Violence in subway cars is spiking

Subway cars and platforms in the Big Apple are becoming increasingly violent, according to new NYPD data. Felony assaults in the subway system were up 16 percent in February compared with the same month a year ago, from 19 to 22, the numbers show. Ther…

Subway cars and platforms in the Big Apple are becoming increasingly violent, according to new NYPD data. Felony assaults in the subway system were up 16 percent in February compared with the same month a year ago, from 19 to 22, the numbers show. There have been 88 felony assaults for the year through Sunday,...

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Trucker arrested for owing more than $300K in tolls

He’s got an EZPass to jail. Port Authority cops busted a New Jersey man on Wednesday for racking up more than $300,000 in unpaid EZPass charges, said spokesman Joe Pentangelo. Jose Ramirez, owner of Mambo Transportation in Jersey City, was grabbed on a warrant when he showed up to pick up an impounded truck at…

He’s got an EZPass to jail. Port Authority cops busted a New Jersey man on Wednesday for racking up more than $300,000 in unpaid EZPass charges, said spokesman Joe Pentangelo. Jose Ramirez, owner of Mambo Transportation in Jersey City, was grabbed on a warrant when he showed up to pick up an impounded truck at...

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Councilman proposes reward fund for information on hit-and-runs

The city may soon have a special reward fund that will give up to $1,000 to people who help track down hit-and-run drivers. The proposed fund, suggested by city Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, would pay the money to anyone who gives information that leads…

The city may soon have a special reward fund that will give up to $1,000 to people who help track down hit-and-run drivers. The proposed fund, suggested by city Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, would pay the money to anyone who gives information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a driver who leaves the scene…

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Passenger robs MTA bus driver at knifepoint

A man with a hunting knife robbed an MTA bus driver and then bashed her in the head with the butt of the weapon Friday morning, union officials said. The bus operator was driving an empty M15 bus southbound on Second Avenue in Manhattan at about 3 a.m….

A man with a hunting knife robbed an MTA bus driver and then bashed her in the head with the butt of the weapon Friday morning, union officials said. The bus operator was driving an empty M15 bus southbound on Second Avenue in Manhattan at about 3 a.m. when she stopped to pick up a…

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DNA in rape suspect’s hat links him to second attack

MTA cops nabbed a man accused of trying to rape a woman outside a Metro-North station — and then used DNA from his hat to tie him to a previous rape, officials said Monday. Ronal Danillo Sandoval-Campos, 24, who lives in the hamlet of Purdys, allegedly followed a 19-year-old woman off the train at the…

MTA cops nabbed a man accused of trying to rape a woman outside a Metro-North station — and then used DNA from his hat to tie him to a previous rape, officials said Monday. Ronal Danillo Sandoval-Campos, 24, who lives in the hamlet of Purdys, allegedly followed a 19-year-old woman off the train at the...

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Cuomo stiffens penalties for assaulting subway employees

New Yorkers will face stiffer penalties for assaulting subway station agents and cleaners. Gov. Cuomo on Friday signed legislation allowing prosecutors to seek punishment of up to seven years in prison for such crimes. The law makes the punishment the …

New Yorkers will face stiffer penalties for assaulting subway station agents and cleaners. Gov. Cuomo on Friday signed legislation allowing prosecutors to seek punishment of up to seven years in prison for such crimes. The law makes the punishment the same as the one meted out to anyone who attacks subway-train operators and bus drivers....

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