<![CDATA[NBC New York - Local News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usWed, 24 Aug 2016 14:26:29 -0400Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:26:29 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[6-Ton Potato Spotted on Hudson River]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:10:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/potato+hudson.jpg
If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you.

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<![CDATA[Cops Responding to Burglary Call Find Gator Taking a Bath]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:51:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gator+in+tub.jpg
Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect -- an alligator, and it was in the bathtub.

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<![CDATA[Brooklyn DA Used City Funds to Buy Meals for a Year: COIB]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:16:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ken+thompson.jpg
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine for using several thousand dollars in office funds to pay for his personal meals for about a year, and in some cases, he had the...

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<![CDATA[Green Cab Involved In Drive-By Shooting in Brooklyn: NYPD]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:58:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/drive-by-shooting-08241.jpg
Police are looking for a green New York City taxi in a drive-by shooting that injured a 21-year-old man in Brooklyn early on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Hooded Intruder Breaks Into Homes to Watch Families Sleep]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:54:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/belleville+home+intruder.jpg
A man is breaking into homes in a New Jersey community and leaving behind valuables in at least one case to simply survey sleeping family members while walking from room to room, police and victims...

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<![CDATA[Target Refunds for Phony Cotton]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:56:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-183984938.jpg
Target Corp. is refunding millions of dollars worth of sheets after finding a textile supply company was pawning off phony fabrics as luxurious Egyptian-cotton.Approximately 750,000 sheets and pillowcases...

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<![CDATA[Woman Remains Missing After Boyfriend Is Arrested in Killing]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:54:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/juana+alvarez.jpg
A Bronx man has been arrested in the killing of his girlfriend, more than a month after she went missing and whose body remains unaccounted for, police say.Miguel Bonilla, 44, was arrested on charges...]]>
<![CDATA[Flaming, Overturned Semi Snarls Traffic on NJ Turnpike]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:51:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/flaming+semi+nj.jpg
A tractor trailer truck overturned and burst into flames in the northbound local lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike near Bergen on Wednesday morning. Police say a call came in around 4:27 a.m.]]>
<![CDATA[XXX Furniture Comes to Times Square]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000012827218_1200x675_749765699538.jpg
The family and tourist-friendly Times Square area is going XXX. Not the old days of XXX but three X-shaped loungers. Visitors can lay back and look at the skyscrapers from the four-person recliners.]]>
<![CDATA[Inferno Consumes NY Apartment Building, Trapping People]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:48:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/yonkers+fire3.jpg
Six people were rescued from a smoke-filled Yonkers apartment building after a fast-moving fire tore through multiple floors of the structure and trapped them inside.]]>
<![CDATA[Young Burglar Who Broke Into NYC Consulate Tried Bribery: PD]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:25:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/consulate+burglary+suspect.jpg
Police say they've arrested the two suspects who allegedly broke into the Indonesian Consulate in Manhattan and stole a case of vodka, among other items, before taking off in a stolen van.]]>
<![CDATA['Final Five' Take New York City]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:20:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_16236682575231.jpg
The Final Five are taking New York City by storm. The gold medal-winning U.S. women's gymnastics team visited the Empire State Building Tuesday morning as they begin a whirlwind media tour after their...

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<![CDATA[Man Snatches Dog from Brooklyn Laundromat, Video Shows]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:01:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/laundromat+bushwick+dog+theft.JPG
A man captured on surveillance tape snatching a pet dog from a Brooklyn laundromat is being sought by police. The man walked into the laundromat at 334 Knickerbocker Ave.]]>
<![CDATA[Cops Investigate Powder Found Near World Trade Center]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:32:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SUSPICIOUS+POWDER.jpg
Police are investigating a suspicious powder in an envelope opened by an employee at a lower Manhattan office building near the World Trade Center, sources said.]]>
<![CDATA[Storm Team 4]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:27:38 -0400 http://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 -0400 http://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[Thousands of Dead Fish Found Floating in NJ Waters]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:41:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fish-kill-3.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of dead fish were spotted floating in the waterways in New Jersey this week.

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<![CDATA[Man Slashed on Subway Platform in Harlem: NYPD]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:23:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SUBWAY+SLASHING+MN+RAW+-+22093328_WNBC_000000012822258.jpg
A man was slashed on the hand after getting into an argument with someone on a subway platform in Harlem, police say.The man was slashed on both hands during the dispute inside the 125th Street and...

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<![CDATA[Armed Burglar Stuffs Elderly Woman in Closet: NYPD]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:34:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/woodhaven+home+intruder.jpg
A home intruder slipped into a Queens home through an unlocked door, threatened an elderly woman with a knife and forced her into a bedroom closet as he ransacked the house for valuables, police...

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<![CDATA[Woman Hit in Head With Hammer in Hate Crime: NYPD]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:33:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/queens+hate+crime.JPG
Police are searching for a hate crime suspect who allegedly drove up to a 28-year-old woman on a Queens street, hit her in the head with a hammer and made an anti-gay remark while trying to steal her...

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<![CDATA[ACS Worker Hit Child in Face at NYC Shelter: Officials]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:31:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-generic-on-black1.jpg
A New York City child services worker has been arrested, accused of abusing a child at a Brooklyn shelter, state authorities say. Carl Hosannah, 59, of Brooklyn, allegedly hit the child in the...]]>
<![CDATA[Burglars Reveal Their Secrets in Unprecedented I-Team Series]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:17:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/burglary+secrets.jpg
In an unprecedented crime prevention project, the I-Team sent surveys to hundreds of convicted burglars in New York and New Jersey, asking them questions about how they picked their targets, broke into homes and...

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<![CDATA[NYPD Legend Mourned in Services at St. Pat's]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:39:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nypd+john+timoney+funeral+service.jpg
Funeral service for former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner John Timoney were held at St. Patrick's Cathedral Tuesday. Timoney started his career as a beat cop in the Bronx in 1969, then quickly moved up...]]>
<![CDATA[Worker Seriously Hurt in 3-Story Midtown Fall ]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:32:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/siff+scaffold.jpg
A window washer working on the 19th floor of a Manhattan building lost his balance and fell as many as three stories onto a scaffolding platform, hitting his head, according to witnesses and officials.

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<![CDATA[Smartphone Apps Help Women Walk Without Fear]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:34:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/walking+safety+apps.jpg
How an app for your smartphone could have you or a loved one walking without fear. Marc Santia reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Gets Stuck Between Buildings]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:47:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Puittsburgh+stuck+Between+Buildings.jpg
Emergency crews rescued a man who became trapped between two buildings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reportedly after trying to jump from one rooftop to another to impress a woman he had just met.The man, whose...

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<![CDATA[President of NJ School Board Arrested on Child Porn Charges]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:41:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/philip+heiny.jpg
The president of the Dunellen Board of Education in New Jersey has been arrested for allegedly sharing child pornography videos online, including one showing a young girl bound with rope in sexually explicit...

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<![CDATA[6th Person Shot and Killed in Newark in Just Over 72 Hours]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:52:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/newark+shooting7.jpg
A man died and a pregnant woman was injured following a shooting in Newark, police said. The man is the sixth person to be fatally shot in the city in just over 72 hours.]]>
<![CDATA[Burglars Steal Van, Vodka From Indonesian Consulate]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:41:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/consulate+burglars.jpg
Burglars broke into the Indonesian Consulate in Manhattan on Monday and made off with a case of vodka and other valuables in a stolen van.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:33:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/StepIt.jpg
McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children suffered skin irritation...

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<![CDATA[Women Groped by X-Ray Tech at NYC Hospital: Prosecutors]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:11:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hospital+generic+er+generic+emergency+room+generic.jpg
An X-ray technician at a Brooklyn hospital has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaultiing two patients, authorities say. The incidents happened Sunday afternoon, first when an 83-year-old...]]>
<![CDATA[Convicted NY, NJ Burglars Reveal How They Case Their Targets]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:53:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/burglars+reveal+secrets.jpg
The most popular methods of home protection are looking less secure after convicted burglars spilled their secrets to the I-Team.

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<![CDATA[10-Year-Old Boy, Ex-Cuomo Aide Among 6 Dead in LIE Wreck]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:18:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LIE+TRAGEDY.jpg
A former aide to Gov. Cuomo and a 10-year-old boy heading to a water park for his birthday were among six people killed Sunday morning in a horrific multi-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway, police...]]>
<![CDATA['Today' Show Puppy's Name Is Revealed]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:35:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/today-show-pup-charlie.jpg
The new "Today" show puppy has a new name.

Move over Wrangler, there's a new pup in town.

Viewers voted to call him Charlie.

The new name was announced on the 'Today' show this morning.

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<![CDATA[NYPD Releases New Video of Suspect in Prospect Park Assault]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:55:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/attempted+rape+prospect+new+video.jpg
Police released new video Tuesday of a suspect wanted in an attempted rape in Prospect Park back in the spring of this year. Police say the man in the video is the man who tried to rape a 23-year-old woman...]]>