A radiator explosion in a Bronx apartment building burned two little girls to death Wednesday. The little girls were living in a homeless shelter and were 1 and 2 years old.
Elexis Webster, a 17-year-old honor student from Oakland, has overcome insurmountable odds during her young life.
Thanks to the generosity of a stranger, Tonia Handy got the chance to see her girls go for the gold.
Faced with D.C.'s sky-rocketing rent and surges in the price of living, Tyree's mother lost her job. The family was forced to make the difficult decision to move into the shelter, which houses around 243 people.
The office of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has launched an investigation of health concerns among public housing units and homeless shelters across the city. Cases of elevated blood lead levels and false claims from housing and shelter officials will fall under the scrutiny of federal prosecutors, the New York Times reports.
The 58-year-old made his return to WVKO-AM (1580), the radio station where the Ohio native began his career in the 1980s before drug and addiction woes took over.
"My case was I was too scared to ask for help," Tony Jones said. "I didn't know what to do until [my caseworker] sent me in the right direction."
A Harlem resident committed a gentle act of kindness when she gave her shoes to a barefoot homeless woman on a crowded MTA train.
A police officer is being praised for his kind gesture towards a man who was kicked off a New Jersey bus for not wearing any shoes.