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Police Identify Suspect in Hit-and-Run

On May 1 in Geneseo, Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run that led to the death of one person. They have also said that the person is not yet in custody. They say that 54-year-old Valeri Belioutsa hit and killed Nicholas Iannarelli. The accident happened on Saturday morning while Nicholas was walking on Route 63 near Court Street. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident. The company that Belioutsa works for is cooperating with the investigation. They say the investigation as being treated as a criminal one but...

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3 Dead, More Injured in House Fire in Queens

Three people have died and at least three others are being listed in critical condition after a fire that started at a home in Queens on Saturday night. The fire started at around midnight on 93-20 211th Street in Queens Village. The fire spread through the two-story house. FDNY crews helped 11 individuals get out of the house, and they were taken to local hospitals. This information comes from the police. Ragvir Kaur-Kainth, 82, Pyara Kainth, 87 and Harleen Kaur, 32, all died in the fire. Three other people are in critical condition including an 8-year-old. Five other people have been listed in stable...

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Details Released in Crash that Killed Officer Crossley

The State Police have now released more details concerning the fatal crash that led to the death of Officer Kevin Crossley earlier in this month. They say that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident. They have also said that the driver of the other car has been ticketed for failing to yield the right of way. Investigators have said that Crossley was killed when a pickup hot into his patrol car. This happened at the intersection Oriskany Boulevard and Westmoreland Street on April 11. A witness and video evidence showed that Crossley was making a U-turn...

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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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8-year-old Fatally Hit by Minivan in Bronx

In the Bronx, an 8-year-old boy was hit by a minivan while being taken home from school on Monday night. The boy was killed in the accident. The police are calling this incident a heartbreaking accident. The accident occurred in the 900 block of East 215th Street at around 6 in the evening. The child has been identified as Cellou Daiollo. According to officials, a family friend was backing the van up when the child was hit. A neighbor, Beverly Taylor, had this to say about the accident, "I saw the little boy, he was just standing there and the car was parking...

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Injuries and One Fatality in Wreck on LIE

At the end of March, there was a serious accident that happened on the Long Island Expressway in Shirley. This information comes from the Suffolk County Police. A pick-up truck was traveling west near exit 68 at around 3:30 in the afternoon. It hit a minivan, and then crossed the median and hit a motorcycle and another minivan. Police say that multiple people had to be taken to local hospitals. One person, who was in the second minivan that was hit, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The motorcycle driver was also left in serious condition. The police charged the driver...

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Fatal Accident in Royalton Claims Life of Terence Standsblack

In the town of Royalton, New York, a Clarence man was killed on Friday evening after a head-on accident. This information comes from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office responded to an accident that happened on Akron Road near Miller Road. When they got there they found one vehicle on the road and another in a ditch. Officials say their investigation so far reveals a vehicle being driven by 27-year-old Terence Standsblac of Clarence was attempting to pass the vehicle ahead of him when he hit an eastbound vehicle. Standsblack was taken to ECMC where he was reported dead on Saturday. The...

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Family of Late Driver Kevin Ward Jr. Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have settled a wrongful-death lawsuit that was filed by the family of Kevin Ward Jr. This lawsuit was against the former NASCAR driver for his role in the death of their son. This incident happened on a dirt track in New York over three years ago. The minor agreements of the lawsuit are still being worked out and have not been devolved. The lawsuit was seeking damages and a jury trial had been set for May 7, but the judge in the case said it would be dismissed once procedures regarding Ward’s estate were...

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