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Owner of Pelham Bay car service shot dead, NY1 News

The owner of a livery car service was killed after being shot in the head near his Bronx Office Friday morning, reports NY1 News.

The body of Taylor Gordon, 40, was found inside a Chevy Tahoe across the street from his business, Platinum Car Service, in Pelham Bay.

Police said no arrests have been made, nor have they released any information on suspects.



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Teen dies after falling out of fifth-floor window, NY Daily News

A 14-year-old boy is dead after falling from his fifth-floor apartment window, reports the New York Daily News.

The teen, Yohan Hernandez, was helping his mom hang curtains in their Mount Eden apartment on Friday by standing on a chair. One of the chair’s legs gave out, and Hernandez plunged nearly 60-feet out the window to his death.

Hernandez later died of his injuries at Bronx-Lebanon hospital.



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Man charged in Albany burglary after DNA match, Albany Times Union

A Bronx man has been charged with a 2008 convenience store burglary in Albany, reports the Albany Times Union.

Sean Jackson, of Soundview, had broken the front window of the store and stolen a dozen pack of cigarettes, said police.

Police were able to connect Jackson to the crime from DNA of blood left on the broken window. Jackson’s DNA had been in the state database from two unrelated felonies, police said.

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Man sentenced to 14 years for killing woman with stray bullet, NY1 News

A Bronx man was sentenced to 14 years in jail after a 2009 incident that led to him killing a 92-year-old woman with a stray bullet, reports NY1 News.

Jamal Blair, 20, had fired a shot during a fight outside 92-year-old Sadie Mitchell’s home in Williamsbridge. The bullet struck her in the back, and she died.

Blair had taken a manslaughter deal that helped him evade a 25-year life sentence.

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Tenants sue landlord for moldy building, NY Daily News

Tenants in an East Tremont building announced Thursday that they were suing their landlords over the living conditions in their apartment, reports the New York Daily News.

The building at 2097 Webster Avenue, they say, has been plagued by leaks, cockroaches and rats.

The tenants are hoping for a Bronx Housing Court to appoint an administrator to manage the building. Housing court judges can appoint private administrators to unsafe buildings under state law.


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Cop involved with ticket-fixing scandal admitted to psych-ward, NY Daily News

A Bronx cop involved in the ticket-fixing probe has been admitted to a psychiatric ward, after he tried to kill himself after testifying in the case, reports the New York Daily News.

Robert McGree, 62, tried to kill himself Sept. 14 in the subway. On Wednesday, cops took McGree into hospital for a suicide watch after he briefly went missing from his home in Riverdale and family members expressed concerns about his depression.

Several Bronx cops have been embroiled in a ticket-fixing scandal, as well as leaking information about the probe. A grand jury is convening this week to determine the charges against the officers.


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5 schools in danger of closing, NY1 News

The Department of Education is considering closing 20 struggling schools across the city, including 5 Bronx Schools, reports NY1 News.

The schools in the Bronx include: P.S. 277, New Millennium Business Academy, M.S. 142, Aspire Preparatory Middle School, and J.H.S. 296.

The announcement comes days after releasing annual progress report cards on schools. Many of the schools on the list have abysmal test scores, according the report.



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Clergy members working to help convicts, NY Daily News

Bronx clergy members have recently launched a program to work with ex-prisoners to prevent relapses into crime, reports the New York Daily News.

The program is hailed as the first of its kind in the Bronx, and will teach clergy members how to counsel both ex-prisoners and current inmates to find jobs and re-integrate into communities.

The Clergy Legislative Roundtable, as they are called, wants to work to improve the 87% recidivism rate in the Bronx.

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