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  • Firefighters saved the lives of three young children and a man identified as their grandfather Tuesday.

    Firefighters rescue 3 children, 1 adult from Brooklyn high-rise blaze

    EAST NEW YORK (PIX11) – Firefighters saved the lives of three children Tuesday after a fire broke out in a Brooklyn high-rise building. Around 11:15 a.m. firefighters received an emergency call of a blaze inside the Pink Houses, located 1308 Loring Ave, according to the FDNY.  The caller reported trapped children who were hanging out of the windows of a fourth-floor unit. One woman told PIX11 she called 911 after noticing heavy, white smoke rising past her 7th-floor apartment. “I see smoke in the window, […]

  • [VIDEO] Men drag woman from elevator before beating, robbing her

    MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (PIX11) - A young woman returning to her Midwood apartment was violently attacked and robbed last Sunday, according to police. Police released surveillance video showing the two suspects laughing as they follow the 18-year-old into her building. They slip into the elevator behind her and the second suspect appears to grab her by the neck and pull drag her into the hallway. She tries to fight back, but both men hold her down, punching and kicking her before finally stealing her purse […]

  • Wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "R.I.P. Eric Garner," a basketball player dunks over an NYPD patrol car. (Twitter)

    Watch: Basketball player in ‘RIP Eric Garner’ t-shirt dunks over NYPD car

    STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) - An annual basketball tournament in Staten Island Friday turned into much more than a game when the police arrived. The patrol car rolled onto the Dongan Hills court and parked under the hoop, stopping play momentarily as a huge crowd watched — many fearing the game was being shut down, the Staten Island Advance reported. Then, a player in yellow shorts and a T-shirt reading “R.I.P. Eric Garner,” took a running start at the car, vaulted, and threw […]

  • Charles Mozdir, inset, was working at a smoke shop om West Fourth Street in Greenwich Village.

    Fugitive’s cross-country, 2-year run from child-molestation charges ends in NYC shootout that kills him

      GREENWICH VILLAGE (PIX11) - A fugitive child-molestation suspect wanted in California and featured on a CNN crime show Sunday night was shot and killed by law enforcers Monday afternoon in Greenwich Village after he opened fire on an NYPD detective and two U.S. marshals who were trying to arrest him. The law enforcers, who are in stable condition, are expected to recover from their injuries in the shootout shortly after 1 p.m. at the small  Smoking Culture smoke shop at  177 W. […]

  • Dante Taylor, 19, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the rape and killing of 21-year-old Long Island mother Sarah Goode. (Suffolk County Police/handout)

    Dante Taylor pleads not guilty in murder of LI mom Sarah Goode

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - The man accused of raping and killing a 21-year-old Long Island mother pleaded not guilty in Suffolk County court. Dante Taylor, 19, was arraigned on charges of first degree murder Thursday in the death of Sarah Goode, whose body was discovered in a wooded area of Medford, Long Island. Taylor was also indicted in the 2011 attempted rape of another woman in Suffolk County. Goode disappeared in the early hours of June 7th after watching a movie at a friend’s home […]

  • Police are looking for 44-year-old Vadim Babyrev after he escaped from the South Beach Psychiatric Center.  (NYPD)

    Missing psychiatric patient with history of violence sought by police

    STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) - A psychiatric patient with a violent past is still missing from a Staten Island facility Thursday after disappearing over the weekend. The South Beach Psychiatric Center gave 44-year-old Vadim Babyrev a day pass on Saturday, and he hasn’t returned since, according to police. Babyrev has a history of violent incidents and police are asking for the public’s help in finding him. He was arrested after allegedly trying to kill his mother in 1999.  He was placed under psychiatric care […]

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    ‘Queen selfie’ may be the best photobomb ever

    (PIX11) - Selfies are nothing new, so for one to captivate the Internet it needs something extra — like the Queen of England photobombing the background. Australian field hockey player Jayde Taylor achieved instant selfie fame when royalty wandered into the frame of Taylor’s photo opp with a “Hockeyroos” teammate. Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! 😄 👑 #royalty #sheevensmiled #amazing #Glasgow2014 @Hockeyroos @AusComGames http://t.co/ZMtHYFUqHk— Jayde Taylor (@_JaydeTaylor) July 24, 2014 Taylor took the photo at the Glasgow National Hockey […]

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    NJ girl who sued parents gets restraining order against boyfriend

    NEW JERSEY (PIX11) – The New Jersey teenager who moved out of her parents’ home and then sued them for child support and tuition is back in the headlines after slapping her boyfriend with a restraining order. Rachel Canning, 18, told police her boyfriend physically attacked her in the street.  Her boyfriend, 18-year-old Lucas Kitzmiller, is the same one she moved in with against her parents’ wishes, eventually leading to the lawsuit. RELATED: NJ teen suing parents goes on Facebook rant […]

  • Howard helps a small nonprofit on the edge after Con Ed DOUBLES bills

    Stephen Haff is a guy who should be getting help.  Instead, he says he’s getting a lot of trouble from Con Ed at the small non-profit he runs in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  It’s called Still Waters in a Storm. “We’re already living right on the edge. It’s a scramble to make rent every month,” he told me when I visited his one room center. Still Waters provides local kids with tutoring in reading and writing. It even offers lessons in Latin […]

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    [EXCLUSIVE] ‘The baby girl was in a refrigerator': Behind the tip that broke the Baby Hope case

    MANHATTAN (PIX11) - It was the most meaningful tip Detective Elena Donnell had ever received in twenty years of police work, because it led to the cracking of a case that was 22 years old–the murder of “Baby Hope.” “I could tell in the caller’s voice there was a sense of urgency I hadn’t heard in any other calls,” Donnell recalled to PIX 11, sitting at her cubicle in the Crimestoppers Unit, on the 13th floor of Police Headquarters in lower Manhattan.  […]