News archive from 4 March 2014, page 16

Members of Bronx gang '280' who bragged on Facebook indicted

Members of Bronx gang '280' who bragged on Facebook indicted

Ten gang members who terrorized the Morrisania section of the Bronx and brazenly bragged about their criminal exploits on social media were indicted on conspiracy murder charges, authorities said Monday. In an eight-count indictment, prosecutors...

 
Prosecutor: Hoop star's alleged killers were 'angry, vengeful'

Prosecutor: Hoop star's alleged killers were 'angry, vengeful'

He was beaten, bloodied and out for revenge, and prosecutors began building their case Monday that Robert Cartagena was driven by his anger to chase down and kill a popular teen basketball star. Cartagena is facing trial for his role in the slaying of...

 

Any bubbles burst yet? Predicting NCAA Tournament field for area teams

The final week of the regular season is upon us, and soon the greatest part of March will be here. But before you can start filling out your bracket, see what experts are saying about the chances of each of our area teams for making the NCAA...

Dallas News, 00:14 in Sport
 
Cuts in federal rent aid may force hundreds of senior citizens to move into smaller apartments or pay higher rent

Cuts in federal rent aid may force hundreds of senior citizens to move into smaller apartments or pay...

Hundreds of elderly and disabled tenants who get federal rent aid have been warned they may soon have to move into smaller apartments or face rent hikes. To make up for federal cuts, the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development has...

 
Schizophrenic stabbed, beat psychologist to death because she was 'obstacle' to his robbery: prosecutor

Schizophrenic stabbed, beat psychologist to death because she was 'obstacle' to his robbery: prosecutor

A schizophrenic hacked a psychologist to death because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, a prosecutor said Monday. David Tarloff — a longtime schizophrenic — planned to rob Kathryn Faughey’s colleague and decided to stab and beat her to...

 
MTA lays off Grand Central Terminal's currency exchangers, puts company on brink of survival

MTA lays off Grand Central Terminal's currency exchangers, puts company on brink of survival

They come from all over the world to see Grand Central Terminal, passing under Mercury with his winged hat, below the solid-gold chandeliers and the backward-sky ceiling. Some 750,000 of them a day from Singapore to Switzerland - and of course...

 
Mayor Bloomberg: If students can't get free MetroCards, neither should retired MTA workers

Mayor Bloomberg: If students can't get free MetroCards, neither should retired MTA workers

If students can't get a free ride, MTA retirees shouldn't either, Mayor Bloomberg said Friday. The mayor called into question the policy of giving retired transit workers free bus and subway rides since free and reduced cards for city students are on...

 
New Brooklyn City Councilman Chaim Deutsch moves to City Hall and into a modest two-bedroom apartment  

New Brooklyn City Councilman Chaim Deutsch moves to City Hall and into a modest two-bedroom apartment  

One newly elected Brooklyn Councilman is doing more than just moving to City Hall. Brighton Beach lawmaker Chaim Deutsch has moved from his two-story family home on 2714 Ave. I in Midwood to a small two-bedroom apartment 12 blocks away on 1656 E. 19th...

 

Nurse Bessie Skells left a mysterious trail of death in her wake

Death followed Bessie Skeels like a shadow. Seven people close to her died from 1916 to 1918. Her father, mother, brother and sister-in-law in New Jersey all passed on suddenly. So did all three members of an Andover, Mass., household where she worked...

Daily News, 00:16 in Crime
 

New state law may put druglord Jose Delorbe in cell for life

A Bronx drug kingpin who offered valet parking to customers has been busted - the city's first major dealer to face life in prison under a new state law, authorities said. Jose Delorbe, 39, ruled an entire block in Morris Heights before cops and...

Daily News, 00:16 in Crime
 
Tennssee’s Pat Summitt, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski named SI Sportswoman, Sportsman of the Year 

Tennssee’s Pat Summitt, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski named SI Sportswoman, Sportsman of the Year 

Tennessee's Pat Summitt and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski are the 2011 Sports Illustrated Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year, the magazine announced Monday. The NCAA's all-time winningest women's and men's basketball coaches join Muhammad Ali, Arthur...

Daily News, 00:17 in Sport
 

Mike Tyson brings out fight in Bronx boxer Maureen Shea

Maureen Shea was 16, sitting in front of the TV, and watching her first boxing match the night Mike Tyson dined on Evander Holyfield's right ear. Tyson's nibble impressed her, for all the wrong reasons, and it wasn't long before she put on gloves and...

Daily News, 00:17 in Sport
 

Seahawks attend premiere of Super Bowl movie

SEATTLE -- Horseshoed once again by television cameras, Kam Chancellor smiled, light bouncing off his earring. The Super Bowl and subsequent hoopla has never really ended for him. "I don't feel like I've taken a breath," Chancellor said. The...

 
Timberwolves outlast Nuggets for 132-128 win

Timberwolves outlast Nuggets for 132-128 win

DENVER -- Kevin Love scored 33 points and tied a season high with 19 rebounds for his NBA-best 50th double-double this season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the skidding Denver Nuggets 132-128 on Monday night for their third win in a row. Love...

 
West Virginia, Pittsburgh look to make big coaching moves with TCU heading to Big East

West Virginia, Pittsburgh look to make big coaching moves with TCU heading to Big East

The Big East's attempt to upgrade its fractured football image by adding third-ranked, and Rose Bowl-bound TCU (12-0) has set off a knee-jerk reaction among bitter rivals West Virginia and Pitt, which are trying to maintain traction in this suddenly...

Daily News, 00:18 in Sport
 

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