A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly slapping and punching a 14-year-old student. The teen suffered eye injuries in the attack. The male teacher, 34, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
At 6-foot-5 and 350 pounds Eric Garner was an imposing figure but a gentle giant, according to friends and family members. His family, which includes six children and a wife, is still trying to understand what caused his death during an arrest Thursday evening.
Friday's subway derailment in Queens injured dozens of people and terrified 1,000 passengers on the express F train.
A grieving mother is demanding accountability for a fatal Queens car accident that took the life of her son on April 4. The crash killed four young people after their car plunged into Steinway Creek in Astoria.
A 25-year-old man was killed in a Crown Heights crosswalk on Sunday morning when a sanitation truck fatally hit him. The garbage truck was making a right turn onto Carroll when it collided with the man, who died at the scene.
New York City's 911 response system became a source of intense scrutiny after the death of a 4-year-old girl in June. The child, Ariel Russo, became a victim of NYC's error-riddled emergency response system.
"Help me!" are two words a high school chemistry teacher never wants to hear a pupil scream during chemistry lab, but those were the desperate pleas of a 16-year-old boy at Beacon School in Manhattan on Thursday.
A 61-year-old Brooklyn man is healing after a subway accident in Manhattan nearly took his life. The man, Cecil Williams, is legally blind and relies on his working dog, Orlando, to help him safely navigate New York City. Orlando had to go above and beyond the call of duty, however, when the man fainted and lost consciousness on the 125th Street platform.
We previously wrote about a young British woman, Sian Green, who nearly died after a NYC taxi accident in August (original story here). The U.K. tourist was saved by a quick-thinking plumber who applied his belt as a tourniquet on her severely damaged leg. The young woman, now 24, was grateful for the bystander's swift action and even appeared on Dr. Oz with her rescuer.
A Metro Transit Authority (MTA) passenger train derailed in the Bronx on Sunday, killing 4 and injuring more than 60. The train accident occurred on a sharp curve where the Harlem and Hudson Rivers meet. Unfortunately, the MTA already knew the stretch of rails is dangerous, as a freight train derailed in the same location in July.