<![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-usTue, 24 Jan 2017 20:30:03 -0500Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:30:03 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NYC Garbage Worker Impersonated Dead Twin to Steal $580K: IG]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:08:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/socGettyImages-144560286.jpg
A Queens sanitation worker impersonated his dead twin brother for nearly two decades in order to receive welfare benefits, and collected more than half a million dollars in the ruse, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[Conjoined Baby Girls Separated in NY After 21-Hour Surgery]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:11:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/comacho-conjoined-twins-today-170117-12.jpg
Two brave conjoined baby girls have come out of surgery fighting after enduring a grueling 21-hour separation procedure.

Photo Credit: Maria Fareri Children's Hospital]]>
<![CDATA[Steam, 'Deafening' Buzz on Upper East Side Startle Residents]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/steam+ues+credit+nikhail+kumar.jpg
A Con Edison power plant releasing steam on the Upper East Side concerned residents in the area when they heard loud rattling noise that some compared to the sound of jets. Video posted to social...

Photo Credit: Nikhail Kumar
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<![CDATA[How NYPD Solved 2 Notable Queens Killings]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:47:46 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TOSS+TO+CHENG+VO+6+-+00001303_WNBC_000000014775605.jpg
Pei-Sze Cheng talks with a homicide squad commander about what it took to crack two tough cases in Queens: the killings of an imam and his associate, and a woman who was robbed at knifepoint.]]>
<![CDATA[New Jerseyans May Have to Wait Longer for Their Tax Refunds ]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:52:21 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17010694953288.jpg
New Jerseyans looking forward to their state income tax refunds will have to wait a little longer this year.

Photo Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Most Popular Instagram Hashtags by Subway Stop, Mapped]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:16:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/205*120/subway.PNG
Ever wonder what fellow subway riders are Instagramming at your stop?A different kind of subway map has renamed New York City subway stations by the most popular nearby hashtags.The map, which shows...
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<![CDATA[Flames Devour Taxi on Manhattan Bridge]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:27:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/manhattan+bridge+fire.jpg
Flames consumed a taxi cab on the Manhattan Bridge Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic delays in the area as thick black smoke billowed into the air.

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<![CDATA[Jitney Bus Driver Busted for Dodging 653 Tolls: Cops]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:17:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/toll+evader.JPG
A New Jersey woman who drives a Jitney bus has been arrested for allegedly avoiding 653 tolls, amounting to more than $50,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Second Day in Office: Pipeline Orders and Auto Leaders Meeting]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:25:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SIFF+TRUMP+FIRST+WEEK+AS+PRESIDENT+TUES+PKG+6PM++-+00000000_WNB.jpg
Andrew Siff reports live from Washington, DC.]]>
<![CDATA[Everything You Need to Know About NYC Restaurant Week]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:16:30 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Capital_Grille_Filet1.jpg
New York City Restaurant Week kicked off Monday, Jan. 23 and goes until Feb. 10.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Stabbing Stranger in Stomach on NYC Subway]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:41:58 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/subway-stabbing-1-21.jpg
A 46-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old man in the stomach after the two got into a fight on a subway in Brooklyn over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[See It: 'Rings' Prank Sends Shoppers Screaming in Terror]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:45:01 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/samararing.jpg
To promote the upcoming horror film "Rings," hidden cameras captured terrified customers running for their lives when they thought a real life "Samara" was emerging from a television screen to get them.

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<![CDATA[School Safety Agent Run Over by Multiple Cars: Police]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:51:57 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ALIYU+SCHOOL+SAFETY+AGENT+STRUCK+BX+PKG+5PM+-+00001524_WNBC_000.jpg
A Bronx school safety agent is hospitalized with severe head trauma and other injuries after being hit by three cars, two of which left the scene after the accident Tuesday morning, according to a witness...

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<![CDATA[Top 5 Places to Find the Funniest Single People in America]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:14:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/singlescrop.jpg
We all know humor is one of the top sought-after traits in a dating partner, so where are you most likely to find someone to make you laugh?

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<![CDATA[Man With Assault Rifle, Can Flees Fatal Gas Station Shooting]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:45:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/gas+station+slay+suspect.jpg
A man was shot to death at a gas station in Paterson Monday, and surveillance video exclusively obtained by NBC 4 New York shows the suspect running from the scene with what looks like an assault rifle in...

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<![CDATA[Shake Shack Gives Away Free Burgers to New App Users]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:02:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Shack+App.jpeg
Shake Shack is giving away free burgers to people who download its new mobile ordering app.

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<![CDATA[5 Condos Destroyed as Nor'easter Winds Fuel NY Blaze]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:31:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC+TINY+CLEAN+AIRCHECK+0430-0500+-+04323602_WNBC_000000014764+copy.jpg
Flames tore through a condominium complex on Long Island Tuesday morning, collapsing a building and forcing residents out onto the street as nor’easter winds fueled the blaze.]]>
<![CDATA[Kindness of Strangers Touches Former Mailman With Dementia]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:34:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/danbury+mailman_jim+gaboardi.jpg
While the holiday season is over, one former Danbury mailman is seeing a little sparkle in his eye after receiving hundreds of holiday cards.

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<![CDATA[Police Investigate ‘ISIS’ Graffiti in Upper Manhattan]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:37:36 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ISIS+graffiti.jpg
Police are investigating graffiti that says “ISIS” in an Upper Manhattan subway station.]]>
<![CDATA[Miracle! Incredible Images of Conjoined Twins Post-Surgery]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:23:07 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/conjoinedcroppedthumbnail.jpg

Photo Credit: Maria Fareri Children's Hospital]]>
<![CDATA[Fierce Winds, Flooding on Long Island During Nor'easter]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:21:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NOR%27EASTER+LONG+ISLAND_WNBC_000000014761699+copy.jpg
On Long Island, a nor'easter brought fierce winds that knocked out power and toppled trees. There was also significant flooding in some areas that trapped residents in their homes.]]>
<![CDATA[Storm Wreaks Havoc on NJ Transit Commute Home]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:52:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/njtransit+commute+jaskon+slesinski.jpg
New Jersey Transit commuters grew frustrated and weary as they waited on packed platforms in the rain and squeezed onto crowded trains that crawled during the evening rush hour Monday.When high winds...

Photo Credit: Jason Slesinski
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<![CDATA[Nor'easter Wreaks Havoc on Tri-State Area Transit]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:20:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NOR%27EASTER+FLOOD+TRACKS_WNBC_000000014761712+copy.jpg
A nor'easter caused major headaches for commuters Monday as they faced flooded tracks and crowded trains. Downed wires in Linden, New Jersey, crippled service for NJ Transit and Amtrak trains using the Northeast...]]>
<![CDATA[Nor’easter Punishes Tri-State With Damaging Winds, Rain]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:51:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tree+on+house+nj.jpg
The front end of a powerful nor'easter brought hurricane-force gusts and punishing rain was plaguing the tri-state with intense winds -- ripping parts of roofs from buildings, toppling trees, suspending...

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<![CDATA[Roaring Waves Take Aim at Jersey Shore During Nor'easter]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:45:33 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NOR%27EASTER+NEW+JERSEY_WNBC_000000014761710+copy.jpg
Huge waves and whipping winds pummeled the Jersey Shore as a nor'easter moved over the tri-state area. The U.S. Coast Guard said winds gusted up to 60 mph on parts of the shore.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Dog Rescued After Being Shackled for 15 Years]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:58:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/184*120/Screen+Shot+2017-01-24+at+11.05.17+AM.png
A dog shackled by a heavy chain in a bare backyard for the last 15 years has finally been set free.

Photo Credit: Guardians of Rescue ]]>
<![CDATA[Manhattan Tailor Stabbed Repeatedly in Brutal Robbery: NYPD]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:25:04 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tailor+attack+suspect1.jpg
The owner of a tailor shop in Manhattan was stabbed by a robber Monday afternoon, police say.The 78-year-old owner of Apel's Alteration on East 27th Street was stabbed just after 12:30 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[New Yorkers Wrestle With Wind, Rain as Nor'easter Bears Down]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:56:19 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*159/pole+wind.PNG
<![CDATA[Scaffolding Swings Wildly in Wind]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:00:10 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SCAFFOLDING+HEAVY+WINDS+ACCIDENT+NJ+video+-+01000400_WNBC_00000.jpg
Heavy winds in Jersey City Monday tossed around a hanging scaffolding around, banging it against a building. Credit: Bruno Boni Oliveira

Photo Credit: Bruno Boni Oliveira]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Times Square Live Cam]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:16:45 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nystream-1.jpg
Watch live footage in New York City's iconic Times Square]]>
<![CDATA[Shia LaBeouf Screams in Man's Face on NY Live-Stream Protest]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:29:24 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/234*120/labeouf+pic.jpg
Shia LaBeouf has been captured screaming in a man's face on a live-streamed protest in New York just days after the stream launched.]]>
<![CDATA[Impact of Nor'Easter Seen on Jersey Shore]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:38:52 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/4P+THOMPSON+NOREASTER+NJ+SHORE+PKG+-+00001719_WNBC_000000014760.jpg
Waves battered the New Jersey coast as a nor'easter approached. Brian Thompson Reports.]]>