NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fire marshals have determined a fire that claimed the life of a 95-year-old woman Saturday in Brooklyn was accidental. The cause of the 2-alarm blaze, which broke out around 3 p.m. on East 93rd Street, was electrical from a power strip, the FDNY said on Twitter Sunday. Per #FDNY Fire Marshals: Cause of 7/7 fatal 2-alarm fire, 1358 E 93 St #Brooklyn was accidental, electrical, power strip. Smoke alarm not present in basement. Present but not operational on 1st and 2nd floors. — FDNY (@FDNY) July 8, 2018 They said a smoke alarm was not present in the basement and were present but not operational on the first and second floors. Esther Benoit, the homeowner and victim’s daughter, said flames and smoke filled the home. “The smoke was so strong and heavy, so I went outside and I said ‘fire, fire!’ I tried to go and get her, but the smoke was too heavy,” Benoit told CBS2’s Reena Roy. “Nothing can replace my mother.” A firefighter and another person suffered minor injuries.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will balance getting ready for his 15th season with his duties as a father of three this summer.
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UAE-based Syrian MC and singer Moh Flow kicked off the evening with his Drake-esque take on hip-hop . With his brother, producer Ayham Homsi, better known as AY, providing the often sparse instrumentation and beats, Moh Flow quickly got the crowd moving. It's never easy being the opening act on …
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With a 32-point, 30-rebound night, Charlotte’s Dwight Howard became the first player since 2010 — and just the second in 36 years — to have a 30-30 night.
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The Eagles’ brass would like to keep Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, but if the right deal were to be presented they would be open to a trade.
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Justin Bieber has been behaving like a bad boy to boost his career, R&B singer Brian McKnight has claimed. The 19-year-old pop star has endured a …
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KINGSTON, Jamaica– The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Monday ruled that Shawn Coffie, the husband of slain pregnant woman, Sasha-Gay Coffie, and his co-accused Cheviena Allen otherwise called ‘Shankie’ be charged.
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Husband of slain Portmore woman charged with Conspiracy to commit murder
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Farmers in St Elizabeth and Manchester are expected to see greater levels of crop production and productivity, following the designation of irrigation areas in those parishes.
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The Catholic Church in Jamaica has described the ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court on Haitian migrants as a violation of human rights and called on the Spanish-speaking country to remedy the threat posed by the judgement.
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Dom Rep law a violation of human rights, says Catholic Church