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Trial date set for Brownsville man who nearly burned baby to death in bathtub

A Brownsville man who allegedly held his 9-month-old son in scalding hot water until pieces of the child’s skin fell off, will be back in front of a judge in August.

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Barbados Festival Day is a hit in Canarsie

Saturday marked the Friends of Barbados DLP Association’s 15th annual Barbados Festival Day at Monroe Cohen Park at 108th Street and Seaview Avenue in Canarsie. … Full Article
 

Brownsville man released from prison 20 years after wrongful conviction

After a man spent 20 years in prison convicted of a Brownsville homicide, he walked out of court a free man Wednesday after the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office found his trial unfair, marking the 23rd conviction removed by the DA’s Office. … Full Article
 

Murderer gets 40 years after shooting a man 9 times in East Flatbush

A 23-year-old Crown Heights man was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison on Tuesday for killing a man in his East Flatbush apartment lobby after he left the victim’s body on the floor filled with nine bullet holes. … Full Article
 

Widow and killer-for-hire get life sentences for murdering husband

A woman who had her husband killed to collect health insurance money and the hired shooter got life sentences on Thursday as a full courtroom of the victim’s family sobbed and cheered from the audience.  … Full Article
 

FDNY gathers for funeral of Retired Firefighter William J. Gormley of Ladder 174

On Wednesday, more than 300 firefighters attended a funeral Mass for retired firefighter William John Gormley at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church at 1550 Hendrickson St. in Flatlands.  … Full Article
 

Canarsie store owner pleads guilty to exchanging millions in food stamp benefits for cash

A Canarsie supermarket owner pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by illegally exchanging over a million dollars of food stamp benefits for cash for over two years. … Full Article
 

Brownsville basketball star pleads not guilty to running heroin ring

A beloved former NCAA and American Basketball Association star accused of running a multimillion dollar heroin ring pleaded not guilty to 56 charges on Tuesday at Brooklyn Supreme Court.  … Full Article
 

Alleged heroin slinging Brownsville basketball player yet to be arraigned

A 65-year-old former American Basketball Association player from Brownsville who was busted for allegedly leading a multimillion dollar heroin ring, was not produced before the court Monday, putting his case off for the second time, until Tuesday. … Full Article
 
 

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