Aliza Chasan is a digital producer at PIX11 News. She’s an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and local politics coverage.
Aliza has been published in The New York Daily News, Inside Edition, DNAinfo, Daily Voice, City Limits, Voices of New York, The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Park Slope Stoop and The Jewish Link of New Jersey.
She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.
NEWARK, N.J. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who police say attacked a pregnant woman in Newark in May, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety said. Police say they’re looking for Sharod Fields, 52, of Newark, in connection with the May 8 attack and attempted robbery of a woman who was seven-months pregnant at the time. Robbery detectives working the case identified Fields as a suspect and secured a warrant for his arrest on […]
HARLEM, Manhattan — Police on Tuesday identified the alleged gunman wanted for fatally shooting a man in Harlem. Eric Bautista, 20, allegedly pointed a rifle at a 26-year-old man on June 10 and threatened to shoot him, officials said. That man ignored Bautista and continued walking along 146th Street. Bautista fired once, missing the 26-year-old man, but hitting 40-year-old Winston McKay in the leg, police said. McKay was out walking his dog. He died later at the hospital. PIX11’s Anthony […]
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY — A woman allegedly choked her 76-year-old mother to death with a vacuum cleaner cord in a Central Islip home on Tuesday, police said. Sharon Easter, 57, called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. and told an operator she’d killed her mother, officials said. When police arrived the the Cocoanut Street home, they found Dorothy Easter’s body. Homicide Squad detectives charged the daughter with murder in the second degree, officials said. She will be held overnight at the […]
NEWARK, NJ — A man was killed and six people were injured in two shootings in Newark on Tuesday, police said. The first shooting was on the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Police found three people – a man and two women – injured there just before 4 p.m. after they responded to a Shot Spotter notification. The man later died. The injuries to the women do not appear to be life threatening. Five minutes later, police responded […]
KINGSBRIDGE, the Bronx — A 35-year-old man was repeatedly stabbed in the back on a Bronx street early Tuesday morning, police said. The attacker partially severed a finger from his own left hand during the stabbing on Broadway near Naples Terrace, officials said. He then fled southbound on Broadway. Emergency medical services took the stabbing victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, an NYPD spokesperson said. Police have asked for help identifying the stabber. He’s believed to be in his mid to […]
WILLIAMSBRIDGE, the Bronx — A 60-year-old man suffered fatal stab wounds in the Bronx on Monday morning, police said. Officers who responded to the East 220th Street home around 8:30 a.m. found Jose Garcia unconscious and unresponsive inside, officials said. He’d been stabbed repeatedly. Arian Medina, 23, who knows and lives in the same apartment as Garcia, has been arrested will be charged with murder, police said. More information about the relationship between Medina and Garcia is not known at […]
NEWARK, NJ — An infestation of ants made its way from Italy to New Jersey on a United plane. United Flight 169, which landed at Newark on Monday afternoon, was taken out of service for extermination after the infestation was reported on social media by a grossed-out passenger, an airline spokesman said. “We are concerned by the experience a customer reported on United flight 169 from Venice to Newark. We had been in contact with the crew during the flight, […]
HACKENSACK, NJ — A woman allegedly bit and punched Hackensack police officers during school drop off on Monday morning. Police Lieutenant Tina Cappadonna’s skin was punctured on her neck and arm when she was bitten, officials said. She was on hand at the school because officers assist school staff with student drop off. When Parona Brown pulled up, she allegedly refused to cooperate and blocked a lane of traffic. Cappadonna checked Brown’s license plate and found the registration had expired. […]
HARLEM — A man slugged an MTA worker in the face in an unprovoked subway station attack on Saturday, police said. Video shows the man walk away from the workers, then head back and punch a 59-year-old MTA employee in the face. The worker suffered a laceration to the face, which was treated at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, police said. Police have asked for help identifying the attacker, who left the 145th Street No. 1 train station after the […]
CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — A man sexually abused a sleeping woman on the Q train , police said Sunday. The 23-year-old woman woke up with the man’s hand on her groin under her clothing, an NYPD spokesperson said. She started to scream and the man rushed off the train when the doors opened at the Stillwell Avenue subway station. He fled the station following the June 2 incident, police said. No arrests have been made. The NYPD has asked for […]