<![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, 31 Jul 2014 02:12:53 -0400 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:12:53 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Gunfire Erupts During Armed Robbery, Newark Cop Shot]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:29:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/newark+police+shooting+july+30.jpg
A Newark police officer was shot in the leg during a dramatic confrontation with an armed robber inside a convenience store Wednesday afternoon, officials and witnesses say.]]>
<![CDATA[Pit Bull Survives Being Tossed from Moving Car]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:00:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/meeker-pit-bull.jpg
A pit bull is convalescing in a Brooklyn animal hospital after being thrown from a moving car on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Tuesday evening, and landing on a busy street 25 feet below.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged in Brooklyn Elevator Attack, Robbery: NYPD]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:21:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hand-cuffs.jpg
Police say a man has been arrested in the attack and robbery of an 18-year-old Brooklyn woman, who was dragged out of an elevator in her apartment building by her hair, then punched and kicked.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Arrested in Deadly Shooting of Girl on Queens Bus]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bus+shot+queens_edited-1.jpg
Police say they've arrested a second person in the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old girl on a Queens bus last year.

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<![CDATA[Plane Evacuated at LaGuardia for Smoke in Cockpit]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:34:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lga+plane+evac+july+30.jpg
A plane was evacuated at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday afternoon shortly after landing when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials say.

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<![CDATA[Cop Shot in Gun Battle With Abuse Suspect Leaves Hospital ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:33:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/detective+released.jpg
The NYPD detective who went into a Greenwich Village smoke shop on a tip that an accused child molester on the run for two years was working there and was shot, along with two U.S. Marshals, when gunfire erupted

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<![CDATA[Mystery of Ship Buried Under World Trade Center Revealed ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:08:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/191*120/ground+zero+buried+ship2.jpg
Remnants of an 18th-century ship found buried in soil 20 feet under the World Trade Center site four years ago have been traced to Colonial-Era Philadelphia, according to a new

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<![CDATA[Driver Killed in NY Bridge Plunge, Racing Eyed: Cops]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ardsley-Carmaro-Crash-NY-Drag-Racing.jpg
Police are investigating whether a driver who was killed when his car plunged off a Westchester bridge early Wednesday was drag racing before the crash, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[Report Ranks Best and Worst NYC Subway Lines]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:08:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/183*120/76025564.jpg
The No. 2 train is the worst subway line in the city when it comes to service regularity and delays related to mechanical breakdowns, according to a report by a rider advocacy group.

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<![CDATA[NYC Rolls Out Food Trucks to Feed Kids During Summer Break]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:05:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/summer+meals+new+york+city.jpg
The New York City Department of Education has rolled out special food trucks to feed students on summer break. Stacey Bell has the story.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Homes Destroyed, 13 Hurt in Large Bronx Fire]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:29:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bronx+fire+july+30.jpg
Six people, including four firefighters, were hurt in a large fire at a Bronx home Wednesday afternoon, officials say.

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<![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[Astorino Hammers Cuomo on Handling of Moreland Commission]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:09:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+astorino+moreland.jpg
Governor Cuomo's handling of the Moreland Commision is becoming an election-year thorn in his side. His Republican challenger Rob Astorino is now hammering on this one issue. Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Fake Utility Workers Rob Elderly Couple, Warning Issued]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:13:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/valley+stream+elderly+burglaries.jpg
Police are looking for burglars who posed as utility workers to distract an elderly couple while they ransacked their house, and authorities are cautioning residents to avoid opening the door for anyone claiming...]]>
<![CDATA[NYPD Probing Anti-Islam Fliers Posted in Brooklyn]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:25:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/anti-muslim-flier-bensonhurst.jpg
The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating anti-Muslim fliers that were posted in Bensonhurst over the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[No Charges in Fatal NYPD Shooting of 16-Year-Old in Brooklyn ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kimani+gray+mom.jpg
The officers involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy whose death sparked outrage and protests will not face criminal charges, the office of the Brooklyn District Attorney said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Man With Box Cutter Tries to Rape Woman in Bronx: Cops]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:14:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/attempted+rape+bronx.jpg
Police are looking for a box cutter-wielding man who threw a 20-year-old woman to the ground in the Bronx over the weekend and tried to rape her.

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<![CDATA[Kennedy Cousin to Return to Court]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:59:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/michael+skakel+released+bond.jpg
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will appear in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday to face the state's appeal of a ruling nearly a year ago that allowed his release from prison, pending a new trial in the case of...]]>
<![CDATA[Subway Track Fire Stymies No. 7 Train Service]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:57:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/generic+caution+tape+vg.jpg
Service on the No. 7 subway line has resumed between Times Square-42nd Street and Hunters Point Avenue in Queens following intermittent suspensions caused by a track fire in the tunnel leading to Grand...

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Fake $100 Bills Smuggled in Barney Bag]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:07:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Counterfeit-Bills-JFK.jpg
Customs agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport seized more than 2,000 counterfeit bills that had been smuggled into the country in picture frames, electronics cases and a Barney the dinosaur bag. ]]>
<![CDATA[Deadly Sucker-Punch Attack Family Stunned by Charge]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:31:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sucker+punch.jpg
A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail if...

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<![CDATA[5 Firefighters, 2 Cops Injured in Queens Blaze]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:15:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/elmhurst+fire.jpg
Five firefighters and two Bridge and Tunnel officers were injured in a Queens fire early Wednesday, but all are expected to be OK, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering 85-Year-Old Woman]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:57:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/grandma-gruber.jpg
A Mount Vernon man pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the death of a beloved 85-year-old grandmother whose body was found at the bottom of her basement stairs in February.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Punched, Kicked in NYC Elevator Robbery]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:03:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/elevator+robbery+bk.jpg
Police are looking for two men they say followed an 18-year-old woman into a Brooklyn apartment building elevator, then punched and kicked her before running away with her purse.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shot in Head, Killed After Argument: NYPD]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:45:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Williamsburg-Body-Scene.jpg
Police say a 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the head after a dispute outside his apartment building in upper Manhattan late Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Boy Diagnosed With Rare Strain of Lyme Disease]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:21:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lyme+outbreak+long+island.jpg
A Long Island boy has been diagnosed with a rare strain of Lyme disease after playing in a wooded area with friends recently, and one Suffolk doctor says the disease seems to be infecting people at an...]]>
<![CDATA[Minister Defrocked After Larceny Charges]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:44:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/stratford-baptist-church-robert-genevicz.jpg
The Connecticut minister accused of cheating two elderly parishioners out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been defrocked.

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<![CDATA[Racy Book Returned to NYC Library After 50 Years]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:35:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/late+library+book+nypl.jpg
A library book racy enough to make any mild-mannered bookworm blush has made its way back to the New York Public Library after 54 years.]]>
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Chain Snatching Caught on Tape]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:03:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bus-stop-chain-snatch.jpg
Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who is seen in surveillance video ripping a chain off a woman's neck and tossing her to the ground in a Coney Island bus stop.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Gas Main Break Shuts Down Port Terminal]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:05:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ELIZABETH+GAS+MAIN+BREAK.jpg
A gas main break in New Jersey has shut down a cargo terminal in a busy port area and crews are working to turn off the gas, officials say.]]>
<![CDATA[Long Island Mom Stabbed 20 Times by Boyfriend: DA]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:06:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/monica+lino+charles+pray.jpg
The mother of two who was killed in her Long Island home Sunday was stabbed to death, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen, 16, Accused of Killing Teen, 17, With Punch to Head]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hillsborough+teen+killed+punch.jpg
A 16-year-old New Jersey boy faces reckless manslaughter charges for allegedly punching a 17-year-old boy in the head, killing him.]]>
<![CDATA[3 Kids Hurt in Brooklyn Apartment Building Blaze]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:19:58 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brooklyn+fire2.jpg
Three young children were injured, one of them critically, when flames erupted at an eight-story apartment building in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, fire officials say.

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