Crime

Employee shot at Bay Ridge smoke shop

A usually safe and quiet business district in Bay Ridge was rocked shortly before midnight on Wednesday night when a gunman entered Moe’s Smoke Shop at 7123 Fifth Ave. and fired his weapon at a worker who was standing at the register. … Full Article

Erasmus Hall teacher indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting student

A 66-year-old business teacher at Flatbush’s Erasmus Hall High School was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing his 16-year-old student.

Mervyn Affoon pleaded not guilty at Brookl … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets 22 years for killing foster mother

Before a Brooklyn judge sentenced a man who killed his foster mother to 22 years to life in prison, the killer’s sister sat down smiling and verbally attacked him in court yesterday. … Full Article

Brooklyn child stabber found guilty of murder

A Brooklyn Supreme Court jury Tuesday found a 30-year-old man guilty of repeatedly stabbing two young children in an East New York public housing elevator, leaving one dead. … Full Article

Trial of accused child stabber heads to jury

A Brooklyn Supreme Court jury began deliberations on Monday in the trial of a 30-year-old man accused of stabbing one young child to death and leaving another with a body full of stab wounds in a public housing elevator. … Full Article

Former NYPD detectives accused of rape inch closer to trial

The 19-year-old calling out two former NYPD detectives for allegedly taking turns raping her while she was handcuffed in their patrol car faced her accused attackers in court on Thursday leading up to their trial date. … Full Article

Pair arrested for smuggling 26 finches into JFK

Two men were arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Wednesday when customs officials found 26 finches smuggled in their socks and hair curlers from Guyana, officials said. … Full Article

Brooklyn sex trafficker gets 6 years

A Bedford-Stuyvesant sex trafficker made a last ditch effort to change his attorney before a Brooklyn judge sentenced him to six years in prison on Wednesday.  … Full Article

MTA officer heading to trial for allegedly striking pedestrian

An MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer indicted for allegedly striking a pedestrian while on duty and dropping him in Staten Island is heading towards a May trial date. … Full Article

Sentencing delayed for Brooklyn father who accidentally burned off baby’s skin

A sentencing was delayed at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday when the attorney for a man who accidentally burned off his infant’s skin in a scolding hot bath could not appear in court. … Full Article

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