<![CDATA[NBC New York - Local News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:54:49 -0400 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:54:49 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NJ Forest Fire Rages Over 300 Acres, Threatens Homes, School]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:38:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nj+brush+fire1.jpg
Firefighters are battling a fast-moving forest fire in New Jersey that has consumed 300 acres and has forced the evacuation of 40 homes and at least one school in Ocean County.

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<![CDATA[NYPD Cop Accused of DWI After Partner Shot]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:07:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/294*120/NYPD+car+generic.jpg
An NYPD detective was arrested early Thursday and accused of drunk driving after his partner was shot in the wrist.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Molotov Cocktail Attack on Store Clerk]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:17:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/molotov+cocktail+store.jpg
Police say they've arrested a man in the Brooklyn mini-mart arson early Wednesday that set a clerk behind the counter on fire when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the store, law enforcement sources say.

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<![CDATA[Dead Cats Found Hanging From Tree Branches: Police]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:08:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dead+cats+in+tree.jpg
Dozens of dead cats were found inside bags and hanging from tree branches in Yonkers Thursday morning, police say.

Photo Credit: Westchester SPCA]]>
<![CDATA[Boy, 9, Found Dead on Scaffolding Near 46-Story Building]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:11:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/boy-fall-building.jpg
Police are investigating the death of a young boy found on top of scaffolding outside a 46-story Bronx building Wednesday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Famous Parrot Found Safe in Brooklyn]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:15:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/truman+parrot.jpg
A "world-famous" green parrot known for its YouTube performances and talk show appearances that went missing in Brooklyn Monday has been found safe, his owner says.

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<![CDATA[Flying Can of Soybeans Hits Woman in Face at Store]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:15:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/808-14+49pct+Assault+Suspect+photo+2.jpg
Police are looking for a Bronx supermarket customer who chucked a can of soybeans into a woman's face when he missed his intended target during an argument inside the store. Police are looking for a...]]>
<![CDATA[Renowned NJ Cardiologist Accused of Fondling Patients]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:03:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/john+strobeck+arrest.jpg
A nationally-renowned cardiologist from New Jersey has been arrested for allegedly fondling patients at his practice, prosecutors say.

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<![CDATA[Looking Ahead to Historic Papal Ceremony]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:39:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003826580_1200x675_236236867924.jpg
Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be declared saints by Pope Francis in an historic canonization ceremony at the Vatican. David Ushery previews the event.]]>
<![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[Girl Hurt by Falling Debris in Manhattan]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:46:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/manhattan+falling+debris+hurts+kid.JPG
A child was hurt when debris from a construction site at a building on Manhattan's west side fell and struck the child, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Cat Cafe Opens in NYC]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:12:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/5E5A9530.JPG
A pop-up cat cafe opened in downtown Manhattan, allowing visitors to pet free-roaming kittens while relaxing over coffee.

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<![CDATA[LIRR Strike Threat Grows]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:50:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lirr+trains+strike+threat.jpg
The threat of a summer LIRR strike is growing and on Thursday, the union representing LIRR workers rejecting an MTA contract. Andrew SIff reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Preys on 20-Somethings at NYC Delis, Shops]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:04:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/village+robbery+suspect.jpg
Police are looking for a thief who preys on victims in their 20s as they stop for coffee or a bite to eat near New York University, grabbing wallets, laptops and bags from unsuspecting diners.

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<![CDATA[Molotov Cocktail Thrown Into Store, Setting Clerk on Fire]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:51:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/molotov+cocktail+store.jpg
Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video throwing a Molotov cocktail into a 24-hour mini-mart in Brooklyn, setting the clerk inside on fire.

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<![CDATA[Adorable Gorillas Born at the Bronx Zoo]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:25:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baby+gorilla+zoo.jpg
Two sublimely adorable gorillas were recently born at the Bronx Zoo, the first such primates to be born on the grounds in eight years, zoo officials say.

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher]]>
<![CDATA[Bookkeeper Stole From School for Special Needs Kids: DA]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:30:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-teacher-school-education-14.jpg
A 58-year-old bookkeeper at a nonprofit school for special needs kids in Queens is accused of writing more than $485,000 in checks from the school's account to pay her credit card bills and other expenses.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Falls Out Window, Isn't Hurt: NYPD]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:43:04 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/toddler+window+fall.jpg
A toddler who fell out of a third-story window in lower Manhattan early Wednesday miraculously wasn't seriously injured in the plunge, police say.

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<![CDATA[Woman Who Killed 4 Puppies Gets Fine, Community Service]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:01:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kimberly+matthews+animal+cruelty.jpg
A New Jersey woman was sentenced to a fine and community service for suffocating four of her boyfriend's bulldog puppies inside a food cooler, officials said. Kimberly Matthews, 27, was found guilty of...]]>
<![CDATA[Man, 28, Brutally Beaten With Tree Stakes in Bronx]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:53:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/tree-stakes.JPG
Police are looking for two suspects who pulled tree stakes from the ground and used them to brutally beat a man early Wednesday in the Bronx.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Rents Rise as Incomes Decline]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:38:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nyc+affordable+housing+crisis.jpg
The city comptroller's office says median rents across New York City rose 75 percent over a period of 12 years, while New Yorkers' medial real income declined by nearly 5]]>
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Watch Members Accused of Gang Assault ]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:42:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/taj+patterson.jpg
Authorities say five men associated with a Williamsburg neighborhood watch group have been indicted on gang assault and other charges in the brutal beating of a 23-year-old Brooklyn man that left him blind...]]>
<![CDATA[Elderly Couple Viciously Assaulted in Queens Home Invasion]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:56:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/home+invasion+bayside+queens.jpg
An elderly couple was hurt during a violent home invasion in Queens when men posing as maintenance workers got into their home, tied them up and brutally assaulted them, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[Autistic Boy's Facebook Page Gets 10,000 Likes]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:47:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/joshua+birthday.jpg
A Facebook page started by a Queens woman so her autistic son would have "friends" on his birthday has attracted more than 10,000 likes after NBC 4 New York's report on the heartwarming story.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen's Home Swarmed by Cops in Apparent "Swatting" Hoax]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:19:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/swatting+long+beach.jpg
Police armed with guns and outfitted with bulletproof vests swarmed a Long Island home Tuesday, responding to what they thought was a gunman holding his family hostage only to learn the entire call was a hoax.]]>
<![CDATA[New Video Shows Stolen SUV Suspect After 7-Car Crash]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:16:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brooklyn+carjacking+vid.jpg
Police released surveillance video that shows the suspect wanted in connection with a Brooklyn carjacking who was involved in a seven-car pileup while driving the SUV he had just stolen.

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<![CDATA[Sandy Aid Could Be Diverted to Other Disaster Areas]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:40:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000003820492_1200x675_235348035889.jpg
Hundreds of millions of dollars promised to Sandy victims could go to other disaster areas in the country. Brynn Gingras reports]]>
<![CDATA[School Bus Driver Accused of Selling Heroin]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:08:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kovarick.jpg
A 38-year-old bus driver who drove students to and from private schools on Long Island has been indicted for allegedly selling heroin, prosecutors say.

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<![CDATA[Undercover Cop Shot in Busy Shopping Complex]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:09:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/garfield+shooting+april+22.jpg
A police officer making an undercover drug purchase was shot Tuesday afternoon in a busy New Jersey shopping complex, sending shoppers running for cover as the gunfire erupted.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Accused of Stabbing 73-Year-Old: Prosecutors]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:13:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Williamsburg-Body-Scene.jpg
A Brooklyn woman has been accused of binding a 73-year-old man with duct tape before stabbing him to death and stealing his car, prosecutors say.

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<![CDATA[Mom Starts Facebook Page to Give Autistic Son "Friends" ]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:52:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/joshua+birthday.jpg
A Queens woman who says her autistic son doesn't have any friends started a Facebook page for him so he could receive happy birthday wishes.]]>
<![CDATA[Strip Club Sues Man for $135K in Unpaid Bills: Report]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:10:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/stripper+generic+black+white.jpg
A Manhattan strip club is suing a New Jersey cardiologist who they say ran up a $135,000 tab, then claimed that he was drugged by club employees and never authorized the charges, according to published reports.]]>