<![CDATA[NBC New York - Local News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usThu, 30 Mar 2017 08:52:35 -0400Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:52:35 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Happening Today: Travel Ban, Ivanka, 'Bathroom Bill,' EPA]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:00:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cms757.jpg
Here's what to know for Thursday, March 30.]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Worry if You See a Small Plane Flying Near Trump Tower]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:20:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_163227876489921.jpg
If you happen to see a small plane fly near Trump Tower Thursday, there's no cause for concern.

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<![CDATA[Cable Worker Found Dead in School Utility Closet: Police]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:29:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cable+guy+dead.jpg
A New Jersey school briefly went into shelter mode after a cable worker was found dead inside a utility room closet, authorities say. A school grounds administrator at the Academy of Holy Angels...

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<![CDATA[Bluetooth Speaker Starts Smoking on Bed, Bursts Into Flames]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:39:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/speaker4.jpg
A Bluetooth speaker filled a New Jersey bedroom with smoke and burst into flames, and the mother who caught it on video is telling others with the same device to get it out of their homes.]]>
<![CDATA['Operation Taco Induction' Launched to Speed April's Labor]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:59:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/233*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-26+at+11.33.58+AM.png
Start getting excited. The long-awaited arrival of April's fourth calf is close to over, according to her veterinarian. For real.

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<![CDATA[Woman Awakens to Find Man Exposing Himself at Her Bedside]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:31:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/VILLEDA+FIRE+ESCAPE+INTRUDER+BK+PKG+11P+PKG+-+22302010_WNBC_000+copy.jpg
A man used a fire escape to slip into a Brooklyn apartment, where a woman woke up to find him exposing himself at her bedside, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Residents Pack Arena to Voice Concern Over Power Line]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:51:49 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/POWER+LINES+NJ.jpg
Hundreds of New Jersey residents filled an arena to voice their concern over a proposed high-voltage transmission line project that would run for miles through Monmouth County.]]>
<![CDATA['Salt Bae' Sightings in NYC Create Stir]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:50:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/salt+bae.PNG
Two months after the man behind the Salt Bae meme announced plans to open a restaurant here, sightings of Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe around the city swept Instagram Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Nusret Gökçe
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<![CDATA[Graffiti Threat in Bathroom Prompts Lockdown at Conn. School]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:13:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Greenwich+High+School+1200.jpg
A graffiti threat scrawled on the wall of a girls bathroom in a Connecticut high school prompted a lockdown for hours, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[Flasher Targets Young Women at Hofstra University]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:35:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HOFSTRA+UNIVERSITY+3.jpg
Hofstra University students have been warned about a man who is flashing young women from his car.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC's Jailed to Receive Re-Entry Services by December: Mayor]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:36:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tarrant+county+jail.jpg
In an effort to continue lowering the city's jail population, every person in the Department of Correction's custody will receive re-entry services by the end of 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Police Seize Guns, Kilos in Major BK Drug Bust; 34 Indicted]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:11:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SANTIA+DRUG+BUST.jpg
Police say a gang of nearly three dozen people, many of whom are New Yorkers, sold drugs throughout the five boroughs by stashing the goods in secret compartments built into their car.]]>
<![CDATA[After-School Coach Charged With Sex Abuse of Young Girls]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:31:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/IdealSchoolPlaque.jpg
An after-school program instructor at an Upper West Side private school is accused in a sex attack on two 8-year-old girls, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Restaurateur Put in Chokehold, Robbed by Duo: Cops]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:09:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Silvano+Marchetto+attacked.jpg
A popular New York City restaurant owner was put into a chokehold by a man inside his Manhattan apartment building while a second suspect stole nearly $2,000 from him, according to the NYPD.

Photo Credit: NYPD & Silvano Marchetto/Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find Man With Gunshot Wound in Chest on NYC Street]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:31:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/police+lights+rain4.jpg
A Brooklyn man has been arrested after police found a 46-year-old man lying on a Bronx sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his chest, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Calls for Probe Into Toxic Dirt Piles in NY Park]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:24:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WALLACE+DIRT.jpg
Contractors are measure the perimeter of the piles to cordon them off and keep people away from them in Sloatsburg. Sarah Wallace reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Shop Owner Accused of Stealing Dead Man's Porsche]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:22:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tow+truck+owner.jpg
A New York auto body shop owner has been arrested for allegedly filing paperwork to claim ownership of a Porsche he was working on when the owner died unexpectedly.

Photo Credit: New Windsor Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[2 Students Allegedly Talked of Columbine-Like Attack in NJ]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:20:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NOVINI+SCHOOL+THREAT+PATERSON+VO++-+00000000_WNBC_0000000156509.jpg
Two students are facing terror charges after they allegedly discussed carrying out a Columbine-like attack at their former elementary school.

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<![CDATA[Endangered Bobcat Released into Wild]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:49:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NOVINI+BOBCAT.jpg
After spending months recovering from serious injuries from a car accident in New Jersey last year, an endangered bobcat is released back into the wild. Rana Novini has its survival story.]]>
<![CDATA[Retired NJ Man Celebrates 100th B-Day by Going Back to Work]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:03:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bill+Hansen+_23043615.jpg
A Haddon Township, New Jersey native celebrated his 100th birthday by returning to his old job in Cherry Hill and working for the day.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Town Losing Its Fire Dep. After Voting Down New Firehouse]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:48:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000009781909_1200x675_591487555725.jpg
A New Jersey town will lose its volunteer fire department after voting not to give firefighters money to replace their small, crumbling firehouse.]]>
<![CDATA[Newburgh Residents Plan to Sue City Over Contaminated Water]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:53:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HOLT+WATER.jpg
Dozens of residents are looking to sue the city of Newburgh for pain and suffering and medical expenses over contaminated water. They filed a notice of claim in state court as some residents begin to get...]]>
<![CDATA[How to Protect Your Pet from Disease That's Killing NJ Dogs]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:28:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dog+disease.jpg
The same rat-borne disease that killed a man in the Bronx is killing dogs in New Jersey, and veterinarians are warning pet owners to be on alert.]]>
<![CDATA[Heavy Delays on NY-Bound Side of George Washington Bridge]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:30:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/george+washington+bridge.jpg
Traffic on the George Washington Bridge inbound to New York is heavily delayed because of emergency construction.The Port Authority says that delays are topping 90 minutes on the upper level of the...

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<![CDATA[This Is the Most Unhealthy Community in NY: Study]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:35:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-87980703.jpg
The Bronx is the least healthy community in New York with the highest rate of child poverty, according to the annual national County Health Rankings.]]>
<![CDATA[Robber Steals From Girl, 5, Socks Mom in Head, Flees: Cops]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:44:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/police+siren+lights1.jpg
Police are on the hunt for a brazen thief who robbed a 5-year-old girl and punched her mother in the head on an East Harlem street.]]>
<![CDATA[Waldorf Astoria Hotel Reveals Opulent Renovation Plans]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:42:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ParkAvenueFoyer_HR.jpg
New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel, which closed in February for renovations, has released photos from plans for its restoration. The photos show an intent to restore the building to the grand opulence...]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Turkey Gets Lodged in Windshield]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:18:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/turkey+v+car.JPG
A New Jersey family on their way to the airport after visiting the University of Notre Dame Tuesday collided with a flying turkey on the road, authorities say.

Photo Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[NJ Rabbi Stole $630K Meant for Special Needs Kids: AG]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:02:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rabbi+handcuffs.jpg
A New Jersey rabbi stole more than half a million dollars from a fund meant for educating special needs students and then started a clothing business, the New Jersey attorney general says.

Photo Credit: New Jersey Attorney General’s Office]]>
<![CDATA[Mets' All-Star Closer Familia Suspended 15 Games]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:31:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16280132152574.jpg
Mets' star relief pitcher Jeurys Familia has been suspended 15 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, the league announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Man Killed, 1 Hurt in Early-Morning Shooting Near NYC Club]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:25:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CHOPPER+FEED+0830-0930+-+09153628_WNBC_000000015642822.jpg
One man is dead and another has been injured in an early-morning shooting in Queens, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[7 Train Service Resumes After Signal Issues Force Suspension]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:55:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_7_train_nyc.jpg
Service on the No. 7 line has resumed after a brief shutdown in both directions because of signal problems at Grand Central, the MTA said.

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<![CDATA[Gondola Would Shuttle Commuters Between Staten Island and NJ]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:49:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GONDOLA+STATEN+ISLAND.jpg
A new push is underway to build a gondola that would transport commuters between Staten Island and Bayonne.

Photo Credit: Leitner-Poma of America]]>
<![CDATA[Car Spins Through Air, Crashes Down on Stopped Vehicles]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:22:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CERGOL+MULTI+CAR+CRASH+LI+-+14344115_WNBC_000000015632101.jpg
A 76-year-old driver may have suffered some sort of medical event when he crashed and went flying into the air, thudding back down onto vehicles stopped at a traffic light on a Long Island roadway...

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<![CDATA[Armed Men Stick Gun in Man's Neck, Rob Him in Bronx: NYPD]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:46:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bronx+man+mugged+gunpoint.jpg
Two armed men ambushed a Bronx man as he was about to enter his apartment building early Monday morning, stuck a gun into his neck and robbed him, police say.The 32-year-old victim told News 4 the men...

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<![CDATA[Paterson Council Rejects No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:33:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIENST+MAYOR+ARRESTED+PATERSON+NJ+PKG+6P+-+01000015_WNBC_000000.jpg
A city council resolution calling for Paterson Mayor Joey Torres to resign failed to pass during a noisy hearing at city hall Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Video of Man Harassing Iranian Couple Sparks Conversation]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:22:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SUBWAY+GENERIC+1.jpg
A video of a man apparently cursing and threatening to kill an Iranian couple on a Manhattan subway train has sparked a conversation about how to respond to hateful comments and violent threats in public.

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<![CDATA[Hoofs Crossed: April the Pregnant Giraffe Is Soooooooo Close]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:07:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/233*120/Screen+Shot+2017-03-26+at+11.33.58+AM.png
Cross those fingers, or hoofs, April is getting close, Animal Adventure Park says.

Photo Credit: Animal Adventure Park YouTube
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<![CDATA[Pastor of Prominent Newark Church Arrested in $700k Theft]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:39:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SIEGAL+MINISTER+THEFT+SOUTH+PLAINFIELD+NJ+PKG+5PM+-+01000922_WN.jpg
An unlicensed bookkeeper and minister allegedly robbed a plumbing company of about $700,000, Middlesex County prosecutors said Tuesday.

Photo Credit: NBC 4 NY/Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office]]>