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January 13, 2018 7:28 PM Mercedes driver dies in fiery crash after sideswiping car on Bronx highway

The Mercedes-Benz burst into flames shortly after the crash and the driver was found dead at the wheel, police said. A man driving a Mercedes-Benz on a Bronx expressway died early Saturday after his luxury car sideswiped an SUV, slammed into a wall and exploded into flames, police said. Investigators believe William Santana, 47, was speeding when he struck 31

January 12, 2018 4:50 AM Influential Senate Democrat Jeff Klein Faces Primary Challenge

Former Cuomo administration attorney Alessandra Biaggi and Bronx lawyer Lewis Kaminski seek nomination Former Cuomo administration attorney Alessandra Biaggi says she is helping the Democratic Party after its 2016 losses by campaigning to oust her local Democratic senator. The senator, incumbent Jeff Klein, 57 years old, is a Democrat like Ms. Biaggi 15

January 10, 2018 10:05 PM Over 100 Works of Latin American Art Donated to New York Museums

Museum of Modern Art and Bronx Museum of the Arts are getting contemporary works from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Two New York museums will collectively receive more than 100 works of contemporary Latin American art in a gift from a prominent program devoted to such work. The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros is donating 90 works to the Museum 18

January 8, 2018 6:22 PM FDNY firefighters find marijuana grow house in Bronx apartment

FDNY firefighters find marijuana grow house in Bronx apartment Firefighters investigating smoke at a Bronx restaurant stumbled upon a sophisticated marijuana grow house packed with hundreds of pot plants, cops said Monday. The firefighters had responded to 3 Way Restaurant on 188th St. near Webster Ave. in Fordham Heights about 5 a.m. on Sunday and were checking 29

January 5, 2018 5:24 AM Chuck Schumer wants Army to honor heroic soldier killed in Bronx fire

Private First Class Mensah saved four lives before he was killed in the fire. Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging the Army to posthumously honor soldier Emmanuel Mensah, who died Dec. 28 while rescuing people from a massive Bronx fire. Private First Class Mensah was among the 13 victims of the fast-moving blaze that reduced the building at 2363 Prospect Ave. into a charred 27

January 5, 2018 2:04 AM Deadly Bronx fire claims 13th victim

In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, firefighters respond to a deadly building fire in the Bronx borough of New York. (Associated Press) A 13th person has died from injuries suffered in one of New York City's deadliest fires in decades. Police say 27-year-old Holt Francis was critically injured in the Dec. 28 Bronx apartment building fire and died at a hospital 26

January 2, 2018 11:06 PM More Than 20 Are Hurt in Bronx Apartment Fire

Morning blaze in Van Nest neighborhood follows fatal fire last week in borough’s Belmont section More than 20 people were injured Tuesday morning when a seven-alarm fire struck an apartment building in the Bronx, according to Fire Department of New York officials. Four of the 23 people injured were brought to Jacobi Medical Center with life-threatening 30

January 2, 2018 6:49 PM 23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze

The Fire Department of New York says 23 people, including a firefighter, are hurt following a Bronx blaze. Investigators believe the fire started in a first-floor furniture store around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Adults and children fled from the three stories of apartments above, including a man who ran outside with no shirt and no shoes. Nearby, icicles hung from power 31

January 2, 2018 12:30 AM Family lauds rookie police officer for using CPR to save Bronx baby’s life

Baby Cayden Figueroa and (from left) grandpa Santiago Figueroa, grandma Sandra Sosa, dad Samy Figueroa and uncle Eisler Ortiz. The light of a new dad’s life will shine in the new year thanks to a rookie police officer’s life-saving efforts. Officer Joshua Jiminez helped resuscitate an unconscious 5-month-old Bronx boy who fell desperately ill last week, police 37

December 31, 2017 2:54 AM Boy, 5, rushed to hospital after recovering from gunshot wound to the head in the Bronx

Jaheem Hunter, 5, who returned home for Christmas after recovering from a gunshot wound to the head in the Bronx, was rushed to the hospital again. A 5-year-old boy who returned home just before Christmas after miraculously recovering from a gunshot wound to the head was rushed to a hospital on Saturday. Little Jaheem Hunter suffered stroke-like symptoms 42