next to a bloody 35-pound dumbbell and knife, police say. The body of 70-year-old Joyce Spears was found wrapped in bedsheet, with trauma to the body, in front of 1635 Union St. in Crown Heights at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday, police said. Responding officers found the dumbbell and knife outside the apartment window, then discovered a blood trail leading to the apartment on the third-floor landing of the building, police sources said. When police tried to reach the grandson inside the apartment, he refused to let them in. Emergency Services Unit was called in and police forced their way in; neighbors say they heard a drill as officers tried to get into the apartment. They finally got in after 6 a.m. and found blood inside the apartment, sources said. The suspect, 32-year-old Barry James, was arrested on a ch
The mother of a severely autistic Bronx boy says she has been stonewalled in her efforts to find out why her 11-year-old non-verbal son came home from a public school with unexplained bruises.
A 31-year-old man who had previously been deported four times faces a litany of charges for a series of alleged crimes on Long Island, including a sex attack on a 2-year-old child and brutal stabbings of two women, officials say.
The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles with a sword on a New York City street has been charged with murder as a hate crime.
Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.
Thousands of family, friends and colleagues of slain FDNY emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo packed into a Bronx funeral home to say their final goodbyes.