Mourn­ers pack church, road for medic

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

Emer­gency medic Yadira Ar­royo was beloved — by col­leagues, by pa­tients she trans­ported to the hos­pi­tal, by the store owner she spoke to on her way to work and by chil­dren who walked by her Bronx sta­tion house.

The 14-year vet­eran of the New York City Fire Depart­ment and mother of five sons, killed March 16 when she was hit by her own am­bu­lance that had been stolen, was re­mem­bered Satur­day by thou­sands of mourn­ers who packed a Bronx church and poured into the streets.

Ar­royo, 44, and her part­ner, Monique Wil­liams, were re­spond­ing to a call when they were flagged down by a pedes­trian about a theft, author­i­ties said. Ar­royo got out of the ve­hi­cle, and a man darted into the driver’s seat and ran her down be­fore crash­ing into parked cars.

Jose Gon­za­lez, 25, was charged with mur­der in Ar­royo’s death.

Boy dies in fall from N.Y. roof: New York po­lice said a boy was killed and an­other teen in­jured as they tried to hop along rooftops in Brook­lyn and plunged about four sto­ries to the ground. The boys were found be­hind a build­ing in Bush­wick about 5:30 p.m. Fri­day. Rame Pierre-Louis, 13, had se­vere trauma to his head and body. His 15-year-old friend had pelvic in­juries but was ex­pected to live. S.C. man gets 5 years for an­i­mal cru­elty: A South Carolina man who wrapped tape around a dog’s muz­zle to stop her from bark­ing has been sen­tenced to five years in prison. Me­dia out­lets re­ported that Wil­liam Dod­son’s sen­tence Fri­day rep­re­sented the state’s max­i­mum for an­i­mal cru­elty. “I wish I could give you more,” Judge Markley Den­nis told the 43-year-old North Charleston man. The dog, Cait­lyn, was found in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Hawaii beach evac­u­ated:

Honolulu po­lice say a pop­u­lar beach on Oahu was evac­u­ated Satur­day as of­fi­cers and bomb squad of­fi­cials re­sponded to the dis­cov­ery of a pos­si­ble ex­plo­sive, Hawaii News Now re­ported. The news ser­vice said hun­dreds were asked to leave Hanauma Bay beach after the item was found about 10:40 a.m. Po­lice told the news ser­vice that the item was a can­is­ter that washed ashore.

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