Violent and property crimes rose in New York state in 2022, based on preliminary data revealed Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul. The state saw a roughly 21% overall increase in reported index crimes compared to 2021, including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft, the data shows . Reported murders and rapes declined by about 11% and 5% respectively, but each of the other specified offenses increased, resulting in a 10% cumulative rise in those violent crimes and a 24% index property crime spike. (RELATED: New York’s Evidence Discovery Reforms ‘Crippled’ Prosecutors, Coincided With Massive Crime Spike: REPORT) In New York City, the reported violent crimes surged by about 15%, while specified property crimes went up by around 32%, according to the data. Hochul published the statistics and laid out her fiscal year 2024 executive budget proposal in a speech Tuesday, calling for $31.1 million to fund crime reduction, youth … [Read more...] about New York State Hit With Huge Crime Surge In 2022, Data Shows
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Bakhmut Battle ‘Could Be Stabilized,’
Ukrainian forces could be close to stabilizing the front lines in Bakhmut, the commander of the country’s armed forces said, as international aid workers warned that civilians remaining in the war-ravaged eastern city faced a dire humanitarian situation. The battle for Bakhmut, which began in the summer, has become one of Russia’s longest-running and deadliest confrontations in the 13 months of war. The fighting in and around the city has been the most violent of recent months and does not appear to be letting up, with both Russian and Ukrainian officials expressing this past week an unwillingness to yield. The Ukrainian commander, Gen. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, said in a post on the Telegram messaging app on Friday that, thanks to the “titanic efforts” of the city’s defenders, the situation “could be stabilized,” though he acknowledged the ferocity of the battle. Other Ukrainian officials, backed by a report from British intelligence, maintained that the overall pace of Russian … [Read more...] about Bakhmut Battle ‘Could Be Stabilized,’
Two plead guilty after gunpoint robbery of Amir Khan for £70,000 diamond-encrusted watch
Two men have been convicted of robbing boxer Amir Khan of his £70,000 watch at gunpoint last year. Dante Campbell, 20, and Ahmed Bana, 25, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob and possession of an imitation firearm. The 2004 Olympic silver medallist , 36, was targeted as he and his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, 31, left Sahara Grill restaurant in Leyton, East London, on April 18 last year, the jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. As he neared his car he was approached by Campbell, who pointed a gun in his face and shouted “take off the watch”. Following the theft of the bespoke diamond encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph, the Met Police launched an investigation and eventually tracked down the pair. Detective Constable Stuart Ponder, from the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “This robbery was carefully planned and executed by these individuals who knew exactly who they were targeting and what they were aiming for. Amir Khan's watch was stolen as he returned to his car in … [Read more...] about Two plead guilty after gunpoint robbery of Amir Khan for £70,000 diamond-encrusted watch
Selena Gomez issues statement after Hailey Bieber reaches out over ‘death threats’
Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Selena Gomez has called for an end to the frenzy surrounding an alleged feud between her and Hailey Bieber. Rumours of tension between the US pop star, Bieber and her friend Kylie Jenner emerged after fans claimed the pair mocked Gomez in an Instagram Story last month. Over the years, Gomez and Bieber have been pitted against one another by fans due to Gomez’s previous relationship with singer Justin Bieber , who is now married to Hailey. Gomez and Justin were in an on-again, off-again relationship over the course of eight years. He and Baldwin announced they were engaged just months after he and Gomez split for good. During a September 2022 interview on Call Her Daddy , Bieber stated that it was “all love” between her and Gomez. In October 2022, the women … [Read more...] about Selena Gomez issues statement after Hailey Bieber reaches out over ‘death threats’
‘I wish I knew about it’: Hayden Panetierre opens up about postpartum depression and struggle with alcohol
Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Hayden Panettiere has spoken candidly about how she wishes she had known about the risk of postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter, Kaya. The Scream 6 star, 33, has been open about her struggles with substance abuse , as she was addicted to opioids and alcohol. In a recent interview with E! News’ The Rundown , Panettiere shared how turning to alcohol to deal with postpartum depression made “everything worse”. She told host Erin Lim Rhodes: “I wish I knew about postpartum depression. I wish I knew to look out for it. I just thought there was something seriously wrong with me, so I thought, ‘Fireball will fix this – duh!’ and it didn’t. It does for a moment, but then it makes everything worse.” The actor said she did not learn about postpartum … [Read more...] about ‘I wish I knew about it’: Hayden Panetierre opens up about postpartum depression and struggle with alcohol
Why do the clocks change?
Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter It’s official: spring is well and truly upon us, which means it’s time for the clocks to go forward. While the arrival of winter brings darker mornings and evenings, turning the clocks back allows us to have more sunlight in the morning. Plus, on the day the clocks change we get an extra hour in bed too, so we’re not complaining. Here’s everything you need to know about when and why the clocks go back : When do the clocks change in 2023? The clocks move forward one hour at 1am on Sunday (26 March). And looking ahead to the autumn, the clocks then go back an hour on Sunday October 29 at 1am. Recommended This is what turning back the clocks can do to your health When do the clocks change in 2023? Changing the clocks keeps … [Read more...] about Why do the clocks change?
The Budget will bring ‘a lost decade for living standards’ – haven’t we already had one of those?
Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email The success of a Budget is measured in how long it takes to collapse. Some arrive pre-collapsed, others collapse in real time. In recent years, success has been if they haven’t collapsed by the time the Office for Budget Responsibility publishes its analysis, revealing in very clear detail all of the horrific things the chancellor deliberately chose not to say. Kwasi Kwarteng ’s mini-Budget didn’t suffer this fate, because he and Liz Truss wisely chose to block the Office for Budget Responsibility from analysing it, and just to be doubly careful, they also sacked the head of the treasury department, who they probably deep down knew was going to tell them that it was going to collapse with pyrotechnic effect but they’d rather not hear. A very successful Budget is one that is still vaguely intact by the time economists, … [Read more...] about The Budget will bring ‘a lost decade for living standards’ – haven’t we already had one of those?
The “Love Is Blind” trend that hints at who’s still together and who weds
Love Is Blind is back for its fourth season, with 30 new singletons taking part in the reality show's unique social experiment that has contestants searching for love, sight unseen. The first four episodes of the show's latest installment were released Friday on Netflix , and already several cast members have paired up and popped the big question. In the next batch of episodes, Love Is Blind will follow the cast members as they navigate life outside the pods in the run-up to their wedding day. But the couples' fate will be kept a secret until the day the wedding episode is released. Episodes are released in batches to keep fans on the edge of their seat about what will happen next to the pairs. Although this season's wedding episode won't be released until April 14, a trend over the past three seasons could provide a hint about the fate of at least one of the couples. Newsweek has everything you need to know about this pattern. It offers a clue as to which Love Is … [Read more...] about The “Love Is Blind” trend that hints at who’s still together and who weds
‘Love Is Blind’ Season 4 cast: All the singletons and their Instagrams
Love Is Blind is back for a fourth season, with 30 new singletons having signed up for the chance to look for love in the show's famous pods. The new installment of the Netflix dating show, hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey , is set in Seattle, and will follow singles who want to be loved for who they are, not what they look like. First, the cast will date in the pods where they can't see who is on the other side, before some will choose someone to marry without ever meeting the person in the flesh. Love Is Blind will then follow the newly engaged couples as they move in together, plan their wedding and find out if their physical connection matches the strong emotional bond they developed in the pods. When their wedding day arrives , will real-world realities and external factors push them apart, or will they marry the person they fell blindly in love with? Love Is Blind creator, and founder of production company Kinetic Content, Chris Coelen, revealed last year … [Read more...] about ‘Love Is Blind’ Season 4 cast: All the singletons and their Instagrams
“It’s a good investment”: Young couple buys and renovates old laundromat
One couple's journey to renovate a tired laundromat has captured viral attention as they finally opened their new and improved community hub. Erin Carpenter, 30, and her husband Jonathan, 33, have been renovating properties for years, and while on the hunt for their next project stumbled on a laundromat in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. "A laundromat was never really on my radar personally, but Jon is a very smart entrepreneur and businessman, he's always been interested in the concept of a laundromat," Carpenter told Newsweek . Married in June 2020, the couple had their own experience of using laundromats during their 4-month honeymoon living on the road in an RV: "We worked remotely, so we sometimes needed to work from laundromats. We took so many photos of them," said Carpenter. "They were places we spent a lot of time and there aren't a lot that are cozy and comfortable." In July 2022, the couple purchased the building in Charleston which had been a … [Read more...] about “It’s a good investment”: Young couple buys and renovates old laundromat