Posts by Jason Sickles and Dylan Stableford

  • Live updates: Massive snowstorm slams parts of Northeast

    Jason Sickles and Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 6 mths ago
  • NYC building explosion leaves 3 dead, 60 injured

    Jason Sickles and Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 1 yr ago

    A massive explosion followed by a fire and collapse of a pair of apartment buildings in upper Manhattan on Wednesday has left at least three people dead and more than 60 injured, officials say.

    The extent of all injuries wasn't immediately known, but earlier in the day fire officials said seven people were in serious condition, including two with life-threatening injuries.

    Rescuers are currently combing through bricks by hand in an effort to locate other possible victims. More than a dozen people are reportedly unaccounted for.

    “There are a number of people missing,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. “I emphasize that those who are missing could well be safe in another location and just not contacted yet or reachable yet.”

    The FDNY said it received a call shortly after 9:30 a.m. reporting a large explosion in the five-story apartment building on Park Avenue near 116th Street in East Harlem.

    "This is a tragedy of the worst kind," de Blasio said. "There was no indication in time to save people."

    According to public records, the neighboring building — 1644 Park Ave. — is home to apartments and the street-level Spanish Christian Church.


  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction at Boston Marathon

    Jason Sickles and Dylan Stableford at The Lookout 2 yrs ago

    [Updated at 7:05 p.m. ET]

    Terror suspect Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev was charged on Monday with two federal counts of using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, injure and cause widespread damage at the Boston Marathon a week ago. If convicted, the 19-year-old could face the death penalty.

    Three people were killed and more than 200 others wounded when two powerful homemade bombs exploded near the race’s finish line.

    The bed-ridden Tsarnaev was informed of the charges and read his rights in his hospital room Monday morning. The college student is in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is under heavy police guard.

    Tsarnaev, who is sedated and unable to speak, suffered apparent gunshot wounds to the head, neck, hand and legs during firefights with police before his capture Friday night, authorities said. His older brother Tamerlan Tsanraev, who investigators say was part of the terror attack, died in a firefight with police during their escape attempt.

    A large pyrotechnic and clothing Dzhokhar wore during the terror attack were later found in his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, according to the charges.