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Defendant’s Girlfriend Testifies Against Him with iPhone Footage of Alleged Assault

A 25-year-old mother of two testified against the father of her six-month-old infant in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the first witness in his trial on 28 counts of assault, possession of a weapon and attempted murder. The DA showed the jury graphic video of the alleged crime that the witness shot with her iPhone.

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Bronx gang member convicted once, now tried again for the same murder

The State Appeals Court ordered a new trial for St. James Boys gang member Edgar Morales, because the Bronx District Attorney overreached when it charged him with terrorism.

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No closure in cop sexual assault case

The parents of a Bronx girl who was sexually assaulted 16 months ago by an NYPD officer grimaced in the gallery yesterday when the judge announced that closure would have to wait at least another month.

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Art of Memory

A Hunts Point art group remembers their murdered friend with a new show that includes the work of young artists from the South Bronx and beyond.

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Bronx Man Charged with Murder of Wife with Scissors

On Sunday, a 56-year-old man was charged with killing his wife, shocking the low-crime-rate neighborhood in which the couple had lived more than 25 years. The husband is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

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Local garden reignites long-lost community spirit

Residents gathered at 924 Kelly Street garden on Saturday to celebrate Field Day, organized by the Laundromat Project, partaking in a variety of activities.

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Part of the collected guns at the Bronx gun buyback event on Saturday Sept. 20th

Bronx residents go to church to surrender weapons to police

The number of shootings in the Bronx have increased by 19 percent since last January, while overall crime is down 3 percent. Police held buybacks this weekend to try to remove guns from the streets.

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Bronx celebrates cinematic masterpieces at inaugural film festival

Yes the Bronx Film Festival hopes to showcase the borough’s renaissance and thriving possibility for Hollywood filming locations.

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