<![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 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:35:17 -0400 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:35:17 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Neurosurgery Professor Biking in Manhattan Killed by Hit-Run Driver in Stolen Car: Sources]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 14:53:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hit+and+run+mercedes.jpg
A 42-year-old neurological surgery professor at Cornell's premier brain and spine center in Manhattan was killed by a hit-and-run driver in a stolen car who then headed the wrong way on two busy streets...]]>
<![CDATA[Warning Issued After Measles Case Confirmed in NJ]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:11:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/178*120/150205-measles-mn-1220_758d7e78c302257230347b1ba7c9eefc.jpg
Health officials in New Jersey are issuing a measles warning after they say a person confirmed to have the highly contagious illness may have exposed others to it at a funeral home on two occasions earlier this...]]>
<![CDATA[Many Knife Arrests in NYC, Few Convictions]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:38:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/handcuffs-generic-on-black.jpg+20+may.jpg
Freddie Gray, who died in the custody of Baltimore, Maryland, police last month, sparking riots that engulfed the city in flames, was arrested for carrying what police said was an illegal knife.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Wanted in McDonald's Attack Captured on Video]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:25:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+attack+hoboken.jpg
Police are searching for two men caught on surveillance video sucker-punching and kicking another man inside a Hoboken McDonald's in the early morning hours Monday, leaving the victim hospitalized with...]]>
<![CDATA[NY State Senator Probed Over Alleged $20K Car Bill to Taxpayers]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 17:08:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/marcellino+senate.jpg
The Nassau County District Attorney's office has opened an investigation into whether a powerful local state senator improperly billed taxpayers for nearly $20,000 in car expenses, sources close to the...

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<![CDATA[NY Hospital Performs Procedure to Create Thumb for Baby Born Without]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 16:01:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/toddler+thumb+photo.jpg
A 1-year-old baby born without a thumb will soon be able to grab things with his right hand for the first time thanks to a procedure Long Island doctors say was no small feat.

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<![CDATA[Flooding Rains Strand Drivers Amid Another Bout of Storms]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 18:31:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cars+stuck+tom+rivers.jpg
Police said drivers had to be rescued from flooded roads in New Jersey as much of the tri-state area buckled down for yet another bout of stormy weather fueled by a wave of heat, haze and humidity that...
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<![CDATA[Charging Cellphone Sets Bed on Fire]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 14:53:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hamden+cellphone+fire.jpg
Fire officials are warning residents to be careful charging their devices after a cellphone ignited a bed and pillow in Hamden, Connecticut, overnight Friday, according to the fire department.

Photo Credit: Hamden Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Taking Photos of Boy, 8, in Hibachi Bathroom]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 15:33:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Long-Island-Bathroom-Photos-Suspect-0529.jpg
Police have arrested a man who allegedly took photos of an 8-year-old boy in the bathroom of a Long Island restaurant earlier this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Food Critic Josh Ozersky Drowned During Seizure: Medical Examiner]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 14:22:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Josh-Ozersky.jpg
The Cook County medical examiner's office says food critic Josh Ozersky, who was found dead in a Chicago hotel room earlier this month, drowned in a shower while suffering a seizure.]]>
<![CDATA[Storm Team 4]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:04:29 -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[The Death of Eric Garner]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:48:57 -0400 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[Man Stabs 70-Year-Old Mother in Brooklyn: Police]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:06:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/knife-generic-edit.jpg
A 70-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed by her son in Brooklyn early Thursday, according to officials.]]>
<![CDATA[Grad Pushed in Front of Train Reunites With Rescuers]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:56:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/maya+leggat+graduation.jpg
A student who was pushed in front of a commuter train in New York was reunited with the officers who rescued her at her college graduation Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[3-Year-Old Girl Falls Out of Third-Floor Window: FDNY]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:23:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/girl+out+window+bk++5+27.jpg
A 3-year-old girl fell out the window of third-story apartment in Brooklyn Wednesday evening, authorities say, sending her mother into hysterics and shocking neighbors, according to witnesses.]]>
<![CDATA[No Ebola Threat at Westchester Hospital: Report]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 06:47:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/generic+ebola+virus.jpg
A patient at a Westchester hospital who exhibited Ebola-like symptoms after returning from a trip to West Africa is no longer being monitored for the deadly virus.]]>
<![CDATA[More Former Students Report Sexual Abuse at Horace Mann]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 23:51:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/horace+mann+sex+abuse+allegations.jpg
Investigations are underway at the Horace Mann School where more than 60 former students have reported that they were abused by school staff.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Mechanic Killed by Stray Bullet in Front of Car Owner: Cops]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:10:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Untitled-1171.jpg
An auto mechanic working on a car in Jersey City was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon as the vehicle's owner sat inside the vehicle, horrified.]]>
<![CDATA[Carbon Monoxide Exposure Sends 17 to Hospitals]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:44:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_14588642.jpg
Seventeen people were taken to Long Island hospitals after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a writing utensil production facility Wednesday afternoon, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Copper Thieves Caused A Train Suspension: MTA]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:47:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Subway-A-Train-Suspension-Copper-0527.jpg
The MTA says copper thieves were to blame for power problems that brought down the A line in part of Queens for hours and caused headaches for as many as 100,000 commuters throughout the city during the peak of...

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<![CDATA[Woman Thrown to Ground in Bronx Rape Attempt: NYPD]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:24:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bronx+rape+suspect+grand+concourse.jpg
A man is being sought by police in a rape attempt in which he allegedly threw the victim to the ground while she was walking on a Bronx street, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Dies After Losing Consciousness in Queens Park: Police]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:48:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shutterstock-police-crime.jpg
A 10-week-old baby girl who lost consciousness while at a Queens park with her mother was pronounced dead at a hospital Wednesday, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Photo of Cops, Black Man Sparks Ire]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:21:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cops+antler+photo+with+blur.jpg
A photo of two white Chicago police officers posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on his stomach with deer antlers on his head has sparked outrage. The photo, showing Officers Timothy...

Photo Credit: Chicago Sun-Times]]>
<![CDATA[Manhattanhenge to Be Seen This Weekend]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/211*120/manhattanhenge+july+11+2102.jpg
Manhattanhenge, the moment when the setting sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan, can be seen Friday night at 8:24 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Storm Rolls Over NYC]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 22:06:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tor+lapse+5+27.jpg
The Top of the Rock cameras capture storms rolling through New York City the evening of Wednesday, May 27. This is a sped-up version of video that rolled over an hour and a half.]]>
<![CDATA[Train Delayed After Hitting Pedestrian]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 20:56:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/metro+north+pedestrian+struck+fairfield.jpg
A middle-aged man has died after jumping in front of a Metro-North train near the Fairfield Metro station late Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Photo Credit: Fred Shepard]]>
<![CDATA["The Who" Frontman Helps Local Teens Battling Cancer]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:46:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/the+who+documentary.jpg
The frontman of legendary band "The Who" is rocking against cancer. Roger Daltrey is using star power and charity funds to help teens battling the disease in our area. Roseanne Colletti reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Below-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Likely: NOAA]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:43:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000007303225_1200x675_452598851925.jpg
A below-normal Atlantic Hurricane season with between three to six hurricanes is likely for 2015, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But Jersey Shore residents and businesses...]]>
<![CDATA[Police Kill Man Holding 13-Month-Old Son Hostage: Authorities]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:27:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Middletown-Hostages-New.jpg
A SWAT team member shot and killed a 39-year-old man allegedly holding his 13-month-old son hostage at a home in central New Jersey overnight, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[NY Homeowners Fear Property Reassessment Will Hit Pockets Hard]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 19:50:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nassau+reassessment.jpg
Joseph Caffera pays more than $10,000 dollars a year in property taxes on his Bellmore home, and he wasn't happy to hear that Nassau now plans to reassess all county properties by 2018.]]>
<![CDATA[Long Island Man Turns Over Nearly 6-Foot-Long Gator]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 16:01:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/alligator+long+island1.jpg
An American alligator that's nearly 6 feet long was turned over to animal caretakers on Long Island on Tuesday by its owner, the Suffolk County SPCA said.
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