Slain Columbia Grad Student Davide Giri Remembered As ‘The Nicest And Brightest Person’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The stabbing death of Columbia University graduate student has sent shockwaves throughout New York City and in his native Italy. Giri was fatally stabbed near Morningside Park just before 11 p.m. Thursday near 123rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. He was returning from soccer practice when he was attacked, apparently at random. READ … Read more

Columbia Student Davide Giri Stabbed To Death, Tourist Wounded Near Morningside Park; Suspect In Custody

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Columbia University student was stabbed to death overnight near Morningside Park, where a second victim was also stabbed in what police are calling a pair of unprovoked attacks. A 26-year-old man was taken into custody. READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane Set To Be Released From Hospital The … Read more

COVID News: Vaccine boosters safe and effective, UK study shows

NEW YORK (WABC) — A new study published in the The Lancet suggests that getting any booster shot appears safe and significantly raises antibody levels. The study, conducted in the UK, also looked at AstraZeneca as a primary vaccination, as well as boosters from companies like Curvac and Novovax. These vaccines are not authorized in … Read more

Thief steals $72,000 in cash from grocery store in Queens

ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) — Police are asking for the public’s help tracking down a suspect who stole $72,000 in cash from a grocery store in Queens. The crime was caught on camera. Surveillance video shows the suspect walking into Sariling Atin Grocery Store on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst nearly 2 weeks ago. He goes behind … Read more

Covid news live: New York state detects five cases of Omicron variant as new US air travel rules loom

9.08pm EST 21:08 Auckland, New Zealand, celebrates end of more than 100 day lockdown Today marked the first day of eased Covid restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland, after a gruelling 107 days in lockdown. The traffic light system, announced by prime minister Jacinda Ardern in late November, ends lockdowns in favour of … Read more

Nassau Coliseum Toys for Tots drive to kick off this weekend

UNIONDALE, Long Island (WABC) — The Toys for Tots Drive at the Nassau Coliseum will kick off this weekend. Last year, more than 100,000 items were donated at the Toys for Tots drive at the Coliseum. Organizers are hoping this year is even bigger, and they receive more toys for older kids. The toy drive … Read more

COVID News: CDC orders contact tracing on travelers coming from southern African nations

NEW YORK (WABC) — The CDC is ordering airlines to collect contact tracing information on all passengers heading to the United States from South African nations. The directive follows President Biden’s order barring most foreign nationals from entering the country if they’ve recently been to southern Africa. The information includes a passenger’s full name and … Read more

Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told

Updated 40 minutes ago THE FORMER HOUSEKEEPER of Jeffrey Epstein has told a court he drove two underage girls to the disgraced financier’s house under instructions from Ghislaine Maxwell. Juan Patricio Alessi said today that he picked up one of Maxwell’s alleged victims, who gave evidence under the pseudonym “Jane”, and the Duke of York’s … Read more

Omicron COVID case confirmed in Minnesota, patient had traveled to NYC

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced Thursday that it has a confirmed case of the COVID-19 omicron variant in a resident with a recent travel history to New York City. Officials only identified the patient with the omicron variant as a vaccinated adult male who lives in Hennepin County. … Read more

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Confirmed In Minnesota Resident Who Recently Traveled To New York

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — Lab testing has confirmed a COVID-19 case involving the omicron variant in Minnesota, state health officials said Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health said the variant was found during its surveillance program in a specimen from a Minnesota resident. The person said they traveled to New York City and attended … Read more