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    • A family of six, including four children no older than 11, died in a blaze that started on the kitchen stove in Harlem, officials say

    • A man accused of killing another man at a Florida apartment told detectives he was involved in six other previous murders in multiple states

    • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went with an unusual, non-traditional name for their first child, Archie

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 

    Happy Thursday! It stays dry today, but highs will only reach the mid-50s. Rain will be making a comeback soon. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Stove Burner Left 'On' in NYC Apartment Blaze That Killed 6

    A family of six, including four children no older than 11, died in a blaze that started on the kitchen stove before it tore through their Harlem apartment, officials say.

    A source close to the probe tells News 4 investigators found a burner in the "on" position and something was cooking on the stove at the time they fire broke out in a fifth-floor apartment kitchen at the Frederick E. Samuel Apartments on Seventh Avenue.

    Family members told investigators the mother, 45-year-old Andrea Pollidore, would disconnect her smoke alarm when cooking, the source said.

    Read more here.

    2. Murder Suspect Claiming 6 Other Killings Cuffed in NYC: Cops

    Authorities say a man accused of killing another man inside a Miami Beach apartment told detectives he was involved in six other previous murders in multiple states.

    Nicholas Brent Gibson, 32, was arrested Sunday in New York City to face charges in the killing of 77-year-old Erik B. Stocker, Miami Beach Police officials said.

    Detectives interviewed Gibson after his arrest and he made statements about his involvement in six other murders "during earlier times in his life," police said.

    Read more here.

    3. Decoding Archie Harrison: Meaning Behind the Royal Baby Name

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went with an unusual, non-traditional name for their first child, Archie.

    The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex gave birth on Monday, May 6 to their baby boy and she and her husband, 34, debuted him to the world and to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, after which they revealed the child's name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

    Let's decode the name.

    Read more here.

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