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  • Massive fire rips through apartment building in Hamilton Heights

    HAMILTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Nearly 200 firefighters responded to a fast-growing, five-alarm fire that spread through an apartment building in Hamilton Heights late into the evening Friday, sending dark plumes of smoke billowing over northern Manhattan. The blaze was so devastating to the 100-year-old residential building that FDNY Chief James Leonard fears the structure could collapse. The fire broke out just after 3 p.m. on the top floor of the occupied six-story building at 565 W. 144th St. near Broadway. The […]

  • Woman punched after accusing subway passenger of ‘manspreading’

    BROOKLYN — A woman says she was punched in the face after she asked a subway passenger who was “manspreading” to be more considerate and make room for others. Manspreading is a term used when someone is taking up more than one seat on the subway. When Samantha Saia spoke to PIX11 News Friday, her lip was bruised, swollen and she was still in pain. The incident happened Thursday morning on a Manhattan-bound N train. Saia asked the man to […]

  • Second suspect sought in stabbing death of NJ dad trying to defend his son

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man wanted in connection to the stabbing death of a Jersey City man who was only trying to defend his young son. Nasiar Day, 19, of Newark, N.J. has been identified as the second suspect in the stabbing. Day faces charges of murder, armed burglary, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and conspiracy to commit these crimes. Family members say 30-year-old Jose Malave was stabbed to […]

  • Man who allegedly groped three girls in the Bronx arrested

    SOUNDVIEW, Bronx — Police have arrested a man accused of groping at least three girls while they were on the way to school in the Bronx. Alvin Ortiz, 31, of Randall Avenue, the Bronx, has been arrested and is charged with sex abuse, three counts of forcible touching and three counts of acting in a manner injurious toward a child under the age of 17. The incidents occurred Wednesday morning between 7 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., police said. Police say […]

  • Toddler with dairy allergy dies after school allegedly gave him grilled cheese

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A school in Harlem has closed until further notice while officials investigate the tragic death of a 3-year-old boy who died after he was allegedly given a grilled cheese sandwich despite the school knowing the child had a severe dairy allergy. Elijah Silvera was in his pre-K class at Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem on Nov. 3 when he went into anaphylactic shock after eating the sandwich. The child was rushed to the hospital […]

  • 6-year-old Long Island girl bites into Halloween candy, finds 2-inch sewing needle: police

    NORTH LINDENHURST, N.Y. — A week after Halloween, a Long Island father reported to police that his young daughter bit into her Halloween candy, and found a 2-inch sewing needle. Suffolk County Police responded to the family’s home on North Hamilton Avenue in North Lindenhurst around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday. The 6-year-old girl, who received the candy while trick-or-treating on Oct. 31, unwrapped the TWIX Fun Size Caramel Cookie Bar and bit into it. She said something felt strange, pulled a […]

  • Staten Island woman indicted on murder charge in death of 7-month-old baby

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A mother was indicted Wednesday in the death of her 7-month-old son, according to the State Island District Attorney’s Office. Anwar Jawad, 25, of Staten Island, is charged with second degree murder, second degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child. Her baby died on Jan. 7. Shortly before 7 a.m. that day, a woman the same age as his mother brought the infant, unconscious and unresponsive, to an emergency room in Sunset […]

  • Boy, 9, robbed while waiting for school bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A second October incident of a 9-year-old being robbed in Brooklyn has been reported to the police. The robbery took place around 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, while the 9-year-old boy was waiting for his school bus in the area of Spencer Street and DeKalb Avenue. In a video released by police, an unidentified male is seen approaching the child on a bike. Police say the suspect demanded money and the child handed over $3. The suspect […]

  • Coney Island shooting: Ex allegedly kills teen girl, injures boyfriend

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — A teen is dead and her 20-year-old boyfriend is in the hospital after the girl’s ex-boyfriend allegedly shot the pair inside a Coney Island apartment early Tuesday, police said. Neighbors inside the complex on West 35th Street told PIX11 News they heard fighting and gunshots about 4 a.m. and called 911. Officers arrived to find a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the arm and a 17-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to her chest. […]

  • 2 teens killed in Staten Island car crash identified

    BULLS HEAD, Staten Island — Two teens who were killed Monday night in a single car crash in Staten Island have been identified, police say. Daniel Castellano, 19, of Amsterdam Avenue, Staten Island, and his passenger Sebastian Serrano, 17, of Memosa Lane, Staten Island, were both killed in the collision. Police say Castellano was driving when he lost control of the car, struck a pole and smashed into other vehicles on  Richmond Avenue. Both Castellano and Serrano were transported to […]