Ariel Russo

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UWS Street Corner Renamed for Cooper Stock

The street renaming brought both sadness and anger over the crash that killed Cooper. 

Upper West Side »

Unlicensed Teen Driver Who Fatally Struck 4-Year-Old on UWS Takes Plea Deal

Franklin Reyes pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday in the death of Ariel Russo.

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Teen Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old Arrested for Dragging Officer 100 Feet

Franklin Reyes was arrested for dragging an officer 100 feet after being pulled over, police said.

Upper West Side »

Teen Charged in Girl's Death Sent Back to Jail as His Mom Pleads for Mercy

A judge is holding Franklin Reyes on $50,000 bail after he was indicted for petit larceny. 

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Teen Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo Could Be Sentenced as Adult

Franklin Reyes, who killed 4-year-old Ariel Russo, is now accused of stealing from a Chelsea apartment.

Far Rockaway »

Ambulance Delay in Deadly Rockaway Fire 'Unacceptable,' de Blasio Says

The mayor said the results of an ongoing investigation could prompt changes to the 911 system.

Upper West Side »

Teen Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo Could Be Charged as Juvenile

Franklin Reyes' lawyer said he hoped the accident would not follow his client all his life. 

Upper West Side »

UWS Street Named for 4-Year-Old Crash Victim Ariel Russo

West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was named after the 4-year-old girl killed there last year. 

Upper West Side »

Ariel Russo's Parents to Call for Criminal Investigation of 911 Operator

Emergency response was delayed by a 911 operator, the late 4-year-old's parents said via their lawyer.

Upper West Side »

City Probe Blames Human Error in Ariel Russo 911 Response Delay

The investigation found human error, not technical problems with the city's 911 call system. 

Upper West Side »

Potholes to Blame for UWS Accident That Killed Ariel Russo, Lawyer Says

Reyes told his lawyer he might have lost control of his SUV because of a pothole in the street. 

Upper West Side »

Board Backs Naming of UWS Corner for Crash Victim Ariel Russo

The northeast corner of West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue would have a sign honoring the child.

Upper West Side »

Ariel Russo's Grandma Faces Alleged Teen Killer for First Time in Court

Ariel Russo, 4, was hit and killed walking with her grandmother on the Upper West Side.

Kips Bay »

Firefighters' Union to Ask Judge to Halt City's Use of 'Deadly' 911 System

The union says it will ask a judge to stop the city's problem-plagued new 911 system immediately.

Upper West Side »

Dept. of Investigation Launches Probe into Ariel Russo, 911 System SNAFU

Nearly a month after their 4-year-old daughter's death, Sofia and Alan Russo are still seeking answers.