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  • Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

    Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists
    This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
  • Second Woman Dies in Sightseeing Helicopter Crash

    Second Woman Dies in Sightseeing Helicopter Crash
    NEW YORK (KTLA) -- A passenger in the sightseeing helicopter that took off from the 34th Street heliport and then plunged into the river last Tuesday afternoon, died from injuries she sustained in the crash, Bellevue Hospital confirmed Wednesday. Helen...
  • Divers Find 1,500 Live Ammunition Shells Near Brooklyn Pier

    Divers Find 1,500 Live Ammunition Shells Near Brooklyn Pier
    Commercial divers in Brooklyn claimed to have found what the Navy missed more than 50 years ago during a search that garnered national attention: nearly 1,500 live shells that were thrown overboard into the Narrows and Gravesend Bay. The divers...
  • Woman's Body Stuffed In Plastic Bag Washes Up On Brooklyn Shore

    Woman's Body Stuffed In Plastic Bag Washes Up On Brooklyn Shore
    A woman's body was found stuffed inside a plastic bag when it washed up on shore in Gravesend Bay Sunday evening. A shopping cart with a plastic bag inside it washed up on the rocky parts of Bath Beach, near Bay 20th Street and Shore Parkway, just before...
  • International Manhunt For Boyfriend Suspected Of Stabbing Deaths Of Brooklyn Mom, Daughter

    International Manhunt For Boyfriend Suspected Of Stabbing Deaths Of Brooklyn Mom, Daughter
    As police investigate a grisly double homicide in Brooklyn where a mother and daughter were found stabbed to death in an apartment late Sunday, detectives have launched an international manhunt for the longtime boyfriend of one of the victims. Cops...
  • Con Edison Brownout Affecting Multiple Brooklyn Neighborhoods

    Con Edison Brownout Affecting Multiple Brooklyn Neighborhoods
    Con Edison is warning Brooklyn customers that, because of problems with electrical equipment, voltage is being reduced by 5 percent in certain neighborhoods. The neighborhoods affected are: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort...
  • Activist's Reaction To New Hate Crimes Has Police On Lookout For Him

    Activist's Reaction To New Hate Crimes Has Police On Lookout For Him
    Police are investigating and searching for suspects after somebody torched three cars and scrawled anti-semitic symbols on a van and some adjacent public park benches on Ocean Parkway in Midwood, Brooklyn. What's also happening in the wake of this hate...
  • State Sen. Carl Kruger Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges

    State Sen. Carl Kruger Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges
    New York State Sen. Carl Kruger pleaded guilty Tuesday to four criminal counts an influence peddling case. Kruger, who broke down in tears during his plea before a Manhattan federal court judge, is accused of unfairly helping a developer, a lobbyist...
  • 4-Alarm Fire Tears Through Wedding Planning Business

    4-Alarm Fire Tears Through Wedding Planning Business
    A fast-moving four-alarm fire broke out at a business in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning. The blaze erupted at about 5 a.m. at a wedding planning business located at 1717 West 6th Street off Quentin Road, near King's Highway. When firefighters arrived in...
  • Castmembers Talk About Drama Behind New Show 'Brooklyn 11223'

    Castmembers Talk About Drama Behind New Show 'Brooklyn 11223'
    Angelina Favuzza, Christie Livoti, Joey Lynn Tekulve and Valona Saka of Oxygen's newest reality show "Brooklyn 11223" stopped by to talk about the drama we can expect this season. Oxygen takes viewers to the close-knit Brooklyn community of Bay Ridge,...
  • Brooklyn Bagel Shop May Be Forced To Close After Nearly 100 Years In Business

    Brooklyn Bagel Shop May Be Forced To Close After Nearly 100 Years In Business
    Calls from as far away as North Carolina and New Mexico have been pouring in, since the news broke: Coney Island Bialys and Bagels has been a hallmark of Brooklyn since 1920, but if business doesn't pick up soon, the bakery may close before October Jewish...
  • Coin-Shop Owner Found Dead In Brooklyn

    Coin-Shop Owner Found Dead In Brooklyn
    Authorities are investigating the possible murder of a coin-shop owner in Brooklyn, whose bloody body was found lying on the ground on East 7th Street near Avenue N in Midwood.   Cops found the unconscious victim, identified as 61-year-old Steven...