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July 21, 2017 11:42 AM Cops catch Staten Island parolee one day after he escapes police custody in handcuffs and underwear

Hector Calo was arrested in the apartment of a friend in the Bronx. Cops caught a Staten Island parolee early Friday - a day after he escaped police custody in handcuffs and his underwear. Hector Calo, 41, was arrested in the apartment of a friend in the Bronx where he was hiding out, officials said. The fugitive was armed with a gun when he was nabbed 17

July 19, 2017 11:52 PM 2 former college baseball players indicted for hurling avocadoes at Bronx bodega clerk

2 ex-college baseball players indicted for avocado attack Brad Gomez, 28, was indicted on assault charges, as well as criminal mischief and menacing on Wednesday, authorities said. His partner-in-crime, Jestyfer Henriquez, 25, was also indicted on criminal mischief and menacing on Monday. The two men are accused of throwing avocados at Amir Alzabibi 14

July 16, 2017 9:43 PM George Romero, creator of 'Night of the Living Dead,' dead at 77

Renowned creator of the “Night of the Living Dead” zombie franchise George Romero has died, Fox News confirmed. Romero, 77, died Sunday in his sleep after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” his manager said in a statement. Romero co-wrote and directed “Night of the Living Dead” in 1968, which went on to become a cult-classic. The film sparked 19

July 16, 2017 9:35 PM George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77

It was the night of April 4, 1968, and George A. Romero was driving to New York City from Pittsburgh on a mission: In the days to come he was to meet with film studios in hopes that one might buy the horror film he was lugging in his trunk, “Night of the Flesh Eaters.” None of the studios was interested, but Romero still managed to get his $114,000 film in front 16

July 16, 2017 9:35 PM George Romero, Father of the Zombie Movie, Dies at 77

Mr. Romero’s “Land of the Dead” in 2005 was his largest-budget studio-backed film, and became one of his biggest box-office successes. Mr. Romero returned to independent filmmaking with “Diary of the Dead” (2008), and he described it as one that “comes from my heart.” “It’s not a sequel or a remake. It’s a whole new beginning for the dead,” Mr. Romero 27

July 16, 2017 9:35 PM George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dies at 77

His low-budget body of work, which included 'Night of the Living Dead' and 'Dawn of the Dead,' creeped out audiences for decades. George A. Romero, the legendary writer-director from Pittsburgh who made the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead for $114,000, thus spawning an unrelenting parade of zombie movies and TV shows, has died. He was 77. Romero 27

July 15, 2017 2:54 PM Hot dog maker recalls 7 million pounds of products after reports of bones in the food

The makers of Sabrett hot dog products announced a recall of approximately 7,186,000 pounds of hot dog products Saturday morning — after consumer reports to bones in the product. Bronx-based Marathon Enterprises will eat the healthy cost of this recall, spurred by consumers contacting the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service Consumer Complaint System 25

July 14, 2017 3:55 PM Aaron Judge's HS Football Coach and QB on the Yankees Slugger's 17-TD Season

To Mike Huber, Aaron Judge’s decision seemed like a simple math equation. Huber, Judge’s high school football coach, had seen the offer letters flow in from the likes of Notre Dame, Stanford and UCLA. He figured that four or five years at any of those schools, plus room and board, would have to amount to nearly $1 million. But Aaron Judge didn’t want to play football 15

July 11, 2017 1:45 AM An Oyster Reef Grows in the Bronx

Biologists and environmental volunteers work to protect and expand a habitat in Soundview Park Five times a month, biologist Allison Fitzgerald, an assistant professor at New Jersey City University, descends upon Soundview Park in the Bronx borough of New York to tend a reef that is home to thousands of oysters. Joined by New Yorkers dubbed “EcoVolunteers 20

July 9, 2017 1:51 PM Hundreds pay tribute to slain New York City police officer

NEW YORK – Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a New York City police officer shot and killed while sitting inside her police vehicle last week. The gathering Saturday night included colleagues of Police Officer Miosotis Familia and many from the Bronx neighborhood where she worked. Police say a deranged man shot through the window just early Wednesday 20