<![CDATA[NBC New York - Local News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:40:42 -0500 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:40:42 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:37:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Anthony-Mason-B.jpg
Anthony Mason, one of the Knicks’ most popular players of the 1990s who had one All-Star season during a 13-year pro career, has died following a massive heart attack, the team said Saturday. He was 48.

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<![CDATA[Knicks Fans Lose All-Time Favorite With Anthony Mason's Death]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:05:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Anthony-Mason-B.jpg
Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy knew why "Mase'' was so popular with New Yorkers during his playing days. They loved the Queens native's perseverance and the fact that he always gave 100% effort, whether in...

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<![CDATA[Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Missing in NYC]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:36:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/022815teen.JPG
A Swedish teenager with Asperger's syndrome has gone missing while vacationing with his father in New York, police said Saturday.

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<![CDATA[1 Hurt in Bronx Barbershop Shooting]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:39:48 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/022815.jpg
A Bronx man was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after being shot inside a barber shop, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Man Steals Jeep, Rams 3 Police Cars: Authorities]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:53:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Generic-Police.jpg
A New Jersey man faces a slate of charges accusing him of ramming three police squad cars with a stolen Jeep Wrangler after being confronted by officers in farmers market parking lot.]]>
<![CDATA[Sex Offender Fugitive Nabbed at Traffic Stop: Cops]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/22815tunnel.jpg
A Queens man, stopped for a traffic violation, was arrested Saturday when records revealed he was wanted in Florida for violating parole as a registered sex offender, Port Authority police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Coldest February in 80 Years Likely for NYC After Weekend Freeze]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:44:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nyFrozenAerials-AP_10579373537.jpg
New York City is closing out what is likely to be the third-coldest February on record on a frigid note, with temperatures struggling to reach the freezing mark.

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<![CDATA[Wife Stuck in Traffic From Crash That Killed Husband]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:31:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nypd+detective+killed+wrong+way+crash.jpg
An NYPD detective on his way to work in Queens, New York, was killed in a wrong-way crash on a Westchester highway early Friday that backed up traffic for hours, and the 46-year-old officer's wife was tragically...]]>
<![CDATA[Menendez Aides Decline to Answer in Federal Grand Jury: Report]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:15:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_bob_menendez_en_lios.jpg
Two legislative aides to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have declined to answer questions in front of a federal grand jury probing the senator, citing the speech or debate clause of the U.S.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Anthony Mason on the Court]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:36:06 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mason1a.jpg
A look back at some of Anthony Mason's moments on the court. The ex-Knick has died at the age of 48.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Ranger Richter Shares Concussion Story for 1st Time]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:24:21 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mike+richter.jpg
Mike Richter struggled to deal with the concussions that ended his brilliant NHL career -- and struggled Friday to put together the right words to share it for the first time.]]>
<![CDATA[Storm Team 4]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:04:29 -0500 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 10:40:24 -0500 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[Ferry Passenger Pulled from East River: NYPD]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:24:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/east+river+ferry+rescue+2+27.jpg
A woman has died after being rescued from the East River in Brooklyn Friday evening, police said Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[FDNY Rescues Hurt Passenger from Cruise Ship]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:46:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cruise+ship+passenger+rescued.jpg
An FDNY marine unit was called to a cruise ship on the New York Harbor to respond to a sick passenger on board in a rescue captured by Chopper 4 cameras Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Soup to Ices: Stores Switch With the Season]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:52:13 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/Vendome.jpg
When summertime comes around, lines form for ice cream and Italian ice. But when the air turns frigid thoughts turn to soup or porridge. Some stores in Brooklyn are following the seasons, switching their awnings...

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<![CDATA[Former Marine Fatally Shot After Resisting Robbery]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:40:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/119818994.jpg
A former marine was fatally shot steps from his Brooklyn apartment in an attempted robbery by a group of teens, his family and police said.

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<![CDATA[The Death of Eric Garner]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:48:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/eric+garner+death+inset.jpg
Eric Garner died in police custody July 17. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. A special grand jury convened to hear the case declined to indict the NYPD officer seen in amateur video wrapping...

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<![CDATA[Rockland County's Oldest Couple Marks Major Milestone]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:00:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/oldest+couple+rockland.jpg
Rockland County's oldest couple is about to mark a milestone -- and the lovebirds have some lessons for all of us. Sheldon Dutes reports]]>
<![CDATA[Girl, 12, Forced Into Alley, Raped: NYPD]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:43:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rape-suspect-BX-0227.jpg
Police are searching for a teenage boy who allegedly grabbed a 12-year-old girl walking on a Bronx street, forced her into an alley and raped her.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Allegedly Hacked School to Give Himself Better Grades: Report]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:27:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hacker1.jpg
A Staten Island teenager was arrested by police Wednesday for allegedly hacking into his school's computers to improve his grades, according to a published report.

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<![CDATA[Driver Late to New Job Uses Dummy in HOV Lane: Cops]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:34:15 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fake+passenger.JPG
A Long Island man allegedly used a wooden figure dressed in a hoodie to get away with driving solo in the Long Island Expressway's HOV lane, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Friends Meet for Pick-Up Basketball Every Week for 40 Years]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:30:31 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/YMCA+40+years.jpg
A group of men — some in their 70s and 80s — has been meeting twice a week for more than 40 years to play basketball at a YMCA in Chelsea. For them it's not just a ritual but a form of therapy that keeps...

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<![CDATA[Rockland County Couple Could Be Region's Oldest: Report]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:21:23 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/oldest+couple+rockland.jpg
With a combined age of 212 and 82 years of marriage, an upstate New York couple could be one of the region’s oldest couples, according to the Journal News.]]>
<![CDATA[Pol Proposes App to Help Owners Find Towed Cars]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:52:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Tow+away+zone+towing.jpg
Legislation proposed by a city council member Friday would help New Yorkers find their vehicles when they're towed because of temporary parking restrictions.

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<![CDATA[Housekeeper Kidnapped, Burned, Beaten Inside Home: NYPD]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:06:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/maid+beaten+bayside+queens.jpg
A Queens couple allegedly kidnapped and tortured their housekeeper inside their home when they thought she was stealing from them, then drove to her home and ransacked the place while holding her at knifepoint...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: 2 Suspects Rob Brooklyn Convenience Store at Gunpoint]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:28:28 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brooklyn+robbery.jpg
Police are looking for two suspects believed to be in their teens who robbed a Brooklyn convenience store at gunpoint earlier this month.

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<![CDATA[Men Steal Bed, Sofa from Bronx Apartment: NYPD]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:53:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bed+sofa+robbers.jpg
Police are looking for three men who allegedly broke into a Bronx home and stole a bed and a sofa.

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<![CDATA[Man Touched Girl, 13, on B Train: Police]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:47:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/subway+forcible+touching+bx.jpg
Police say they are looking for a man who forcibly touched a 13-year-old girl on a northbound B train in the Bronx.

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<![CDATA[Boy's Aunt Arrested After His Death Ruled Homicide: Police]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:52:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ethan+ali+death.jpg
The 3-year-old bruised boy found dead in his Brooklyn home Wednesday afternoon died of multiple blunt impact injuries in a homicide, the medical examiner has ruled.]]>
<![CDATA[4th Man Questioned in Connection With NYC ISIS Probe: Sources]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:37:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bratton-islamic-state-presser-AP_617894346352.jpg
A fourth man is being questioned in connection with the federal investigation into three Brooklyn men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS and carry out domestic attacks if they failed,...

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<![CDATA[Truck Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in the Bronx: Police]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:49:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_tape_lights_generic2.jpg
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a tractor trailer in the Tremont section of the Bronx Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Embattled Assemblywoman in Sandy Probe Won't Run Again]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:28:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/linda+stender.jpg
A New Jersey assemblywoman being investigated by the state attorney general's office over claims she and her husband made to Habitat for Humanity to get the group to help rebuild their Sandy-damaged Jersey Shore...]]>
<![CDATA[Blaze Breaks Out in Palisades Park Duplex]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:49:32 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/palisades+fire.jpg
A fire broke out inside a Palisades Park duplex in New Jersey Thursday evening, injuring at least one firefighter.]]>
<![CDATA[Friends Meet for Pick-Up Basketball Every Week for 40 Years]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:31:14 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pickup+bball.jpg
Pick up games of basketball are as New York as Nathan's. And we found one that is one of a kind -- it's been happening every week for 40 years. And some of the players are in their 80s. John Chandler reports.]]>
<![CDATA[9 Stunning Aerial Photographs of Frozen NYC]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:55:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nyFrozenAerials-AP_926042771706.jpg
See stunning aerial photographs of a frozen New York City. A wide swath of the country was shivering in freezing, record-breaking temperatures while other areas were expecting more winter precipitation...

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<![CDATA[Top Dog? AKC Reveals 10 Most Popular Breeds in NYC]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:46:21 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lab10.jpg
The American Kennel Club has announced its most popular dog breeds of 2014. Labrador retrievers lead the pack nationwide, but the French Bulldog reigns supreme in New York City..

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<![CDATA[Police Investigating Spate of Wheel Thefts on Long Island]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:29:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mercedes+wheel+thefts.jpg
Police on Long Island are looking for the thieves who have been stealing wheels off of new Mercedes Benz cars recently.]]>