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Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire that ripped through a New York City high-rise.


Rapper Fat Joe has launched a relief fund for victims of the deadly Bronx fire on Sunday. 


Doctors raced Monday to save survivors of New York City’s deadliest fire in three decades as authorities began investigating how thick smoke could billow through the high-rise, trapping many families inside and killing 17 people, including eight children.

UPDATE 12/17/19:  16-year-old Karol Sanchez has been found. Journalist Kemberly Richardson is reporting that the teenager was returned at a park near the location she was kidnapped from.   ORIGINAL STORY: Karol Sanchez, 16, was snatched off a Bronx street right in front of her mother Monday night. According to NBC4 police are investigating […]


The death of a 6-year-old Bronx boy who collapsed in the lunch line at school has been declared a homicide months after his mother slashed the child’s neck and that of his 2-year-old sister. The city medical examiner’s office ruled Friday that Tyzavier Martin’s June 14 collapse was the delayed result of the attack by his mother. The medical […]


Cardi B stars in the new Reebok Meet You There campaign in which the Bronx native talks about her insecurities and the importance of keeping it real at all times. “A lot of people always talking about how I talk,” she says in the clip above. “I have a very deep accent, and I started feeling […]

National News

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes, city officials said, killing 12 people and sending other residents scrambling outside into the cold and down fire escapes to safety. The dead included a child around a year […]

When you buy a meal at McDonald’s you expect to see a juicy burger or chicken sandwich next to some nice fries. And maybe a toy for your kid in there “Happy Meal.” Well, a manager at a McDonalds in Bronx, New York has gone a little too far to make “Happy Meals” truly happy. […]

An 11-year-old girl was sleeping in her house when boiling hot water was poured on her face. In Bronx, New York Jamoniesha Merrit was having a sleep over in her family’s apartment when her friend 12-year-old Aniya Grant, poured the hot water on her. The incident happened at 4 am, and Merrit was quickly taken […]


Kalief Browder’s story is still one of the darkest tales in the history of the American prison system. After committing suicide at just 22 years old, the young man who served three years at Rikers Island (although he was never convicted), received a beautiful posthumous birthday gift this year. On Wednesday, officials announced that a Bronx […]