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Relatives scream for loved ones after deadly Queens Village fire

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QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens (WABC) -- A Queens Village fire that killed five, including three children was a crushing loss not just to the family, but also to first responders and neighbors and anyone who witnessed victim after victim being brought out.Bailey Briggs ran into the scene in Queens Village on Sunday night after learning five of her beloved relatives perished in the tragic fire. "To see her lose her son and her grandson...I believe in god, but this is a tough one right here," Briggs said.Briggs, a woman of faith admits the death toll was just too much. Sh... Read More
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Hospital says patient info not compromised by computer virus

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(AP) -- A Buffalo hospital that shut down its computer system after detecting a virus says it doesn't appear that patient information was compromised. Erie County Medical Center continues to bring its computers back on line after the virus was discovered April 9. The 600-bed hospital's website has been restored but officials said Friday that they'll work over the next two weeks to restore... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Elderly couple struck and killed by alleged drunk driver in Massapequa Park

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MASSAPEQUA, Long Island (WABC) -- A man is under arrest on drunk driving charges after a married couple was struck and killed on a road in Massapequa Park Saturday night.The two were attempting to cross Merrick Road on foot just east of Park Boulevard at about 8:10 p.m. when they were struck by an eastbound 2015 Ford Explorer driven by John Hartwig, 63, of Massapequa, according to police. The victims, both 77 years old, were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.Police say Hartwig was found to have been driving in an intoxicated condition and was arrested at the scene.He is charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. The victim... Read More
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Elderly couple struck and killed by alleged drunk driver in Massapequa Park

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MASSAPEQUA, Long Island (WABC) -- A man is under arrest on drunk driving charges after a married couple was struck and killed on a road in Massapequa Park Saturday night.The two were attempting to cross Merrick Road on foot just east of Park Boulevard at about 8:10 p.m. when they were struck by an eastbound 2015 Ford Explorer driven by John Hartwig, 63, of Massapequa, according to police. The victims, both 77 years old, were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.Police say Hartwig was found to have been driving in an intoxicated condition and was arrested at the scene.He is charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. The victim... Read More
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Off-duty NYPD detective arrested after accident in Queens leaves 2 critically hurt

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SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (WABC) -- An NYPD detective is facing charges after a crash in Queens early Sunday hat left two people critically injured.The accident happened at 4 a.m. on the Van Wyck Expressway southbound at Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park. The police officer was off-duty and rear-ended the back of a Honda with a driver and two passengers, police sources say.Two females are in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital. One male is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.The officer, 32-year-old Neville Smith, works out of the Detectives Bronx Bureau He is charged with vehicular assault, assault, DWI and refusal to take a breath test.The case is still u... Read More
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NYPD officer arrested after accident in Queens leaves 2 critically hurt.

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An NYPD officer is facing charges after a crash in Queens early Sunday hat left two people critically injured.The accident happened at 4 a.m. on the Van Wyck Expressway southbound at Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park. The police officer was off-duty and rear-ended the back of a Honda with a driver and two passengers, police sources say.Two females are in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital. One male is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.The officer, 32-year-old Neville Smith, works out of the Detectives Bronx Bureau He is charged with vehicular assault, assault, DWI and refusal to take a breath test.The case is still under investigation. (Copyright ... Read More
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Elderly couple struck and killed by alleged drunk driver in Massapequa Park

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MASSAPEQUA, Long Island (WABC) -- A man is under arrest on drunk driving charges after a married couple was struck and killed on a road in Massapequa Park Saturday night.The two were attempting to cross Merrick Road on foot just east of Park Boulevard at about 8:10 p.m. when they were struck by an eastbound 2015 Ford Explorer driven by John Hartwig, 63, of Massapequa, according to police. The victims, both 77 years old, were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.Police say Hartwig was found to have been driving in an intoxicated condition and was arrested at the scene.He is charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. The victim... Read More
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Wheaton College mourns freshman killed during track event

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WHEATON, Ill. -- Wheaton College is in mourning after a 19-year-old student was killed in a bizarre accident at a track meet Saturday.Ethan Roser was killed when he was accidentally hit in the head during a hammer throw competition on the Wheaton College track at about 4:15 p.m., school officials confirmed. Roser was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove where he was pronounced dead.Roser was a transfer student from Cincinnati and agreed to work the event as a volunteer."We are deeply grieved, but, because of our faith in Christ, not without hope," said Wheaton Colle... Read More
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Suspect sought in robberies, stabbing of livery driver in the Bronx

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CLAREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who robbed a woman and a livery cab driver in the Bronx, and stabbed the driver.In the first incident, on March 26, police say the suspect followed the 58-year-old female victim inside of an elevator at a building on Webster Avenue.When the victim exited on the 15th floor he displayed a large knife and demanded her purse. She complied and handed her purse to the man, who then fled the scene. The victim was not injured.The second incident was on April 19. According to police, the suspect entered a livery cab in front of 1428 Webster Avenue.When the vehicle was stopped at a traffic light at Crotona Park South and Prospect Avenue he displayed a knif... Read More
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Mercy flows from taking time to view life through another’s eyes

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The Easter Vigil is a dramatic and joyous opening celebration of the Resurrection on the Eve of Easter. It’s truly the highlight of the liturgical year. Although it’s long, we brought our children to this liturgy when they were quite young because the traditions are rich with symbolism and the proclamation of the resurrection of Christ is loud and clear. We’ve rarely missed one in many years. But this year, Johanna was not up for the Easter Vigil. Her friends visited with us earlier on Holy Saturday. We colored eggs and had a rousing egg hunt with our dogs. Plastic eggs filled with dog kibble makes for a most exciting egg hunt! At the end of the day, Jo needed to rest and I n... Read More
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Massapequa Man DWI in Crash That Killed 2, Cops Say

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An accused drunken driver was arrested for allegedly hitting and killing an elderly married couple in Massapequa Park on Saturday night, Nassau County police said. John Hartwig, 63, of Massapequa, was driving a Ford Explorer eastbound on Merrick Road when he struck the man and woman, both 77 years old, just east of Park Boulevard at 8:10 p.m., police said. Both victims were taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Their identities were not immediately available. The suspect, who was found to under the influence of alcohol, was placed taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and two counts of second-degree vehicular manslaughter. He will be arraigned Sunday at F... Read More
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Suspect sought in robberies, stabbing in the Bronx

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CLAREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who robbed a woman and a livery cab driver in the Bronx, and stabbed the driver.In the first incident, on March 26, police say the suspect followed the 58-year-old female victim inside of an elevator at a building on Webster Avenue.When the victim exited on the 15th floor he displayed a large knife and demanded her purse. She complied and handed her purse to the man, who then fled the scene. The victim was not injured.The second incident was on April 19. According to police, the suspect entered a livery cab in front of 1428 Webster Avenue.When the vehicle was stopped at a traffic light at Crotona Park South and Prospect Avenue he displayed a knif... Read More
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Married couple struck and killed by alleged drunk driver in Massapequa Park

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MASSAPEQUA, Long Island (WABC) -- Police have arrested an alleged drunk driver after a married couple was struck and killed on a road in Massapequa Park Saturday night.According to detectives, while attempting to cross Merrick Road on foot just east of Park Blvd. at about 8:10 p.m.,the husband and wife were struck by an eastbound 2015 Ford Explorer driven by John Hartwig, 63, of Massapequa. The victims, both 77 years old, were taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.Police say Hartwig was found to have been driving in an intoxicated condition and was placed under arrest at the scene.He is charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. ... Read More
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West Babylon Crash Leaves 2 Dead

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Two men died after their SUV crashed in West Babylon early Saturday morning. Suffolk County police said Jose Edgardo Diaz, 23, of Brentwood, was driving a Ford Explorer southbound on Little East Neck Road when he lost control of the truck, which struck two utility poles and a building at the corner of Park Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Diaz and his passenger, 53-year-old Brian Zatkowski of West Babylon, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where they were pronounced dead. First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8152. ... Read More
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Pedestrian seriously injured after struck by cab on Upper East Side

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UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A pedestrian was rushed to the hospital in serious condition after being struck by a cab on the Upper East Side.Police say the accident happened around 9 p.m. Saturday on 78th Street and York Avenue. The taxi driver stayed on the scene, and police believe there is no criminality involved. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Trump Awards Purple Heart at Military Hospital

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President Donald Trump has awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan. (April 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsFind the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: ... Read More
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Volunteer firefighter saves 4-year-old who flew out of bus

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HARRISON, Arkansas -- A volunteer firefighter was in the right place at the right time when a little girl flew out of the back of a moving bus.The jarring scene unfolded on Highway 65 in Harrison, Arkansas. According to authorities, the young girl somehow managed to unlock the back door of the bus she was riding. She flew out of the door, landing on the pavement just as Ryan Ciampoli pulled up, catching the entire ordeal on his dashboard camera.Ciampoli said the young girl appeared to be unconscious at first, but she began to wake up when he approached her."The shock kicked in her little body and she started kicking and screaming," Ciampoli ... Read More
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Inwood Brawl Leaves Bystander Shot In Manhattan

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Fight ends with a by stander shot in NYC Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/inwood-brawl-leaves-bystander-shot-fighter-hospital-article-1.3088753 Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynews Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideo Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkdailynews Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/... Read More
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Manorville Man Dies in Motorcyle Crash

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A 43-year-old Manorville man was killed a motorcycle crash in Moriches on Friday night. Suffolk County police said Chris Hurley and a woman who was his passenger were riding on his Harley Davidson westbound on Montauk Highway when he crashed into a guardrail near the corner of Cedar Street at 9:50 p.m. Hurley was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead. The woman was not injured. Seventh Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle and are continuing the investigation. ... Read More
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Montauk Highway crash leaves motorcyclist dead

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MORICHES, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle wreck in Moriches Friday night.Around 10 p.m., Chris Hurley and a woman were traveling west on Montauk Highway, near Cedar Street, when he crashed his Harley-Davidson into a guardrail, Suffolk County Police said. Hurley, 43, of Manorville was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.The woman, who was a passenger, was uninjured, police said. The investigation is continuing. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Greece's tireless king of slapstick comedy dies at 66

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(AP) -- Stathis Psaltis, the gaunt, hyperactive Greek actor who gained a large following starring in dozens of low-budget comedy movies, has died in an Athens hospital. He was 66. A statement from the state-run Agios Savvas hospital said Psaltis died Friday after being hospitalized five weeks ago for cancer treatment. Psaltis churned out as many as four movies a year at the peak of... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Duffy: Does your robot have malpractice insurance?

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“I’m sorry Dave…I can’t do that right now…” intones HAL, the psychotic computer that shuts down life support for most of the crew during the breakthrough science fiction movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.” A sentient computer that runs amuck was truly a leap of faith when the screenplay was filmed in 1968 as IBM mainframes were state-of-the-art and Steve Jobs was just a 13-year-old. Robots capable of harming humans were the stuff of fancy and futuristic nightmares. Not anymore. Today, robots are in the operating suites of hospitals across th... Read More
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Utah Teen Shot In The Head By Friends Leaves Hospital “Thankful To Be Here”

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Deserae Turner spent two months in the hospital after she was shot in the head. Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/utah-teen-shot-head-friends-leaves-hospital-article-1.3085131 Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynews Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideo Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkdailynews Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/... Read More
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Man fatally shot in head in Newark parking lot

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NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was fatally shot in the head in a Newark parking lot Friday morning.The victim was shot next to a gym on Mulberry Street just after 2:30 a.m. He was taken to University Hospital, where he later died.Police interviewed witnesses, who appeared to have left The Blvd club across the street from the parking lot just before the shooting. No arrests were immediately made.The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is expected to lead the investigation, which is ongoing. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Newark shooting leaves man dead

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NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was shot in the head in a Newark parking lot Friday morning.The victim was shot next to a gym on Mulberry Street just after 2:30 a.m. He was taken to University Hospital where he later died.Police interviewed witnesses, who appeared to have left The Blvd club across the street from the parking lot, just before the shooting. No arrests were immediately made.The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is expected to lead the investigation, which is ongoing. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Illinois paramedics save toddler from drug overdose using Narcan

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SOUTH ELGIN, Illinois -- A 2-year-old boy in northwest suburban South Elgin is alive thanks to the quick work of paramedics.The Elgin Courier-News reports someone called 911 just after 12:05 a.m. on April 10 about a toddler who was not breathing in the 1000-block of South Elgin Boulevard. The caller said the child was gasping for air. Paramedics from South Elgin and the Countryside Fire Protection District gave the child Narcan, a drug used to stop heroin overdoses. Police reports said "various drugs" w... Read More
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Newark shooting leaves man in unknown condition

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NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was shot in the head in a parking lot in Newark Friday morning.The victim was shot next to a gym on Mulberry Street just after 2:30 a.m. He was taken to University Hospital in unknown condition.Police interviewed a large number of witnesses, who appeared to have left The Blvd club across the street from the parking lot just before the shooting. No arrests were immediately made.The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is expected to lead the investigation into the shooting. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Video captures toddler being attacked by pit bull in Rockland County

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SPRING VALLEY, New York (WABC) -- There is shocking and disturbing video of a pit bull attack in Rockland County.A toddler is recovering and was fortunately released from the hospital. Surveillance video shows the dog run across a street in Spring Valley Thursday evening and attack a 3-year-old boy. GRAPHIC VIDEO: Pit bull attacks Orthodox Jewish toddler in Spring Valley after being out on the loose multiple times in recent weeks. pic.twitter.com/0PpkQckWsy — OJPAC Hudson Valley (@OJPACHV) ... Read More
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George H.W. Bush gets special visitor

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Former President George W. Bush visited his father in a Houston hospital during his recovery from a mild case of pneumonia -- and the moment was photographed and shared online.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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EXCLUSIVE: Beating of Uber driver on Long Island could bring about new legislation

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BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- The vicious beating of an Uber driver on Long Island could bring about new laws aimed at protecting drivers."He asked me, 'Where you from?' So I told him, 'I'm from Pakistan.' And then he asked me, 'What is your religion?' So I told him, 'I'm Muslim,' because I am Muslim," said Anwar Syed, the victim said. Syed says it started out like any other ride.But the Uber driver says, as soon as he admitted he was Muslim, his passenger asked him to pull over.That's when cops say 23-year-old Phillip Gannotta grabbed Syed's flashlight and unloaded viscous blow after blow."He hit me so hard that I knocked out," Syed said.Police say Gannotta beat him ... Read More
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President George H.W. Bush cheered by high profile visitor while hospitalized

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HOUSTON, Texas -- President George H.W. Bush remains under care at Houston Methodist Hospital, but he's in high spirits, thanks perhaps to a visit from another former US president.President Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital last Friday for observation due to a persistent cough. It was determined he had a mild case of pneumonia. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says President Bush is remaining under observation as he continues to gain strength as he recovers. On Thursday, the 43rd president dropped by for a visit."Big morale boost from a high level delegation. No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder," George H.W. Bush tweeted. In January, President Bush was admitted to the ICU... Read More
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14-year veteran FDNY firefighter dies after fall in Ridgewood, Queens

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RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- A 14-year veteran firefighter of the FDNY died after falling while battling a fire at an apartment building in Queens Thursday.The fire started at 2:20 p.m. on the second floor of 1615 Putnam Avenue, a five-story apartment building just off Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood.A city official tells Eyewitness News that the firefighter appeared to have been moving between the bucket of Ladder 135 and the roof of the building when he fell. A witness said he was exiting the roof and was in the process of hooking his safety line when the truck moved for some reason, causing the ladder to rock and throwing the firefighter off balance.The firefighter was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in B... Read More
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The Recent History of Bombing the Shit Out of ’Em

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Sheikh Nazhan Sakhar Salman, an anti-ISIS Sunni militia leader from the village of Haj Ali, with his fighters in their base on the outskirts of Makhmour, Iraq.... Read More
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Firefighter dies after fall in Ridgewood, Queens

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RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- FDNY confirms that a firefighter has died after falling while battling a fire at an apartment building in the Ridgewood section of Queens.The fire started at 2:20 p.m. at 1615 Putnam Ave, a 5 story apartment building. Witnesses said the firefighter fell from a ladder bucket, but a city official says it remains remains unclear if the firefighter fell from a ladder or from the roof of the building.The firefighter was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.Mayor de Blasio and fire officials were headed to the hospital late Thursday afternoon. The fire was placed under control at 3:00 p... Read More
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2-time NYC marathon champ dies coaching Montclair middle school meet

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey -- Tom Fleming, the New York City Marathon winner in 1973 and 1975 and twice a Boston Marathon runner-up, has died. He was 65.Fleming died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack while coaching a middle school team at a meet in Verona, New Jersey, the Montclair Kimberley Academy said in a statement Thursday. He was the school's varsity cross-country and track and field coach and recently taught fourth grade. Newark Central coach Bruce Berry told NJ.com that Fleming said he felt ill but was still "laughing and joking." Fleming collapsed after getting out of his car, Berry said. He said Fleming was given CPR for more than 20 minutes and had a pulse when taken to a hospital.... Read More
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Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

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Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. It sounds like a simple question: Should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer provided health insurance? The federal-state Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people covers more than 70 million U.S. residents — about 1 in 5 — including an increasing number of working-age adults. In a break from past federal policy, the Health and Human Services department under Secretary Tom Price has already notified governors it stands ready to approve state waivers for “meritorious” programs that encourage work. Separately, an amendment to the still-stuck House GOP health ca... Read More
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2-time NYC marathon champ dies coaching Montclair middle school meet

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey -- A two-time winner of the New York City Marathon has died while coaching a New Jersey middle school team at a meet. Tom Fleming was 65.The Montclair Kimberley Academy announced Fleming's death in a statement Thursday. The school says Fleming died of an apparent heart attack at a meet in Verona on Wednesday afternoon. Newark Central coach Bruce Berry tells NJ.com that Fleming collapsed after getting out of his car. He said Fleming was given CPR for more than 20 minutes and had a pulse when he was taken to a hospital.Fleming won the New York City Marathon in 1973 and 1975. The New York Road Runners, who put on the city's 26.2-mile event, called Fleming "an iconic figure" in the race's... Read More
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Dowd: It’s time to make the Heartland project happen

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Gerald Wolkoff has worked his entire life. He was 11 when his father died, so he started a floor waxing business to help support his mother and family. Then he went to work for a suit maker named Abe Stark. Wolkoff wasn’t a big baseball fan, but he knew that Abe Stark was among the Brooklyn Dodgers’ most prominent advertisers. Stark’s billboard on the outfield wall of Ebbets Field, at the base of the big scoreboard, proclaimed, “Hit Sign; Win Suit.” It was a masterful gimmick. Legendary Dodgers’ right fielder Carl Furillo played deep to guard that sign from opposing hitters. Wolkoff says that, every year, Furrillo came in to Abe Stark’s shop on Pitkin Street and got a free suit for his defensive services. Wolk... Read More
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Jury sides with Petco in death of boy from rat-bite fever

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(AP) -- A San Diego jury has sided with Petco in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after contracting an illness from bacteria from a rat purchased from the retailer. KNSD-TV and KFMB-TV report that the jury found Thursday that Petco was not negligent or liable in the death of Aidan Pankey on June 12, 2013, after he was rushed to a hospital with severe stomach pains. The... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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The Recent History of Bombing the Shit Out of ’Em

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Sheikh Nazhan Sakhar Salman, an anti-ISIS Sunni militia leader from the village of Haj Ali, with his fighters in their base on the outskirts of Makhmour, Iraq.... Read More
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Senator Hannon’s Legislation To Help Save The Lives Of Premature Babies Enacted In Final Budget

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Hannon bill authorizes Medicaid coverage for pasteurized donor human milk to help prevent high risk infants from dying of necrotizing enterocolitis. New York, NY - April 20, 2017 - New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon led a bipartisan push for a key budget measure that will help save the lives of premature infants. Pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) helps prevent high risk infants from dying of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) - a sudden-onset intestinal disease – and many other health complications that typically afflict this vulnerable population. “When a mother’s milk is not available, PDHM is the next best option to give t... Read More
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The Recent History of Bombing the Shit Out of ’Em

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Sheikh Nazhan Sakhar Salman, an anti-ISIS Sunni militia leader from the village of Haj Ali, with his fighters in their base on the outskirts of Makhmour, Iraq.... Read More
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Former Knick J.R. Smith draws inspiration from baby daughter's fight

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Life has given J.R. Smith perspective during a personally trying season.The pursuit of a championship doesn't compare to the path he's traveled. For the first time on Wednesday, Smith, the Cavaliers' mostly misunderstood shooting guard, whose tattoos and hard-edged look mask his softer side, spoke in greater detail about his family's ordeal following the premature birth of his daughter, Dakota, in January.She's been fighting from the moment his wife, Jewel, gave birth five months early, and Smith pointed toward a microphone stand in front of him to convey her astounding story."She was no bigger than this phone," he said, recalling the first time he held his tiny daughter.... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide shrouded in mystery

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts -- Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide in prison - just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges - remains shrouded in mystery.Why now? Is there more to the story? What happens to his estate? Authorities offered few answers after Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet Wednesday in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts, where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of a onetime friend.His death came hours before his former New England Patriots teammates visited the White House to celebrate their Super B... Read More
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Brutal Philadelphia attack, robbery caught on camera

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KENSINGTON -- Police are looking for the three men who attacked and robbed a 25-year-old man on a Philadelphia street in broad daylight.It happened around 12:30 p.m. Saturday along the 3500 block of B and Tioga streets in the Kensington section. Police are working to track down the three men seen on surveillance video viciously beating the victim."It hits really hard when you see something with that level of brutality, and what appears to be that random looking, and again in broad daylight conditions. It does get a little startling," said Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.The crime happened as the victim was leaving a restaurant.Before that attack, you can see the group in question, walking and peering th... Read More
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2-time NYC marathon champ dies coaching Montclair middle school meet

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey -- A two-time winner of the New York City Marathon has died while coaching a New Jersey middle school team at a meet. Tom Fleming was 65.The Montclair Kimberley Academy announced Fleming's death in a statement Thursday. The school says Fleming died of an apparent heart attack at a meet in Verona on Wednesday afternoon. Newark Central coach Bruce Berry tells NJ.com that Fleming collapsed after getting out of his car. He said Fleming was given CPR for more than 20 minutes and had a pulse when he was taken to a hospital.Fleming won the New York City Marathon in 1973 and 1975. The New York Road Runners, who put on the city's 26.2-mile event, called Fleming "an iconic figure" in the race's... Read More
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No. 208: Post-holiday meatloaf, best NY biz spots and a sweet-talking vending machine named Vicki

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TG it’s T: A great Tuesday, everybody, and hope you made the most of the holiday break. Join us in a warm Innovate welcome to new readers Julianna, Tom, Jeff, Surabhi, MeiLin, Audrey, Barney, Barbara, our great lost friend Tommy who resurfaced in Florida, Katy, Bitadzus, N. Roberts, Ashlyn and Zomorua. Glad to have you all aboard. What to do with the leftovers: Horseradish meatloaf. Mmmm. Now that you’re back at work: Friday’s newsletter was a good one.... Read More
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Malia Obama stalked, harassed at Manhattan internship, police say

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TRIBECA, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Brooklyn man has been stalking and harassing former President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, at her internship, officials said.The 30-year-old man first went on April 10 to the Tribeca building where she interns at the Weinstein Company. Officials said he begged her to marry him, using a sign, and was escorted out by the U.S. Secret Service.He was kicked out of a second building where she interns, this one in the West Village, on April 12.Secret Service agents interviewed the man at his apartment the next day. He was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.Meanwhile, the Secret Service notified the New York City Police Department of the incid... Read More
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Disturbing video of group attacking teen at Luna Park in Coney Island

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CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Disturbing video shows a teenager pummeled by a group of young people in Brooklyn.The video that's now attracted the attention of the NYPD shows a violent attack at a Brooklyn landmark with screams reverberating through Luna Park. "They're like locusts through the cornfield," said Curtis Sliwa, Guardian Angels. "So they knock this one guy out bam down he goes. Then they start stomping him."Sliwa's Guardian Angels, along with police, were patrolling Coney Island when the attack began on a gorgeous Easter Sunday.Sliwa claims the video was recorded by one of the attackers."We just took, we took the phone and we downloaded it," Sliwa said. "And he said, 'You can... Read More
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Livery cab driver critically injured in stabbing at Bronx intersection

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CROTONA PARK EAST, Bronx (WABC) -- A livery driver was critically injured in a stabbing during a dispute in a Bronx intersection.Police say the 31-year-old victim was stabbed in the neck and right shoulder while sitting in the driver's seat of his cab. It happened at the intersection of Crotona Park East and Prospect Avenue just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.The driver was taken to St Barnabas Hospital. The suspect, who was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and green pants, fled on foot into Crotona Park with a knife in his hand. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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What’s happening with PBMC’s new cardiac care center?

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Archtitect's rendering of addition to Peconic Bay Medical Center that would house cardiac care facility and future emergency department expansion. Find out the latest on Peconic Bay Medical Center’s planned addition of a critical care tower at the hospital (see prior story here) which will include cardiac care facilities — two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs, an electrophysiology... Read More
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Veterans Heart Patients With Depression Face Difficulties Affording Healthcare

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Veterans Heart Patients With Depression Face Difficulties Affording Healthcare Puja Parikh, MD, MPH Stony Brook, NY, April 19, 2017 – A study of more than 13,000 veterans with heart disease revealed that for those who also had depression, gaining access to and affording healthcare and medications is more difficult than those without depression. Led by Puja Parikh, MD, MPH, an interventional cardiologist at the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, the study findings magnify the importance of assessing issues r... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots star, found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- The death of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning, is now being investigated as a suicide.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.A bedsheet attached to a cell window was used and the door had been blocked from the inside, jammed with various items, the statement said.A spokesman for the DOC said he hadn't heard w... Read More
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Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of worker at Yonkers movie theater

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YONKERS, New York (WABC) -- A community in Westchester County is mourning the death of a young father who was killed at work, as police made an arrest in the case on Tuesday.The violent encounter happened in Yonkers at the Showcase Cinemas on Fitzgerald Street around midnight Saturday. Police say the suspect approached 19-year-old Daij Thomas in the lobby. They fought and his attacker stabbed him in the chest with a knife.Yonkers Police Department will hold a news conference on Wednesday to announce the arrest.The identity of the suspect has not yet been released.Family and friends gathered at a vigil outside his home to remember him."We're going through complete hell. We lost our favo... Read More
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Man in Brooklyn dies after trying to elude police using bedsheets out window

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FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A Brooklyn man died when he tied bedsheets together and tried to escape from an 11th floor window after police arrived to question him about a livery car robbery.Jamel Chandler, 21, tied the sheets together to escape his friend's apartment in the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene around 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said. But the cloth fell when he was around the seventh floor. Chandler was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital.He was a suspect in the robbery of a livery car driver, and had just finished a prison sentence, apparently for an ongo... Read More
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Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley using a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window.He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items, the statement said.... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez dead, found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley using a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window.He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items, the statement said.... Read More
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Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Cell

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Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and has been pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

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A severe power crisis is affecting more than a million people in Gaza, who are already living under a crippling Israeli blockade.Gaza's main hospital is on the verge of running out of fuel, doctors have warned.Electricity is only available for six hours a day because emergency fuel supplies from Qatar and Turkey have run out.Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas, which controls Gaza and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in Ramallah are blaming each other.Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

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A severe power crisis is affecting more than a million people in Gaza, who are already living under a crippling Israeli blockade.Gaza's main hospital is on the verge of running out of fuel, doctors have warned.Electricity is only available for six hours a day because emergency fuel supplies from Qatar and Turkey have run out.Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas, which controls Gaza and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in Ramallah are blaming each other.Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follo... Read More
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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

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A severe power crisis is affecting more than a million people in Gaza, who are already living under a crippling Israeli blockade.Gaza's main hospital is on the verge of running out of fuel, doctors have warned.Electricity is only available for six hours a day because emergency fuel supplies from Qatar and Turkey have run out.Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas, which controls Gaza and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in Ramallah are blaming each other.Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Gaza.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follo... Read More
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Pres. George H.W. Bush returns to hospital with pneumonia

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Published on Apr 18, 2017A spokesman for the 41st president has confirmed that he is back in the hospital with another "mild case" of pneumonia. Category News & Politics ... Read More
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Edward C. Klein, 62

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Edward C. Klein of East Quogue died at Southside Hospital on April 16, 2017. He was 62 years old. He was born on June 13, 1954 in Farmingdale to William C. Klein and Barbara Brandel. He earned a bachelor’s degree and was the school lunch director for the Central Islip Public Schools district. He was a softball coach for six years. He loved the ocean and will be greatly missed by all, his family said. He is survived by his daughters Tracey McGarvey (Kevin) and Melinda English (Matt), his sisters Kathleen Lankau and Treesha Klein, his brothers William, Robert, Thomas, Michael, James, Joseph and Charles, his grandchildren Marin and Enna McGarvey and Mae English, his best friend and companion Darlene Firneno... Read More
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President George H.W. Bush back in the hospital

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HOUSTON, Texas -- President George H.W. Bush is back in the hospital, family spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed.McGrath also said that the 41st president is "going to be fine." In January, President Bush was admitted to the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital with an acute respiratory problem.No other details have been released. (Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Man slashed on subway station platform in Queens

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A man was slashed while standing on a subway platform in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Tuesday afternoon.It happened at "A" train Beach 90th Subway Station platform around 4:30 p.m. The 31-year-old victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious but stable condition.Authorities say the man was slashed in the face, arm and thigh after a dispute on the platform with another man. Police are looking for a man and woman that fled the scene after the slashing. The male suspect is apparently around 25 years old and wearing a blue and red jacket.So far, there are no arrests. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Person slashed on subway station platform in Queens

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One person was slashed while standing on a subway platform in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Tuesday afternoon.It happened at "A" train Beach 90th Subway Station platform. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious but stable condition.It's not yet known what led to the slashing. So far, there are no arrests. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Man fatally stabbed in Brooklyn; Suspect on the loose

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A murder investigation is underway in Brooklyn after an unidentified man was fatally stabbed Tuesday morning.The incident happened inside an apartment building on Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights just before 11 a.m. Police say the victim was stabbed in the neck with unknown object.He was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital. No arrests have been made, and the motive is not known.Neither the suspect nor the victim has been identified by police. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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NYPD: Man shoots 2 Brooklyn deli workers after dispute

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RED HOOK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Two workers were shot inside a Brooklyn deli Tuesday morning, apparently following a dispute with a customer.The incident happened inside the Famous Deli and Grocery on Hicks Street in the Red Hook section just before 9 a.m. Police say a 33-year-old man was shot in the back, while a 52-year-old man was struck in the leg.The victims were rushed to the hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. The gunman, wearing a red hoodie, fled the scene. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested at a C-Town supermarket down the block.He was reportedly in possession of a .09-mm firearm, and charges against him are pending. (Copy... Read More
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2 shot inside Brooklyn deli; gunman on the loose

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RED HOOK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Two people were shot inside a Brooklyn deli Tuesday morning.The incident happened inside the Famous Deli and Grocery on Hicks Street in the Red Hook section just before 9 a.m. Police say a 16-year-old boy was shot in the back, and a 19-year-old woman was struck in the leg.The victims were rushed to the hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening. The gunman, wearing a red hoodie, fled the scene.Authorities say the preliminary investigation points to some sort of dispute involving the gunman, and it is believed the victims are both employees. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Firefighters save trapped man from fire on Staten Island

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MIDLAND BEACH, Staten Island (WABC) -- Two firefighters in Staten Island are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a man from a burning building.On Monday morning, on Lincoln Avenue in Midland Beach, firefighters Ronald Mitchell and Michael Luongo went into an apartment and found a man hanging from a window. According to the New York City Fire Department, Mitchell got behind the man to keep him calm, and Luongo secured the man in a basket and slid him down a ladder to a waiting ambulance.The man is recovering in the hospital in serious condition. FDNY members brought the fire under control with no further serious injuries. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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2 critical after Queens collision between car, tractor-trailer

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ROSEDALE, Queens (WABC) -- Two men are in critical condition after a crash between a car and a tractor-trailer in Queens Monday night.Just after 6:30 p.m., near the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and Brookville Boulevard in Rosedale, two people in a 2014 Dodge Charger were traveling west on Rockaway Boulevard. Police said the Dodge struck an eastbound tractor-trailer making a left turn into Kennedy airport's Logistics Center on Rockaway Boulevard. The car was crushed beneath the truck as emergency crews raced to save the two men inside."The fire department tried to extricate the people from the car," said truck driver Mike Bogdan. "Chaotic scene, they broke the whole truck, the whole car and then they ... Read More
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Man stabbed at Staten Island house party

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ANNADALE, Staten Island (WABC) -- A man was stabbed during a fight that broke out in a large house party in the Annadale section of Staten Island.The man was stabbed just after 11 p.m. Monday during the melee inside the house on Koch Boulevard. He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North and was going into surgery in critical but stable condition.More than 100 young adults were in the house when police responded to the stabbing. No arrests have been made and police are investigating what prompted the fight. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Chemicals spill at Tesla battery factory, no serious injuries

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(Reuters) – A hazardous material spill at Tesla’s Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada on Monday was being investigated by emergency workers but there were no serious injuries, the company said. Tesla spokesman Dave Arnold said a drum of “standard construction cleaning solvent” was spilled at a loading dock and a small area of the building was evacuated. “Out of an abundance of caution, a couple of employees who may have been exposed are being transferred to the local hospital,” said Arnold. He said Tesla anticipated no effect on production. “There was no threat to the public, no plumes or anything,” said Joe Curtis, director of emergency management for Nevada’s Storey County. He said the fir... Read More
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NYPD: Queens victim punched in head during attempted rape

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JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) -- Police are looking for a man they say assaulted a woman in Queens before attempting to rape her early Sunday.The incident happened just before 5 a.m. near 74th Street and 36th Avenue in Jackson Heights.Investigators say the suspect approached his 35-year-old victim from behind, grabbing her arms and repeatedly punching her in the back of the head. The suspect then dragged the victim to a fence, according to authorities, where he tried to sexually assault her. She was able to fight him off, and the man ran off with her purse.The fleeing suspect was caught on surveillance video, apparently trying to keep his pants from falling down as he ran. The victi... Read More
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2-year-old boy found dead in Chappaqua pond on Easter Sunday

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NEW CASTLE, New York (WABC) -- New Castle police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy after he apparently fell into a small pond in Chappaqua on Easter Sunday.Police were called to the area of Whippoorwill Road on the report of a missing child. According to reports, the boy was found unresponsive in a small pond located on the property.The child was taken to Northern Westchester Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Jim Fitzgerald, longtime AP writer and editor, dies at 66

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This undated photo provided by Ellen Nimmons shows her husband, Jim Fitzgerald, a longtime Associated Press writer and editor who died in New York on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the age of 66. During his 43 years with the AP Fitzgerald helped shape the news service's coverage of stories from terror attacks to the evolving landscape of aging. Known for handling a sometimes difficult job with a can-do demeanor, professionalism and grace, Fitzgerald had been fighting leukemia for more than a year and a... Read More
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Search warrants in Prince's death to be unsealed Monday

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MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been nearly a year since Prince died from an accidental drug overdose at his suburban Minneapolis recording studio and estate, yet investigators still haven't interviewed a key associate or asked a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges are warranted, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home on April 21. His death shocked fans and led to tributes worldwide. And news that he died of an overdose of fentanyl - a synthetic drug 50 times more powerful than heroin - surprised and saddened those who knew him as someone with a reputation for clean living. ... Read More
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Man shot in the back during dispute in East Harlem deli

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EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man was shot in the back during a dispute in an East Harlem deli on Sunday, police say.The shooting occurred on 110th Street and Park Avenue just before 5 p.m. The suspect then fled the scene towards 110th Street. The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital where he is in stable condition.Stay with abc7NY for the latest developments. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Police: Man viciously beaten with garden tool in Brooklyn synagogue robbery

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MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A vicious robbery at a Brooklyn synagogue early Sunday morning sent one man to the hospital.At around 5 a.m., two men entered the Chabad Synagogue Beth Menachem Mendel located at 1703 Avenue J in Midwood. Once the suspects were inside, they awoke a 53-year-old man on the third floor and hit him with a rotary cultivator garden tool over his face and head, police say.The suspects fled through the rear door with a laptop, cellphone and the vicitm's wallet with approximately $300 and credit cards. The victim was taken to Maimonides Medical Center. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Man arrested in subway attack on woman in Greenwich Village

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest in Friday's subway attack in Greenwich Village.24-year-old Kimani Stephenson is facing attempted murder and sex abuse charges. The victim, Bonnie Currie, was attacked while on the subway platform, then pushed onto the tracks.Currie spoke exclusively with Eyewitness News about the incident at the 14th Street station.Currie was by herself when she walked into the subway station. She admits, typically in the middle of the night she stays above ground, but this night, she went downstairs - and got attacked while she was on ... Read More
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EXCLUSIVE: Woman opens up about terrifying Manhattan subway attack

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- It all started as a fun night out with friends for Bonnie Currie, until she and a friend left the bar early Friday morning."And then we walked together to 14th Street, at which point we parted ways, because she needed to go east, and I needed to go west," says Currie. Currie was by herself when she walked into the subway station. She admits, typically in the middle of the night she stays above ground, but this night, she went downstairs - and got attacked while she was on the platform."I was grabbed from behind. He wrapped both of his arms around me, and then pulled me into his body, and he put one hand on my boob, and the other hand in my crotch. He basically pushed ... Read More
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Bayport Armed Home Invasion Victim Assaulted

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Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in which a man was assaulted in Bayport on Friday night, authorities said. Two masked men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, confronted a 33-year-old man as he entered his Cinque Lane home and pushed their way inside at 9 p.m., police said. The victim, who fell down the stairs and was struck in the head, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of a broken leg and arm. The suspects fled the scene with cash. There were no arrests and no description of the suspects. Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation. ... Read More
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Yonkers movie theater stabbing leaves man dead

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YONKERS, New York (WABC) -- A man was stabbed at a Yonkers movie theater overnight Friday.According to the Yonkers Police Department, around 12:45 a.m., officers responded to Showcase Cinemas on Fitzgerald Street for reports of a stabbing. They found a man stabbed at the scene.There is no information on the suspect or the circumstances that led up to the stabbing. The victim was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown.Police are investigating at the scene. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Officer hurt while on patrol at housing complex

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MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- A police officer was hurt during an investigation in the Bronx Friday night.According to the New York City Police Department, around 10:45 p.m., an officer was working an anti-crime detail, looking into suspicious activity between two people at the NYCHA's Mitchell Houses complex in Mott Haven. The officer did not make physical contact with the suspects, but suffered a laceration to his right bicep when he fell on perimeter fencing at East 137th Street and Willis Avenue.He had been trying to reach the suspects at the time he was hurt. The officer was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he underwent surgery. He is now in stable condition.The nature of the suspiciou... Read More
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Forgotten audio formats: The flexi disc

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Yonkers movie theater leaves man injured

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YONKERS, New York (WABC) -- A man was stabbed at a Yonkers movie theater overnight Friday.According to the Yonkers Police Department, around 12:45 a.m., officers responded to Showcase Cinemas on Fitzgerald Street for reports of a stabbing. They found a man stabbed at the scene.There is no information on the suspect or the circumstances that led up to the stabbing. The victim was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown.Police are investigating at the scene. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Home owner speaks out about gas explosion in Elmwood Park

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ELMWOOD PARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A woman is recovering at the hospital after a gas explosion in her New Jersey home.The garage door and the huge bay window in the living room were blown out by the force of the gas fueled explosion. The incident left one young woman injured, but there is little evidence of a big blast inside the house.The stove which apparently caused the explosion is still intact.Eyewitness News had an opportunity to look at the inside of the home.It seems like the path of the gas went in two different directions to blow out the bay window and garage door.The explosion rocked the neighborhood Thursday night as the victim ran out of the house on fire. ... Read More
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Man charged with fatally shooting girlfriend on street in Dix Hills, Long Island

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DIX HILLS, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island man is under arrest on charges of fatally shooting his girlfriend on a street in Dix Hills Thursday night.Suffolk County Police say Eric Bermudez, 36, confronted his girlfriend, Regina Flecha, on Burroughs Avenue, north of Kenmore Street, at approximately 7:30 p.m. and shot her multiple times. Bermudez then allegedly pulled Flecha into his vehicle and drove away from the scene.Detectives observed Bermudez's vehicle speeding on Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore and pulled over the vehicle when they discovered the victim, according to police.Flecha, 37, of Dix Hills, was taken by ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she died a short time later.... Read More
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Uniondale Man Arrested for Burning and Beating Girlfriend’s Cat

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The black and white female calico suffered teeth fractures, scarring and a broken tail MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man was arraigned today on indictment charges related to repeatedly subjecting his girlfriend’s cat to cruel acts and serious physical injury. Giovanni Santiago, 20, was arraigned today before Acting Supreme Court Justice Patricia Harrington on charges of: Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree (a D felony) Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (an unclassified felony) Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals (an A misdemeanor) ... Read More
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Dix Hills Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Girlfriend

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Suffolk County police investigate the discovery of a Dix Hills murder victim at the corner of Fith Avenue and Union Boulevard in Bay Shore on Thursday, April 13, 2017 (Timothy Bolger/Long Island Press) A man was arrested for allegedly shooting his 37-year-old girlfriend to death in their hometown of Dix Hills on Thursday night, Suffolk County police said. Eric Bermudez repeatedly shot Regina Flecha on ... Read More
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Bicyclist hurt in Bay Ridge hit and run; No arrests made

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BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn late Thursday.The 35-year-old man was hit at the intersection of Bay Ridge Avenue and Sixth Avenue just before 11 p.m. He sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at Lutheran Hospital.The driver left the scene. Police are reviewing surveillance video from the area. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

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KABUL, Afghanistan -- The attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military left 36 Islamic State militants dead and no civilian casualties, Afghanistan officials said Friday.The attack was carried out in a remote mountainous area of Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border where there had been heavy fighting in recent weeks between Afghan forces and IS militants. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb, which terrified villagers on both ... Read More
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The Crisis of Attention Theft—Ads That Steal Your Time for Nothing in Return

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By now, it is pretty well understood that we regularly pay for things in ways other than using money. Sometimes we pay still with cash. But we also pay for things with data, and more often, with our time and attention. We effectively hand over access to our minds in exchange for something “free,” like email, Facebook, or football games on TV. As opposed to “paying” attention, we actually “spend attention,” agreeing to the view ads in exchange for something we really want. The centrality of that deal in our lives makes it outrageous that there are companies who seize our time and attention for absolutely nothing in exchange, and indeed, without consent at all—otherwise ... Read More