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Bear Surrounded Near School Climbs Down Tree, Escapes
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Bear Surrounded Near School Climbs Down Tree, Escapes

Animal control officials are in pursuit of a bear that climbed a tree near a northern New Jersey elementary school Tuesday morning, camped out there for a bit and shimmied the 40 feet back down before running off in the opposite direction as tranquilizer-wielding authorities stood... Watch »

15 minutes ago
Teen Accused of Climbing NYC Skyscraper to Take Photos

Teen Accused of Climbing NYC Skyscraper to Take Photos

A 17-year-old boy has been accused of climbing an under-construction residential tower that, upon completion,... Read »

29 minutes ago
$58,000 in Cocaine Found in Food at JFK: Officials

$58,000 in Cocaine Found in Food at JFK: Officials

A woman faces federal narcotics smuggling charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John Read »

3 hours ago
Accused Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges Involving 6 More Students

Accused Teacher Indicted on Sex Charges Involving 6 More Students

A 44-year-old Brooklyn high school teacher previously arrested after allegedly using Snapchat to send a photo of his... Read »

7 minutes ago
PATH Fares Go Up Wednesday

PATH Fares Go Up Wednesday

PATH passengers will need more cash to ride the trains between New Jersey and New York. Read »

8 minutes ago
Midtown Hotel Robbery Suspect in Custody

Midtown Hotel Robbery Suspect in Custody

A man who allegedly tried to rob two patrons staying at the Wingate Hotel in midtown Tuesday morning is in... Read »

28 minutes ago
Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Cabbie Stabbing

Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Cabbie Stabbing

A 41-year-old Queens man has been accused of stabbing a livery cab driver multiple times after getting in... Read »

3 hours ago
NYC Cracking Down on Unsafe Taxi Drivers

NYC Cracking Down on Unsafe Taxi Drivers

New York City is cracking down on unsafe taxi drivers. Read »

Sep 30, 2014
Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt

Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt

Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on... Read »

Sep 30, 2014
FDNY Captain Accused of Molesting Boys

FDNY Captain Accused of Molesting Boys

A veteran FDNY captain has been charged with molesting two young boys while he was in California earlier this month,... Watch »

5 hours ago
Stabbing Suspect Shot, Killed by Police in Brooklyn: NYPD

Stabbing Suspect Shot, Killed by Police in Brooklyn: NYPD

A stabbing suspect was shot and killed by police as officers responded to a 911 call for an assault inside... Read »

6 hours ago
The Death of Eric Garner

The Death of Eric Garner

Eric Garner died in police custody July 17. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Blown Fire Tire Shatters Storefront, Hurts 3: FDNY

Blown Fire Tire Shatters Storefront, Hurts 3: FDNY

A tire from an FDNY truck blew suddenly Monday afternoon, and the pressure from the tire shattered a... Watch »

Sep 29, 2014
CDC Testing for Enterovirus After NJ Boy, 4, Dies

CDC Testing for Enterovirus After NJ Boy, 4, Dies

State officials have ruled out influenza as the cause of death of a preschool student in New Jersey, and a specimen... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
Man Shot by Cop in Bronx: Police

Man Shot by Cop in Bronx: Police

Police say a man was shot in the arm by a police officer in the Bronx Monday evening. Read »

Sep 29, 2014
Crime and Courts

Crime and Courts

Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst brings you the latest information and exclusive stories about... Read »

Sep 10, 2012
Plea Deal in Stabbing of Motivational Speaker

Plea Deal in Stabbing of Motivational Speaker

A man whose chance encounter with a despondent stranger led to a stabbing he called assisted suicide pleaded guilty... Read »

Sep 29, 2014
Gun Found Outside NY Middle School: Officials

Gun Found Outside NY Middle School: Officials

Authorities are investigating after a handgun was found on the grounds of a Long Island middle school... Watch »

Sep 29, 2014
Boy, 7, Calls 911 After Mom Collapses at Dinner Table

Boy, 7, Calls 911 After Mom Collapses at Dinner Table

A 7-year-old boy called 911 after his mother collapsed during dinner. Read »

Sep 29, 2014
Anti-Islamic Ads Showing James Foley Pulled in NYC

Anti-Islamic Ads Showing James Foley Pulled in NYC

A group running a series of anti-Islamic ads in the city's transit system is pulling an ad that shows James... Read »

Sep 30, 2014
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