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Ashley Soley-Cerro is a digital producer at PIX11. She is a born-and-raised Angeleno who previously worked at PIX’s sister station KTLA in Los Angeles. Prior to her time in TV news, she was a producer at Southern California Public Radio.

Recent Articles
  • Surveillance video shows would-be robbers shoot man protecting Queens home, child: police

    HOLLIS, Queens — Surveillance video released Monday shows two would-be robbers opening fire on a man attempting to protect his child and home from the invaders, according to police. Three men approached a Hollis-area home on 197th Street Sunday around 2:40 p.m., with one pretending to deliver a package while the two others hid behind a fence, police said. A 13-year-old boy answered the door, and the attempted robber claimed to have a package, officials said. That’s when Thakur Persaud, the […]

  • First snowflakes of the season spotted in NYC

    NEW YORK — The first snowflakes of the season were spotted in SoHo Monday morning — but if you’re a snow lover, don’t get too excited. Flakes were visible during flurries around 6:05 a.m. when PIX11’s Kirstin Cole reported live in SoHo. The brief stir-up happened hours after the National Weather Service reported “the first snowfall of the season” at its New York office. “A mixture of dendrites, snow pellets, and graupel” were spotted — all terms for visible snow […]

  • 1 stabbed at Manhattan apartment building

    TWO BRIDGES, Manhattan — A person was stabbed inside a Manhattan apartment building Friday afternoon, officials said. Details were scarce in the early stages of the investigation. A law enforcement source told PIX11 News that at about 1:30 p.m. a resident on the fourth floor called 911 when the victim, covered in blood, knocked on their door for help. Neighbors said police have taped off the crime scene and there were blood stains on the floor. The stabbing happened on […]

  • Two 12-year-old boys planned to blow up Queens school: police

    ELMHURST, Queens — Two 12-year-old boys planned to use rocket launchers, grenades and land mines to blow up their Queens school, prompting their arrest, police said Friday. The children attend Intermediate School 102, located in Elmhurst, according to police. The campus educates students in kindergarten through eighth grade. A notebook detailing the boys’ plans to blow up the school was located in its gym, police said. The notes allegedly claimed they intended to use  rocket launchers, grenades and land mines. Officials […]

  • Tennis great Serena Williams, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian wed in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS — Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian have made it official. The tennis star and Reddit co-founder got married in New Orleans Friday, CNN reports. The pair have been dating since 2015, and became engaged in December of last year. The wedding comes two months after Williams gave birth to their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Images of the wedding have yet to emerge, but the couple is likely to make a splash when they do. Williams shared a picture of […]

  • Second arrest made in stabbing death of NJ father protecting son, 8, from robbers: officials

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A second arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a father who was trying to protect his 8-year-old son during a robbery, officials said Friday. Jose Malave, 30, was killed outside his Jersey City home Tuesday night when he tried to defend his son from being robbed of a pair of sneakers, family said. Nasiar Day, 19, of Newark, N.J., has been arrested, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted Friday. He faces charges of murder, armed […]

  • Stranger follows girl home from school, gropes and kisses her in Queens: police

    NORTH CORONA, Queens — A man followed a girl home from school, then touched her privates and kissed her in a Queens building before fleeing, according to police, who released a sketch of the person sought Friday. The 14-year-old victim was on her way to a friend’s home after school when she was followed from Roosevelt Avenue and 103 Street to a building on 39th Avenue around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, police said. Inside the building, the man touched […]

  • Death of man found decomposing, buried in Brooklyn home’s yard deemed a homicide: officials

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — The death of a Brooklyn man whose body was found partially decomposed in a black bag buried in a shallow grave in a Bushwick backyard has been deemed a homicide, police said Thursday. Daniel Rivera, 41, has been identified by police as the man found dead on Himrod Street on Oct. 6. He was last seen on Sept. 22, and later reported missing by a friend, police sources said at the time. Rivera had recently started working as […]

  • NYPD crossing guard allegedly framed SI woman with racist letters: report

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An NYPD school crossing guard has been arrested for allegedly framing another woman, who subsequently falsely arrested and charged for sending several racist letters that included a threat against a child, according to officials and reports. Jennifer Becker, 44, an NYPD school crossing guard, was arrested Wednesday around 3:45 p.m., police confirm. She faces multiple charges of aggravated harassment, making an apparently false sworn statement, falsely reporting an incident, endangering the welfare of a child and tampering […]

  • Manhattan firefighters need your help finding missing firehouse cat, Turner

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Turner, a beloved firehouse cat who lives at a Midtown FDNY station, is missing and New York’s Bravest need your help finding him. “Hasn’t been a dull moment in 5 weeks with Turner!” firefighters said in an Instagram post Friday, announcing he was missing. Firecat Turner was last seen outside his home, FDNY’s Engine 1/Ladder 24 firehouse, located at 142 W. 31st St. The gray and white kitten has a collar and a tag that says “heff,” […]