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Police Identify Ashley N. Schmidt as Motorcyclist who Died in Crash

The Niagara Falls Police Department has identified the 32-year-old woman from Grand Island who died on Sunday night. She died after she was ejected from her motorcycle. The woman, Ashley N. Schmidt, lost control of the motorcycle she was driving at around 8:20 in the evening, according to police. This occurred on Ferry Avenue near 19th Street. She hit the curb and was thrown from the bike. Schmidt was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. The crash is still being looked into by police. She is survived by two children, and her funeral will be held...

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Family of Police Shooting Victim Filing Wrongful Death Claim

The family of a man who was fatally shot by the police during a raid in a Bronx apartment building is filing a wrongful death suit. The claim is being filed against the NYPD. Mario Sanabria was shot by the police last December. His family is now suing the city for $150 million. The police shot the man at a raid at the wrong house. Police are saying that the shooting was justified. The family is looking for justice. The 69-year-old was killed after a no-knock raid that included 9 officers going inside and looking for guns and drugs. But, they had raided...

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Update: Hit-and-Run Kills Cyclist in Bronx

Update: Hit-and-Run Kills Cyclist in Bronx

This story is being updated. We originally posted about this story yesterday. As we continue to receive updates on this story, we will keep you posted. A hit-and-run driver who was in a box truck hit and killed a bicyclist who was pedaling next to the vehicle. This happened on Monday In the Bronx. The white box truck was going south on Webster Avenue near the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Tremont area. This occurred on Monday at 10:40. The driver of the truck was trying to make a right turn to get on the ramp to the expressway. As he turned, he hit...

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Family of Man Crushed by Hoist Mechanism in Brooklyn to File Lawsuit

The family of a man who died after he was crushed by a hoist mechanism last week is starting the process of filing a lawsuit. This information comes from Attorney Mark Bernstein. Young-Kil Sim was delivering shopping bags to KP Farm Market which is located on Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush. While doing so, a jury-rigged elevator that was being operated by two workers came crashing down and hit him on the head. Sim, who was 62 at the time, was pronounced dead at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County. The Department of Buildings started a preliminary investigation and found that the pulley system...

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Update: Man Who Died in Trump Tower Fire Was Respected Art Dealer

This story is an update on a story we reported on last week. Todd Brassner, the man who was killed in the Trump Tower fire, was well-known for having a kind heart and was also a respected art dealer. He was a 67-year-old man who lived on the 50th floor of the Manhattan building. He died while at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday night. He passed away a short while after being taken to the hospital in critical condition. Fire marshals were at the building investigating the cause of the fire that broke out at around 5:30 in the evening. Six...

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Update on Man, Russell Henry, Found Dead in Bronx Fire

This story is an update on an earlier story about a man who was found dead in a Bronx fire. On Monday, a man was found dead inside a burning building. The police say that the fire might be suspicious. Firefighters found the man just before midnight. According to the NYPD and FDNY, they responded to the scene on Freeman Street. The victim, Russell Henry, a 35-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Many other people who lived in the building were able to get out safely. According to some sources, it appears that Henry was already dead before the fire started. Some findings...

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Update: Officials Think Trump Tower Fire Might Have Been an Accident

  Fire officials have been trying to determine what caused the fatal fire that happened at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. FDNY fire marshals have been looking through evidence. They are gathering the evidence from a Trump Tower apartment, and they do not think the fire was started intentionally. Investigators are focusing on the 50th-floor apartment where Todd Brassner lived. Brassner, a 67-year-old art dealer, died in the fire that happened on Saturday night. The apartment became engulfed in flames at around 5:30 in the evening. It has also been reported that the apartment did not have sprinklers and that this fact contributed to the...

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Helicopter Pilots Were Warned of Safety Problems Months Before Fatal Crash

Another update on the East River helicopter crash has become available. This update occurred on April 7, 2018. This tragic accident led to the death of five passengers aboard a sightseeing helicopter in NYC. The only survivor of the crash was the pilot, but all other people on board died after the helicopter crashed into the East River. According to sources, for months before the incident, pilots for the company that operated the flight had been warning their bosses about hazardous conditions. These hazardous conditions included equipment that would make escape difficult. The pilots had requested better safety gear. One pilot even made...

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Update on Drunk Driver in Crash that Killed Two Near JFK  Airport

An update is available on a story we have reported on a few times. This tragic accident claimed the lives of two victims who were a nearly engaged couple. This update is about one of the drunk drivers who caused the accident. This accident happened near the JFK airport. A drunk driver involved in the accident, Zakiyyah Steward, was reportedly kept out of jail after she was involved in a burglary spree. A judge involved in sentencing her for her burglary spree made the decision to keep her out of jail. Steward was indicted in March 2017 for breaking into a cafe where...

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Two NYC Transit Workers Killed in One Week

An update on a story we reported on earlier. A New York City transit worker was killed in late March while at a bus depot in Queens. The victim was Stephen Livecchi. He is a 59-year-old man. He was directing traffic at the depot at around 10 in the morning when the bus operation ran over him. The bus operator failed to see the man while he was driving in reverse. Livecchi had been at the job for 37 years and was pronounced dead at the scene. His sister-in-law, Clara Hunter, a 52-year-old, told the New York Daily News that, “We’re devastated. He...

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