Alexis Davis is a rising junior at Ithaca College majoring in journalism with a minor in Spanish. In addition to interning with PIX11’s digital team, she is an active participant in her college’s television and radio stations as well as co-editor-in-chief of an online and print publication named Embrace.

Recent Articles
  • 35-year-old dead from injuries after being shot by five men in Brooklyn

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A 35-year-old victim died from his injuries a month after he was shot in Brooklyn, according to authorities. On May 26, the victim and another man were standing near Hendrix Street and Dumont Avenue in East New York when a group of five men started shooting at them, police said. The alleged shooters fled the scene on foot. The 35-year-old man was wounded near his right armpit, and the other victim, 26, was wounded in […]

  • Funeral arrangements for Luis Alvarez, 9/11 first responder who recently testified before Congress

    Programming note: PIX11 will air and stream the funeral of Luis Alvarez on Wednesday morning. The funeral begins at 10 a.m. but PIX11 coverage will start earlier.  Return to this story to watch the video on Wednesday. NEW YORK — Funeral arrangements have been made for Luis Alvarez, a former NYPD detective and 9/11 first responder who recently testified before Congress asking legislators to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Alvarez had been fighting a battle with colorectal cancer […]

  • California on track to become first state to ban discrimination based on natural hair

    CALIFORNIA — California will soon become the first state in the nation to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles. On June 27, California’s state Assembly voted unanimously to pass the Crown Act, which passed the state Senate in April, according to NBC News.  The Crown Act, which stands for creating a respectful and open workplace for natural hair, would update California’s anti-discrimination law so that race also includes “traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture […]

  • Man fatally struck by car in Brooklyn; second cyclist killed in NYC streets this week: police

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A cyclist was fatally struck by a car in Brooklyn Thursday night, making him the second cyclist to be killed in the New York City streets this week, and the 13th killed this year. Ernest Askew, 57, was riding his bike around 9 p.m. near Chester Street and Sutter Avenue when he was struck by a white Hyundai, police said. According to authorities, both Askew and the driver, an 18-year-old male, were taken to Brookdale Hospital Medical […]

  • Pregnant women shot in stomach charged with manslaughter over unborn baby’s death; shooter freed

    MONTGOMERY, AL — A pregnant Alabama woman who was shot in the stomach during an altercation was charged with manslaughter for the death of her unborn child, while the woman accused of shooting her was set free. Marshae Jones, 28, was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison allegedly shot her in the stomach during  an altercation about Jones’ baby’s father, the Associated Press reported. The incident happened in December and, at the time, Jemison was charged with manslaughter; however, […]

  • Twitter creates new notice for political leaders whose tweets break its rules

    In an effort to protect the health of the public conversation on Twitter, the company announced through a blog post onThursday that it will start to place a notice on the tweets of political leaders that break the sites rules but are in the public interest. In the blog post, the company wrote that their regional, trust and safety, legal and public policy teams will determine if the tweets are a matter of public interest. The notice will only be […]

  • WorldPride kicks off with opening ceremony at the Barclays Center

    NEW YORK — The Barclays Center pulled out the rainbow carpet Wednesday night to kick off the WorldPride opening ceremony. The ceremony, which was also a benefit concert, ran from 7 p.m to 10 p.m and was hosted by actor, comedian, author and “The View” host, Whoopi Goldberg. The event had performances by stars such as Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants and more. The proceeds from ticket sales went to the Ali Forney Center, Immigration Equality […]

  • Where to watch and what to expect from the 1st Democratic primary debate

    The first Democratic primary debate for the 2020 presidential election is just a few hours away, and it will be the first time candidates will be able to draw contrasts with their rivals in a face-to-face setting. Here’s a list of everything you need to know before you tune in: When is the Democratic debate? Due to the high number of candidates, the Democratic National Committee has split the debate into two with 10 candidates each night. The first debate […]

  • Teacher of the year found murdered in Louisiana; two charged

    LOUISIANA — Two people have been charged in connection to the murder of a Mississippi middle school teacher who was found dead in Louisiana on Monday. The victim, identified by authorities as Fred McCray Jr., was last heard from early Sunday morning and was listed as a missing person Sunday night. McCray was on his way home when gave a ride to Jimmy Lewis and Cedrick Tennessee. They allegedly shot McCray after being driven to a location in Ferriday, Louisiana, […]

  • Author Nicholas Sparks denies allegations he tried to ban LGBT club at his Christian school

    Best-selling romance novelist Nicholas Sparks took to Twitter to deny allegations reported Thursday by The Daily Beast that he tried to ban an LGBT club at his Christian school in North Carolina. The article brings new light to a longtime legal battle between Sparks and a former headmaster at the Epiphany School of Global Studies. The former headmaster and CEO, Saul Benjamin, alleges he was forced out in 2014 and has sued over allegations of homophobia, racism and harassment on […]

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