Driver crashes van into East River

A wayward driver who crashed his van into the drink on Roosevelt Island is under investigation to determine if he was intoxicated, police said. The drama unfolded shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday at Main Street and East Loop Road, cops said. The unidentified 40-year-old driver was speeding when he lost control, hit a car, then … Read more

Ex-Rep. Harley Rouda’s wife Kaira writes novel about cheating congressman

Thankfully, she doesn’t write true crime books. Novelist Kaira Rouda’s new book centers around a scheming wife who offs her congressman husband after she discovers he’s been having an affair with a young staffer. Rouda just happens to be married to an ex-congressman. The plot of “The Widow” raised eyebrows among the staffers of then-Rep. … Read more

Alison Russo-Elling’s death will fuel mass exodus of EMS: union head

The unprovoked stabbing death of veteran FDNY paramedic Alison Russo-Elling will likely further fuel the ongoing exodus of emergency medical technicians and paramedics leaving the job, a top union leader predicted. “This will definitely change the game now,” said Oren Barzilay, president of Local 2507, the union representing more than 4,100 rank-and-file city EMTs and … Read more

Iraqi protesters engulfed in tear gas during Baghdad uproar

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters were engulfed by tear gas fired by security forces Saturday during a demonstration marking the third anniversary of anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq. Amid concerns that the protests could spiral out of control, security officials installed checkpoints across Baghdad, shut down bridges and squares and closed some of the bridges leading … Read more

Tiffany Cabán’s claims about subway violence anger victim

She sees no evil. Defund-the-police socialist City Councilwoman Tiffany Cabán tweeted that “Subway violence is a one-in-a-million event” — outraging the woman who may lose the sight in her right eye after being viciously attacked days earlier in the transit system. Cabán made her pronouncement Monday as video circulated of the sickening assault on straphanger … Read more

Gabby Petito’s family announces new bill to help find missing persons

Gabby Petito’s family on Friday praised a new, bipartisan Senate bill to help find missing persons as a “huge step forward.” The new bill introduced Thursday by Democratic Connecticut senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Republican senators John Cornyn of Texas, John Hooven of North Dakota and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, aims to streamline the … Read more