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Stonie Upsets Chestnut at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest
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Stonie Upsets Chestnut at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. Read »

19 minutes ago
Man Dies After Getting Shot, Crashing Into Home: PD

Man Dies After Getting Shot, Crashing Into Home: PD

Police are trying to piece together the events that led up to a man who was shot crashing an SUV into a Long Island... Watch »

2 hours ago
Defending Champ Wins Women's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Defending Champ Wins Women's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Defending champion Miki Sudo has won the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at... Read »

7 minutes ago
Long Island Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Long Island Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Infected mosquitoes were collected from Selden, New York, the health department said. Read »

4 hours ago
Man Killed in Brooklyn Shooting: NYPD

Man Killed in Brooklyn Shooting: NYPD

A man was shot and killed in Brooklyn early Saturday morning, according to police. Read »

4 hours ago
A-Rod Gets Ball from 3,000th Hit

A-Rod Gets Ball from 3,000th Hit

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Beachgoers Cautious After Shark Sighting Off L.I.

Beachgoers Cautious After Shark Sighting Off L.I.

Long Island beaches are packed this holiday weekend, but with a shark sighting in the surf two days ago, many people... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
3 Extricated from Car Underneath Tractor-Trailer

3 Extricated from Car Underneath Tractor-Trailer

An accident in which a sedan got lodged underneath a tractor-trailer on I-87/New York State Thruway in Yonkers... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Pastor's Granddaughter Questioned in NJ Church Fire

Pastor's Granddaughter Questioned in NJ Church Fire

Police are questioning a pastor's granddaughter in a fire that damaged a longstanding church in Jersey City... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Brooklyn Woman Used Rock in Anti-Gay Attack: DA

Brooklyn Woman Used Rock in Anti-Gay Attack: DA

Prosecutors say a Brooklyn teen has been arrested on charges she assaulted a man with a rock after shouting anti-gay... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Double-Decker Bus Strikes, Pins Pedestrian in NYC

Double-Decker Bus Strikes, Pins Pedestrian in NYC

A double-decker sightseeing bus struck a man walking in Greenwich Village Friday afternoon, dragging him several... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
JetBlue's First Direct Flight to Cuba Takes Off From JFK

JetBlue's First Direct Flight to Cuba Takes Off From JFK

JetBlue officially began direct flights to Cuba out of New York's Kennedy Airport Friday, becoming the first major... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Boy Stands on Corner for Days, Asks Drivers to

Boy Stands on Corner for Days, Asks Drivers to "Honk for USA"

A 14-year-old New Jersey boy eager to express his patriotism has been standing on a street corner in front of his... Watch »

Jul 4, 2015
Ambulance Overturns in Brooklyn: FDNY

Ambulance Overturns in Brooklyn: FDNY

An accident caused an ambulance to flip over near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge in downtown Brooklyn, the FDNY... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Alleged Wheelchair Bank Robber Arrested in NYC Heist

Alleged Wheelchair Bank Robber Arrested in NYC Heist

A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly robbing an Astoria bank in a wheelchair last week, authorities... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Hit-Run Garbage Truck Kills Woman With MS Crossing NYC Street

Hit-Run Garbage Truck Kills Woman With MS Crossing NYC Street

A garbage truck fled the scene after striking and killing a 46-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis using a walker... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Company Tries to Adapt Social Media and Technology for Disabled

Company Tries to Adapt Social Media and Technology for Disabled

These days, it seems like everyone is glued to their smartphone, checking emails, sending texts or listening to... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Storm Team 4

Storm Team 4

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Feb 11, 2015
Crime and Courts

Crime and Courts

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

Sep 10, 2012
911 Call Sends Cops to Man on Fire in NYC Park

911 Call Sends Cops to Man on Fire in NYC Park

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in serious condition after he somehow caught fire overnight in Brooklyn, police... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015

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