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Manhole Blasts Rattle Upper East Side

nbcnewyork.com — Several buildings lost power and streets were closed after at least two manholes blew on the Upper East Side Monday, sending some bystanders scurrying from the booms. The block between Park and Madison avenues was shut down to traffic for a time after the manholes blew, sending smoke billowing into the air and leaving a lingering smell of electrical fire.

Gymgoer Dives into New Jersey River, Rescues Woman from Submerged Car: Police

nbcnewyork.com — A woman accidentally drove her vehicle into the Passaic River in New Jersey Tuesday morning, and police say she would have drowned if a man leaving a gym across the river didn't jump into action. The 50-year-old woman from Cranford jumped a small curb on Dock Street in Nutley shortly after 8:30 a.m.

5 Arrested in NYC Counterfeit Perfume Bust: Feds

nbcnewyork.com — Federal agents seized cases of fake perfume - some of which was laced with horse urine - and made five arrests in a counterfeiting bust Wednesday morning, authorities said. Homeland security agents made the bust and hauled the faux fragrances out at a news conference on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan.

Man Smashes Cop Cars During Wild Drive Through NJ City

nbcnewyork.com — A 27-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly smashing into several cars -- including police cars -- during a wild drive from his grandmother's house in New Jersey to the nearby police station, and back to his grandmother's, police say.

Bathrooms Coming To Marcus Garvey Park Ball Fields, Parks Department Says

Long Island Cancer Patient Gets to See Son Wed in Hospital Ceremony

nbcnewyork.com — Catherine Holm had bought a shimmering dress and a plane ticket to her son's wedding in Puerto Rico before doctors gave her the bad news: she couldn't travel because she was suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Madonna Cited for Fake 'No Parking' Signs, Paint Outside NYC Mansion

nbcnewyork.com — Parking in Manhattan is enough to give the Queen of Pop a headache. Madonna posted homemade no parking signs around her property on the Upper East Side to keep delinquent drivers from blocking her driveway. A few of the signs outside the East 81st Street apartment read "Tenant Parking Only" and "Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Towed Away."

Video Shows Cop Punching Intoxicated Woman After She Bites His Hand

nbcnewyork.com — Police on Long Island say they're investigating a video showing a cop punching an intoxicated woman in the head after she bit him in the hand while authorities were responding to a report of domestic dispute at her home over the weekend.

Connecticut Town Residents Alarmed Over Hawk Attacks

nbcnewyork.com — Residents in a tony Connecticut town are growing increasingly alarmed over hawk attacks. Hawks are no stranger to people living in Fairfield, where neighbors and nature usually converge without any trouble, and one-on-one encounters are rare. But a series of hawk attacks against humans in recent days have left them on alert.

Stray Bullet Hits Boy, 7, inside New Jersey Home: Police

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Jul 24, 2016

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