<![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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:06:13 -0500 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:06:13 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[School Bus Carrying Children Crashes into Building: FDNY]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:45:03 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bus+building+queens.jpg
Fifteen children were on a New York City school bus when it collided with a yellow cab and a livery cab in Queens, sending it crashing into a building, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Critically Hurt in Long Island House Fire]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:55:47 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/injured+ff1.jpg
A firefighter was critically injured while battling a house fire on Long Island early Friday morning, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[NYPD Officer Suspended in Teen Punch Caught on Cam]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:27:43 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nypd+badge+generic.jpg
The NYPD says its internal affairs bureau is investigating after video was posted online showing a plainclothes officer repeatedly punching a teen suspect as other officers tried to arrest him.

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<![CDATA[Alleged Drunk Drivers Collide, Spark Fire: Police]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:13:44 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/head+on+collision+westchester.jpg
Two alleged drunk drivers crashed in a violent head-on collision that injured five people in Westchester, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[Black Market Kidney Broker Is Released From Prison]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:36:45 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Levy+Izhak+Rosenbaum.jpg
A man who prosecutors said styled himself as "the Robin Hood of kidneys" is out of prison after being the first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs.

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<![CDATA[Rockland Lawmaker Receives ISIS-Style Threat]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:33:40 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WiederCMS.jpg
A Rockland County sheriff says he has contacted federal authorities to investigate a threatening photo of a beheading sent to an Orthodox Jewish lawmaker.

Photo Credit: Rockland County Legislature]]>
<![CDATA[Santa, FDNY Visit Children at Hospital in Queens]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:42:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/santa+fdny.jpg
Santa Claus paid an early visit to children at Saint Mary's Hospital in Bayside, Queens Friday, arriving not down a chimney but with the help of a ladder from the FDNY. New York's Bravest then helped Santa give...]]>
<![CDATA[Long Branch Students Hoping to Send Science Experiment to Space]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:51:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000005600131_1200x675_375252035774.jpg
The students were unable to deliver their experiment to space back in October because of a rocket explosion. Their second attempt planned for Friday was also scrubbed. Brian Thompson reports]]>
<![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.

Photo Credit: Martin Poole /Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Newark Liberty Airport Ranked Worst For Delays, Cancellations]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:59:38 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/worst+connecting+airports.jpg
According to SmartAsset, a financial blog, Newark Airport was the worst airport to connect through during the holidays. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.]]>
<![CDATA[McCray Releases New Video Touting Accomplishments]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:58:42 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chrilane+mccray+campaign+video.jpg
New York City's first lady Chirlane McCray released a falshy new video touting her accomplishments since her husband was elected mayor. The video affirms her powerful role in the city. Melissa Russo reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Queens Fire Forces 24 Families Out of Homes]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:45:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fire-Ozone-Park-NY-2.jpg
A massive wind-whipped fire ripped through a Queens apartment building Thursday evening, causing subway delays on the A line during the evening rush and leaving several families homeless.]]>
<![CDATA[NBC’s “Smash” Returning... For One-Night-Only]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MeganHiltySmashITW.jpg
"Smash" producers will bring "Bombshell" to the stage.

Photo Credit: Mark Seliger/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[“School of Rock” Musical Heading to Broadway]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:13:23 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/157499997CC00115_Spike_TV_s.jpg
Andrew Lloyd Webber will write new music for a stage adaptation of the 2003 film.

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter]]>
<![CDATA[The Death of Eric Garner]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:46:47 -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[Fire Destroys Businesses on Coney Island]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:55:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/B5LjulpCIAAfOtl.jpg
A three-alarm fire tore through a commercial building near Coney Island's famed Luna Park Thursday evening, destroying at least two businesses, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawyers Claim Court Officers Are on a "Slowdown"]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:20:50 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/new+york+family+court.jpg
Judges, lawyers and taxpayers who visit certain Manhattan courthouses say court officers are trying to make a statement during a contract negotiation by slowing down public access to courts.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Woman Accused of Pointing Rifle at Children]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:49:34 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/barnegat+rifle+pointed.jpg
A 35-year-old woman has been accused of pointing a rifle at several children after getting into an argument with them outside of her New Jersey home Wednesday afternoon, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Men Smash Showcases, Take $250K in Jewelry]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:31:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/midwood+jewelry+store+rob.jpg
Police have released security video of two suspects in a brazen daylight smash-and-grab at a Brooklyn jewelry store in which they got away with about $250,000 worth of jewelry.]]>
<![CDATA[PATH Stations Reopening After Sandy Repairs]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:01:54 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wtc+service+path.jpg
PATH's Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations reopen this weekend after nearly a year without weekend service because of Sandy repairs and signal upgrades.

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged in Deaths of Girlfriend, Acquaintance: NYPD]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:28:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/new+lots+murders+brooklyn.jpg
Police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with the killings of a man and a woman whose bodies were discovered in an apartment building lobby and a car trunk earlier this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Utility Reveals Gas Leak Spots After I-Team Report]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:46:58 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/apfire11.jpg
More than seven months after NBC 4 New York's I-Team revealed Consolidated Edison declined to detail the locations of known, active gas leaks in the tri-state area despite urging residents to report possible...

<![CDATA[Long Island Town Holds Affordable Housing Lottery]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:22:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/affordable+housing+lottery.jpg
Seven Long Island families are getting a holiday gift like no other. They just won an affordable housing lottery, and will soon have a place to call their own. Roseanne Colletti reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Recuses Self in Eric Garner Documents Hearing]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:24:17 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/eric+garner+death+inset+new.jpg
The state Supreme Court judge who was set to preside over a hearing Friday to decide whether the documents from the Eric Garner grand jury proceedings could be released to the public has recused himself from the...

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<![CDATA[Rabbinical Student Stabbed in Head Out of Hospital]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:47:25 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/New-York-Chabad-Stabbing-1209.jpg
The rabbinical student who was stabbed in the head by a knife-wielding intruder at a Brooklyn Jewish center last week has been released from the hospital.]]>