Bank tellers busted for ID theft

Five bank tellers are accused of running an identity theft ring that targeted bank customers in the Bronx and surrounding counties. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the defendants stole more than $850,000 by accessing customers’ account and Social Security numbers. http://dlvr.it/6z1cnP

High-fiving strangers in NYC

Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person’s serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral. http://dlvr.it/6z1ckS

Suspect dead following police chase

At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase. http://dlvr.it/6z1cgP

Woman critically injured in Central Park bike accident

A woman is in very bad shape after being hit by a bicycle in Central Park on Thursday. It happened about 4:30 p.m. near 63rd St. and West Drive. The cyclist struck the Jill Tarlov, 59, of Connecticut, as she crossed the road, police said. She remains in critical condition with brain trauma. The New York Post reported that she is brain dead. http://dlvr.it/6z10kH

High-fiving strangers in NYC

Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person’s serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral. http://dlvr.it/6z10gr

Clothing for a cause

Like millions of Americans, John Williams has been out of work for months. He has finally landed an interview for a customer service position. To make sure he gets the job, he is making sure to look his best, thanks to Suited for Work.Suited for Work is a program under FEGS, a nonprofit that’s been around for 80 years. Since its inception, Suited for Work has outfitted more than 8,000 men with brand-new suits donated by manufacturers. http://dlvr.it/6z10bm

Anti-Islam ads on buses, subway stations

Starting next week, 100 buses and two subway stations will display anti-Islam advertisements despite efforts by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to block them. The organization known as the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which has posted similar ads in the past in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C., reportedly paid $100K for the campaign.  http://dlvr.it/6z0NhQ

Apple’s new iPhones on sale

Ready for the iPhone? The highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in Apple stores on Friday.  The line outside the flagship store on 5th Ave. in Manhattan was several blocks long.  Some of the die-hard fans, which numbered in the thousands in the hours before the smartphones went on sale, have been lined up for several weeks.  More than 4 million phones were pre-ordered. http://dlvr.it/6z0NZG

Bank tellers busted for ID theft

Five bank tellers are accused of running an identity theft ring that targeted bank customers in the Bronx and surrounding counties. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the defendants stole more than $850,000 by accessing customers’ account and Social Security numbers. http://dlvr.it/6z0NSH

Anti-Islam ads on buses, subway stations

Starting next week, 100 buses and two subway stations will display anti-Islam advertisements despite efforts by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to block them. The organization known as the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which has posted similar ads in the past in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C., reportedly paid $100K for the campaign.  http://dlvr.it/6yzpRt