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Aliza Chasan is a digital producer at PIX11 News. She’s an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and local politics coverage.

Aliza has been published in The New York Daily News, Inside Edition, DNAinfo, Daily Voice, City Limits, Voices of New York, The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Park Slope Stoop and The Jewish Link of New Jersey.

She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.

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    Powerball jackpot winner from NJ accused of sexually assaulting girl

    WAYNE, NJ — A Powerball jackpot winner is accused of sexually assaulting a girl, prosecutors said. Pedro Quezada, 49, allegedly sexually assaulted a girl from the time she was 11 until she turned 14, officials said. He lived in Passaic, New Jersey at the time. Quezada, who won $338,000,000 from the Powerball Lottery jackpot in 2013, was charged with two counts of  first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree aggravated sexual assault and a count of endangering the welfare of a child. […]

  • Village Voice prints final weekly newspaper edition

    NEW YORK — The Village Voice,  which has been around for more than 60 years, has ended its weekly print edition and copies are going fast from the red boxes. The publication’s owners made the announcement in August but the final date was not revealed. According to a media release issued today, The Village Voice’s website has seen double digit month-over-month traffic increases since it was relaunched. The Village Voice’s website has seen its traffic double in the past few years. […]

  • Queens man gets 5 to 15 years in strangulation death of his grandmother

    RIDGEWOOD, Queens – A Queens man who strangled his grandmother and then kept her decomposing body wrapped in garbage bags for almost half a year was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for the crime, prosecutors said. Christopher Fuhrer, 31, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the strangulation death of Erika Kraus-Brelin, 85. Fuhrer was her sole caregiver for five years before he killed her and covered up her death. “This is a very disturbing case,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown […]

  • Man climbs Bronx fire escape, rapes and robs woman at gunpoint

    VAN NEST, the Bronx — A man climbed a Bronx fire escape and raped and robbed a 28-year-old woman at gunpoint, police said Wednesday. He entered the woman’s third-floor apartment through her bedroom window around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 and demanded money, an NYPD spokesperson said. The man raped her after she gave him $400. The victim was treated at Jacobi Medical Center. Police initially released information about the man on Sept. 13. They released additional information and new security […]

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    5-year-old girl ejected from SUV, killed in fiery NJ crash

    EAST WINDSOR, NJ — A 5-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning after an SUV and multiple tractor trailers collided, police said. She was ejected from the car around 3:15 a.m. near Exit 8. The girl was a passenger in a Honda SUV traveling south on the New Jersey Turnpike, a police spokesman said. The driver, a woman, struck a concrete barrier and was partially disabled in the highway’s right lane. A tractor trailer stopped just south of the Honda after the driver spotted […]

  • Music teacher hit with child pornography charges in NJ

    NEWARK, N.J. — A music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers and camps was arrested on child pornography charges Tuesday,  Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said. Eric Komar, a 46-year-old Hillsborough man, was arrested by special agents of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, officials said. He allegedly used a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to obtain and share images and videos of young children being sexually abused. Komar was charged with one count of receiving and distributing child […]

  • New attempt to repeal Obamacare will cause ‘destruction’ in NY

    NEW YORK — The newest attempt to dismantle Obamacare would wreak havoc on the health care system and put New Yorkers lives at risk, elected officials said Tuesday. A last-ditch effort to uproot President Barack Obama’s health care law by congressional Republicans could mean a massive loss in New York and the change could make it mathematically impossible to fund health care in New York, officials said.  About 3 million New Yorkers would be impacted by the bill. “This will hurt the […]

  • Man gropes 12-year-old girl in Park Slope park

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — A man groped a 12-year-old girl in a Park Slope park, police said Monday. He approached the girl Thursday night inside Washington Park and grabbed her buttocks around 7:45 p.m., an NYPD spokesperson said. The man fled in an unknown direction afterward. Police have asked for help identifying him. The man is about 30-years-old. No identifying information is available for the victim. Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 […]

  • Maria upgraded to Category 5 hurricane

    Hurricane Maria has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm. Storms this strong can cause catastrophic damage. TRACK MARIA HERE Puerto Rico’s governor declared a state of emergency for the state on Monday as Maria approached the island. The National Hurricane Center called Maria “extremely dangerous.” It may  cause severe damage to homes, uproot trees and down power poles. Severe storms like Maria can cause massive power outages. The eye and the intense inner core is expected to pass near Dominica during […]

  • Officials urge New Yorkers to prepare for Jose

    NEW YORK — New Yorkers are urged to prepare for Hurricane Jose,  New York City Office of Emergency Management officials said Monday. The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning high tide cycles. There would be coastal flooding, strong rip currents, strong winds and rain. There’s a coastal flood advisory along the shores of Brooklyn and southern Queens from 6 a.m. through 12 p.m. Tuesday. One is also in effect for Staten Island from […]