<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usThu, 23 Mar 2017 08:23:54 -0400Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:23:54 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Alleged Sword Killer Cops Say Hated Black People Faces Judge]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:23:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cms749.jpg
The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles on the street with a sword is due to face a judge Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Spa Castle Owners Allegedly Failed to Pay $1.5M in Taxes]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:39:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/spa+castle+owners+indicted.jpg
The family owners of a popular spa destination in Queens have been indicted on felony charges for failure to pay $1.5 million in taxes over the course of three years, authorities announced...

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<![CDATA[Renovation of R Stations to Bring ‘New Age’ for Subway: MTA]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:23:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MTA+R+line+renovation.jpg
Three R line stations in Brooklyn will soon close to undergo top-to-bottom renovations that are part of a modernization project aimed at upgrading the city’s aging subway system, the MTA said.

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<![CDATA[NY Zoo of April Fame Announces Birth of Twins (Not Giraffes)]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:23:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/april+giraffe+new+1.JPG
We have new life at the Animal Adventure Park -- just not a giraffe calf.
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<![CDATA[SUV Smashes Into NYC School, Leaves Gaping Hole]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:22:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/car+smash+into+school.jpg
An out-of-control SUV smashed into a Brooklyn middle school Thursday morning, leaving a gaping hole in the building, video from Chopper 4 showed.

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<![CDATA[Long-Lost Sisters Reunite as Cops at NYPD Precinct]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:38:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/young+molina+sisters+nypd.jpg
Two officers sharing a last name and a precinct; it's not the first in the NYPD. The women soon discovered they shared a lot more than a precinct — they shared a father.

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<![CDATA[NYC’s Big Gay Ice Cream Goes Pint-Sized ]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:12:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/big+gay+ice+cream+pints.jpg
New York City ice cream institution Big Gay Ice Cream is releasing pints of its soft serve.

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<![CDATA[Woman Makes Anti-Muslim Remarks, Punches Victim: Cops]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:26:36 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/QUEENS+ANTI-MUSLIM+ATTACK+web+-+00003223_WNBC_000000015559383.jpg
A woman walked up to another woman in Queens earlier in the month and blurted out anti-Muslim comments before punching the victim, according to the NYPD.]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Man Allegedly Shouted Racial Slurs, Threatened Neighbors]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:55:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJManBiasCrimes.jpg
Authorities say a New Jersey man allegedly shouted racial slurs and made death threats to his married neighbors.

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<![CDATA[American Shot in Istanbul ID'd]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 01:20:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/William+Jacob+Raak_21997574.jpg
A Delaware business owner celebrating New Year's Eve in Istanbul said he survived a massacre at a nightclub there by playing dead after being shot in the leg. "I was shot on the ground," William Jacob...

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<![CDATA[Suspect in EMT Killing Waives Court Appearance]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:58:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/suspect+emt.jpg
The Bronx Criminal Courthouse was packed with mourning members of the FDNY as a man accused of running over and killing an emergency medical technician in a stolen ambulance last week was scheduled to face...]]>
<![CDATA[Boy, 6, Reunites With Students, Docs Who Helped Save Him]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:29:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CHANDLER+6+YR+OLD+REUNITED+WITH+DOCTORS+LI+PKG+530+-+01012326_W1.jpg
Just weeks ago 6-year-old Erblin Sllaminku was a different little boy: a congenital heart defect had sapped his energy, his appetite, his smile. In their native Kosovo, his father feared his son would soon...]]>
<![CDATA[Happening Today: London, Health Bill, Spying, Bird Flu]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:54:35 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/cms746.jpg
Here's what to know for Thursday, March 23.

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<![CDATA[Police Warn iPhone Users of Potentially Dangerous Siri Prank]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:14:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
Law enforcement agencies around the country are warning iPhone users about a potentially deadly prank involving the Apple iPhone's "assistant" Siri.

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<![CDATA[4 Investigates: Coast Guard Releases Report on Investigation Into Ferry, Kayak Crash on Hudson River]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:51:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/HOLT+4I+KAYAK+V+FERRY+UPDATE+PKG+6PM+-+00011810_WNBC_0000000155.jpg
It’s been more than six months since a ferry boat plowed through a group of kayakers on the Hudson River. The bizarre accident raised questions about safety in the waters around New York City.]]>
<![CDATA[Food Pantry Opens Inside Bronx High School]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:33:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BELL+FOOD+PANTRY+INITIATIVE+PKG+5PM+-+01000000_WNBC_00000001555.jpg
The goal is to make sure kids from low-income families have healthful food to take home if the pantry there is bare. Stacey Bell reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Jurors See Suspect Talk to Cops in Deadly Carjacking Trial]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:12:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/THOMPSON+MALL+CARJACKING+MURDER+TRIAL+FOR+WEB+-+00000403_WNBC_0.jpg
In the continuing trial of the accused getaway driver in a deadly New Jersey mall carjacking three years ago, jurors saw the suspect's initial statements to police after his arrest.

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<![CDATA[Fears ISIS Could Plant Bombs in Planes Driving New Rules]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:11:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Airplane-502883694.jpg
A new rule banning some electronics on United States-bound flights from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries is a result of fears that ISIS could plant explosive devices in electronic devices, officials...

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<![CDATA[Seniors Worry About Loss of Meals Under Trump Budget Plan]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:27:02 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/IMG_82502.jpg
Dale Lamphier, 97, never married and her closest living relatives―three nephews―live across the country. About two years ago, she moved to a senior housing complex in Westwood, New Jersey, a town she has...

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<![CDATA[Winds Knock Tree onto Subway Tracks, Trains Delayed: MTA]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:24:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mta+subway+tracks+parkside.png
A tree knocked onto the outdoor subway tracks in Brooklyn is causing delays on several lines, the MTA says.Winds brought the tree down at Parkside Avenue in Flatbush Wednesday afternoon, and was...

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<![CDATA['Heroic' British MP Attempted to Save Cop in London Attack]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:14:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-656492592.jpg
A British foreign minister bloodied his hands attempting to save the life of a police officer who was stabbed on the grounds of Britain's Parliament in what was described Wednesday as a "terrorist...

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<![CDATA[Cocaine Found Concealed in Wooden Picture Frames at JFK]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:56:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Untitled+design+%281%29.png
One woman’s plan to bring cocaine into the U.S. from Mexico was not so picture-perfect after all.Fabiola Guerrero Mendoza, 31, of Mexico faces narcotics smuggling charges after customs...]]>
<![CDATA[Machete-Wielding Robber Steals Cash From Carvel Bakery: Cops]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:41:57 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/machete9.jpg
Police are searching for a machete-wielding thief that robbed a Carvel bakery on Long Island Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Target's Newest NYC Store to Open in Herald Square]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:43:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/161*120/14022938428_46b14269ab_n.jpg
Target will be opening a new Manhattan location in October 2017. The retailer’s new store on 34th street will be located directly across from Macy’s flagship store.

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