Levi Aron, Alleged Killer of Leiby Kletzy, Arraigned Today; AT&T Outage for NYC Customers; Rich People Are Still Rich


Levi Aron, the alleged killer of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, who was drugged, smothered, and then dismembered, will be in court today to be arraigned on murder charges. Autopsy results for Kletzky found he’d ingested “cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant; quetiapine, an antipsychotic drug; hydrocodone, a pain medication; and acetaminophen, the drug found in Tylenol.” [CNN]

AT&T wireless customers in New York City are facing an outage due to “a software upgrade”; the problem started at 1:30 a.m. and won’t let users make or receive calls. There’s currently no ETA for fixing the problem. [NBC NY]

Bongo, the monkey doll lost in Park Slope, has three siblings, identical to Bongo, named Doe, Ray and Me, who are suffering just as much as his bereft parents. “The head of the family is gone,” said Bonni Marcus, his “mother.” Family tragedy or performance art? [NYP]

Some people are still way too rich. As evidenced by this: “If a designer shoe goes up from $800 to $860, who notices?” Not the rich, who are spending almost but not quite as much as they were “in the free-wheeling period before the recession.” [NYT]

A teen was rescued in Newport Beach, California, after being buried in the sand for a half hour when a sand pit collapsed on him. There’s pretty dramatic video of 40-some people shoveling sand off of him. [Pat’s Papers]

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And, in other good news: Cops have caught a man who stole a purse from an elderly woman in a wheelchair. [NY1]