<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:30:59 -0500 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:30:59 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: Men Smash Showcases, Take $250K in Jewelry]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:06:09 -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["Shmoney Dance" Rapper Tied to Violent Gang: NYPD]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:51:02 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/shmurda+walk+copy.jpg
The up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper who performs under the name Bobby Shmurda was part of a gang that allegedly sold drugs, dealt guns and committed violent crimes, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a...
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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[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[Blaze Over NoCal Refinery "Normal"]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:01:12 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/212*120/chevronmain.JPG
Fire officials and Chevron said the large dramatic flames seen over the Richmond Chevron refinery in Northern California Thursday were a result of "normal flaring." But that didn't do much to comfort people...

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<![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:08:08 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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<![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[Plane Crashes in Dallas; Pilot Dead]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:59:55 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/plane+crash10.jpg
A small plane crashed in Seagoville, killing the pilot, as it tried to land Thursday evening. The pilot, who was the only person aboard the plane, has not been identified. There are no other known injuries.

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<![CDATA[Arson Sparked Downtown LA Inferno]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:50:11 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/downtown-la-structure-fire.jpg
Last week's massive downtown LA fire at an apartment complex that was under construction was an act of arson, authorities said Thursday. The fire on Dec. 8 at 900 West Temple Street destroyed a seven-story...]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Mugged Do-Gooder, 99: PD]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:34:51 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Windsor+Senior+Center+1200.jpg
Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy accused of knocking a 99-year-old woman to the ground and stealing her purse while she was delivering homemade Christmas cookies to a senior center in Windsor.

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<![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[Meet Your 2015 Goals With These Top Time Use Tips]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:00:29 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP73201008.jpg
As we ring in a New Year, people cling to the idea of life changing resolutions. Having a grasp on your time not only helps fit in a new goal like exercising more or keeping a clean house, but also allows these...

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<![CDATA[Accused Scotty Killer Twiddles Thumbs in Court]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:32:35 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Gary+Fellnbaum+Amber+Fellenbaum+Jillian+Tait.jpg
A Chester County man accused of beating his girlfriend's son to death twiddled his thumbs as he appeared on video uplink in court Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Rubio, GOPers Discuss Cuba]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:57:23 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/121814+lawmakers+cuba.jpg
Prominent South Florida Republicans held a news conference Thursday to discuss the new change in policy on U.S.-Cuba relations. Sen. Marco Rubio, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Congressman Mario...]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Bombing Suspect in Court]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:08:39 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Dzhokhar+Tsarnaev.jpg
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. Tsarnaev, 21, was led into the courtroom by U.S.

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<![CDATA[Storms Provide "Foothold for Drought Recovery" in California ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:07:43 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/221*120/12-18-2014-drought-monitor-ca.jpg
A string of storms that marched across California this month provided enough rain to boost reservoir levels and slightly improve drought conditions after three consecutive dry years. The state still likely needs

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<![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[Dad of CO Poisoning Victim: NJ Should Require Detectors]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:35:19 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/passaic+co+poison+victims.jpg
Nearly two weeks after carbon monoxide killed two people in a New Jersey recording studio and sickened 12 others in a converted factory building in New Jersey, the family of one of the victims is announcing...]]>
<![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.]]>
<![CDATA[Complaints Against Cops Down After Body Cams Used]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:06:32 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/brandford+police+body+cameras.jpg
As the NYPD begins testing body cameras on some officers, one police department in Connecticut says it's already seen fewer complaints against police in the more than two years that it's used them.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Cuban Americans Mixed About Renewed Ties]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:35:05 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jersey+cubans.jpg
Restoring diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba has long been a source of debate in New York City’s Cuban-American community, the second largest in the U.S. outside Miami.]]>
<![CDATA[Utility Reveals Gas Leak Spots After I-Team Report]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:44:50 -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[Man Found Guilty of Killing Young Bronx Mother With Stray Bullet]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:25:22 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jeffrey+ramirez+web.jpg
A jury has convicted a man in the 2011 shooting death of a 24-year-old mother outside a Bronx store.]]>
<![CDATA[Cuts Didn't Kill Accused Pa. Killer]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Stone+Body+Found+Pennsburg+Scene+Face.jpg
The manner in which Bradley Stone, the man accused of going on a killing spree in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, earlier this week, died is unclear after an examination by the county's coroner.

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