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Prior to joining PIX11, Chris wrote for the Queens Ledger, Queens Courier and El Correo de Queens.

Chris studied at St. John’s University, where he majored in Journalism and Politics. He was part of the Torch, the university’s award-winning student newspaper.

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    Suspect in Amber Alert, fatal stabbing was previously deported, ICE confirms

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Connecticut man accused of killing his girlfriend and sparking an Amber Alert when he took off with their 6-year-old daughter, was previously deported, immigration officials said Friday. “Oscar Obedio Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, was issued a Final Order of Removal by an immigration judge on Oct. 29, 201,” spokesman Shawn Neudauer told FOX61. “He was removed from the United States by ICE officers in Hartford, CT on Nov. 27, 2013. He has prior felony […]

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    Amber Alert canceled: 6-year-old girl found safe, father detained, police say

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A multistate search for a 6-year-old Connecticut girl taken by her father after he allegedly stabbed two people, killing her mother, has ended and an Amber Alert canceled, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been recovered safely and her father, Oscar Hernandez, is in custody, state police said shortly after 11 a.m. Amber Alerts were issued in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and lastly Pennsylvania after Bridgeport police say Oscar Hernandez stabbed two women at 69 Greenwood St. at […]

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    1 dead in multi-vehicle crash on Long Island Expressway

    WOODBURY N.Y. – One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway late Thursday, police said. It happened on the eastbound lanes of the LIE in the vicinity of exit 44 around 11:48 p.m. Friday. One of the vehicles struck a guard rail, ejecting a passenger, police said. That passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Long Island Expressway has reopened at exit 44 after it was closed due to an investigation. This is the second man to […]

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    87-year-old woman dies in fire at Upper West Side senior home

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan – An 87-year-old woman died in a fire inside her Upper West Side apartment early Thursday, police said. It started on a fifth floor apartment of the Phelps House on Columbus Ave. around 1:15 a.m., authorities say. Upon the arrival and extinguishment by firefighters, an 87-year-old woman was found, unconscious and unresponsive in her bed, police said. EMS responded to the location and pronounced her dead at the scene. No word on what triggered the fire, but fire crews […]

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    Overturned tractor-trailer with spilled debris partially closes Garden State Parkway in Paramus; delays growing

    PARAMUS. N.J. – A tractor-trailer overturned on the Garden State Parkway and spilled debris, causing a partial closure of the highway and growing delays. It happened on a northbound lane on Route 17 at Route 4 early Wednesday. Northbound lanes are closed and southbound lanes are subject to closure. Several emergency vehicles on scene. Vehicles can been seen backed up for miles on the northbound lanes.

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    Queens woman, 69, attacked by man lashing out over $3 beer dies; suspect faces homicide charge

    JAMAICA, Queens – A 69-year-old Queens woman who was punched in the head last October following a scuffle over $3 beer has died, police said. Eve Gentillon, 69, died on Saturday and had been in the hospital since Oct. 15 when she was assaulted outside a deli in Jamaica, according to police. A medical examiner determined her death to be a homicide, resulting from the attack. Authorities say 29-year-old Richard Springer got into a brawl inside Sutphin King Deli with a store worker. Springer began throwing […]

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    Times Square fire shuts down surrounding streets as FDNY probes damage; two injured

    TIMES SQUARE – Firefighters have contained a fire in Times Square but are assessing the damage to two buildings. It began about 4:47 a.m. at 723 Seventh Ave, inside the duct work at TSQ Brasserie on the first floor, FDNY said. It then spread to 725 Seventh Ave, the 4-story building next door. The fire was placed under control just after 6 a.m. Two people received minor injuries. Fire in Times Square! We were woke around 5am to sound of lots of FDNY engines. Could […]

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    Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Queens attempted robbery

    ASTORIA, Queens – One man is in critical condition and another man is injured after being attacked during an attempted robbery in Astoria late Monday, police said. A 32-year-old man was stabbed in the chest while his friend, a 39-year-old man, was slashed in the hand by two men on 38th St. and 30th Ave. at 10:30 p.m., according to the NYPD. Both victims were taken to a local hospital. Police say the attack was part of a botched robbery, but the […]

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    Defective cable causes power outages in Forest Hills

    FOREST HILLS, Queens – Officials say a defective cable caused a power outage in Forest Hills, Queens. Firefighters responded to emergency calls at about10:45 p.m. on what officials originally described as a manhole fire. Con Edison said a defective cable made three manholes smoke. Residents in the area complained of an initial loud boom, followed by two other smaller explosions. @ABC7NYNewsDesk Concerning the Forest Hills explosion; the first was really loud and profound, 10mins later followed by 2 smaller explosions — 🌊Gizelle […]

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    Man shot in the back in Hell’s Kitchen, police say

    HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan – A man was hospitalized after being shot in the back early Monday, police said. It happened in the vicinity of 48th Street and 11th Avenue. The victim, 24, claims he was walking down the street when he felt a pain in his back, police said. He was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive. The investigation is ongoing.