• The wave of blistering temperatures is expected to peak Thursday as the National Weather Service issued heat advisories for nearly the entire tri-state area from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday
  • Friday is forecast to be the final day of at least 90-degree heat and an approaching front will linger, kicking off a stormy stretch for the New York City area
  • Storm chances increase late Friday night, and again Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Severe weather is unlikely, although a handful of heavy downpours are possible

Buckle up for a rollercoaster stretch of weather in the tri-state area.

Out of nowhere people were like ‘yeah this guy punched me in the face,’ ‘yeah this guy hit me,’ ‘this guy hit an old guy,’ ” Malabanan said.

Some of the irate victims then began trying to attack the neutralized suspect, but Malabanan asked them to stop and call the cops instead, according to his narrative.

An initial police investigation revealed that Frazier delivered an “unprovoked” attack to the heads of a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, according to the NYPD.

He was charged with two counts of assault, according to police, who noted that Frazier did not have a home address.

An investigation found that the attacked were unprovoked.
Samuel Frazier allegedly attacked the heads of a 50-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, according to the NYPD.
A Brazilian court on Wednesday overturned the convictions of four men who had been found guilty of murder for their roles in a 2013 nightclub fire that killed 242 people.

The three-judge panel in Rio Grande do Sul voted 2-1 to invalidate the men’s convictions from 2021, which had carried sentences between 18 and 22 years in prison, on the basis that there were technical issues with the jury selection process.

The 2013 fire at the Kiss nightclub in the southern town of Santa Maria started when sparks from a flare lit by the singer of the band “Gurizada Fandangueira” ignited the insulating material of the club’s ceiling, releasing lethal fumes and turning the venue into a death trap, a police investigation concluded.

Pyrotechnics are prohibited in enclosed spaces in Brazil.

The probe found the venue had no functioning fire extinguishers, only two doors for evacuating people from an overcrowded dance floor and poor emergency signage.

In addition to the 242 people who died, more than 600 were injured.

In December 2021, two owners of the Kiss night club and two members of the Gurizada Fandangueira band were found guilty of murder and attempted murder of the victims, mostly young university students.

Malabanan, who said he was not interviewed by police because he was late for work, said he believed at least six people were attacked by the unapologetic suspect, who was “playing the victim,” the fighter explained over the phone.

On Sunday, May 22, Daniel Enriquez, 48, a Goldman Sachs researcher, was riding the Q train across the Manhattan Bridge when a man randomly shot and killed him. A suspect, Andrew Abdullah, is now in custody charged with his murder. Griselda Vile, Daniel’s sister, says politicians refuse to admit that their policies are making the city less safe.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country’s efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian nations at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region.

The Attorneys General of all 50 states have joined forces in hopes of giving teeth to the seemingly never-ending fight against robocalls. North Carolina AG Josh Stein, Indiana AG Todd Rokita and Ohio AG Dave Yost are leading the formation of the new Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. In Stein’s announcement, he said the group will focus on taking legal action against telecoms, particularly gateway providers, allowing or turning a blind eye to foreign robocalls made to US numbers.

He explained that gateway providers routing foreign phone calls into the US telephone network have the responsibility under the law to ensure the traffic they’re bringing in is legal. Stein said that they mostly aren’t taking any action to keep robocalls out of the US phone network, though, and they’re even intentionally allowing robocall traffic through in return for steady revenue in many cases.

Wang’s talks with top diplomats from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations were held amid high tensions in the region, following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which has infuriated Beijing.

The group issued a strong statement earlier in the day, urging both the U.S. and China to show “maximum restraint” in the wake of the visit and “refrain from provocative action.”

China claims the self-governing island of Taiwan as its territory and opposes any engagement by Taiwanese officials with foreign governments.

In his opening remarks, Wang did not mention the situation but instead stressed how China and the ASEAN countries had strengthened cooperation in recent years.

I always wonder, at what point will people begin to care about crime and gun violence with urgency? Will it only be if they are a victim of a crime? Or will they care because others had to face it? What has to happen to get the nation moving? Who has to die in order for change to occur?

Our nation’s virtues of life, liberty and property, as well as morality, have been sacrificed to give way to pandering from elected leaders and virtue signaling instead of solutions.

We as a nation cannot be seen occupying any moral high ground if we leave the most vulnerable members of society perpetually unsafe to avoid hurting the sensitivities of depraved hardened recidivists, marauding our streets at all hours and lashing out with impunity.

My worst fears were realized on May 22, when my brother was executed going to brunch in Manhattan from his wealthy and formerly safe neighborhood, Park Slope.

Growing up Mexican, Sundays were always associated with spending time with the family and going to church. For him to die, for no reason, in the middle of a Sunday morning, was a devastating gut punch and the realization that we are on our own.

“They were walking into me,” Frazier was filmed explaining to Malabanan as he pleaded for mercy on the ground.

“Nah that’s bulls–t bro, you still don’t punch people in the face for no f—ing reason,” the fighter retorted as tourists standing outside the Museum of Ice Cream looked on.

Summer heat and humidity returned to the tri-state with a vengeance mid-week, with temperatures near or above 90 degrees in Central Park to kick off the stretch of sweltering summer weather in New York City this summer.

After a slight dip in humidity briefly alleviated the misery, muggy weather returns Thursday — which may be the worst day the dangerous heat clamps down. Afternoon temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s, though heat index level will make it feel like it’s at or above 100 for NYC and New Jersey; other places will still feel like they’re in the mid to upper 90s, with the coastline faring the best (though it will still be uncomfortably hot).

With the wave of blistering temperatures expected to peak Thursday, the National Weather Service issued heat advisories for nearly the entire tri-state area, with the exception of the Jersey Shore and pockets of the Hudson Valley. The heat advisory lasts from 11 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, in anticipation of the high temperatures and humidity that awaits the tri-state area, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued Wednesday an air quality health advisory for the Big Apple from 11 a.m. through 11 p.m. on ThursdayCheck the latest severe weather alerts in your neighborhood.

As the humidity spikes, pushing heat index levels to reach up to 104 for some during the afternoon hours, those levels only compound heat-related risks, so check on vulnerable neighbors and pets if you can.

A mixed martial arts fighter sprang into action to subdue a homeless man that was allegedly attacking people in the heart of Manhattan’s Soho shopping district.

Ro Malabanan, who has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a yellow belt in judo, was walking to his boxing instructor job last Wednesday morning when he saw Samuel Frazier sucker punch a construction worker, the fighter told The Post.

Malabanan, 44, checked in with the victim before running after the suspect and taking him down from behind, the good Samaritan explained to his Instagram followers.

“My jiu-jitsu instincts just kicked in. I jumped on his back,” Malabanan said. “He tried to swing me off then — but for those of you in the know — a seatbelt position dragged him down to the floor, and I immediately took his back and pinned him to the ground.”

Other alleged victims of Frazier, 28, gathered as Malabanan pinned the accused perp to the sidewalk in front of the Converse flagship store on Broadway, according to third-party footage shared by the fighter.

 

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