Officers wrangle cow on New York City highway

New York City police officers worked to wrangle a cow that became loose Tuesday on a busy highway in the Bronx. (March 19)

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Body parts suspects in custody in NYC

(30 Aug 2018) A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a 25-year-old female whose dismembered body parts were found in two Bronx parks. (Aug. 30)

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Inside The Vigilante Group Of New Yorkers Who Hunt Rats At Night (HBO)

Rats aren’t only a part of New York City’s underground — they’re an inseparable part of its pop culture. There’s Master Splinter from the Ninja Turtles, Pizza Rat, and even Cannibal Rat. But for every celebrity rat, there’s another 250,000 to 2 million anonymous rodents living in the city — and the city health department is fighting to bring down.

The battle can be deadly. Last year, three people in a Bronx city block contracted leptospirosis through rat urine. Only two survived.

To combat the problem, Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a $32 million initiative to rid New York of its signature rodents, concentrating on hyper-infested areas that the city describes as “rat reservoirs.”

Multiple city agencies are currently focusing their efforts around public housing buildings, where they plan to replace dirt basement floors, block passageways and amp up trapping, baiting and poisoning efforts.They also apply dry ice to the rats’ burrow systems, effectively suffocating them as the carbon dioxide gets released while the ice melts.

But if all else fails, a small group of dedicated rat hunters are ready to step in.

When dusk settles, Richard Reynolds and his vigilante rat hunters known as “The Ryders Alley Trencher-Fed Society” — or R.A.T.S for short — roam lower Manhattan’s streets and dumpsters, keeping their dogs’ instincts sharp and the hunting tradition alive.

In the three decades Richard has been hunting rats with his dogs, he says he must have killed thousands of rats. But he doesn’t really keep track.

A hunter through and through, he only counts the ones that get away.

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Assault Victim Robbed While Unconscious in NYC

Surveillance video from the NYPD shows a male victim being approached by two men in a Bronx intersection on June 18. He is punched by one of the men and then robbed as he lay unconscious in the street. Police are looking for the suspects. (June 28)

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Rare Look At NYC’s Island Of The Dead

A small island in the waters off the Bronx holds the remains of about 1 million people. Long shrouded in secrecy, with limited public access, Hart Island, operated by the city’s Dept. of Correction, has served as a potter’s field for 150 years. (May 24)

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Bronx Fire Family: ‘Nothing Is Left For Us’

Five family members killed in a Bronx apartment building fire will be buried in Jamaica says the family. Thirteen people in total were killed in the December 28th fire. (Jan. 8)

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Raw: Large Building Fire In The Bronx, New York

For the second time in less than a week, New York City firefighters are at the scene of a large fire in the Bronx. (Jan. 2)

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Chaotic Scene Outside Fatal Bronx Fire

It’s was a chaotic scene outside the fire where at least 12 people died in the Bronx on Thursday night, New York City’s deadliest residential fire in more than 25 years. (Dec. 29)

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Here’s the latest for Friday, December 29th: Bronx, NYC fire kills at least 12; Alabama certifies Democrat Doug Jones’ US Senate win; Outgoing Senator Al Franken thanks supporters; Surveillance video shows gun store robbery.

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Raw: Emergency Workers at Deadly Bronx Fire

Video shows massive amounts of emergency workers at the scene of the deadly fire in the Bronx, New York City. At least 12 people are known dead. (Dec. 29)

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