THE sky above New York was tonight lit up by an errie blue glow that could be seen from across the city after a huge power plant explosion. Power was cut off for thousands while the busy La Guardia airport was shut down by the blast. Residents were stunned when the chilling glow emerged just after 9pm local time on Thursday. Twitter was awash with clips showing the flickering light piercing through low-hanging cloud in the city - which even led some to suspect an alien invasion. But the New York Fire Department confirmed through its dispatch radio it was responding to an explosion at a power facility in Astoria. And footage from the scene showed intense light and smoke billowing from a Con Edison site in the Queen's district. Residents across the city reported power surges and outages. No injuries have been reported and the fire department said the blaze was quickly put out. A Con Edison spokesperson said on social media the company was "aware of the situation" and apologised to … [Read more...] about New York sky lights up with eerie blue glow across city after huge explosion at power plant
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Citymeals on Wheels volunteers did not take a break Christmas Day from delivering hot meals to the homebound elderly. Across New York City, 22,000 meals have been prepared and are getting delivered Tuesday. Hundreds of these meals were prepared at Trevor Day School on the Upper East Side, which donated its kitchen and cafeteria space to Citymeals on Wheels — allowing for more than 400 meals to be cooked. Three hundred of those meals will be cooked for the homebound while the rest will be served as part of a holiday party. Head chef Jeffrey Stewart whipped up Cornish hen, potatoes, mac and cheese and so many other dishes, to be packaged and delivered to the homebound elderly. Top News Photos: Hawk in Train Station, Tsunami and More NY Police Department Stewart, who has been with Citymeals for 30 years, has a personal connection. “I was raised with my grandmother, so the level I have for cooking and having a great time with the seniors is so wonderful to me,” … [Read more...] about Volunteers Deliver Cheer to Homebound Elderly in New York City Through Home-Cooked Christmas Meals
Police in a New York town have released surveillance video of a group of alleged thieves in connection to a string of robberies over the holiday. According to authorities, Pearl River area residents, in Orangetown, New York, woke up Christmas Eve to find that items were stolen from unlocked vehicles. Car break-ins were reported on South Magnolia Street, West Park Avenue, Rizzio Circle, Fairview Avenue and Springsteen Avenue. In the surveillance video taken Christmas Eve, police say that the suspects apparently “have no intention of forcefully breaking into vehicles, but are rather looking to target vehicles left unlocked. These subjects methodically went through Pearl River vehicles looking for anything unlocked and removed valuables.” Top News Photos: Hawk in Train Station, Tsunami and More NY Police Department The suspects seen on surveillance are on foot, attempting to open vehicle doors, police say, adding that they move from vehicle-to-vehicle trying to find … [Read more...] about String of Car Break-Ins Hits New York Town Over the Holiday, Police Say
JOAQUIN Guzman's trial began in November and is taking place in Brooklyn, New York. Here's the latest on what we know about the alleged Mexican drug lord's trial surrounding his activities and £11 billion fortune. Who is El Chapo? Joaquin Guzman is a Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo - which means "shorty" in English - due to his short stature. The 61-year-old headed the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organisation named after the Mexican Pacific coast. El Chapo became the country's top drug lord in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cardenas of the Gulf Cartel. He was considered the "most powerful drug trafficker in the world" by the United States Department of the Treasury. What is the latest on his New York trial? Day one of the hearing was delayed due to a jury member being excused. Although the trial has some of the strictest security measures, one of the 12 anonymous jurors was excused due to alleged anxiety. So far in the trial, which began on November 5, the … [Read more...] about El Chapo trial – what have we learned so far from Joaquin Guzman’s New York City trial?
By Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk NEW YORK — A New York City commuter turned in $10,000 that he found in a purse on a subway platform Thursday morning, WABC reported. >> Read more trending news Richard Taverna, 63, saw a blue Chanel bag at Lincoln Center and picked it up, the television station reported."I picked it up to see if there was an identification so I could get it to the right person," Taverna said.When he opened the bag, Taverna found an envelope with a hundred $100 bills. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 UGA football: QB appears to warn Fields about transfer to Ohio State 2 Concert review: Bob Seger provided a reliable ride on farewell tour 3 Another vehicle strikes entrance to wooden Concord Covered Bridge “There was a big stack of money," Taverna told WABC.There was a note written in Russian inside the bag, the New York Daily News … [Read more...] about New York City subway rider turns in $10K he found in purse