Samsung is pushing back this week’s planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $US2,000 Galaxy Fold after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.
April 22, 2019 at 12:37PM https://ab.co/2W1iv8Y
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A violent arrest in Brooklyn was caught on camera.
Four NYPD officers tried to take down a robbery suspect who fought back, and then got hold of one of their Tasers.
But the story didn’t end there, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported Monday.
Surveillance video obtained exclusively by CBS2 shows a man in an orange shirt lunge at police officers from a deli on Nostrand Avenue by Sterling Street in Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn.
The incident happened on Sunday at around 6 p.m.
At one point, an officer is seen pulling out a yellow Taser and all four officers struggle trying to restrain the man as he writhes and flails on the sidewalk.
The officers appear to get control of the situation and hold the man to the ground, but he manages to stand back up and continues fighting.
The officers again get the man on the ground, then take out batons and hit him. That’s when the man grabs a yellow Taser from one of the officers’ belt and tases three of the officers’ hands. Then he takes off running towards Lefferts Avenue still holding the Taser. One officer runs after him around the corner. Police said he was able to take the man into custody shortly after.
Police sources told CBS2 the officers initially recognized the man as the suspect from an NYPD wanted poster for a grand larceny pattern, and believe he stole cellphones and bank cards from straphangers at least five times in February.
In a statement, NYPD spokesperson Phil Walzack told CBS2, “This goes to show the threats and dangers that our brave NYC Police officers face every day in keeping our city the safest big city in America.”
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The wait is over for a much-needed kidney for Mets legend Ed Kranepool.
CBS2 brought you his story last fall when the former first baseman of the “Miracle Mets” was hoping for his own miracle.
“We have the perfect match for you and we have a kidney,” Kranepool said, recounting the recent conversation he had with his doctor.
With his kidneys failing, it was news that the 74-year-old had waited two years to hear.
“You’re on pins and needles all the time, obviously, because it is a life-and-death situation, eventually,” Kranepool told CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff on Monday.
His wife was overcome with emotion after hearing the news, herself.
“He said, ‘I got a kidney.’ I fell down and I cried,” Monica Kranepool said.
Needless to say, the couple is grateful and relieved after hearing the long-awaited news from doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital that someone with his same blood type is donating a kidney, designating it to him.
Ed Kranepool said he has no idea yet who is giving him the gift of life. The donor has not yet been identified.
For a beloved member of the 1969 Mets, it’s not usual to feel the love of strangers, but this time it’s a game changer.
“You wan’t to have a bond with them, forever. You always have a bond. They’re giving up an organ to save myself, safe myself, my life,” Kranepool said.
His public plea for an organ inspired many who may not have considered it to sign up to be tested as a donor.
“Organs are needed for every part of your body. It’s amazing what they can do,” Kranepool said.
Kranepool, who was one of two first basemen on the ’69 Mets, said this just may be his personal miracle.
“Well, it is. It’s going to happen on May 7, which happens happens to be my number, and we will see,” he said.
“So, ‘Ya never give up. Don’t ever give up.’ That’s why he said, yelling at me. Ya see, ‘I’m never giving up’ and he’s right,” Monica Kranepool said.
It doesn’t hurt that the doctor who will perform the transplant surgery is a Mets fan, Gusoff reported.
Kranepool will be hospitalized for five days following the surgery and then will be on anti-organ rejection medication for months.
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The Philippine island of Luzon was struck by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake, which damaged buildings and sent frightened workers into the streets.
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