2018 Top Stories in Photos: Four’easter, Conor McGregor Rampage, Steam Pipe Explosion, Pipe Bomb Mailings, NJ School Bus Crash

A look back at some of the most compelling news events and photos from 2018.

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Danielle Misiak
A 30-40 foot tree falls in backyard of a Short Hills, New Jersey home, narrowly missing the guest house by only inches during one of the four nor'easters to cripple the tri-state last winter. Read more
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Crowds swell at Port Authority Bus Terminal after officials closed part of the station as the season's first snowstorm on the year, also called "Snowvember," crippled the tri-state in November. Read more
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A student and a teacher at East Brook Middle School in Paramus died after the bus they were riding in on their way to a field trip crashed in Mount Olive Township, ripping off the undercarriage and leaving it completely demolished. Read more
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Fashion icon Kate Spade was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan home back in June; she was 55 years old. Read more
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Celebrity chef and world-traveling CNN host Anthony Bourdain died of a suicide at 61 in June. Read more
A Florida man was accused this year of mailing these pipe bombs to top Democrats, such as the Clintons, Barack Obama, CNN and other critics of President Trump. Read more
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An 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the Flatiron District, forcing the evacuation of more than four dozen buildings and creating a 15-foot gaping crater in the ground. Read more
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MMA star Conor Mcgregor was arrested in April after he was involved in a backstage melee after a news conference for UFC223, one of the biggest cards of the year. Read more
Actor Alec Baldwin walks out of an NYPD station house after he was arrested in November for allegedly assaulting a man in Greenwich Village over a parking space. Read more
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A mother of two died after being partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines depressurized cabin after the jet blew an engine, sending shrapnel shooting through the window. Read more
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Back in October, a limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians. Read more
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Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, also known as Junior, was dragged out of a Bronx bodega by a group of alleged gang members and killed in a brutal stabbing that officials described as a case of mistaken identity. Read more
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Michael R. Davidson, a 37-year-old decorated FDNY firefighter and father of four young children, died back in a March when a fire erupted in a Harlem apartment building where a star-studded movie directed by Edward Norton had a shoot. Read more
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A boy and a girl were bitten by sharks in separate attacks off Fire Island in July. Uncommon in New York, since 1837, only 10 shark attacks have been reported in the Empire State. Read more
An art collector who knew Andy Warhol and had fallen on hard times died after a fire erupted in an apartment on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in Midtown back in April. Read more
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Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, whose stage name is Ruthie Ann Miles, was seriously injured in a crash after a driver who had a medical episode gunned through a red light, hitting her and killing her young daughter and unborn child. Read more
Margaret Reynolds, 67, a London toursit, was pierced by a flying beach umbrella on the Jersey Shore back in July. Read more
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Allison Mack, best known for playing a young Superman's close friend, was arrested back in April and released on $5 million bail as she sought to cut a deal with prosecutors in an alleged sex cult case in which she's accused of acting as a slave "master" and recruiting unsuspecting women. Read more
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A Manhattan lawyer buying lunch at a Midtown cafe threatened to call immigration enforcement on its workers — all because he heard them speaking Spanish. Read more
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A luxury jet carrying rapper Post Malone landed safely in New York, but it was hours after blowing two tires during takeoff at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Read more
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A woman allegedly stabbed five people, including three baby girls no more than a month old, at a maternity center in Queens in September, and cops said they had found a butcher knife and meat cleaver at the scene. Read more
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A father was detained in June by ICE officials while he was delivering pizza to a military base in Brooklyn. Read more
Amazon made it official last month, announcing it is expanding its new headquarters to New York City. Read more
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Eleven children died at a New Jersey medical center as a result of a viral outbreak. Read more
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Harvey Weinstein is led out of the NYPD's First Precinct in handcuffs after being arrested and processed on charges of rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct on May 25, 2018 in New York City. Read more
Two Customs and Border Protection officers were indicted and another pleaded guilty in connection with allegations of extreme, sexually abusive hazing of colleagues at Newark Airport exposed in a bombshell I-Team investigation. Read more
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