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  • CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during his farewell speech at McCormick Place on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama addressed the nation in what is expected to be his last trip outside Washington as president. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president on January 20. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

    Historians rank Obama as 12th best US president in new survey

    NEW YORK — President Barack Obama was ranked the 12th best United States president in a new survey that was released Friday. The survey, conducted by C-SPAN, had 91 presidential historians rank past presidents. Obama, the first time making the list, ranked 12th as overall best president in American history. He also scored high for “pursued equal justice for all,” “moral authority” and “economic management.” However, Obama was ranked one of the lowest in “relations with Congress,” taking the 39th spot […]

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    Long Island man arrested for DWI after crashing car with daughters in vehicle: police

    WEST BABYLON, N.Y. — A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he got into a car crash with his two daughters in the vehicle. Joscelyn Wilson, 53, was driving his 2005 Chevrolet van with his daughters, age 5 and 6, in the car when he struck a pickup truck about 7:20 p.m. Saturday, police said. Wilson and his daughters were taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to police. The driver of pickup truck, Noel […]

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    Police search for missing teen last seen at Brentwood home

    BRENTWOOD, Long Island — Police are searching for a teen who was last seen in January at her home in Brentwood. Sofia Diaz-Aguilar, 16, was last seen about 11 p.m. on Jan. 29, police said on Sunday. She was at her home on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brentwood. Diaz-Aguilar only speaks Spanish and is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall, about 130 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, police said. She also has tattoos on her fingers that […]

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    2 thieves wanted in connection with string of robberies in Elmhurst

    ELMHURST, Queens — Two men are wanted for targeting nine people in a Queens neighborhood since the end of January, police said. The two men first began robbing people on Jan. 28. Within five hours, the thieves made off with more than $700 and four cellphones, according to police. In one instance, they threatened to shoot a 19-year-old if he didn’t hand over his belongings, police said. The man was near Gleane Street and Elmhurst Avenue about 1:10 a.m. at the time and […]

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    Sargento expands cheese recall due to possible listeria contamination

    NEW YORK — Sargento Foods Inc. expanded its recall on cheese just days after it announced possible listeria contamination in some of its products. The Wisconsin-based cheese maker said Friday it is including seven more of its products in the recall after its supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus, notified the company of a possible bacterial contamination that specifically affects Longhorn Colby cheese. There have been no confirmed illnesses, the company said in a news release. Sargento said it has terminated its relationship with the […]

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    Papaya King to sell 32-cent hot dogs, tropical drinks for 85th anniversary

    NEW YORK — You won’t have to dig deep into your pockets to enjoy a hot dog at Papaya King next month. On March 3 and 4, the restaurant is selling hot dogs and its signature tropical drinks for 32 cents to celebrate its 85th birthday, according to Gothamist. The two-day deal will only be available at its Upper East Side and Brooklyn locations. Toppings such as sauerkraut, onions and relish can be added to the hot dogs for free, but […]

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    Girl, 11, dies after choking on food in Brooklyn home: source

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A girl died after she was rushed to the hospital from her home in East Flatbush Saturday morning. Kanika Johnson, 11, was found unresponsive and unconscious in her home on East 91st Street about 9:30 a.m., police said. A police source told PIX11 News that Johnson had choked on food. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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    Man, 62, attacked by pit bull mix in the Bronx

    CASTLE HILL, The Bronx — A man was attacked by a pit bull mix in the Bronx Saturday morning, the third incident in New York City this week. The man, 62, was at his home on Randall Avenue in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx about 11:30 a.m., police said. The dog then bit the man in the left arm. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to police. The pit bull mix was […]

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    Family urges landlord to solve ‘aggressive’ rat infestation in Bronx apartment

    KINGSBRIDGE, The Bronx — A family said “aggressive” rats have invaded their Bronx apartment and attacked them for years, and are urging the landlord to fix the problem. Christina Garcia, a mother of six children, lives in the apartment building at 2730 Sedgwick Ave. in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. She told PIX11 News on Friday it’s not one or two rats running around the building, but multiple rodents in their apartment. “You hear them. My oldest daughter, hears them all […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The announcement comes a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Trump asks supporters to fill out ‘mainstream media accountability survey’

    NEW YORK — The Republican party sent out an online survey to supporters asking them to evaluate the media and its fairness to the Trump campaign. The “mainstream media accountability survey” was posted Thursday night, and people signed up to GOP alerts got a text Friday afternoon asking them to fill out the questionnaire. The 25 questions center on the media’s coverage on Trump’s campaign, his administration and policies, including how fair MSNBC, CNN and Fox News are on their reporting. Some […]