<![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, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:30 -0400 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[4th NJ Family Tied Up, Robbed by Intruders in 10 Days]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:24:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Home-Invasion-Edison-NJ.jpg
A fourth family in one New Jersey county was tied up and robbed by intruders just days after authorities said three other homes were hit, possibly by the same group of masked gunmen.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: 1 Dead in SpaceShipTwo Crash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:11:00 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/10-31-2014-spaceshiptwo-debris-3.jpg
Officials will provide updates on the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, which left one person dead and another with a "major injury." The plane crashed in the Mojave Desert in...

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<![CDATA[Man Who Fell to Death in NY Mall Slipped Off Escalator: Police]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:58:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/palisades+mall+fall+credit+journal+news.jpg
The 54-year-old man with developmental disabilities who fell to his death during a group trip to a New York mall Thursday lost his balance and fell off the side of an escalator, police said Friday.

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<![CDATA[NYC Help Line Worker Suspended for Robot Voice]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:34:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WEB+Call+Center.jpg
A city worker on a help line was suspended from his job for 20 days after callers complained that he was answering customer-service calls in a robotic voice, according to a published report.

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<![CDATA[Sick Driver, 65, Hits 2 People, Crashes Into Cars]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/queens+accident.jpg
A 65-year-old driver with a heart problem hit two pedestrians and slammed into parked cars in Queens after suffering a medical emergency on the road Friday, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[Police Look for Link Between Ax Attacks on Cops]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:55:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hatchet+attack+nypd.jpg
The NYPD is working with authorities in Washington, D.C., to determine if there's a connection between an ax on a police officer in the U.S. capital Friday and a similar attack on a group of New York cops...]]>
<![CDATA[NJ, NY Mayors Order Halloween Curfews for Kids]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:59:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
Trick-or-treaters – and just about anyone else under the age of 18 – will have to be home by early this this Halloween in two large tri-state cities.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Scoop up Armored Truck Cash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg
An armored truck lost an unknown amount of money on a Maryland interstate Friday morning — and numerous drivers quickly scooped up the money, police said. Maryland State Police are now "reminding" the drivers to...

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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Floods New Jersey Intersection]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:25:09 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bergen-Water-Main-Break.jpg
A large water main break in New Jersey flooded streets and sent a geyser bubbling into a New Jersey intersection Friday, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA["Grim Reaper" Stabs Woman: Deputies]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:46:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/grimreaperstabbing2.jpg
A woman was stabbed multiple times early Halloween morning by someone dressed as the Grim Reaper, San Diego County officials said. It was just before 2 a.m. Friday in a home on Thibido Road in Vista...]]>
<![CDATA[Jets-Chiefs: It's Not a (Complete) Waste of Time]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:31:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP356575141239.jpg
Yes, there actually are a few reasons to watch Sunday’s Jets-Chiefs game. Well… it could get you out of weekend chores. Plus, there are many, many worse things to do that sit in your recliner watching...

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<![CDATA[Giants Dress Up as Contenders for Halloween]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:10:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/4367b3233ecc4c25b78c071bb14e426e.jpg
The Giants hopefully observed recent developments and concluded, “Hot damn, this NFL season is wide open!”

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<![CDATA[1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Shooting Outside Nightclub: NYPD]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Queens-Nightclub-Shooting-Scene.jpeg
Police say a woman was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting outside a Queens nightclub early Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Tries to Attack Officer With Ax]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:22:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dc-police-ax.jpg
In a brazen attack, a man wielding an ax tried to hurt a D.C. police officer early Friday morning, striking his vehicle and getting into a struggle with the officer. The officer wasn't struck by the ax, but hurt...

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<![CDATA[Man Caught on Camera Shooting Into Building Lobby: NYPD]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:57:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bushwick-Building-Shooting-1031.jpg
Police say they are looking for the man who was caught on camera firing a gun into the lobby of a Brooklyn building and hitting a 31-year-old man inside Wednesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Radar Could Help Prevent Bird Strikes: Lawmakers]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:24:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bird-stirke-radar.jpg
Avian radar can track and even predict where birds fly and flock. A local congressman wants to know why officials haven't used it at LaGuardia and JFK.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect Charged in Apartment Building Sex Attack: NYPD]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:45:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/192*120/suspect+morningside+heights.jpg
A homeless man who police say has a violent past was charged in an alleged sex assault on a Manhattan block filled with off-campus Columbia University students, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[Kanye West Surprises Crowd at Jersey City Open Mic]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:21:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/kanye+the+dopeness+jersey+city.jpg
Rapper Kanye West shocked the crowd at a hip-hop open mic event in Jersey City when he dropped by unannounced to watch the daughter of a close family friend perform, the venue owner said.

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<![CDATA[Man Dies in Fall at New York Mall]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:13:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/palisades+mall+fall+credit+journal+news.jpg
A 54-year-old man with developmental disabilities living in an upstate assisted living home fell to his death during a group trip to a New York mall Thursday in what police are describing as "a...

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<![CDATA[Dad of NJ Boy Who Fatally Shot Pal, 6, Pleads Guilty]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:44:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/anthony+senatore+guilty+plea.jpg
The father of a then-4-year-old New Jersey boy who fatally shot his 6-year-old neighbor with his father's unsecured gun has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in exchange for less...

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<![CDATA[Most NYers Approve of Cuomo's Ebola Response: Poll]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:20:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cuomo+astorino1.jpg
New Yorkers back Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his handling of the state's first Ebola case and maintains his lead over his gubernatorial challenger Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC "Actively Monitoring" 117 People at Risk for Ebola]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:49:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ebola+transport.jpg
The city is actively monitoring nearly 120 people who have recently returned from Ebola-stricken countries out of an abundance of caution as it seeks to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, Mayor de Blasio's...]]>
<![CDATA[Drunk Driver Tried to Lure Girls at Bus Stop: Police]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:44:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jake+giffuni.jpg
A Long Island man drove up to two girls waiting at a bus stop and asked if they wanted a ride to school while he was intoxicated behind the wheel, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Put Acid Bombs in Ex's Car]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:29:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bottle-bomb-083011.jpg
A 53-year-old Florida man will spend 10 years in prison after stalking an ex-girlfriend who lives in Stamford and planting bombs filled with hydrochloric acid in her car, severely burning her, prosecutors

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<![CDATA[Suspect Arrested in Road Rage Death]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:21:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/th-perla-road-rage-16x9---00002804.jpg
Police have arrested the man they say gunned down an Oakland mother of four in a road rage shooting as she and her husband returned from grocery shopping Sunday. Carlos Stephen Dubose, 20, of Oakland,...
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<![CDATA[School Bus Driver, 60, Accused of Masturbating on Road]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:05:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bertart+masturbate.jpg
A 60-year-old upstate school bus driver was arrested for allegedly masturbating behind the wheel, authorities say.]]>
<![CDATA[City to Close Streets Along Ghoulish Parade Routes]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:57:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20131031-Village-Halloween-Parade-2013_8.jpg
New York City announces street closings for Halloween parades .

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<![CDATA[3 NJ Families Tied Up, Robbed in 9 Days: Officials]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/old+bridge+home+invasions.jpg
Officials believe the same masked gunmen who recently tied up and robbed two families in a New Jersey town hit a third house Tuesday, and authorities believe residents are being targeted based on...]]>