Stories tagged: New York City
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.
UFC star Conor McGregor posts $50,000 bond, released after arraignment
UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters, including Spokane’s Michael Chiesa, and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 5:02 p.m.
Opera in New York City to feature inmates recorded in Iowa
Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections for a recording that will be played during a New York City opera performance of Beethoven’s …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Feds probing NYC helicopter crash examine passenger restraints
Investigators recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera Tuesday as they tried to determine the cause of a deadly helicopter crash in the East River and figure out …
Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
2 killed, 3 critically injured in NYC helicopter crash
A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
When is a bribe not a bribe? NYC mayor says he did no wrong
Harendra Singh was in a losing battle with New York City over millions of dollars in rent on his waterfront restaurant. So, by his own admission, he opened his wallet …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Mariah Carey makes it through Times Square set unscathed
Happy New Year, Mariah Carey.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Crystal ball drops in frigid Times Square to mark 2018
The glittering crystal ball dropped with a burst of confetti and dazzling fireworks as revelers rang in 2018 in frigid Times Square – the second-coldest celebration there on record.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Officials: Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove
New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Cities sue Defense Department over gun-check system failures
Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Bombing underscores New York subway system’s vulnerability
The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York this week served as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city’s subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Gonzaga has seen highs, lows at Madison Square Garden
The Zags’ history at MSG, known as the World’s Most Famous Arena, has been brief but memorable. They’ve experienced tournament titles, unfortunate injuries, program-defining wins and deflating losses while going …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
NYC transit plan: End overnight subways to speed up repairs
The city that never sleeps might have its overnight subway service shut down.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade
Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Police: Livery cab driver hit with hockey stick before death
New York City police say a livery cab driver has died after an angry pedestrian struck him in the head with a hockey stick and the driver crashed the car.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Buzz Aldrin joins New York City Veterans Day parade
Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. Air Force’s highest-ranking woman have joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and others at the city’s Veterans Day parade.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wins 2nd term
Democrat Bill de Blasio has cruised to a second term as mayor of New York City.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Acquaintances say NYC suspect was argumentative and angry
As Sayfullo Saipov lay in a hospital bed Wednesday, police tried to piece together the life of the 29-year-old man they say drove a truck onto a New York bike …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest hero
New York City police officer Ryan Nash was responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person at a high school not far from the World Trade Center when someone …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Teen arrested on murder charges in fatal NYC school stabbing
A high school student who hadn’t been getting along with two classmates suddenly attacked them with a switchblade during history class Wednesday, killing one boy and gravely wounding another, police …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Tech-oriented New York grad school opens
The city’s quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn’t …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. American attacked, Sept. 12, 2001
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
NYC tries fencing in often-violent Caribbean celebration
NEW YORK – Before sunrise Monday, tens of thousands of costumed, paint-slathered revelers will gather on the streets of Brooklyn for a joyous Caribbean celebration rooted in emancipation. This year, …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Firefighters battle large fire in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood
Lower Manhattan has filled with acrid smoke from a large fire in a building just a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
NYC latest city to cut back on ties with Wells Fargo
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday they will vote as members of the city’s Banking Commission to bar city agencies from renewing or expanding existing contracts …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
The cities where college grads can find jobs without going broke
In a recent report from the real-estate website Trulia and the job posting site Indeed, researchers crunched the numbers on what college grads are likely to face when it comes …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
Learjet registered in Montana strikes New York building and crashes, killing 2 crew members
A jet struck a building and crashed while trying to land at a small airport near New York City on Monday, killing two crew members and sparking a fire that …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
NYC house fire kills 5, including 3 children
Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire in New York City that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts
DNA evidence is being credited with finding the man authorities say killed a New York City woman who was out running near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
New York police set to deploy 1,200 bodycams around the city
The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers around the city after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
NYC officials abandon subway trash bin ban experiment
NEW YORK – Faced with too much trash in one of the world’s biggest – and arguably dirtiest – subway systems, New York transit officials tried an unusual social experiment. …