<![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, 01 Apr 2015 06:57:30 -0400 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:57:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Shoots Wife, Stepson Before Turning Gun on Self: Cops]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:34:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/east+new+york+murder+sui.jpg
Police say a man shot his wife and stepson, then turned the gun on himself early Wednesday morning in Brooklyn.]]>
<![CDATA[Dad of Baby Killed in Bathroom: "Nightmare"]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:47:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/luis+fisher+copy.jpg
The father of the baby boy allegedly smothered to death by his mother in the bathroom of a midtown burger restaurant says he can't make sense of why she would take their child's life.]]>
<![CDATA[Escaped Prisoner Captured After 9-Hour Manhunt: Source ]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:19:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/217*120/2015-03-31_1209.jpg
Police have captured the man who escaped custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital following a nine-hour manhunt. Wossen Assaye was found on Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Washington, D.C., following a massive search,...
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<![CDATA[Cop's Degrading Tirade Against Uber Driver Probed]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:35:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/uber+rant.jpg
The NYPD says its Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating a video that appears to show a police officer verbally abusing an Uber driver in an at-times xenophobic roadside tirade in the West Village Monday.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead in Queens Fire: FDNY]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:26:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Generic+Fire+Generic.jpg
Officials say one person has died following a fire early Wednesday morning in Queens.

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<![CDATA[Man Inappropriately Touched Woman in Chinatown: Police]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:03:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chinatown+touching.jpg
Police are looking for a man who allegedly followed a 27-year-old woman down a Chinatown street and touched her inappropriately.

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<![CDATA[Man and Woman Sought in Violent Queens Robbery: Police]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:37:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/queens+violent+robbery.jpg
Police are looking for a man and woman they say attacked and robbed a 30-year-old man in Queens.

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<![CDATA[Suspects Sought in Fatal Bronx Shooting: Police]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:01:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_tape_lights_generic2.jpg
Police are looking for two men they say shot and killed another man in the Bronx last week.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Looking for Suspect in East Harlem Attempted Stairwell Rape]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:34:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/east+harlem+att+rape.jpg
Police say they are looking for a man who followed a 19-year-old woman into her East Harlem apartment building and tried to rape her last week.

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<![CDATA[Man Dies in Police Custody]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:09:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Phillip-White.jpg
Officials are investigating the death of a New Jersey man who died while in police custody Tuesday. The man, identified as Phillip White, was arrested at a home on the 100 block of Grape Street in Vineland, New...]]>
<![CDATA[2 Stabbed in Wild Brooklyn Brawl: NYPD]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:47:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/216*120/williamsburg+brawl.JPG
Two men were stabbed in Brooklyn Tuesday evening during a wild brawl involving a larger group of men, all captured on cellphone video, police and witnesses say.]]>
<![CDATA[Singer Manilow Orchestrates Instrument Donations to School]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:41:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/music+instruments+uniondale.jpg
Smiles and cheers greeted a truck full of musical instruments that arrived at a Long Island high school Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA["Boulevard of Death" Getting $100M Safety Makeover: DOT]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:17:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/queens+blvd2.jpg
New York City's "Boulevard of Death" is getting a makeover. A $100 million project to redesign Queens Boulevard was announced Tuesday by the New York City Department of Transportation.

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<![CDATA[Couple Found With Chainsaw Wounds]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:20:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/178*120/Lower+Moreland+Home.JPG
A teenage boy found his parents dead with wounds from a chainsaw inside a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, home Tuesday, police said. The 14-year-old boy called police around 12:50 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Pat Haden Refuses to Head to Indy]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:28:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/134210519.jpg
USC athletic director Pat Haden says he won’t be heading to Indianapolis this week for the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting in response to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign...

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<![CDATA[Driver Crashes Into Store; 1 Dead]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TRUCK-SYLVIA.jpg
One person was killed and seven others were injured Tuesday after a driver crashed a truck into a store in Fort Worth while fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crash, police say. Officials investigating the crash

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<![CDATA[Robber Threatens Woman in Bank: NYPD]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:13:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Melvin+Johnson+Photo+707-15.jpg
Police are searching for a man they say threatened a woman inside a bank in Greenwich Village Monday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Carved Name on Girlfriend: DA]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:07:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/3-31-2015-Mendoza.jpg
A California man accused of using a razor blade to carve his name onto his girlfriend's chest was arraigned Monday on kidnapping and domestic battery charges, according to the Orange County District Attorney's...]]>
<![CDATA[Motorist Drives Off From Tow Truck]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:50:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/223*120/Tow+Truck.jpg
Chicago resident Tony Marengo says he is used to seeing vehicles get towed out of the Walgreen’s parking lot across from his River North apartment at Clark and Ontario – but never with a driver still behind the...
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<![CDATA["She's Not a Murderer": Daughters Defend Mom in Metro-North Crash]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:13:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/metronorth+crash+kids.jpg
The daughters of the woman killed after she stopped her SUV in front of an oncoming Metro-North train, sparking a deadly explosion that killed five others, spoke publicy for the first time on the "Today"...

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<![CDATA[NYers Lured for Free Shoes in Medicaid Fraud: DA]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:19:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sneaker+medicaid+fraud.jpg
Nine doctors and 14 others have been arrested in an alleged Medicaid fraud scheme in which residents in low-income neighborhoods and homeless shelters were recruited to take unnecessary medical tests in exchange...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Fatally Shot in Head After Answering Door: NYPD]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:17:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/elderly+woman+shot+in+head.jpg
A 70-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head after answering her front door in Queens early Monday, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[AP Exam Participation on the Rise for U.S. Public School Students: Report ]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:38:05 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pencil-569703561.jpg
More than 1.4 million public school students took AP exams last year, a 3.8 percent increase from the previous year, according to figured released by the College Board. While the figures for public school...

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<![CDATA["Stop Pooping" Along Trail]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:05:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ss3-31-15-1.jpg
To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked. “Stop pooping on bike path,” read two new signs along the trail. And no, it’s not a message directed...

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<![CDATA[Federal Charges Against Menendez May Come Wednesday: Sources]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:23:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/robert+menendez+march+6.jpg
Federal charges could come as early as Wednesday in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation into U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, sources familiar with the probe tell NBC 4...]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Psych! Snow, Rain Slicken Parts of NY, NJ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:40:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/slush+nyc1.jpg
Nearly two weeks into spring, winter-weary tri-state residents are still hoping for that first sustained period of seasonably warm, pleasant weather: It won't start soon, according to Storm Team 4.

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<![CDATA[Man on Life Support After Being Hit by Cop Driving to Work: Police]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:08:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/police-tape-shutterstock_56280433141.jpg
A man is on life support after he was hit by a car driven by an off-duty police officer while crossing a street Monday night in New Jersey, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Indiana Gov: We Intend to Fix "Perception" Problem of Law]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:55:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pence-presser-468206814.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday said a bill he signed into law last Thursday has been "grossly mischaracterized" and was the subject of "shoddy reporting," but said he and legislators have been working around...

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<![CDATA[Retired NYPD Detective Dies Saving Boy From Drowning: Report]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:31:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ocean_waves_generic_wavesgeneric.jpg
A retired NYPD officer reportedly died over the weekend as he saved a young boy from drowning during a family trip in Puerto Rico.]]>
<![CDATA[Indiana's Religious Freedom Law: Who Opposes, Favors]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:45:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mike-pence-protests-split.jpg
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act has drawn swift criticism from a variety of corners, from politicians to performers, as well supporters who say the opposition is unfounded.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Indiana Gov. Addresses Law Controversy]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a Tuesday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that a controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate." "I abhor discrimination," he wrote.

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