Lhota: Baby’s death should spur action to get guns off streets

The tragic shooting death of a Brooklyn baby in his stroller “sends chills through the spines of every New Yorker,” Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota said. Reacting to the baby’s death, Lhota said the deadly incident should spur officials to get guns off city streets.


Bullet that killed Brooklyn tot was meant for his dad: Cops

Police investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy shot in the head in his stroller said Monday they believe his father was the target.

Authorities have some leads in the killing of Antiq Hennis on a Brooklyn street on Sunday night and believe his death may be gang-related, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Antiq's father, Anthony Hennis, has a criminal record and wasn't cooperating with police in their investigation, said Kelly, who didn't elaborate.


1 year old in stroller shot dead in Brownsville

 A 1-year-old boy in a stroller was fatally shot in the face as his parents pushed him across a city street, and police continued looking for the gunman Monday.

Antiq Hennis and his parents were walking across a street in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday when shots were fired and the boy was hit, police said. Investigators have yet to determine who was the intended target, and no arrests have been made, police said Monday.


Guerriero hopes outsider status wins her votes in public advocate race

Cathy Guerriero has never run for public office in her life, but like a baseball ballplayer who skips the minors and goes straight to the major leagues, she is making her maiden voyage into politics by seeking one of the top spots in city government.

Guerriero, an adjunct professor at Teachers College at Columbia University, is one of five candidates running in the Democratic primary for public advocate. The primary is Sept. 10.


Judge dismisses human trafficking victim’s non-prostitution charges

For the first time, a judge ruled that a non-prostitution charge against a victim of human trafficking could be dismissed without prior approval from the District Attorney’s Office.

In 2000 and 2003, LG was convicted and sentenced on charges of prostitution and possession of a weapon. LG asserted that the criminal acts were a result of her years of forced prostitution and asked that the charges be vacated.


Brooklyn's "Miracle Man" scores KO

Bloodied but certainly not beaten, Danny "The Miracle Man" Jacobs knew he had to dig deep Monday night at Manhattan's Best Buy Theater to re-establish himself as one of the middleweight division's top attractions.

The Brownsville native and cancer survivor did just that, shaking off a nasty cut under his left eye to score an impressive third-round stoppage of Giovanni Lorenzo in the headline bout of the new Golden Boy Promotions' Monday Night Fight series, telecast nationally on Fox Sports 1.


TJ Maxx employee charged with selling stolen goods in Brooklyn

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Wednesday announced the indictment of Cornell Poyser, 40, an assistant manager of a TJ Maxx outlet in Oceanside, Long Island, who allegedly stole merchandise from the store after it was closed. 


Colton leads protest against Gravesend trash plant

"First Sandy, now the Sanitation Department is hurting us!"

That was the cry from residents of southwest Brooklyn who took part in a protest rally Sunday against the city’s plans to move ahead with the construction of a trash plant on the Gravesend waterfront.

Protesters charged that they suffered a great deal during the storm last October and that trash plant will inflict more pain on them.


New institute's focus: preserving Brooklyn's untamed beachfront

Plans for a new Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay were announced on Monday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

Jamaica Bay, which contains numerous marshy islands, borders on several Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods. In Brooklyn, it borders on Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Spring Creek and Mill Basin; as well as Floyd Bennett Field, which is part of Gateway National Recreation Area.


Brooklyn teacher sentenced in sex scandal case

Erin Sayar, former teacher at James Madison High School in Marine Park, was sentenced in Brooklyn Supreme Court, Criminal Term, on charges stemming from accusations that she engaged in a sexual relationship with her student, Kevin Eng.

Sayar, 36, plead guilty to statutory rape in June after turning herself in to Brooklyn’s Special Victims Unit on the eight criminal counts of statutory rape, 16 counts of sexual abuse of a minor and other related charges.



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