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  • Zale H. Thompson was described by family as a loner who was recently depressed.  (DCPI)

    Queens hatchet attack was ‘act of terror’ by self-radicalized man: Bratton

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - The savage, broad-daylight attack against four rookie police officers in Queens was an “act of terror” by a self-radicalized recluse, NYPD Commissioner Bratton said at a Friday press conference. Zale Thompson, 32, who converted to Islam a few years back, according to his family, does not have any known affiliations with radical groups. “Most of his activity and exposure, if you will, appears to be through the Internet,” Bratton said. Thompson’s mother and father, who live […]

  • Twitter Doctor

    NYC Ebola doctor’s busy social schedule inspires Twitter humor

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - A Harlem doctor who tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus has made containment plans more difficult, and inspired Twitter comedians by trekking around New York City for two days before finally contacting officials. Craig A. Spencer, 33, apparently contracted the disease while treating Ebola patients in Guinea, where he was working with Doctors Without Borders.  Spencer left Guinea Oct. 14 and caught a connecting flight to New York City, arriving Oct. 17, according to officials. After […]

  • Sick Day

    ‘I caught a plane by accident': Survey reveals most unbelievable sick calls of 2014

    (CNN) — Had a big night out? Don’t fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment? We may not all admit it but surely everyone has done it: called in to work sick when we’re actually feeling fine. The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site Careerbuilder.com, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not. According to its survey, […]

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    NYPD concerned hatchet attack may be linked to terrorism

    JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11/CNN) - Two police officers and a woman were injured, and a hatchet-wielding man was fatally shot during a bloody altercation Thursday in Queens and now officials are looking to see if the attack was prompted by terrorism. Four rookie police officers were working near 162nd Street and Jamaica Avenue when a freelance photographer asked them to pose for a photo in front of a Conway store.  While they were posing, another man, 32-year-old Zale H. Thompson,  attacked without saying a word, […]

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    Gender reveal party takes unexpected turn that stuns, delights family [VIDEO]

    CANONBURG, Pa. (PIX11) - Waiting underneath the frosting of the expecting couple’s cake was the color that would tell them whether a baby girl or boy was on the way — except this Pennsylvania pair had another surprise awaiting them. Natalie and Ben Bell, of Canonsburg, were surrounded by their close relatives in the kitchen when the first piece of the cake was cut — blue underneath the frosting would mean a boy, pink a girl. After Natalie got an ultrasound done, […]

  • Armed with machine guns and dressed in body armor, officers from NYPD's Hercules Team stand guard outside the Canadian Consulate.

    NYPD beefs up security at Canadian Consulate following Ottawa attack

    NEW YORK (PIX11) - The NYPD raised police presence at locations affiliated with the Canadian government after at least one man opened fire Wednesday morning, killing a soldier. Police from the Hercules Team wearing body armor and carrying automatic rifles patrolled the exterior of the Canadian Consulate in Times Square, and the British Consulate in Midtown East. The NYPD “Special Attention” response followed a bloody attack in Ottawa at the Canada War Memorial that killed a reservist from Hamilton Ontario named Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.   […]

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    New Jersey man caught selling ‘Ebola’ heroin

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (PIX11) - A New Jersey man was busted at a Ramada Inn for allegedly selling heroin marketed under the trademark “Ebola,” according to Toms River police. Barnabas Davis, 47, whose nickname is “The Hammer,” was busted with 633 folds of the drug and some 40 grams of crack cocaine during a Monday bust, cops said. Some of those folds of heroin bore the stamp “Ebola” in a bizarre branding effort. Davis was arrested and charged with possession of […]

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    ‘Miss Hitler’ pageant shut down after being exposed by Vocativ

    (PIX11) - The Internet certainly has its seedy side outside law enforcement’s jurisdiction, but on Monday one of the most offensive “beauty pageants” was shut down. “Miss Hitler” pageant was exposed by Vocativ media after the group discovered it on Russian social media site VKontakte. Vocativ is a group that dives into the “Deep Web” to shed light on the “unheard voices and original ideas” of the Internet. Watch the interview with Markham Nolan for more on the Deep Web and Vocativ’s […]

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    Water main break closes West 33rd Street in Midtown for repairs

    MIDTOWN (PIX11) - A water main break flooded 33rd Street Tuesday, backing up commuters and causing enough damage to close the street for repairs. The busy block between Fifth Avenue and Broadway backed up traffic after the street became partially-submerged in the morning following the break. Department of Buildings, Con Ed and the FDNY responded to the scene.  Tuesday afternoon workers dug up the asphalt to make repairs. 33rd Street will remain closed to traffic until repairs are finished, officials say.   […]

  • Jesse Matthew Jr. is the prime suspect in the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Hannah Graham, and has been linked to two other crimes. (Handout)

    Jesse Matthew Jr., suspect in Hannah Graham disappearance, charged in 2005 rape

    VIRGINIA (PIX11) - Jesse Matthew Jr., the prime suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, was charged Monday in the rape of another woman in Fairfax City, Fairfax County prosecutors announced. The 26-year-old woman was grabbed from behind in September of 2005 while walking home from a Giant supermarket.  She was dragged to a wooded area and sexually assaulted, police said. Read the indictment here Matthew has been indicted on charges of attempted capital murder, abduction and sexual penetration […]

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