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Video Shows Moment Before Man was Shot in Back of Head in Bronx

Luis Garcia, 40, was shot at the corner of Westchester and Jackson avenues, police said.

Melrose »

Diaz Budgets $1.5M for Affordable Housing Complex With Skate Park

La Central, located in Melrose, will bring almost 1,000 new apartments to the neighborhood.

Morrisania »

Bronx Church May Face Eviction After Health Violations Found in Food Pantry

A recent Health Department inspection found unsanitary conditions in the church's food pantry. 

Morrisania »

Church That Had Door Smashed Can Stay in Building, Judge Rules

A judge ruled that the church can stay after it forked over more than $52,000 it owed to its landlord.

Morrisania »

Landlord Tries to Evict Church Using Sledgehammer on Good Friday

The Word of Life church's landlord tried to break in on Good Friday, a reverend said.

Longwood »

Boy Rescued From Ice on the Bronx River, FDNY Says

The boy wandered onto ice near Westchester Avenue. 

Longwood »

Man on Mini-Bike Dies After Crash in The Bronx, Police Say

Gene Ortiz died after hitting a Toyota Camry as he tried to make a U-turn, police said.

Fordham »

Gunman Arrested for Shooting NYPD Officers in The Bronx, Sources Say

The shooter was arrested near East Tremont Avenue and Westchester Avenue, sources said.

Soundview »

Teen Stabbed on Bronx Subway Platform, Police Say

An 18-year-old was repeatedly stabbed in the Elder Avenue subway station Thursday, police said.

Soundview »

45-Year-Old Subway Surfer Dies Riding Atop 6 Train, NYPD Says

A man was riding atop a 6 train through Soundview when he hit his head, police said.

Jackson Heights »

Locally Shot Film Makes Queens Debut 20 Years After Filmmaker Died

"The House That Jack Built" was written by Joe Vásquez, who died in 1995.

Westchester Square »

Person Dies at Bronx 6 Train Station, Officials Say

A person died at the 6 train's Zerega Avenue stop, the FDNY said.

Melrose »

Mayor Calls for Probe of ACS after Queens Girl's Beating Death

Kevasia Edwards suffered broken ribs and teeth before being found dead in Far Rockaway Monday.

Soundview »

BB Gun-Wielding Man Hits NYPD Car En Route to Bronx Fire, Police Say

The police car was hit in the windshield early Tuesday morning.

Soundview »

Fire Engulfs Soundview Home Occupied by Squatters, FDNY Says

A fast-moving fire swept through a Taylor Avenue home early Tuesday, the FDNY said.