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  1. Kate Spade, 55, Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

    Kate Spade, 55, Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

    Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her Manhattan apartment of an apparent suicide on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.A housekeeper called authorities at 10:20 a.m. after finding Spade -- whose real name was Kate Brosnahan -- at her Park Avenue apartment.She apparently left a note, according to several reports.The Kansas City-born entrepreneur teamed up with Andy Spade, ...

  2. Rockland Gangsters' Associate Gets 65 Months In 'Cabjacking,' Bar Holdups

    Rockland Gangsters' Associate Gets 65 Months In 'Cabjacking,' Bar Holdups

    A fellow member of a gang from Rockland was sentenced Wednesday to 65 months in federal prison for his role in carjacking, kidnapping and leaving a local cab driver for dead in Orange County after he and four others robbed a North Jersey bar. Wilbur J. Barahona, 22, of Ridgewood was the last of six defendants to accept a plea deal from federal prosecutors in Newark in connection with ...

  3. Lick It Or Not: Scratch 'N Sniff Postage Stamps

    Lick It Or Not: Scratch 'N Sniff Postage Stamps

    Scratch and sniff postage stamps? You bet. The U.S. Postal Service says it will “add the sweet scent of summer to letters of love, friendship, party invitations and other mailings” when it introduces “Frozen Treats Forever” stamps next month.The new 20-stamp booklet will feature the “whimsical watercolor illustrations” of Margaret Berg of Santa Monica, CA, the Postal Service said in a ...

  4. Services Set For Beloved Area Teacher Killed In School Bus Crash

    Services Set For Beloved Area Teacher Killed In School Bus Crash

    For every student of hers -- current and former -- veteran Paramus middle-school teacher Jennifer Williamson made the most turbulent years of their young lives easier to bear.Williamson, who taught for nearly 20 years in the district, was killed along with fifth-grader Miranda Faith Vargas when their school bus was struck by a dump truck on Route 80 during a field trip ...

  5. Promoter Shipped Thousands Of Pounds Of Pot To Westchester, Prosecutor Says

    Promoter Shipped Thousands Of Pounds Of Pot To Westchester, Prosecutor Says

    An entertainment producer from New Jersey shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana for sale hidden in musical speakers from the West Coast to Yonkers and elsewhere, said authorities who busted him and two accused accomplices in a special operation.Oscar Holguin, 38, was arrested in the Central Jersey town of Carteret, just off the New Jersey Turnpike, where authorities said he was ...

  6. NYC Bus Terminal Re-Opened After Hour-Long Lockdown

    NYC Bus Terminal Re-Opened After Hour-Long Lockdown

    The Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan was reopened following a lockdown Wednesday morning after a suspicious white powder was found.The terminal desk "received a report of an unknown white substance on the floor in the south wing" just after 9 a.m., the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.An authority ESU responded, along with hazmat experts who "deemed the ...

  7. YouTube Shooter Claimed Site Discriminated Against Her

    YouTube Shooter Claimed Site Discriminated Against Her

    UPDATE: The armed woman who police said killed herself after critically wounding her boyfriend and injuring two other people at YouTube headquarters in northern California on Tuesday previously complained that the site had discriminated against her."I'm being discriminated and filtered on YouTube and I'm not the only one," Nasim Aghdam, 39, said in several videos she'd ...

  8. Stella! Check Your Bottles For Glass In Beer

    Stella! Check Your Bottles For Glass In Beer

    Stella Artois on Monday announced a voluntary recall of select packages containing 11.2-ounce (330ml) bottles of beer that may contain particles of glass. The company published codes for customers look for on the packaging.The recall applies to Stella Artois 6-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, "Best of Belgium" multi-packs in the U.S. and Canada, and Stella Artois Légère ...

  9. SEEN HIM? Manhunt On For Deportee Who Escaped ICE Agents At JFK

    SEEN HIM? Manhunt On For Deportee Who Escaped ICE Agents At JFK

    A Senegalese national escaped ICE agents who were deporting him at JFK Airport, said authorities who were searching for him.Mohamadou Lamine Mbacke, 31, "was in ICE custody awaiting removal via a commercial airline flight through JFK Tuesday before absconding" at Terminal 4's Gate B23, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Khaalid Walls.The agents apparently had ...

  10. NY Authorities Assist In Bust Of 7 Pounds Heroin, 2+ Pounds Cocaine, $40G

    NY Authorities Assist In Bust Of 7 Pounds Heroin, 2+ Pounds Cocaine, $40G

    An unemployed Massachusetts couple had nearly seven pounds of heroin, more than two pounds of cocaine and $40,000 in drug proceeds stashed in hidden compartments of their vehicle when they were stopped in Paramus by members of a joint county, state and federal task force, authorities said.Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, of Fitchburg were both ordered held in the Bergen ...

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