Defendant’s medical condition led to lenient sentence, judge says

The Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2015


Five teachers escape death as massacre rages in Newtown, thanks in part to some very special help from one 

“You hear screams and gunshots, but it is still surreal,” Varga told the Daily News. “This is an elementary school. ... I heard someone say, ‘Oh my God.’ And then you hear shot after shot after shot."

New York Daily News, December 19, 2012


Mother of substitute teacher, Lauren Rousseau, killed in Newtown massacre stunned: ‘We survive war, she dies teaching!’

New York Daily News, December 18, 2012


Sandy victims getting scammed?

New York Daily News, January 6, 2013


Sandy-battered Rockaway business robbed as owners try to rebuild


New York Daily News, January 22, 2013


East Village man who survived bloodbath vows never to go back to house where gunman massacred family

"They've been going there for years. They had relatives get married in it. Now it's where murders occurred. How could you go back there after what happen?" Gunman Mark Geisenheyner, 51, was shot to death by a SWAT team following a six-hour standoff Monday.

New York Daily News, July 5, 2011


Teen is 5th NET Charter High School student killed by gunfire in last 6 months

"He was a good kid, he liked to learn," principal Elizabeth Ostberg said Wednesday. "The purpose of our school is to work with students who struggle and have had a lot of trauma in their lives. They're trying to make a new start. He was definitely one of those kids."

The Times-Picayune, November 13, 2013

An outpouring of support as two towns mourn Lafayette shooting victims

“She was an artist, a musician, an entrepreneur and a true renaissance woman,” her husband, Jason Brown, said. “She was the love of my life and I will miss her always.”

The New York Times, July 27, 2015


Tributes to slain NYPD officer as city grieves

Randolph Holder is remembered for his wisdom, dedication; he aimed to be a role model

The Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2015


Socialite's slaying shocks Westchester County town

Lois Colley was found bludgeoned to death in her home in North Salem, N.Y.

The Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2015


Authorities say New Yorkers cheated out of $34 million in heating oil scam

Nine companies and 44 individuals indicted following two-year investigation

The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2015


Paris attack victims remembered at 9/11 memorial

Hundreds of people gathered at Ground Zero to pay tribute to the victims

The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2015







“It’s ridiculous,” said Rockaway long-boarder Richard Livsey, 42. “The hipsters go out there and take waves from people who can actually surf. If they did that in Puerto Rico or Hawaii they would get beaten up.”

New York Daily News, October 7, 2012



Patricia ‘Boom Boom’ Alcivar punches her away through adversity

“I came from a tough background,” the 33-year-old Queens pugilist said. “The only thing that always calmed me down was boxing.”

New York Daily News, October 10, 2012


D.M.C. ready to rock for Chuck Berry’s 86th birthday

“This is like me paying homage to one of the first, greatest rappers of all time,” said McDaniels, who grew up in Hollis. “If there was no Chuck Berry, hip-hop wouldn’t be as cool as it is.”

New York Daily News, October 21, 2012


People with disabilities face long delays getting equipment fixed through Medicaid

New York Daily News, January 18, 2013



Dying to be thin

In Dallas, as she was in New Orleans, Davenport is a popular entertainer. But in New Orleans, Davenport is known in court papers under her birth name: Larry Tremell Bernard, currently charged with negligent homicide and out of jail on a $100,000 bond. Authorities believe Davenport is responsible for administering a black market silicone injection that killed a transgender person, 25-year-old Brenisha Hall, in Gert Town earlier this year.

The Gambit, November 17, 2014



Precognitive police

Recently adopted predictive policing methods, in varying stages of development across the US and around the world, have the same goal: authorities hope to anticipate crimes and act before they occur. Initial efforts work largely through computer algorithms, or formulas that analyse years of criminal reports to predict where the next crime will likely transpire.

Aeon Magazine, September 3, 2014



‘Trouble the Water’ star 10 years later: ‘People should never think Katrina is over’

“It’s changed the face of New Orleans, both good and bad,” Rivers-Roberts said. “People have no clue what it is to be from New Orleans. People buying houses think they own the culture. But you can’t take the spirit of New Orleans. Other young people are being a part of this magnificent city and bringing in important ideas and technology.”

Fusion, August 24, 2015