<![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, 01 Aug 2014 23:00:19 -0400 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:00:19 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:48:59 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/eric+garner+death+inset+new.jpg
The city medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father whose death in police custody sparked national outrage, a homicide, saying a chokehold killed him.

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<![CDATA[Pop-Up Thunderstorms Expected All Weekend]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:47:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/thunderstorm+generic.jpg
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the tri-state area Friday evening, followed by more rain -- some of it heavy -- Saturday and Sunday, according to Storm Team 4.

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<![CDATA[Thrill Ride Gets Stuck, Passengers Forced to Walk Down]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:42:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/nj+nitro+gets+stuck.jpg
A roller coaster billed as a "maximum thrill-level," "gut-munching" ride at a Six Flags amusement park in New Jersey got stuck on its way up to the 230-feet-high peak, forcing passengers to exit the ride...]]>
<![CDATA[20 Abused Pit Bulls Found Inside Queens Home: NYPD]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:56:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DSC_6282.JPG
Twenty allegedly abused pit bulls were taken from a Queens home Thursday as the NYPD's newly formed Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad helped bust an alleged dog-fighting ring.

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<![CDATA[Fire Guts Manhattan Sushi Restaurant ]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:22:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/aririchhh.jpg
A two-alarm fire gutted a Manhattan sushi restaurant Friday morning and damaged an adjacent apartment building, officials say. No injuries were reported.

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<![CDATA[Middle-Aged Bank Robber Sought in New Jersey]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:20:20 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/edison+nj+bank+robber.jpg
Police are searching for a middle-aged robber who disguised himself in a red Giants cap and a bandana as he walked into a New Jersey bank.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Wants Changing Tables For Dads]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:54:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baby21.jpg
Parents' groups and a California lawmaker are pushing for a statewide proposed legislation to ensure baby changing stations are available to both men and women in public facilities, in what they say is an effort...]]>
<![CDATA[6 Tons of Pot Seized Off Calif. Coast]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:02:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/140729-G-ZZ999-003.jpg
The U.S. Coast Guard discovered six tons of marijuana and four suspected smugglers floating in two panga boats off San Diego this week. A crew on a C-130 Hercules aircraft spotted the boats about 180...

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<![CDATA[Late SoCal Firefighter Took Ecstasy]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:47:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/firefighter-mike-herdman-arcadia.jpg
The Southern California firefighter who went missing during a mountain camping trip and was later found dead had Ecstasy and alcohol in his system when he died, according to a toxicology report obtained by NBC4...]]>
<![CDATA[Highway Plunge Pit Bull Owner Says Dog Went Missing]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:14:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dog+mookie.JPG
The owner of a pit bull who survived a 25-foot plunge from a moving car on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway has stepped forward and may soon be reunited with the dog, according to a veterinary office caring...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Goes Down for Many Users]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:09:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/edt-facebook-480461043.jpg
Facebook was down on Friday for many users, who received an error message instead of access to the social networking service. “Sorry, something went wrong,” the message on Facebook

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Fire Burns at Manhattan Restaurant]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:01:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/aririchhh.jpg
Firefighters are responding to a blaze at a Manhattan restaurant, officials say. Employees at a nearby diner said they saw flames and smoke coming out of Ginza Sushi, on 35th Street near Second Avenue in Murray...

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<![CDATA[1 Shot in Robbery on NJ Transit Platform, 3 in Custody]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:33:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJ-Transit-Shooting.jpg
A person believed to be a commuter was shot during a robbery at a train station in New Jersey Friday morning, police say.]]>
<![CDATA[Del Mar Racetrack Suspends Turf Racing After Horse Injury]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:14:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/edt71485493.jpg
Del Mar racetrack officials have suspended turf races after another horse was seriously injured Thursday, bringing the total of race-related, equine injuries to eight since the season's start. During the seventh

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<![CDATA[Robbers Pin Clerk to Floor, Steal Safe With $30K: NYPD]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:15:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Robbery-Electronics-Store.jpg
Police are looking for three robbers they say pinned a clerk to the ground at a Brooklyn store Wednesday evening and stole a safe containing $30,000.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog That Couldn't Walk Under Matted Fur Adopted: SPCA]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:08:27 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/matted+fur+dog.jpg
The dog found in an abandoned Long Island house with fur so thick and matted it could barely walk has been adopted, officials say, and a $2,000 reward is being offered for information about the person...

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<![CDATA[Teens Accused of Dragging Woman by Hair, Robbing Her]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:13:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hand-cuffs.jpg
Police say two Brooklyn teens have been arrested in the robbery of an 18-year-old woman who was dragged out of an elevator in her apartment building by her hair, then punched and kicked.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Rescued From Ledge by NJ Firefighters]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:15:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/jersey+city+dog+rescue.jpg
Jersey City firefighters rescued a frightened dog from a ledge above a business on Martin Luther King Drive Thursday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[I-Team: Lifeguards Distracted on the Stand]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:45:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/texting+lifeguard.jpg
The I-Team's Jonathan Vigliotti went undercover to see which lifeguards were keeping an eye out on safety, and which ones were distracted by their phones or friends.]]>
<![CDATA[Cosplayer Fell, Wasn't Attacked: PD]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:41:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SDCC-Preview-18.jpg
A teen Comic-Con cosplayer initially thought to have been brutally assaulted is now believed to have suffered her head injuries in a fall, police said Thursday. Harbor police said in a news release...

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<![CDATA[CT Mom of Hot Car Boy Urges Caution]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:20:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ben+seitz+ridgefield.jpg
The mother of a Ridgefield boy who died after his father left him in a hot car has started a blog to raise awareness of heatstroke in children and help others avoid the tragedy she suffered.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Rogers-Seitz ]]>
<![CDATA[Luxury Car Thieves Strike Again in New Jersey]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:21:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mercedes-suv.jpg
Police in New Jersey are investigating another rash of luxury car thefts they say were entirely preventable.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Exposes Himself to Woman on E Train: Cops]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:57:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/1555-14+Public+Lewd+QTRS+102+pct+7-31-14.jpg
Police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman on the subway in Queens Tuesday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Punch Spider-Man: Characters Make Times Sq]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:58:55 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/costumed+characters+times+square.jpg
A costumed Spider-Man accused of slugging a police officer in Times Square says superhero and comic characters are key ingredients of the flavor of the Crossroads of the World.]]>
<![CDATA[Glass Falls From Midtown High-Rise, 4 Hurt: Officials]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:08:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/falling+glass+midtown+inset.jpg
Four people were injured when a piece of equipment hit and broke a window of a midtown high-rise where workers were doing renovations Thursday, sending shards of glass plummeting 18 stories to the street below...

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<![CDATA[Missing Brother and Sister, 8 and 9, Found Safe: Cops]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:51:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/missing+kids2.jpg
An 8-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister who went missing from their home have been found safe, police said.

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<![CDATA[2 Trapped Workers Pulled From Collapsed Trench]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:37:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trench+rescue+lori+rye.jpg
Two construction workers repairing a leak in the foundation of a Westchester home were trapped for more than an hour Thursday when a trench collapsed and buried them in 4 to 5 feet of dirt, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Workers Balk at Market Basket Hires]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:32:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP418236453329.jpg
Whether it's for real or just a psychological warfare stunt by the new Market Basket leadership is far from clear, but full-page newspaper ads by the supermarket chain's co-CEOs promoting a three-day job...

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<![CDATA[Inside LA's Vast Water Supply]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:52:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sunset+ucla+sinkhole+repair+water+main+20140731_074101_resized+%288%29.jpg
There are many ways to conceal the signs of age in Los Angeles. But when it comes to the city's water line system, the effects of aging are more difficult to hide. The massive Sunset Boulevard water main break...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV, Toni Guinyard]]>
<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:16:22 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste. The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000...

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>