<![CDATA[NBC New York - Local News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/localhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpgNBC New Yorkhttp://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 21:22:27 -0400Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:22:27 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Hundreds of Local Pets Adopted During Clear the Shelters Event]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:12:09 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CoDrloiWgAESOJi.jpg
Local animal lovers came out in droves and took home hundreds of new friends, making the second annual nationwide Clear the Shelters event a huge success.
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<![CDATA[Ferry Rams NJ Dock, 17 Sustain Minor Injuries, Officials Say]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:21:44 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/229*120/72316ferry.jpg
Seventeen ferry passengers suffered what appeared to be minor injuries Saturday when the vessel made a "hard landing" at a dock in Jersey City, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[1 Injured as Small Plane Slams into House in Connecticut]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:03:22 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/72316plane.jpg
At least one person was injured Saturday in a small plane crash in Connecticut, authorities said.

Photo Credit: Conn. State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Tappan Zee Bridge Reopens After Crane Crash]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:54:53 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tappan+zee+crane+collapse+investigation.jpg
All lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge was to open to traffic late Saturday afternoon, just days after a crane collapse blocked all northbound and southbound lanes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

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<![CDATA[Accused Heroin Dealer Made Mailbox Deliveries: Police]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:22:18 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/196*120/72316heroin.jpg
A Long Island man is accused of going postal as a heroin dealer.

Photo Credit: East Hampton PD]]>
<![CDATA[Heat Wave Continues to Bake Tri-State Region]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:17:00 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_820116822327.jpg
The tri-state brought the heat for a third straight day Saturday amid what may be New York City's longest heat wave since 2013.

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<![CDATA[Man Crushed to Death in Elevator Accident: NYPD]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:11:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/police+lights+generic+crop.jpg
A 43-year-old man was crushed to death by a freight elevator Saturday in Manhattan, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens Left Homeless by Fire on Long Island: Officials]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:00:15 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/192*120/72316burning.jpg
Dozens of people are expected to be displaced from their homes Saturday by a fire that swept through a condominium building on Long Island, officials said.

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<![CDATA[First Zika Baby Born in NYC]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:26:47 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/zika-GettyImages-543498576.jpg
A baby with Zika-related microcephaly has been born at a New York City hospital, marking the first such delivery in the five boroughs, health officials say.

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<![CDATA[Patron Who Was Denied Drink Shoots NYC Bar Owner: Family]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:58:11 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bar-shooting-0722.jpg
A man who had been banned from a Bronx bar for causing trouble shot and critically wounded the establishment's owner early Friday when he was denied a drink, the victim's family and police said.

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<![CDATA[Passerby Chats with Woman, then Follows and Robs her at Home]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:34:31 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/196*120/72216invasion.jpg
A woman walking her dog near her Long Island home casually chatted with a passerby, who later entered her residence with an accomplice and robbed her, police said Friday.

Photo Credit: Nassau County PD]]>
<![CDATA[Flower That Smells Like Corpse to Bloom in NYC]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:26:41 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/corpse-flower-botanical-gardens.jpg
Flora fans will get a rare chance to see -- and smell -- a rare occurance this weekend at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Photo Credit: Sydney Narvaez]]>
<![CDATA[Cyclist Hit by Car Dies 4 Days After Walking Out of Hospital]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:32:47 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Police+Siren+Generic+123.jpg
A 59-year-old bicyclist who injured his arm when he was hit by a car in Queens earlier this month died four days after he walked out of the hospital, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Monitors Recalled Over Burn Hazard]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:00:40 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/care-n-share-baby-monitor-recall.jpg
An international home security company is recalling nearly 30,000 baby monitors sold at Babies "R" Us, Target and other retailers over concerns the batteries can overheat, posing a burn hazard to customers.

Photo Credit: Via CPSC]]>
<![CDATA[Police Seek Robbery Duo Armed with Stun Gun]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:19:30 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/189*120/72216stunning.jpg
Police are hunting for two men they say used a stun gun to rob victims in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Photo Credit: NYPD]]>
<![CDATA[Storm Team 4]]>Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:27:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/StormTeam4_1B.jpg
Stay ahead of the storm with the team you trust]]>
<![CDATA[Crime and Courts]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:40:24 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gavel.jpg
Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst brings you the latest information and exclusive stories about crime, corruption and counterterrorism.

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<![CDATA['Bridge to Nowhere' Languishes in New Jersey]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:49:22 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bridge+to+nowhere.jpg
The mayor of North Bergen, New Jersey, calls it the "bridge to nowhere."

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<![CDATA[NYC 'Pokemon Go' Player May Be 1st to Catch All US Critters]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:14:21 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pokemon+go2.jpg
One "Pokemon Go" trainer from New York City has already completed the quest to be the very best -- in the United States, at least.

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<![CDATA[School Turns Renovated B-Ball Court Into Staff Parking Lot]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:21:59 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/abandoned+car+bronx.jpg
City officials admit they "overlooked" a playground in the Bronx where NBC 4 New York found an abandoned, vandalized minivan parked on a renovated basketball court that a local school had turned into a...

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<![CDATA[Starved Puppy Greets Rescuers With Wagging Tail]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:53:17 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/closeuppup.jpg
A sickly, emaciated puppy was so excited to receive attention when animal control officers came to rescue him that he collapsed from exertion as he furiously wagged his tail, according to his rescuers in...

Photo Credit: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Rescue]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Olympian Booted Over Pot Brownie Seeks Redemption in Rio]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:26:43 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Nicholas+Delpopolo+2.jpg
A New Jersey judoka who was expelled from the London 2012 Olympics after he tested positive for marijuana is looking for a second chance in Rio next month.

Photo Credit: NBC4]]>
<![CDATA[Rattlesnake Warning Issued in New Jersey]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:25:57 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Manchester+Township+Timber+Rattlesnakes.jpg
Police in Ocean County, New Jersey warned residents not to approach venomous, endangered rattlesnakes turning up in the community.

Photo Credit: Manchester Police
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<![CDATA[Cops Collide With Woman's Car, Sending Her Into Hair Salon]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:09:38 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/massapequa+mva.jpg
Two Nassau County police officers, a man on the street and a 63-year-old woman were taken to hospitals Thursday after the cop car, responding to a fatal fire, collided with the woman's vehicle, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[Teen Minister With Dream of Being Cop Killed in NJ Fire]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:53:20 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jerry+maxfield.jpg
An 18-year-old ordained minister and police cadet was killed in a New Jersey house fire Thursday morning, leaving his family reeling over the loss of a man with a promising future. Jeremiah...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Things to Know About the Coming Heat Wave]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:52:39 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HeatDome-AP_16202711811064.jpg
This weekend, the greater New York area is going to feel more like an oven than an oasis. The longest heat wave in at least four years is coming, and with it temperatures more like the desert than the northeast....

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<![CDATA[40 Dogs Found in Filthy Long Island Home: Police]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:46:52 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/animal+hoarding+east+meadow.jpg
More than 40 dogs were removed from a Long Island home so filthy that haz-mat teams had be called in, authorities say. Police were called to the Powers Avenue home in East Meadow Thursday...]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Transit Main Line Running Again After Trespasser Death]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:54:36 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJ+TRANSIT+SUSPENDED.jpg
Main Line service has been suspended in both directions between Glen Rock and Hoboken, the NJ Transit said Friday morning.
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<![CDATA[Man Sought in String of Purse-Snatchings in Bronx]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:09:12 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012448487_1200x675_730087491980.jpg
A man wanted for a pair of purse-snatchings in the Bronx was caught on camera. Video shows a 38-year-old woman's purse being torn from her by the suspect earlier this month at the Whitlock Avenue subway station...]]>
<![CDATA[Night Court Judges Clock Out Early in Queens]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:58:14 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/glorioso+night+court.jpg
Night court judges in Queens have been adjourning court early despite an official 1 a.m. closing time, leaving some defendants stranded in jail when they otherwise might have been arraigned and released,...

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<![CDATA[Man Abuses Girl, 12, in Playground, Drops Wallet With ID: DA]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:42:05 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-generic-on-black.jpg
A 24-year-old Queens man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing and robbing a 12-year-old girl in a playground after he dropped his wallet at the scene and the girl brought his identification to police...]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Medical Schools Seek Teens in Diversity Initiative]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:16:10 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/diversity+hospitals.jpg
A Bronx hospital has welcomed a newly minted doctor who grew up in the community, thanks to a program that began engaging local teenagers years ago.Dr. Andre Bryan has been an intern at the Albert...]]>
<![CDATA['We Weren't Going to Let Anything Happen in Times Square']]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:53:56 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hero+cops+times+square.jpg
The NYPD sergeant and officer who drove out of Times Square after a man tossed a suspicious device into their van late Wednesday, inciting a bomb scare in the Crossroads of the World followed by an hours-long...

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<![CDATA[Air Force Vet, Nurse Die by Suicide Together]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:10:16 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Kristina+Reed+Marybeth+Bettino+Suicides+Roosevelt+Inn+MAIN+PHOTO.jpg
Cindy Thomas knew that someday, the disease of addiction her sister spent most of her life battling would likely take her away. It was a question of when.That day came on Sunday, when Thomas’ older sister...

Photo Credit: Morgan Zalot - NBC10 / Inset: Family Photo
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<![CDATA[Bloody Salon Ceiling Leads NYPD to Body Upstairs]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:47:07 -0400http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bloody+ceiling+body.jpg
New York City police discovered a decomposing body inside a Lower East Side apartment Wednesday after the owner of the beauty salon below discovered blood dripping down her ceiling and walls.The owner...

Photo Credit: Photo Courtesyt of the NYPD]]>