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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.

05-04-2019 | 08:50 PM | MASTIC,NY — Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Mastic last night. 

A man was crossing Herkimer Street, at the intersection of Carlton Street, when he was struck by a southbound 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe at approximately 8:50 p.m. The driver of the Tahoe, Joseph Virga, 55, of Mastic, stopped the vehicle and called 911. A second vehicle, also travelling southbound on Herkimer Street, then struck the victim and fled the scene.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Detectives believe the second vehicle that struck the victim is a dark colored, four-door sedan that fled the scene southbound on Mastic Road.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Major Case Unit detectives at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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.

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