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New York – Stark Inspired Bill Passes Senate, Needs Governor’s Stamp Of Approval

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 New York - A bill created in response to the murder of Menachem Stark that would expedite the identification process for unknown decedents has passed the Senate and supporters are hopeful that it will be enacted into law by Governor Cuomo. The Expedited Missing Persons’ Identification Act would require every county medical examiner and coroner to submit identifying data regarding...

Englewood, NJ – Jewish Man Killed In Turnpike Accident

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Engelewood, NJ - Hours after a Jewish man from Queens was struck and killed by a tractor trailer as he stood on the side of the New Jersey turnpike, police are continuing an investigation in an effort to determine why the man was outside his vehicle, which was parked on the shoulder of the road. 60 year Izhak Shvarz of Fresh Meadows was pronounced dead at the scene on the northbound side of...

Far Rockaway, NY – One Thousand Turn Out to Mourn Destroyed Sifrei Torahs Damaged During Sandy (video-photos)

Monday, May 27th, 2013 Far Rockaway, NY - Representatives from 45 different Shuls showed up Sunday for a funeral in Far Rockaway for 12 Sifrei Torah that were irreparably damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Exclusive video for VIN News By Mo Gelber. The levaya took place at 10:30 AM outside The White Shul, with approximately 1000 men, women and children in attendance to pay their respects to the Torahs, which included...

Brooklyn, NY – Over A Decade Later, Mystery of Missing Williamsburg Man Solved

Monday, February 18th, 2013 Brooklyn, NY - After a disappearance of almost thirteen years, a well known fixture in Williamsburg has finally been located in a grave at the largest potter's field in the United States, thanks to advanced fingerprinting technology. Yisroel Meir Beck was forty two years old and a Brooklyn resident at the time of his disappearance. The man, who was known to frequent batei medrashim and...

Brooklyn, NY – Orthodox Teen Killed By Van In Midwood

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 Brooklyn, NY - A 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a van Tuesday afternoon as she crossed the street in Midwood, Brooklyn. At 2:49 p.m., police came to the intersection of East 7th Street and Avenue O after a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. They found Sara Kishik lying unconscious and unresponsive in the street. Police learned that a 2006 Ford Econoline van headed east on...

Brooklyn, NY – Fatal Bicycle Accident

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 Brooklyn, NY - Emergency response units are on the scene of a bicyclist that was fatally struck by a truck in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The 20-year-old female was hit at Bedford Avenue and Empire Blvd and has succumbed to her injuries. Chesed Shell Emes on the scene, NYPD Highway Accident Investigation Squad is responding to the scene. ...

Borough Park, NY – Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Accident (video)

Monday, March 12th, 2012 Borough Park, NY - A pedestrian was critically injured while crossing a street in Borough Park Monday afternoon, according fire officials. The accident occured at New Utrecht Avenue and 49th Street about 12:30 p.m., the fire department said. The 68-year-old victim who lives in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center by a Hatzolah ambulence where he was...

Long Beach, CA – Motorist Killed In Fiery 91 Freeway Crash Identified As Israeli Citizen

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 Long Beach, CA - A motorist that was killed after his car plunged off a freeway off-ramp and burst into flames Monday has been positively identified today as an Israeli citizen from the city of Yavneh. Long Beach Fire Department was the first on scene at the Artesia (91) Freeway at Cherry Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. and arrived to find the car of 23 year old Eliezer Levy, fully engulfed in...

New York – Rabbi Yakov Horowitz: – ‘Kanoim’ Are Rodfim And Abusing Our Community

Thursday, December 29th, 2011 New York -Safe Children Safe Communities - Asei L’maan Tinokos Shel Beis Rabban Let’s not mince words. The future of our charedi community is quite literally in existential danger as the tension in Beit Shemesh plays itself out in the international media. On a purely pragmatic level, this disturbing publicity has already placed the charedi community in Eretz Yisroel at greater risk...

Ashford, WA – Orthodox Doctor From NY Dies Hiking Washington Volcano

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 Ashford, WA - The body of a 54 year old New Rochelle, NY psychiatrist who was visiting the Washington area was was recovered today from an area of difficult terrain on the south side of Mount Rainier. A search and rescue mission was called on Monday morning after Dr. Brian Shaul Grobois (gro-bwah) failed to return home from a day of snowshoeing this past Sunday. His body was spotted lying in...

Danbury, CT – Two Students Killed En Route To Waterbury Yeshiva (video)

Monday, November 7th, 2011 Danbury, CT - Two Flatbush residents heading back to Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel in Waterbury, Connecticut died last night after the van they were in rolled over on Interstate 84 between exits two and three in Danbury, Connecticut at 12:30 AM. VIN News has confirmed the identities of the two boys as Dani King, age 15 of Brooklyn and Eli Schonbron, age 16 also of Brooklyn. The nine other boys in the...

Killington, VT – Vacationing Jewish NYers Marooned in Vermont

Monday, August 29th, 2011 Killington, VT - Approximately eighteen Orthodox Jewish families including sixty to eighty adults and about forty children are stranded at the Grand Hotel in Killington, Vermont, after all roads into the area flooded with water or collapsed entirely. While the stranded vacationers currently have electricity, they are low on food and other supplies as they were intending to leave the area...

West Africa – Orthodox Brooklyn Man Dies in Sierra Leone After Insurance Company Allegedly Dawdles

Monday, August 1st, 2011 West Africa - A 59 year old Brooklyn man who was in West Africa on business died this past Shabbos following a minor car accident that took place on Thursday deep in the heart of the Kenema District’s mining country located in Sierra Leone. Avraham Levy of Kensington, who was in the tile and granite business, had been in Africa on business for several weeks and was hospitalized for...

Borough Park, NY – Shiva for Slain 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletzky

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 Borough Park, NY - The Jewish custom of shiva, the seven days of intense mourning, often has its spirited aspects. Despite the prevailing sorrow, visitors might gather around platters of food in a bereaved family's home and celebrate a long life, or remember foibles with affectionate laughter. But not after the death of a child, particularly one who died in such chilling fashion as Leiby...

Rehoboth Beach, DE – American Israeli Killed In Delaware By Drunken Driver

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Rehoboth Beach, DE - Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. on Coastal Highway, just south of Bay Vista Road. Police said Dawn R. Layfield, 43, was driving a 2008 Nissan Rogue southbound on Coastal Highway when she struck the rear of a Bash moped operated by 44-year-old Yoram Mosha from Key West, Fla. The force of the collision caused the...
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