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Cause of death for celeb fashion designer inconclusive for now

Fashion designer Michele Savoia

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The autopsy of celebrity fashion designer Michele Savoia, whose body was found in the Hudson River on Sunday afternoon, was ruled inconclusive by the city medical examiner.

Further tests, including toxicology analysis, will be performed to determine what led to the death of Savoia, 55, who was last seen around 4 a.m. Thursday leaving trendy Chelsea night club Marquee, said a spokeswoman for...

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Police seek suspects in robbery, assault

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The NYPD Monday released surveillance video of four teens accused of robbing a 74-year-old man in Brownsville and sending him to the hospital.

The victim was attacked near his apartment in the Van Wycks Houses on Saturday at 4:50 p.m. He was hit in the back of the head with an unknown object andhis wallet, containing $150 and credit cards, was stolen. The surveillance video shows the four...

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Body found in Hudson River believed to be that of missing fashion designer

Fashion designer Michele Savoia.

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A body found in the Hudson River by the NYPD scuba team is believed to be that of the missing celebrity fashion designer Michele Savoia.

Savoia, 55, who lived on a yacht moored in the river near Pier 59, had been missing since 3:54 a.m. Thursday, when he was last seen leaving the trendy 10th Ave. Marquee nightclub in Chelsea.

The scuba divers, working in frigid conditions, found the...

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Pregnant mother dies, baby saved following accident with snow plow

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A pregnant woman was killed Thursday morning in Bay Ridge by a private snow plow, but doctors were able to deliver her baby, officials said.

Doctors at Maimonides Medical Center performed an emergency C-section on Min Lin, 36, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. The boy, who was "nearly full term" weighs six pounds, six ounces and was listed in critical condition, Eileen Tynion, Maimonides's...

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Woman pinned beneath B train after slip from platform

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A woman was pinned beneath a B train at the Broadway-Lafayette station Thursday morning after slipping off the platform, according to fire and police officials.

The rider, a woman in her 20s who was texting on her cellphone, fell onto the tracks in the path of an oncoming southbound B train around 10 a.m. Emergency crews removed her from beneath the first train car around 10:30 a.m. and taken...

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MTA driver killed in crash with stolen truck in Greenwich Village

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An MTA bus driver was killed in Manhattan Wednesday after his bus collided with a stolen truck in Greenwich Village, according to transit and police officials.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. on the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street. The driver of the M14 bus was heading east on West 14th Street as the driver of the stolen truck was going south on Seventh Avenue, according to the...

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Hoffman's diaries reveal fight to beat addiction: Report

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Entries in journals found at Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment showed the late actor was trying hard to kick the heroin habit that allegedly cost him his life, according to a report.

NYPD investigators found two diaries inside the 46-year-old's West Village apartment where he detailed his battle with drugs, according to NBC News.

The diaries make mentions of drug deals and alleged rehab...

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Police identify two dead inside Brooklyn apartment

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The NYPD Monday identified a young couple found dead in a Crown Heights apartment Sunday night.

The deaths of 26-year-old Sara Boudreaux and 28-year-old Geoffrey Boos appeared to be drug related, an NYPD spokesman said. The bodies were fully clothed and there were no signs of forced entry, trauma or injuries, according to the spokesman. The medical examiner's office will determine a cause...

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Body found hanging in Prospect Park

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A man's body was found hanging from a tree in Prospect Park yesterday morning, the NYPD said.

The 56-year-old man was discovered hanging from a rope near the lake at 3:44 a.m. by officers on patrol.

Foul play is not suspected and an investigation is continuing....

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Man, 73, killed by private snow backhoe: Cops

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A man was killed Monday in Brighton Beach when he was struck by a private snow-clearing vehicle, police said.

Stanislav Chernyshov, 73, was crossing the street at Oceana Terrace around 11:54 a.m. when a backhoe that was pushing snow reversed and hit him, according to the NYPD. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 33-year-old operator of the backhoe...

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