When the call came in that a pickup truck had slammed into a house igniting a fire, volunteer firefighter Michael Cosgrove and his fellow firemen in the New York hamlet of Selden rushed to the scene.
It was only when their fire trucks neared the street that Cosgrove realized that the fire he'd be fighting would be at his own house.FULL STORY
The suspect in the weekend hit-and-run crash that killed a Brooklyn couple and their unborn child faces vehicular manslaughter and other charges after being sent back from Pennsylvania, New York police said Thursday.
Julio Acevedo, 44, now faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, three counts of criminally negligent homicide and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, the New York Police Department announced. He was scheduled to be arraigned late Thursday night in Brooklyn.FULL STORY
A fugitive accused of stealing $2 million from an armored truck he was driving and killing his partner was caught early Tuesday in Florida, according to the FBI.
Kenneth Konias Jr., 22, was arrested in Pompano Beach by the FBI, the Broward Sheriff's Office and a South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force. He had been sought since the robbery and homicide almost two months ago, according to FBI spokesman John Gillies. Between $1.3 million and $1.5 million was recovered with him, the FBI reported.
Konias is believed to have shot his partner, Michael Haines, in the head February 28 before stealing cash from the Garda armored vehicle in Pittsburgh. According to a criminal complaint, a witness heard a gunshot coming from the armored truck carrying deposits about 1 p.m. ET.
The truck was later discovered under a Pittsburgh bridge by the company's employees and two detectives. Haines was dead inside the vehicle, authorities said.FULL STORY
The overpopulation of geese in New York City is going to help those in need in Pennsylvania this summer, according to a spokesman for the New York Department of Environmental Protection.
Last summer, 1,676 Canada geese were slaughtered in an effort to control the city's goose population and improve aviation safety, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. But this year, instead of being sent to landfills, the geese will be transported to Pennsylvania and used to feed the hungry there, DEP spokesman Farrell Sklerov said.
The USDA reached out to Pennsylvania on the city's behalf since New York state does not currently have a system in place to donate slaughtered geese to shelters, whereas Pennsylvania does. "It's something the city had always wanted to do, but there wasn't a process in place in New York," Sklerov said. "We're hopeful that by next year we should be able to feed people in New York."