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05-06-2019 | PATERSON,NJ —  Multiple businesses were destroyed and many people were left homeless early Monday morning in Paterson, New Jersey, A fire broke out at a building at River Street & Straight Street after midnight. Flames lit up the night sky over the Passaic River. Firefighters from numerous agencies battled the fire which reached 5 alarms.

04-29-2019 | 10:534 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 5900 block of South Boulevard, which is in the Westover Division.  The call for service came in at approximately 10:54 p.m.

Westover Division officers responded to the Restaurante Lempira located at 5906 South Boulevard to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon their arrival they located an adult male who was directly in front of the restaurant with an apparent gunshot wound.  MEDIC pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  His name will be released once his family has been notified of his death.

The initial investigation has indicated that the victim had been inside the restaurant and was shot within a few minutes of exiting the building. Homicide detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are additional witnesses to this incident.

 

Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim’s Assistance and Operations Command responded to the scene. The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

 

04-14-2019 | 10:30 PM | VALLEY STREAM,NY — A Cessna Pilot became disoriented in heavy fog causing the plane to go down in front of home after running out of fuel.

At 10:30pm on Sunday night a Cessna 172 made an emergency landing into a Long Island, New York neighborhood after running out of fuel. The plane which is a registered rental out Danny Waizman Flight School And Aircraft Rental in Farmingdale, New York was returning from a trip in Niagra Falls, New York.

The pilot Dongl Kim, 27 of Flushing, New York and his 2 passengers, Hung Joo Na, 27 of Flushing, New York & Jung Woo, 26 also of Flushing, New York were returning to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York when the unthinkable happened. As the plane approached the small suburban New York airport, the pilot attempted to land the plane unsuccessfully four times. According to Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder, after the unsuccessful landing attempts at Republic Airport, the aircraft was redirected to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) where again they unsuccessfully landed the plane twice.

The Nassau County Police Department confirms that the Cessna 172 continued on a wild ride very low on fuel as the clipped the rooftop of a church in Valley Stream, New York. The plane then careened into the front yard of a home at 113 Claredon Drive in Valley Stream, New York.

Commissioner Ryder said the overhead electrical wires prevented the small plane from striking the residential property on Claredon Drive. All three occupants on board were able to self-evacuate the aircraft prior to the arrival of police and emergency personnel. One passenger suffered a minor finger injury and and treated by EMS.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to the scene and is currently conducting an investigation.

04-12-2019 | 11:15 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — At 11:15pm Friday night Charlotte Fire Department was alerted to a reported house fire at 10642 Bryony Ct. Multiple 911 calls said a house was on fire and flames were coming from the roof of the 1 story home. Three friends driving home from dinner noticed the flames and heavy smoke and dialed 911 while following the smoke. The three friends arrived and saw the entire right side of the house on fire. As one friend banged on the door to alert anyone inside of the fire, a second friend entered the rear of the home through an open door with heavy flames and smoke. He yelled to anyone who still may have been inside the home. The three friends than helped the man safely out of the burning home as Charlotte Fire Department arrived on scene. Firefighters worked vigorously to control the fire which had already consumed a good portion of the home. The homeowner’s son said his father was asleep at the time of the fire with clothing running in the dryer. The son said he father normally falls asleep in a chair in the rear of home. 23 Firefighters controlled the fire within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. The The Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating the cause of the fire.

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