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Filiberto Coalt, 35, died from injuries sustained after being hit by an SUV in Williamsburg earlier this month, according to police. No arrests have been made. Photo by David Von Diemar courtesy of Unsplash

Teen faces years behind bars for running over a police officer

December 6 | By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The choices a Brooklyn teenager made on June 3, 2017 will haunt both him and an NYPD officer for the rest of their lives. That night, Anti-Crimes Unit Officer Dalsh Veve went to work. 15-year-old Justin Murrell was joyriding with his cousin, his 19-year-old girlfriend and another passenger in a stolen Honda Civic from Hewlett, […]

Fritz Celestine was sentenced to 25 years to life on Thursday after he was convicted of murder and criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a double homicide outside of a Brooklyn funeral in 2015. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn DA’s Office

Georgia man gets 25 years for murder outside East Flatbush funeral

November 29 | By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Eagle

A 43-year-old man from Georgia will spend at least the next 25 years of his life behind bars after he was sentenced on Thursday for a double homicide that occurred outside of a Brooklyn funeral in 2015. Fritz Celestine of Marietta, Georgia, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree […]

Lou Nasti in his East Flatbush workshop. Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane

VIDEO: Brooklyn’s own ‘Geppetto’ creates holiday magic

November 28 | By Liliana Bernal Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Camouflaged within the industrial streets of East Flatbush stands a workshop where Lou Nasti, engineer of the holidays, creates Christmas fairy tales. A synthetic elephant and two old skeletons guard the main entrance. The interior of the 15,000-square-foot factory looks like any other workshop: carpentry and machinery areas are displayed along with rooms for painting, […]