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New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

online.wsj.com — A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease, according to an official familiar with the findings. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders and lives Upper Manhattan, is the fourth person to be diagnosed with the deadly disease in the U.S.

Man Who Struck NYPD Officers with Ax Shot to Death

online.wsj.com — An ax-wielding man was shot and killed by New York City police Thursday afternoon after he struck a police officer in the head, police said. The officer was alert and taken to Jamaica Hospital, NYPD spokeswoman Kim Royster said. A woman who was near the scene was shot and injured by police, Ms. Royster said.

Doctor Quarantined in Manhattan on Ebola Fears

online.wsj.com — A 33-year-old doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea was quarantined and taken to a Manhattan hospital Thursday after he reported that he was suffering from a fever, a law-enforcement official said.

Brooklyn Man Arraigned in Hospital in Beating Death of 3-Year-Old

online.wsj.com — The man accused of killing his 3-year-old stepdaughter after she soiled her pants called his wife afterward to admit he hit the little girl and that she was no longer breathing, according to court papers released Wednesday.

FDNY Dispatch System Blamed in Fatal Fire: Report

online.wsj.com — Employee error amplified by a "highly cumbersome" system for dispatching ambulances led to a delay of several minutes in reaching two children who died in a Queens fire earlier this year, a New York City Department of Investigation report found.

Russ & Daughters Serves Up Jewish Delicacies With Its Own Cafe

online.wsj.com — The fourth-generation curators at Russ & Daughters have now serve their beloved herring, cured salmon and smoked whitefish to a sit-down crowd.

The NYPD’s Community Survey

blogs.wsj.com — The Numbers Respondents in 4 of the 77 citywide precincts said their top concern was dangerous driving. Those precincts are the 24th on the Upper West Side, the 13th from Flatiron to Stuyvesant Town, Midtown South, and the 84th in Brooklyn Heights. Eight precincts said drugs were the greatest concern, including all four precincts on Staten Island.

Police Stops Erode Support From New York Residents

online.wsj.com — A rare, large-scale police department survey of New York City residents found that the more times a person is stopped by an officer, their favorable view of local law-enforcement authorities plummets. The survey of 17,340 residents, conducted by analytic firm Haystaq DNA, also found that 24% of respondents reported being stopped by police at least once in the past year.

Sanford Rubenstein Recused from Eric Garner NYPD Lawsuit

blogs.wsj.com — Civil rights attorney Sanford Rubenstein recused himself Wednesday as the lead attorney representing the family of a Staten Island man who died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.

Asthmatic Man Dies After Arrest in Queens

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Oct 23, 2014

Bassett: City has Spencer's metro card, which allows to trace where he entered subways stations, tracking his travel. on.wsj.com/1vVKiGK

Oct 23, 2014

Bassett: Among the places Spencer traveled also include the Highline and possibly a restaurant. on.wsj.com/1vVKiGK

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MaraGay: NYS health commissioner said Dr. Spencer left his key at his apartment so no one would enter and become infected. Says he was "meticulous."

Oct 23, 2014

RT @eorden: The patient's apartment is isolated, says city health commish. It's locked and inaccessible.

Oct 23, 2014

Bassett: Bellevue has a self-contained isolation unit and has been prepared for disease control dating back decades. on.wsj.com/1vVKiGK

Oct 23, 2014

Bassett: "At the time that he was at the bowling alley, he had no fever." on.wsj.com/1vVKiGK

Oct 23, 2014

Bassett: Bowling alley has closed out of an "abundance of caution," and health officials will be sending people there to conduct tests.

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