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  • New Yorkers in 1959 sound off on new Cuban leader Fidel Castro during NYC visit

    NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) — Fidel Castro’s visit to the United States in April 1959 sparked a lot of conversation about the new Cuban leader, with New Yorkers whom WPIX interviewed split on whether he would be a force for liberty or nothing but trouble for the U.S. During his visit, Castro, who died Friday at the age of 90, spoke to the Council of Foreign Affairs, a New York-based group that focuses on international relations, according to History.com. His […]

  • Yeshiva student remains in critical condition after synagogue stabbing

    CROWN HEIGHTS (PIX11) —  A Yeshiva student stabbed at a Brooklyn synagogue remained in intensive care Wednesday evening. Levi Rosenblatt, 23, was stabbed in the neck at the Shabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Crown Heights early Tuesday morning. He was rushed to the hospital for severe trauma. Rosenblatt’s attacker, who is believed to be homeless and suffers from mental illness, was shot and killed by police after lunging at them with the same knife. The attack is not believed to […]

  • Water restored to thousands of Bayonne residents after water main breaks

    BAYONNE, N.J. (PIX11) — Water service is being restored to Bayonne after service was suspended following two water main breaks, officials said Thursday. The Bayonne mayor’s office, however, said that water pressure is very low, and that a boil advisory is in effect for the next 24 hours. Emergency crews were fixing a six-inch water main on Linnet Street between Oak Street and Isabella Avenue, as well as a six-inch water main on 46th Street. Mayor Jimmy Davis tweeted that […]

  • Suffolk County cop foils attempted robbery at Dunkin Donuts

    SUFFOLK COUNTY (PIX11) — Two men are behind bars after a Suffolk County cop managed to foil an attempted robbery while on a coffee break. The detective was inside a Dunkin Donuts on Montauk Highway Wednesday night when a man with a gun walked in and announced the robbery. Cops said the suspect, Andrew Berger, 27, shot at the officer but missed. As soon as the shots rang out, two other police officers ran into the store and arrested him. […]

  • Izod Center to close at the end of the month

    TRENTON, New Jersey (PIX11) — The Izod Center will close at the end of the month. The final decision was made Thursday by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which runs the arena and voted 10-2 to shut it, the Associated Press reported. New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which oversees the Meadowlands under Gov. Chris Christie’s administration, recently reached a two-year agreement with the Prudential Center, a source told NJ.com. The agreement calls for all future events booked […]

  • Connecticut experiences 12th earthquake in one week

    CONNECTICUT (PIX11) — Eastern Connecticut experienced its 12th earthquake in just one week Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck around 4:40 a.m. near the Rhode Island border. Earthquakes have rattled Eastern Connecticut every day for the last four days and has hit 12 times since Jan. 8. Scientists are now examining the area to determine whether it is experiencing an “Earthquake Swarm” — similar to the one that Maine experienced several years ago.

  • Man accused of killing Thomas Gilbert Sr. could still inherit cash if guilty

    MANHATTAN (PIX11) — The Princeton grad accused of killing his millionaire hedge fund father could inherit a ton of cash even if found guilty. Thomas Gilbert Sr.’s will splits $1.6 million between his son, daughter and wife. Thomas Gilbert Jr. could get his share of the money if he pleads insanity or if his father’s death is ruled unintentional, according to the New York Post. Gilbert is accused of shooting the man in his Midtown apartment because his allowance was cut […]

  • Youtube pranksters fool LAPD cops into thinking they have cocaine

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (PIX11) — Youtube pranksters fooled a pair of LAPD officers into thinking they had cocaine in their vehicle. The video, posted on Jan. 12, shows a group of four people asking others if they want Coke. When officers overhear the conversation, the group return to their vehicle and entertain the officers’ questions. They admit they have Coke, but do not clarify that they mean the soda and not drugs. Soon, they are all in cuffs and the officers […]

  • ‘Mystery rider’ surprises taxi driver with $989.98 tip for one minute ride in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (PIX11) — A Pennsylvania taxi driver received an unexpectedly generous tip from a passenger over the holidays. The Freedom Taxi driver, only identified as Mr. Maiga, was working the late shift Dec. 13 when an unidentified rider flagged him down on Market Street, the company’s blog reported. The passenger got into the vehicle and asked Maiga how he was doing and if he was having a rough night. Maiga said things were OK, but the night was a little bit […]

  • Robber steals three pairs of Beats headphones, cuts employee with scissors: police

    WOODHAVEN (PIX11) — A man is accused of stealing headphones and attacking an employee who tried to stop the robbery, police said. The suspect entered Radio Shack at 92-11 Jamaica Avenue in the Woodhaven section of Queens Jan. 2 around 7:45 p.m. He removed three pairs of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones from a shelf and proceeded to walk out of the store without paying, police said. When an 18-year-old employee tried stopping the robber, the suspect cut the employee with a pair of […]