Two teenage girls suspected of shoplifting were stopped as they were leaving the Victoria’s Secret store in Herald Square, and a security guard checking their bags found what appeared to be a dead baby inside, police said Thursday.
The girls, both 17, were stopped by store security guards, one of whom smelled a foul odor coming from a bag, police said. It was then that one of the girls admitted she had “a baby in the bag,” CBS 2 reported.
A guard called police. The girl later told officers that she had given birth Wednesday and did not know what to do with the fetus, which had matured only five to six months, police said.
Sian Green, 23, was eating a hot dog with a friend near the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan yesterday morning when a yellow cab careered across the street and ran into her.
Crash: The taxi on the pavement Witnesses said the taxi driver hit a cyclist then jumped the curb and struck Ms Green who was standing by a fountain on Sixth Avenue and 49th Street just after 11am.
Passers-by rushed to her aid and plumber, David Justino, was hailed as a hero after he used his belt to make a life-saving tourniquet. A pizza truck owner raced to put her severed sandal-clad foot on ice.
Now McMillan has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2013 New York City mayoral race with a musical anthem and accompanying YouTube video.
“Jimmy McMillan, the political candidate whose slogan represents the one issue that all New Yorkers can agree on–that the rent is too damn high–is running for mayor,” says Animal New York in the introduction to the video.
“It’s been two long years since I been on the scene, now I’m back in the game looking mean and lean,” McMillan sings in the video.
“The race may be different but the message is the same, R.I.T.D.H. is going to change the game!”
New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith and New York City Council Member Dan Halloran were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with an alleged bribery plot to tamper with the New York City mayoral race, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
Ray Williams died on Friday morning at age 58 at his sister-in law’s home in New York. Born on Oct. 14, 1954, Thomas Ray Williams lived a life as a basketball player, a diabetic, a homeless person, and a man struggling with colon cancer. Just “2 1/2 weeks ago,” New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson and his assistant Darrell Walker visited Ray Williams in Manhattan’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. On March, 22, 2013, the New York Post reported that
David J. Renz abducted the school librarian and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, about 150 miles west of Albany, on Thursday night, state police said Friday.
Renz bound both victims, raped the girl and drove a short distance to a spot where the girl escaped and was found by a passing motorist, troopers said.
After 16 and a half years on The View, Joy Behar is departing ABC’s long-running daytime talk show. I hear Behar’s contract is up in August and she has informed the network that she will not renew it as she is looking to move on to other things, including hosting a new interview show.
Behar is the last original cast member of The View besides co-creator/executive producer Barbara Walters who is still on the panel. The two started off alternating as the fourth co-host before Behar was named a full-time co-host. According to, Yahoo News.
Food Stamps For Pets- News Max reports that the program was started by Marc Okon two weeks ago. Okon has already received 12,000 requests.
“The love of a pet, the therapeutic ability of a pet and things like that are impossible to measure. It gives us a special feeling of pride to be able to help people like that and we’re happy to do it.”
Rapper Ja Rule left an upstate New York prison Thursday morning after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and headed straight into federal custody in a tax case.
The rapper, who had been in protective custody because of his celebrity, has some time remaining on a 28-month sentence for tax evasion that ran concurrently.
Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, may have less than six months left and may be eligible for a halfway house, defense attorney Stacey Richman said. Back taxes are one of the main reasons he wants to get back to work, she said.
The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, was arrested over the deaths of 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her toddler brother Leo, who had been days shy of his second birthday.
The children’s mother, Marina Krim, found her son and older daughter stabbed to death in the bathtub as she returned home on Oct 25 from a swimming lesson with a third child, 3-year-old Nessie, who was unharmed, police have said.
The nanny, who remains in the hospital and under guard, then began stabbing herself in front of the children’s mother in the apartment on Manhattan’s affluent Upper West Side. According to, The Telegraph.
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Posted Tuesday May 29, 2012 @12:30 a.m. PST
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore pulled strings to get her family’s live-in housekeeper food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid benefits, according to an internal report from the county’s Department of Social Services.
For the past year, Social Services has been probing how DiFiore’s housekeeper was suddenly approved for welfare benefits after having been previously denied three times for inconsistencies in her applications, The Post has learned.
“Okay we got to the bottom of this case. This was a political favor for Janet DiFiore’s maid. It is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE,” Dhyalma Vazquez, a county anti-fraud investigator, wrote in an internal e-mail June 30, 2011.
Vazquez, who also chairs the Yonkers Independence Party, alleged in the e-mail to Department of Social Services Commissioner Kevin McGuire that DiFiore’s housekeeper, Jamaican immigrant Marina Buchanan, should never have received benefits.
In a series of e-mails from June and July of last year, Vazquez claimed that DiFiore, a Republican-turned- Democrat, had Buchanan’s case file improperly re-opened after the Yonkers branch office denied benefits.
Buchanan, 58, was paid $200 a week in cash by DiFiore and got $315 a month in Social Security disability benefits, according to documents obtained by The Post.
It is unclear from the documents if Social Security taxes were paid on Buchanan’s wages.
Buchanan, who claimed she was a nanny and housekeeper for DiFiore since 1987, also didn’t disclose receiving the Social Security disability benefits while still working up to 18 hours a week for the DA.
Further, she had a credit card with a $55,000 limit, sources said, yet still sought county benefits.
“The question is why the special favor. Why are cases being opened in Central Office . . . Just because she is the District Attorney does not mean she is above the law!” Vazquez wrote.
County investigators are looking at the actions of a former Social Services official who is active in local Democratic politics, sources said.
Reached by phone, Vazquez, who has been with Social Services for 20 years, cited the ongoing investigation and declined to comment.
DiFiore’s spokesman, Lucian Chalfen, said, “It is a personal issue that is related to her and her husband and I can’t comment.”
Her three children are now all in their 20s. It’s unclear if Buchanan still works for DiFiore, who was first elected DA in 2005.
Buchanan, who could not be reached for comment, wrote in documents that she left the DA’s employ in May 2010.
Carmelo Anthony, La La and their son, Kiyan, at Max Brenner near Union Square after a recent win at Madison Square Garden . . . Diners at Rao’s doing a double take at a table of power women including accessory designer Nicole Romano, Brandstyle Communications’ Di Petroff and Zoe Coady, author Anisha Ahooja and celebrity closet designer Melanie Fascitelli . . . Argentine crooner Diego Garcia playing at an intimate dinner for 20 guests at West Village restaurant Hudson Clearwater benefiting Falling Whistles, which campaigns for peace in the Congo. Attendees included Phillip Lim, Sophia Bush and Selita Ebanks. According to, New York Post.