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Top NYC news: Friends, colleagues stunned at social worker’s death; teen's face slashed on bus; more

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Donald Trump backed "total racist" Mike Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policy at 2016 election debate

The president said the ex-New York City mayor's stop-and-frisk approach to gun crime was "tremendous beyond belief" when he went head-to-head with Hillary Clinton.

Read the full story on Newsweek.

Friends, colleagues stunned at social worker’s shooting death in East Harlem

Purcell Gowie, 43, a Brooklyn resident who worked as a counselor for Services for the Underserved, was shot in the chest outside a storefront church on East 116th Street and Third Avenue Wednesday evening.

Read the full story on New York Daily News.

14-year-old slashed in face on MTA bus in Upper Manhattan on way home from school

A 14-year-old girl was slashed in the face and a 17-year-old had her phone stolen on their way home from school after a dispute on an MTA bus.

Read the full story on ABC New York, WABC.

New York State Senate Dems taking heat for bail reform changes

Opponents of the tweaks are hammering Dems and accusing them of caving to fearmongering and misinformation from cops and prosecutors who have railed against the changes since they went into effect on Jan. 1.

Read the full story on New York Daily News.

Husband sentenced to 25 years for knifing wife to death inside a Queens hair salon

William Rivas, 39, got the maximum sentence on a first-degree manslaughter charge. He pleaded guilty of plunging a knife several times into the chest of his estranged wife at the Tu S’tilo Salon Spa in Queens in August.

Read the full story on New York Daily News.


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