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  • LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18:  Rapper Snoop Dogg (C) performs with dancers during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Snoop Dogg drops in on Hindu wedding, poses with bride and groom

    CHICAGO (PIX11) - Rap legend Snoop Dogg turned a couple’s special day into a moment for the entire world to share when he dropped in on a traditional Hindu wedding in Chicago wedding Sunday. Joseph Scheller and Neesha Ghadiali apparently have Scheller’s mother and their wedding photographer to thank for the special moment.  An Allusion Photography member named Chris spotted Snoop getting out of his limo outside the Hard Rock Hotel.  Scheller’s mother, Mary Rose Frank, asked Chris what she […]

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    WATCH IT: Lifeguards make two dramatic rescues at Jones Beach

    JONES BEACH, New York (PIX11) - A beautiful Labor Day at Jones Beach nearly turned tragic thanks to sizable waves and a dangerous rip current. A man in distress was pulled from the water after he found himself too deep and unable to fight the current and swim to safety. Lifeguards told PIX11 he was already going limp when they reached him, and was likely seconds from going under the water.   It was a “classic riptide rescue,” the top lifeguard said. “This person had […]

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    SEE IT: Photos of the West Indian Day Parade 2014 [NSFW]

    BROOKLYN (PIX11) - The West Indian Day Parade kicked off on Labor Day Monday in 2014, and people flocked to the parade route early to get the best view of the elaborate, colorful costumes and floats. The 47th annual parade down Eastern parkway is the culmination of five days celebrating West Indian culture and history. The parade and related events are tied to traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. The festivities were marred by violence early this year when a man opened […]

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    Suspect nabbed in fatal shooting before West Indian Parade

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says a suspect is in custody in a fatal shooting that occurred hours before the start of the nearby West Indian Day Parade. Bratton says a “career criminal” opened fire early Sunday on a crowd of people who had already begun parade festivities in Brooklyn. One man died. Bratton says the suspect had recently been paroled. Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the importance of the parade despite the violence […]

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    ‘The suit is a metaphor': Rep. Peter King defends comments about Obama’s tan suit

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - New York Rep. Peter King is standing by strong statements he made criticizing President Obama’s decision to wear a tan suit — which inadvertently launched a volcanic debate on Twitter. King called the suit “a metaphor” for the president’s “lack of seriousness” during a White House briefing Thursday, during which he opened with a statement about the economy instead of recent terror-related events. “I don’t care what color he wore if he was addressing the issues seriously, […]

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    White House finally addresses Obama’s tan suit controversy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (PIX11) – The White House is finally addressing President Obama’s highly-controversial press briefing Thursday — a media event that spiraled into Bengazi-esque levels of Internet debate because of his decision to wear a tan suit. “Before we get started, just for the sake of efficiency I know that there’s at least one aspect of the president’s news conference yesterday that attracted some attention,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.  “So I thought I would just go over one aspect of […]

  • Joan Rivers ‘resting comfortably’ at hospital after going into cardiac arrest

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - Comedian and “Fashion Police” host Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday morning, police confirmed. FDNY and NYPD officials confirm receiving an emergency call from an Upper East Side doctor’s office reporting an 81-year-old having a heart attack. Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mount Sinai after she stopped breathing during an operation on her vocal chords at an area clinic, TMZ is reporting. UPDATE: Joan Rivers is now in stable condition.— E! News (@ENews) […]

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    Body found in Jerusalem Forest identified as missing NJ student Aharon Sofer

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – The body of missing New Jersey student Aharon Sofer has been found in the Jerusalem Forest, according to Jerusalem police. Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, New Jersey didn’t return Friday after going on a hike with a friend; his body was found in the forest Thursday, police spokesman Micki Rosenfeld confirmed. “Today, we awoke to horrible news that the body of Aaron Sofer, A’H, was found,” said Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind in a statement.  “All of us were hoping […]

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    Facebook to users: ‘Get the facts about Messenger’

    (PIX11) - Facebook is trying to calm down growing hysteria surrounding its Messenger app with an online post explaining why the seemingly-invasive privacy settings are really not that scary. Last month Facebook cut off the ability to view messages on the mobile app, instead prompting people to download the new Facebook Messenger. “Are you going to give me extra memory on my phone for forcing me to install an extra app?” Wrote Colleen Shreve in one of the 1.6 million one-star reviews […]

  • Mayor De Blasio And NYPD Chief Bratton Address Death Of Staten Island Man While Police Attempted Arrest

    Bratton responds to Quinnipiac poll on New Yorkers’ opinion of the NYPD

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - The NYPD’s top cop responded Wednesday to a Quinnipiac poll showing that while New Yorkers’ opinion of the police is plummeting, the majority of residents still support quality-of-life arrests as part of the “Broken Windows” approach. “I’m gratified but not surprised that New Yorkers understand and support quality of life enforcement initiatives,” Bratton said in a statement.  “They are the foundation upon which policing in a democracy rests.” Despite the lowest overall approval rating in 14 years — […]


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