A Queens woman used a meat cleaver to hack her aunt to death in their shared home, officials said Saturday. Elizabeth Sanchez, 30, is charged with murdering Maria Palaguachi, 50, in the family’s two-story home on 174th St. near 137th Ave. in Rochdale. (Snip) Authorities did not say what sparked the brutal attack — but police were called to the home for domestic disputes seven times in recent years. Neighbor Michael Simpson, 40, said doesn’t know Sanchez, and there was an estimated 50 people inside the house at all times. "There´s a lot of people coming and going all the time,"
Comments: Some 50 people coming and going from the house at all times, ongoing police calls... wonderful experience for the neighbors, but hey, we can´t judge as this is a cultural issue, and our own native culture is by definition inferior.
Manhattan — Cops say a woman suffered bruises to her face after a stranger punched her on a subway platform during the early morning rush. The victim, 30, was walking on the southbound F platform of the 34th Street-Herald Square subway station around 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a man struck her on the side of her head, police said. The victim suffered bruises and swelling to her face, but she refused medical attention on the scene. Police described the man as 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black jeans and
Villagers are delighted after an entire beach that was washed away 33 years ago has reappeared - virtually overnight thanks to a freak tide. The stunning beach near the Irish village of Dooagh on Achill Island vanished in Spring storms of 1984 after waves washed away all the sand. With nothing more than rock pools left behind, almost all the villages´ hotels, guesthouses and cafes shut down. But miraculously thanks to a freak tide, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sand were dumped on the beach over ten days in April, re-creating a stunning 300m long beach.
This is the moment a masked thug wields a hammer as he and a fellow moped raider target terrified pedestrians in the heart of London. The men, joined by another pair of raiders armed with a crowbar, roared around the West End on two scooters and carried out at least one theft. Evening Standard photographer Alex Lentati was almost knocked down by one of the bikes when it mounted the pavement outside the BBC’s HQ, Broadcasting House. (Snip) The incident is the latest in a crimewave involving criminals on mopeds carrying out robberies and snatches. Met figures show moped-enabled crime has risen
A US Navy SEAL has been killed during an operation targeting the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia, according to reports Friday. “US forces were conducting an advise and assist mission alongside members of the Somali National Army,” the US Africa Command said in a statement about the raid, which took place Thursday about 40 miles west of Mogadishu. The statement did not specify which branch of the military the service member served in, but a Defense Department official told the New York Times that he was a SEAL team member. A US official told CBS News that two other Americans were
A German tourist had her teeth knocked out during a horrific robbery and sexual assault in Harlem — that may have been carried out by a serial predator, police sources said Friday The 31-year-old victim, whose identity was not immediately released, had gone to a bar with colleagues after a seminar at John Jay College on West 59th Street, and then took the subway back uptown to an Airbnb rental early Thursday, sources said. The woman was walking along West 146th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard – nearby Jackie Robinson Park – at around 2:50 a.m.
Linwood — A Linwood man arrested on heroin distribution charges last week wasted little time getting back to business after his release from jail, according to police. Richard C. Roycroft, 30, was arrested twice in four days and authorities found 4,000 bags of heroin and illegal prescription drugs in his home during their two visits, Linwood police said in a statement Tuesday. Roycroft´s first arrest took place Thursday after cops executed a search warrant at his home. He was issued a summons and released. Police said they quickly learned he resumed selling drugs and got another warrant. Roycroft was arrested again Monday
Albuquerque — Two Paterson women are facing federal drug-trafficking charges after Drug Enforcement Administration agents say they caught them with more than 14 pounds of heroin Saturday as they got off a Greyhound bus in New Mexico. Ashley Yarell Cruz-Castro and Stephanie Ester Caminero, both 21, were carrying just over 7 pounds each of the drug in plastic bundles found inside their duffel bags, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. (Snip) Court records show both were released Tuesday, Cruz-Castro into her mother´s custody in Pennsylvania and Caminero on her own recognizance, on the condition they report
Newark — A South Orange woman was charged with punching a Port Authority police officer Tuesday afternoon after cops arrested her husband at Newark Liberty International Airport. The incident began when an officer saw a blue Cadillac with tinted windows parked in a no standing zone in front of Terminal A, Port Authority police said in a news release. The cop arrested the man seated in the driver´s set when he refused three requests to provide his driver´s license, vehicle registration and insurance card, police said. When the officer asked Eric C. Hayden´s wife for her license so she could drive the
Police in New York say three members of the MS-13 gang, all illegal immigrants, have been charged with attempted murder. Brothers Fidel Hernandez, 23, and Jose Hernandez, 26, and 18-year-old Miguel Urias Arguenta face attempted murder charges in a Sunday machete attack in Westbury, New York. (Snip) Smith said the Hernandez brothers are illegal immigrants from El Salvador, and that Arguenta, also from El Salvador, entered the US illegally as an undocumented minor. In the past six months, MS-13 has been linked to 11 corpses found in Brentwood and Central Islip, about 20 miles from the Sunday machete attack.
Some drivers are distracted by texting. Others by a juicy hamburger or the GPS. And sometimes it´s a live chicken on your lap. Police in St. Paul pulled over a 52-year-old man who failed to stop for three pedestrians in a crosswalk while his fine-feathered friend was right there with him behind the wheel. The incident late in the afternoon of April 22 occurred at the intersection of Arcade Street near Hyacinth Avenue E. and came near the end of law enforcement´s statewide distracted driving crackdown. The pedestrians were not hit, but the incident earned Charz Sang Xiong, of Rush City, Minn.,
A brutal, caught-on-video beating with a belt buckle and an assault with a metal pipe rocked two Brooklyn homeless shelters over the past three days. The mayhem began at the Samaritan Village Shelter on Myrtle Ave. in Bushwick at 8:43 a.m. on Sunday. Jermaine Saint Clare, 44, a shelter resident, was caught in a horrifying video beating another man in the face using his belt buckle — sending blood flying with his repeated blows. Saint Clare — who served time for a 1999 assault and attempted manslaughter conviction — is charged with attempted murder, according to court records.
Seminole County deputies arrested a woman Monday they say used her car to bump into a school crossing guard and then drive around him, an arrest report states. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. April 12 on Wekiva Springs Road near Sable Point Elementary School, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Lenetria Camille Dixon, 20, told investigators she was low on fuel and wanting to turn into a 7-Eleven gas station when the school crossing guard blocked the road, the arrest report states. The guard had a stop sign out and children were walking in the crosswalk, according to the report.
The public got to hear from late President John F. Kennedy’s only grandson for the first time on Friday. Jack Schlossberg is the 24-year-old son of JFK’s only surviving child, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and her husband, exhibit designer Edwin Schlossberg. The young Schlossberg, born John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, who appeared alongside his mother during an interview on NBC’s TODAY show, praised former President Barack Obama. Schlossberg said he was ‘inspired by Obama’s vision for America and all the promises he laid out for our country’ when he ran for president in 2008. The interview was intended to promote the Profile
Kurt Eichenwald, a senior writer for Newsweek, took to Twitter Friday and wished that Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act see a family member suffer from a serious illness, lose their health insurance, and die. “As one w/ preexisting condition: I hope every GOPr who voted 4 Trumpcare sees a family member get a long term condition, lose insurance, & die,” Eichenwald said in a series of tweets that have since been deleted. After being confronted by Twitter users, Eichenwald doubled down and insisted that Republican lawmakers’ family members be “tortured.” “Nobody tell me how to feel knowing if I
Even in politics, the rich get richer. Take President Trump. Fresh off a big victory with the House passage of an ObamaCare repeal, Trump is also getting lucky again in his enemies. Hillary Clinton is baaack and ready to rumble. Politico reports she is launching a new group to raise money for the resistance to Trump’s presidency. The group will be called Onward Together, and Clinton is said to be meeting with donors to form a board of directors. Her cadre of unemployed hangers-on must be thrilled to have a new slush fund, but most Dems are probably thinking, “Haven’t we suffered enough?” With
Angella Reid, the first woman and second African-American to hold the position of White House chief usher, was fired because she made no secret of the fact that she remains a Hillary supporter and she refused to pander to the president. ´Angella is and was the consummate professional, and she was always respectful to President Trump but didn´t go above and beyond,´ a White House insider told DailyMail.com. ´And she he made no secret of the fact that she was a die-hard Hillary supporter.´ ´Angella was not expecting this, she was totally caught off guard,´ added the source. ´But she got a
Fox News host Shepard Smith recently gave a speech at his alma mater, where he ended up discussing his coming out experience as he reflected on his roots and personal growth. Smith appeared for a conference at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism, during which, he talked about his early career and how he became interested in journalism. As Smith spoke about the merits of inclusiveness and diversity, he eventually talked about he never tried to hide the fact that he is gay, even if he tried to avoid talking about it in his younger days. The Clarion-Ledger
The prisons have always been full of innocent men — just ask them during visiting hours. But from now on the lockups will teem with a new class of jailbird — those who didn’t know they were committing crimes. In case you missed it, FBI Director James “J. Edgar” Comey, in his latest attempt to broom the high crimes and misdemeanors of Crooked Hillary Clinton, told a Senate committee this week that even though Hillary, her top aide Huma Abedin et al. had undoubtedly committed all sorts of felonies, it was impossible to prosecute them. “With respect to Ms. Abedin in particular,”
It has been six months since the political world was rocked to its core with the upset election of Donald Trump as President. One person who has not gotten over Trump’s victory is his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Of course, in the days before the election, almost every pollster and commentator predicted a Clinton victory. She was overconfident and believed the media spin. Incredibly, she was outperformed by a political novice, who won 306 electoral votes in 31 states, an unexpected landslide. This week, in an interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN, Clinton blamed the loss on “the combination of Jim Comey´s letter
Barbra Streisand usually talks to her audience, but Saturday night she had a special message for two guests: Bill and Hillary Clinton. Streisand gave the former president and former Democratic presidential candidate much more than a shout out at her concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, her hometown. She noted that she performed at President Clinton’s inauguration and then went on to list his accomplishments, including lowering taxes for some and raising taxes on the rich. “And speaking of taxes, he showed us his tax returns,” she said, a dig at Republican President Donald Trump, who has
Comedian Wanda Sykes says racism is what is fueling Republicans efforts to repeal President Obama´s signature entitlement program. "It´s racism," Sykes said during a Friday appearance on "The View". "That´s it! They hate having a black president and they want to get rid of it. That´s what it is." Sykes has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration and was booed during a November appearance in Boston for calling him a racist and homophobe. She responded by cursing and giving the audience the middle finger. "They´re just trying to erase anything that President Obama did," Sykes added. "I bet
Eighteen fraternity members were charged in the death of a 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student who fell multiple times after consuming toxic levels of alcohol — and whose own friends failed to get help for him for many hours, authorities said. (Snip) The grand jury’s presentment describes pledges ordered to go through a gauntlet of drinking stations at the party that night, at which they were ordered to quickly drink vodka, shotgun a beer, and so on. It described videotape of Piazza being helped staggering, hunched over, to a couch and later trying unsuccessfully to open the front door, then
The BBC was last night accused of inflicting ‘deliberate pain’ on Prince Harry by dredging up an unfounded slur that he is not Prince Charles’s son. The outrageous and discredited insinuation that Princess Diana’s lover James Hewitt is his father is repeated in the controversial BBC2 drama King Charles III, to be screened this week. The timing is especially cruel so close to the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, and those close to the Royal Family say the hurtful claims should never have been included in a BBC programme. Diana’s closest confidante, Rosa Monckton, said: ‘The BBC is deliberately causing pain to a
Edward Crawford, a St. Louis resident who was the subject of an iconic photo epitomizing the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, is dead. Crawford was photographed throwing a flaming tear gas canister in an image broadcast widely during the months of unrest that followed the fatal shooting of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer. (Snip) According to his father, Edward Crawford Sr., the 27-year-old was the father of four young children, had just gotten a new apartment, and was training for a warehouse job. "I don´t believe it was a suicide," the senior Crawford told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,