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Brooklyn (New York City)

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  • Third Man Charged In Armed Holdup Of Westport Bank

    WESTPORT — Two days after the robbery of a TD Bank branch, detectives on Friday tracked down the third and final suspect. Derrick D. Gilliam, 27, of Bridgeport, was apprehended in Brooklyn, N.Y., around 10 p.m., police said. Police arrested the...
  • Hot dogs gobbled, small-town parades cheered as U.S. marks soggy July 4

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hot-dog eating champs, backyard picnickers and small-town parade lovers pressed on with Fourth of July celebrations on Friday, some featuring less sizzle than usual after Hurricane Arthur dampened many Independence Day plans. In...
  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • Bob Hastings dies at 89; 'McHale's Navy' actor

    Bob Hastings, a radio actor who found his footing in television, notably for portraying "yes man" Lt. Elroy Carpenter on the popular 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," died Monday of prostate cancer at his Burbank home, his family said. He was 89. Hastings...
  • Harvey Arnowitz: Photographer was witness to WWII history

    Harvey Arnowitz: Photographer was witness to WWII history
    Harvey Arnowitz's eyes were too weak to drive a tank the way the Army wanted during World War II, but he could see well enough to take pictures. So, Arnowitz became the camp photographer at a base in Alabama and eventually his skill with the camera...
  • Allen Grossman

    Allen Grossman
    Allen Grossman,a prize-winning poet who spent 15 years teaching his craft to students at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 27 at his home in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. "Allen was an inimitable...
  • New York hopes to end parking war between drivers and street sweepers

    New York hopes to end parking war between drivers and street sweepers
    Andrew Porter left work early Tuesday, but he didn't sit in a bar watching the U.S. play Belgium in that afternoon's World Cup match, or sit on the beach watching the waves roll in. No, Porter sat in his car watching the clock in his Brooklyn...
  • Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance

    Wrongful Convictions Require State Vigilance
    In recent years, as they have become increasingly aware of the frequency and various causes of wrongful convictions, prosecutors in a number of large cities and counties across the country created conviction integrity units. These units re-examine the...
  • Reality Shows Still Dominating the Summer Program Rankings

    There are a record number of scripted programs on television this summer, but young adults by and large are choosing their reality-show favorites instead. In a week that saw the return of "Big Brother" (pictured), nine of the week's top 10 original...
  • Salute to Leonard Bernstein

    Abe Freed, 85, of Lantana, said he is not quite old enough to have seen the original Broadway production in 1944 of "On the Town," iconic composer Leonard Bernstein's first Broadway show. However, the Brooklyn native did see a revival of "On the Town" on...
  • 21 hit in New York City shootings

    21 hit in New York City shootings
    NEW YORK — A wave of gun violence across New York City killed four people and wounded at least 17 others, the third time in June that more than a dozen people were shot in a short period of time, police said Monday. The gun violence touched all...