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'Bling Bishop' Is Facing
Serious Federal Charges
Dec 20, 2022 9:45 AM CST
'Bling Bishop' Is Facing Serious Federal Charges
Lamor Whitehead is accused of swindling a parishioner and other fraud charges
- Over the summer, a Brooklyn bishop made unwanted headlines because he was robbed during a live-streamed service of an estimated $1 million in jewelry. Now Lamor Whitehead is making more unwanted headlines—federal prosecutors charged him with multiple offenses, including swindling a parishioner and extorting a local businessman. Whitehead, known...
Rat-Hating NYC Mayor
Fined Over Rats at His Property
Dec 8, 2022 1:15 AM CST
Rat-Hating NYC Mayor Fined Over Rats at His Property
Eric Adams appeared before his own employee to contest $330 fine
- New York City Mayor Eric Adams is a well-known hater of rats. In October, amid rising complaints about rats, the city announced plans to push back the time residents are allowed to put out their garbage bins on trash night in an effort to deter the rodents; just days ago,...
NYC Job Will
Pay Up to $170K,
but It's a 'Daunting' One
Dec 2, 2022 6:19 AM CST
NYC Job Will Pay Up to $170K, but It's a 'Daunting' One
Mayor Eric Adams' administration seek 'somewhat bloodthirsty' rat czar
- Now that New York City is required to reveal salaries in most of its job listings, there's one for $120,000 to $170,000 recently posted by Mayor Eric Adams' administration that might catch everyone's eye—but it's a "daunting" one, per the AP . The city...
NYC Declares Emergency
as Migrants Pour In
Oct 7, 2022 1:40 PM CDT
NYC Declares Emergency as Migrants Pour In
Mayor seeks federal and state help to house arrivals being bused from Texas
- With migrants from Latin America needing shelter and health care arriving by the busload, Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency for New York City on Friday, calling the situation a humanitarian crisis. The mayor said at least 17,000 people seeking asylum have been bused in from other...
Good News for Guy Who
Clapped Giuliani on the Back
Sep 22, 2022 2:00 AM CDT
Good News for Guy Who Clapped Giuliani on the Back
Charges dropped, as long as he stays out of trouble for 6 months
The man charged with assault after he was seen on a video slapping the back of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani accepted a deal Wednesday to have the charges dismissed. According to the Richmond County district attorney's office, the case has been adjourned in contemplation of dismissal,...
We May Put
Sep 19, 2022 12:08 PM CDT
NYC Mayor: We May Put Migrants on Cruise Ships
Eric Adams suggests the idea as more flood into city
- As New York City scrambles to handle a deluge of migrants bused in from the southern border, Mayor Eric Adams has raised a controversial idea—putting them on cruise ships. "We're examining everything, from the legality of using any type of cruise ship for temporary housing," Adams...
NYC's Nuke Prep PSA
Has People Asking 'Why?'
Jul 13, 2022 9:55 AM CDT
NYC's Nuke Prep PSA Has People Asking 'Why?'
'Better safe than sorry,' Mayor Adams told reporters
- "Don't ask me how or why. Just know that the big one has hit." So says the narrator of a recent PSA about nuclear preparedness from NYC Emergency Management. Per CBS News, the 90-second video opens on an empty street with damaged, computer-generated skyscrapers in the background....
Killed Young Mom
Jul 2, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
Cops: Ex-Boyfriend Killed Young Mom Pushing Stroller
NYPD says Isaac Argro is also father of baby who was in stroller when Azsia Johnson, 20, was shot
Police have a suspect in custody after a 20-year-old mother pushing a stroller near a New York City playground was fatally shot at point-blank range. Per NBC News , 22-year-old Isaac Argro has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon following the Wednesday killing of the woman,...
May 12, 2022 11:54 AM CDT
NYC Mayor: Official Residence Is Haunted
Eric Adams says he sees things moving 'all the time'
- New York City Mayor Eric Adams is afraid of ghosts. Questioned Tuesday about why he doesn't live in the mayor's official residence—the 223-year-old Gracie Mansion—Adams denied that the place was too cool for him. "I don't care what anyone says, there are ghosts in...
Apr 10, 2022 5:15 PM CDT
Eric Adams Tests Positive
With New York City's coronavirus cases increasing, mayor plans to work remotely
- New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, his 100th day in office, a spokesperson said. The first-term Democrat woke up with a raspy voice and took a PCR test that came back positive, spokesperson Fabien Levy said in a statement. Earlier in the day, Levy...
NYPD Arrests Suspect
in Subway Poop Attack
Mar 1, 2022 11:39 AM CST
NYPD Arrests Suspect in Subway Poop Attack
Frank Abrokwa is accused of smearing feces on stranger in Bronx station
Police say they've arrested a man suspected of smearing human feces in the face of a woman in the New York City subway. Frank Abrokwa, 37, arrested Monday, is now charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct, and harassment, WNYW reports. He was apparently a stranger to the...
NYC Mayor Apologizes
for 'Crackers' Remark
Feb 5, 2022 9:30 AM CST
NYC Mayor Apologizes for 'Crackers' Remark
Eric Adams used term to discuss white NYPD cops at a 2019 campaign event
- The current mayor of New York City regrets calling white NYPD officers "crackers" shortly before he launched his campaign, in remarks heard in a recently resurfaced 2019 video,
reports. "Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers' a--," Adams said in the video, receiving...
Mayor's Brother Sees Salary
Cut From $210K to $1
Jan 27, 2022 3:04 PM CST
Mayor's Brother Sees Salary Cut From $210K to $1
Eric Adams' appointment of Bernard runs into city ethics trouble
- For a while there, it looked like Eric Adams' election as mayor of New York City was going to result in a $210,000 payday for brother Bernard . But a city review board that looked into the matter has ruled that Bernard can receive only a token $1 salary, reports...
Man Who Killed Rookie
NYPD Cop Dies of His Injuries
Jan 25, 2022 12:51 AM CST
Man Who Killed Rookie NYPD Cop Dies of His Injuries
Jason Rivera, 22, killed while responding to domestic incident; another officer critically hurt
The man who shot and killed an NYPD officer Friday has died. The suspect, Lashawn McNeil, was shot during the incident by one of the three NYPD officers who responded to a domestic violence call in Harlem, and McNeil died of his injuries Monday, the AP reports. The third...
Woman Killed In Unprovoked
Shove In Front of Subway
Jan 16, 2022 6:30 AM CST
Woman Killed In Unprovoked Shove In Front of Subway
NYC attack took place in Times Square on Saturday
- A woman catching the subway at New York City's Times Square on Saturday was pushed in front of an oncoming train and killed, per NBC News . Authorities called the attack random and said the suspect initially fled before turning himself into police a short time later. The 40-year-old victim,...
Jan 8, 2022 8:15 AM CST
NYC's New Mayor Makes Controversial Hirings
Eric Adams appoints brother to plum NYPD position, Phil Banks III as deputy mayor for public safety
- New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, is getting right to work—and right to raising eyebrows, specifically with two new appointments. Getting the most buzz on Friday was the reveal by the
New York Post
that Adams has appointed his younger brother, Bernard Adams, to be a deputy...
New Mayor Takes
Subway, Calls 911
Jan 1, 2022 5:20 PM CST
New Mayor Takes Subway, Calls 911
Eric Adams lists agenda for first days as New York's chief executive
- Eric Adams says the theme of his first 100 days in office as mayor of New York City will be "Get Stuff Done." He got to work Saturday, taking the subway to City Hall—without a security detail, WABC reports. Along the way, Adams chatted with passengers and...
Live Message to
Bill de Blasio:
Jan 1, 2022 6:00 AM CST
Andy Cohen's Live Message to Bill de Blasio: 'Sayonara, Sucker!'
TV personality went on live NYE rant about outgoing NYC mayor during CNN broadcast
- Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper did tequila shots while toasting Betty White during their New Year's Eve broadcast on CNN, but the liquor may have gone a bit to Cohen's head. Minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, ushering in 2022, Eric Adams was sworn in as...
NYC Gears Up for 'Responsible
Event for the World to See'
Dec 31, 2021 12:00 PM CST
NYC Gears Up for 'Responsible Event for the World to See'
Only 15K in-person spectators, masked and vaccinated, will be allowed at NYE in Times Square
- New York City readied on Friday to embrace the new year—and bid good riddance to another pandemic-marred 12 months—as it prepared to revive its annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. It did so as an uneasy nation tried to muster optimism that the worst days...
New York Postpones
Dec 21, 2021 5:52 PM CST
New York Postpones Inauguration Ceremony
Mayor-elect Eric Adams says he doesn't need a ceremony anyway
- Eric Adams will become mayor of New York City on Jan. 1, but he'll take office without the usual trappings of the day. The city's inauguration ceremony "will be postponed to a later date in order to prioritize the health of all who were planning to attend,...
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