CDC predicts U.S. coronavirus death toll could reach 321,000 by mid-December

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is predicting the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus could hit 321,000 by mid-December. By then, hospitals could be overflowing with patients in many parts of the country — and some are already preparing. A COVID-19 triage area has been set up in the lobby of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center to make room … Read more

Long Island man charged with killing his 70-year-old mother

Long Island man charged with killing his 70-year-old mother

A Long Island man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly killing his 70-year-old mother inside their home, police said. Logan Lawson, 24, called 911 at about 4 p.m. and confessed to the killing, according to police. Officers with the Suffolk County Police Department found Lawson’s mother, Barbara Lawson, dead in their Bay Shore apartment, authorities said. … Read more

Owl set free after being found in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Owl set free after being found in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Rockefeller the owl is free again. The tiny brown-and-white speckled Saw-whet that inadvertently traveled from Oneonta to Manhattan aboard this year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree was released back into its natural habitat on Tuesday night. Rockefeller the owl.Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Workers with the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, where Rockefeller has been convalescing, released the bird … Read more

Nail biter Brindisi-Tenney race further delayed by judge’s ruling

Nail biter Brindisi-Tenney race further delayed by judge's ruling

ALBANY — The waiting game just got longer. The fight over who will next represent New York’s 22nd Congressional district still isn’t over, as a state Supreme Court Judge granted an injunction Tuesday afternoon, further delaying certification of final results in a race that’s taken nearly all month to button up. Upstate Democratic Rep. Anthony … Read more

Ex-NYPD cop held on bail for alleged sex assault of girl

Ex-NYPD cop held on bail for alleged sex assault of girl

A former NYPD cop was finally held on bail after his third arrest for sexually abusing children. Shaun Frazier, 40, faces three criminal cases stemming from the allegations of four underage victims, court records show. Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Kim Peterson ordered Frazier held on $150,000 bail during an arraignment Monday night. Hours earlier, Frazier … Read more

Staten Island COVID-19 field hospital opens, accepts first patient

Staten Island COVID-19 field hospital opens, accepts first patient

Staten Island opened its emergency field hospital Tuesday and accepted its first patient amid a troubling surge of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the borough. “We’re up and running,” Staten Island University Hospital’s spokesman Christian Preston told The Post Tuesday afternoon. Located on the grounds of the state-run South Beach Psychiatric Center, the newly-setup … Read more