Woman charged with NYC hate crime for accusing Black teen of stealing

Miya Ponsetto’s booking photo. (Ventura County, California Sheriff’s Office/AP) NEW YORK (NEXSTAR) — The woman who allegedly confronted a teenage boy, demanded his phone, falsely accused him of stealing it, and tackled him in a Manhattan hotel pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges against her in court on Wednesday. Miya Ponsetto was arraigned in … Read more

Testimony: NYPD cop’s dog slept in heated room while son froze to death in garage

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (PIX11) — Former NYPD cop Michael Valva wiped tears from his eyes as a family housekeeper recounted the harrowing last minutes of his 8-year-old son’s life at the pre-trial hearing in his murder case Monday. 911 tapes: NYPD dad charged with murder tried to revive 8-year-old son who froze in garage But there … Read more