NEW YORK (AP) — A man says his 86-year-old grandfather shot him in the head, killed his girlfriend and then took his own life out of frustration that the couple was living in a family home in New York City.
Michael Feliciano spoke to the Daily News from his hospital bed for a story published Sunday.
Police say Feliciano's grandfather, Heriberto Pagan, unleashed the gunfire on the couple and himself Friday.
The 47-year-old Feliciano and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Claritle Huerta, were living in a Staten Island home owned by Feliciano's ailing mother. Feliciano says his grandfather wanted them out because of Feliciano's past drug problems.
He says Huerta called him Friday to tell him his grandfather wanted to talk to him. He says he opened the door, "and that was it."
The couple's 4-month-old son was found unharmed inside the house.
HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Officials investigating a carbon monoxide leak at a New York mall are concentrating on the heating system of a restaurant following the death of the eatery's 55-year-old manager and more than two dozen others being sent to hospitals.
Suffolk County police have identified the man who died Saturday as Steven Nelson. He's the manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island. Officials say an autopsy will to determine the cause of death.
Authorities say at least 27 others were taken to five area hospitals. WABC-TV has reported that all but a handful of the patients had been treated and released.
Police responding to a call about a woman who had fallen and hit her head at the restaurant started to feel lightheaded and nauseated and suspected a carbon monoxide leak.
Police say the incident seems to have been confined to the basement of the restaurant and that the leak appeared to originate with the heating system.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in a Metro-North passenger train derailment, but the extent of the injuries is unclear.
The FDNY says the train derailment in the Bronx was reported at 7:20 a.m. Sunday near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The fire department says 130 firefighters are on the scene.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says four or five cars on the seven-car train derailed about 100 yards north of the station on a curved section of the track. But the MTA says none of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers, which are adjacent.
The agency says the crash was reported by the engineer and it wasn't clear if any crew members are injured.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teacher could be in hot water after sending a note home with her pre-kindergarten students saying some of them were showing up to school so dirty she didn't want to touch them.
Parents say the handwritten note was sent home by a teacher at the Buffalo School District's BUILD Academy. The Nov. 14 letter says several of the 3- and 4-year-old children "also give off unpleasant smells."
The letter also requests the signatures of parent and child to confirm it was received.
The Buffalo News reports the school board concluded the teacher should face disciplinary action.
Kimberly Wells says she was shocked by the letter her granddaughter brought home. She says it made the girl ask if her teacher thinks she stinks.
NEW YORK (AP) - When Sandy left much of New York City in the dark, some residents were only hours old.
On Tuesday, the anniversary of the killer storm, babies filled a Manhattan hospital room during a celebration of their first birthdays.
Kenneth Hulett III weighed only 2 pounds when emergency medical workers rushed him out of a New York hospital intensive care unit. He was carried down stairs while hooked up to an oxygen tank.
His mother, Emily Blatt, says her faith carried her through. She was evacuated from her hospital room on an orange sled.
That day, more than 40 babies were safety moved from the hospital on Manhattan's East Side to other facilities.
On Tuesday, parents and hospital staff lighted candles on cupcakes and sang, "Happy birthday, dear babies."