<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:16:00 -0400 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:16:00 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Parents, 2 Kids Dead After Suspicious NJ Fire: Officials]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:39:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/family+of+four+dies.jpg
Two parents and their two young sons died after being found in a second-floor bedroom by firefighters who had responded to the home after getting 911 calls about a blaze that someone had apparently set in...

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<![CDATA[Dozens Protest School That Won't Admit Boy With Down Syndrome]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:53:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/School-Down-Syndrome-Protest.jpg
More than 50 demonstrators gathered outside a Long Island school on the first day of class Wednesday to protest a district decision to bar a student with Down syndrome from attending.]]>
<![CDATA[2nd Video Brings 'Clarity' to Texas Police Shooting: DA]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:46:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Gilbert+Flores+Shooting.png
A second video has emerged that offers "more clarity" about the fatal police shooting of a suspect in Texas who appeared to put his hands up before being killed, the local district attorney told NBC News...]]>
<![CDATA[Freddie Gray Pre-Trial Rulings A 'Win' For State]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:08:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/freddieGray-debrief-AP-9-2-15-th.png
A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers facing criminal charges in connection to the death of a black man injured in their custody.]]>
<![CDATA[Power Outage Creates Nightmare Commute for LIRR Riders]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:00:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/LIRR-Problems-NYC-0902.jpg
Rail riders lamented another morning of frustrating travel woes Wednesday as a power outage in the East River tunnels forced the Long Island Railroad to suspend service to and from Penn Station for hours...

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<![CDATA[Vice President Joe Biden Speaking]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:52:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_828831604983.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden is coming to South Florida Wednesday to speak at Miami-Dade College and to meet with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Biden will be speaking at the Science Center at MDC's north...

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<![CDATA[Chair Built for Pope Francis' Mass in NYC Unveiled]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:13:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pope+chair.jpg
A wooden chair that will be used by Pope Francis when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden was unveiled Wednesday, with church officials saying its simple design reflects the pontiff's wishes.

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<![CDATA[Labor Day Travel is On The Rise]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:31:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/travel+generic+photo.JPG
More Americans will take to the streets and skies this Labor Day weekend than last year, in a continuation of recent travel trends. According to the AAA Labor Day Holiday Travel Forecast, 35.5 million Americans...

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<![CDATA[NYC School Suspends Football Programs Amid Hazing Allegations]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:59:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/football-generic-yard-marker.jpg
The New York City Department of Education says it is investigating a high school football program after a parent told the Staten Island Advance her son came home from the team's five-day training camp with...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Stocks Open Higher After Tuesday's Slump]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:53:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_675155668178.jpg
U.S. stocks opened sharply higher Wednesday, trying to recover from the worst start to a September in 13 years, NBC News reported. The Dow Jones industrial average quickly gained 200 points as the major...

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<![CDATA[Brothers Awarded $750K Each in Wrongful Convictions]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:30:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP287350833863McCollum.jpg
Two North Carolina brothers are finally receiving compensation, three decades after they were wrongfully convicted in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. They were awarded $750,000 each on Wednesday by the North...

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<![CDATA[NYC Ranked 6th Most Unfriendly City in the World, Survey Finds]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/times+square+pedestrian+plaza.jpg
New York City is among the top 10 unfriendliest cities in the world, according to a new survey.]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Star Escapes Manhattan High-Rise Fire]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:12:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dylan+baker+high+rise+fire.jpg
An actor who has starred in "Anchorman" and TV shows including "Chicago Fire" and "The Good Wife" escaped a high-rise fire in Manhattan after he tried to get his elderly neighbor out of the burning home. ]]>
<![CDATA[2 Cops, 2 Suspects Hurt in Crash During Stop: Police]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:12:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hauppauge+chain+reaction+crash.jpg
Four people, including two police officers, were hit by the officers’ squad car in a chain-reaction crash Tuesday night on Long Island.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Fed Up With Noise Shoots Worker With Pellet Gun: Police]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:45:56 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/construction+worker+shot.jpg
A man who was annoyed by the noise of construction going on across the street from his Long Island home shot a worker with a pellet rifle from his window Tuesday, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Bodies of Refugees Wash up on Turkey Beach]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:43:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/topNews-GettyImages-486061356.jpg
Two boats carrying what were believed to be Syrian refugees sank off the coast Turkey en route to Greece, killing at least 11 people, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency. Photos released by the Turkish...

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<![CDATA[NJ Wildlife Officials Remove Arrow From Deer's Face]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:31:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Deer-Arrow-Face-New-Jersey-0902.jpg
Authorities have treated a deer that was spotted more than nine months ago in New Jersey with an arrow lodged in her face.

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<![CDATA[Support for Slain Ill. Officer]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:19:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-486185510.jpg
Residents lined streets in Fox Lake, Illinois, Tuesday holding signs of support for police following the fatal shooting of a veteran officer in the area. Signs that read “Police Lives Matter” and “We Stand with...

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<![CDATA[U.S. Catholics Accept Non-Traditional Families: Survey]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:31:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/112861802.jpg
American Catholics are markedly tolerant of non-traditional families, with large majorities open to divorced, single, unmarried and gay parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Wednesday in...

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<![CDATA[Fighter Ronda Rousey Accepts NJ Marine's Ball Invite]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:17:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480821508.jpg
Ronda Rousey said she'd take a night off from kicking and punching to dance and twirl at a Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Rousey, 28 — the reigning MMA superstar and actress — accepted an invitation from

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<![CDATA[Video Appears to Show Texas Deputies Shoot Man With Hands Up]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:20:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Gilbert+Flores+Shooting.png
Two Texas police officers were recorded on a cellphone video shooting and killing a man who appeared to have his arms raised, NBC News reported. The footage shows the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Gilbert...]]>
<![CDATA[Women Steal $14,000 in Michael Kors Merchandise: Cops]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:26:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Michael+Kors+bag.jpg
A Brooklyn woman has been accused of stealing more than $14,000 in Michael Kors merchandise from two Long Island stores along with three other women earlier this month, police say.

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<![CDATA[Prisoner Who Escaped Cops in Hospital Gown Captured: NYPD]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:42:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tiffany+neumann+2+copy.jpg
The prisoner who claimed to police she was pregnant, then escaped their custody in a hospital gown, has been captured, the NYPD says.]]>
<![CDATA[Manhunt for Ill. Officer's Killers]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:21:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-486185496.jpg
A massive manhunt for three armed men who fatally shot a police officer in far north suburban Fox Lake, Illinois, continued Wednesday, nearly 24 hours after the shooting. Authorities say search crews...

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Fatal Bronx Shooting: NYPD]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:06:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_tape_lights_generic21.jpg
Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man early Tuesday morning in the Bronx.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Man Accused of Sexual Contact With Girl, 13, at Six Flags]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:53:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/six+flags+sexual+contact.jpg
A New York City man has been arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl while he stood in line behind her at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey on Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Missouri Man Executed for 1989 Killing ]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:49:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/166*120/AP_353367111633.jpg
A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl. Roderick Nunley, 50, became the sixth death row inmate to be put to...

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<![CDATA[Man Tries to Rape Woman Outside Apartment Door: NYPD]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:45:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/attempted+rape+washington+heights.jpg
Police are looking for a man they say tried to rape a woman outside the door to her Manhattan apartment on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[N.C. Man Accused of Murder, Rape of Girl Arrested in NYC: Police]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:54:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Kendrick+Keyanti+Gregory.jpg
A man accused of murder, robbery and the rape of a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina has been taken into custody in New York City, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Manhunt for IL Officer's Killers]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:34:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/manhunt.png
Police are searching for three armed suspects in far suburban Chicago after an officer was fatally shot in the area, authorities said. The Fox Lake officer who was shot to death Tuesday morning was identified as...

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Get Stuck on Metro-North Train Out of Grand Central]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:58:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/stuck+metro+north.jpg
A Metro-North train leaving Grand Central Terminal during rush hour got stuck in a nearby tunnel for nearly an hour and a half, leaving hundreds of passengers sweating on a train without air conditioning during...

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<![CDATA[Worker Falls onto Scaffolding, Dies: NYPD]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:34:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/construction+worker+death.jpg
A construction worker plunged to his death at an Upper East Side building Tuesday, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA['Superfly' Snuka Charged in 1983 Killing of NYC Girlfriend]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:43:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Snuka-Wrestlemania.jpg
Legendary professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged in the killing of his former girlfriend, a New York City native, more than 30 years ago, authorities said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Boy, 16, Sentenced in Brutal Abductions, Rapes of Child, Woman]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/javon+roberts.jpg
A 16-year-old boy who admitted repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl walking home from a Christmas concert and kidnapping and sodomizing a 23-year-old woman walking home from work last year was sentenced Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Day Care Teachers Got Kids to Brawl, Posted Videos: Pros.]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:10:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/day+care+generic.jpg
Two former employees at a New Jersey day care are accused of encouraging children in their care to fight on camera, then sharing the videos on Snapchat while referencing “Fight Club.”

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<![CDATA[High-Priced NYC Test Prep Center Lets Kids Play Video Games]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:54:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/test+prep.jpg
A high-priced test prep center has a controversial learning method that has outraged parents demanding refunds.

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