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Unlicensed driver who crashed into cyclists says sorry

The unlicensed driver accused of drunkenly barreling through a group of cyclists in Brooklyn says he hopes the woman he left in a coma can forgive him. Abel Antonio Pina-Morocho pleaded for sympathy Wednesday during an exclusive jailhouse interview with the Daily News at the Brooklyn Detention Complex, where he’s being held on $ 250,000 […]


Man who killed ex before Harvey 'knew exactly what he was doing'

The Texas man accused of killing his ex-wife on the eve of Hurricane Harvey “knew exactly what he was doing,” the victim’s boyfriend says. Steven McDowell tearfully confessed to strangling real estate agent Crystal McDowell, whose body was found in a marshy wooded area Saturday in Baytown. Crystal McDowell, who was 37, disappeared on Aug. […]


‘The Sopranos’ and 'Goodfellas' actor Frank Vincent dead at 78

Frank Vincent, who was best known for his role on “The Sopranos” as eventual Lupertazzi family boss Phil Leotardo, died Wednesday during open heart surgery, TMZ reports. He was 78. The Massachusetts-born, New Jersey-bred actor made a name for himself playing notoriously tough characters, like Billy Batts in “Goodfellas” and Frank Marino in “Casino.” Actor […]


Martin Shkreli bound for jail after judge revokes his $5M bail

Martin Shkreli got socked into jail Wednesday when a federal judge delivered a poetic punchline to the Pharma Bro’s own Hillary Clinton jokes. Brooklyn Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto revoked Shkreli’s $ 5 million bail Wednesday evening, saying Shkreli’s $ 5,000 bounty on Clinton’s hair was the final straw. Shkreli was convicted in August on securities […]


SEE IT: Weiner, Abedin request private divorce trial from judge

Anthony Weiner exposed himself to the world — but is fighting to keep his divorce proceedings from Huma Abedin under wraps. The 53-year-old pervy sexter and Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, sat together and chatted while their lawyers met with Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz Wednesday. The pair occasionally smiled. The couple […]


Brooklyn's pizza-lacking pizza festival to refund all tickets

They’re giving back the dough. The organizer of a disastrous Pizza Festival announced Wednesday it would refund customers after the state’s top cop began investigating Saturday’s gathering in a Bushwick parking lot. Pizza lovers forked over as much as $ 75 for a “daylong celebration of the dough, cheese, tasty sauces and delicious toppings” to […]


Tech bros want to replace bodegas, New Yorkers aren’t having it

Don’t fix what isn’t broken. Two ex-Google employees, Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan, want to reinvent the bodega into a pantry box for convenience items you’d normally get at the corner store. But it would mean putting mom-and-pop neighborhood stores out of business. As Fast Company reported, it’s essentially a high-tech vending machine: a five-foot-wide […]


Larry King reveals lung cancer diagnosis, surgery

Larry King has revealed a secret battle with lung cancer. The Brooklyn-born broadcasting legend recently received the dreaded diagnosis and went for surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on July 17, he told “Extra.” “I have a checkup every year. I’ve gone through a lot in my life. I’ve had a heart attack […]


Police trying to track down friends of teen found in freezer

Investigators are still trying to track down everyone who may have attended a hotel party a few hours before Chicago teen Kenneka Jenkins disappeared and was later found dead inside a walk-in freezer. Rosemont police have started interviewing witnesses and have been trying to identify and get the contact information for the people who were […]


Mary Jo Buttafuoco has facial surgery 25 years after shooting

She has her smile back. Mary Jo Buttafuoco recently underwent innovative facial surgery, 25 years after she was shot in the head by “Long Island Lolita” Amy Fisher. “There are certain muscles that are obstructing her from smiling so we are going to rewire her nerves,” California plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azzizadeh told “Inside Edition” […]

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