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Talia Tirella is a freelance digital producer at PIX11.

Talia recently graduated from St. John’s University where she was a Journalism major and an editor for the Torch, the University’s award winning student newspaper. She has also previously written for The Dunwoody Crier, a community newspaper in Atlanta, GA, where she is from.

Her prior experience also includes internships at MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and HLN’s The Nancy Grace Show.

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    Gang-affiliated man charged in fatal shooting of innocent teen in Mount Vernon on NY Eve

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. —  A 21-year-old gang-affiliated man has been arrested and charged in the New Year’s Eve shooting death of 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie, an innocent bystander and rising basketball star in Mount Vernon, local officials said Tuesday. David Hardy faces charges of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Officials is expected to be arraigned Tuesday, and eventually also be charged with attempted murder. He has several prior convictions and violated parole when he reportedly […]

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    Abortion rates fall to lowest since Roe v. Wade: report

    The abortion rate in the U.S. has fallen to its lowest level since Roe v. Wade legalized the procedures nationwide in 1973, according to a report by the Guttmacher Institute. Abortion rates declined to 14.6 percent in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available, the institute that supports legalized abortion found. That’s 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age, the lowest rate since the landmark Supreme Court decision. Another notable finding: the total number of abortions fell below 1 million […]

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    American Airlines plane hits another aircraft at LaGuardia; no injuries reported

    EAST ELMHURST, Queens — An American Airlines plane backed into another plane at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday, Port Authority officials said. The American Airlines plane was pushing back from its gate when its wingtip hit an American Eagle aircraft, operated by Republic Airlines, Port Authority officials said. Customers have been moved to other flights. “We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience,” a spokesperson for American Airline told PIX11. The airline is providing passengers with other flights. No injuries were reported.

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    Transit workers bargain for higher wages, other improvements with MTA as contract expires

    New York City transit workers failed to reach an agreement with the MTA for higher salaries before their contract expired at midnight, according to the Transport Workers Union. They’re aiming primarily for a wage increase, among other demands. The workers’ contract expired Sunday night before negotiations with the MTA begin again Monday. Workers are looking for a higher wage increase that’s greater than the 2 percent increase accepted by most state unions, according to the TWU website. A spokesperson for TWU […]

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    Driver shot after Medford police chase

    MEDFORD, N.Y. — A driver who was being pursued for a DWI was shot during a police chase early Sunday morning after he refused to comply with the officers’ commands, police said. The chase began around 2:45 a.m. in Medford at North Ocean Avenue, south of Long Island Avenue. The driver, 34, was being pursued for a DWI, according to police. Once the driver pulled over, he did not comply with officers’ commands and resisted arrest. An officer fired once at […]

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    Woman stabbed in Queens Village: police

    QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens — A woman was stabbed in Queens Village Sunday afternoon, NYPD officials said. She was attacked on the first floor of a Queens home around 3:10 p.m. The woman was rushed to a local hospital for treatment to a large gash across her chest. Police said her injuries are not life threatening. No identifying information has been released for the woman. Police have not made any arrests.

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    Kamiyah Mobley reunites with birth parents after she was abducted at birth 18 years ago

    WALTERBORO, S.C. — A woman who was kidnapped at birth 18 years ago was finally reunited with her birth parents Saturday in South Carolina, as reported by the Daily News. Kamiyah Mobley spent almost an hour with her birth parents Shanara Mobley and Craig Aiken as the family had an emotional reunion at the Walterboro Police Department. In July 1998, a woman posing as a nurse kidnapped Mobley from University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida when she was only eight hours old. […]

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    5 wanted for allegedly robbing food delivery worker in Brooklyn

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Five men are being sought after he allegedly injured and robbed a food delivery person in December with several other people. On Dec. 8, the delivery person was making a stop on the 200 block of Herkimer Street around 11 p.m. when several people approached him and allegedly demanded the food he was delivering, according to police. The delivery person refused to hand over the food and a struggle ensued. One of the people in the group […]

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    Officers shoot, kill man who threatened Queens woman with screwdriver

    ROCHDALE , Queens — Police fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened his mother with a screwdriver at a Queens home early Saturday morning. Police were called to a house near Westgate Street and 140th Avenue in Rochdale. Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan said a 911 caller told police she was screaming, “He’s going to kill me!” When they arrived, they heard a woman, who was the man’s mother, screaming from the rear of the house. Police found the man threatening […]

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    Trump attacks Rep. John Lewis for saying his election is not legitimate

    President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to attack Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) after the civil rights icon and leading Democrat said he doesn’t see the “president-elect as a legitimate president.” In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd for Sunday’s episode of “Meet the Press,” Lewis said Russia’s alleged hacking meant to help Trump clinch the presidency makes Trump an illegitimate president. When asked how he planned to work with Trump, Lewis told Todd it would be a struggle. “It’s going to […]