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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Aug. 17

Weather: Enjoy today, Bronxites, because we're in for more rain tomorrow. It'll be in the high 80s this afternoon and mostly sunny.

Story of the Day: 52nd Precinct Detective Nabbed on Robbery Charges
A veteran NYPD detective based out of the 52nd Precinct--which includes Bedford Park, Norwood and University Heights--was arrested Monday on conspiracy and robbery charges, several news outlets are reporting today. Kyron Collins, 39, along with two non-police accomplices, are accused of committing a string of robberies over the last year, in which they allegedly targeted people selling contraband cigarettes. Collins supposedly used his NYPD shield, a firearm and fake search warrants in carrying out the thefts. The NY Post reports that Collins is a second-generation officer; his father is a retired NYPD cop.

Bronx mom Nicole Perrino started her own blog, www.BronxMama.com, as resource for parents looking for local, kid-friendly events. 

Three men beat and robbed a man on Creston Avenue last week, stealing his belongings and a beloved-bible. 

A memorial service will be held in Riverdale tomorrow for Christina Santiago, 29, the Bronx-born LGBT activist who, along with four other people, was killed over the weekend when a stage collapsed at the Indiana state fairgrounds. She will be laid to rest in St. Raymond's Cemetery.

Latrell Hall, a 10-year-old Mount Eden boy who was missing since Monday, has been found at a friend's house.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand met with faith leaders from the Bronx and across the city yesterday to promote her Urban Jobs Act, which would funnel federal money to nonprofit city groups to provide job training and services for unemployed or formerly incarcerated young people.

It's a hoax: this humorous Craiglist ad, in which a supposed Bronx Zoo employee searches for a roommate for her and her pet alligator, is--surprise--a fake, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe it's a good thing the cops rarely ever get out of the car. It seems that whenever they do, they're hardly any better than the thugs they lock up!


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