Christina Reinwald is a freelance web producer at PIX11 News. She has previously worked for Yahoo News and The Boston Globe.

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  • Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn vandalized with vulgar, racist graffiti: NYPD

    CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn — The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is  investigating after three men were caught on video vandalizing headstones and mausoleums in Cypress Hills Cemetery. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, three men entered the cemetery grounds and damaged more than 40 headstones, according to police. The men knocked over and spray painted derogatory words on the headstones, including anti-Asian and other vulgar remarks, police said. The three men broke marble stones on around 15 vaults and spray painted derogatory graffiti […]

  • Family of Bronx teen who died during football practice raising money for funeral

    WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — The family of a teenager who died after he suffered a medical incident during a high school football practice is raising money to help pay funeral expenses. As of Friday afternoon, crowdfunders have raised more than $10,000 for the funeral of Dominic Bess. The goal is $25,000. The 14-year-old football player was running sprints at Mount Saint Michael Academy around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday when he experienced a medical episode, police sources said. The coaches performed CPR as […]

  • Dog attacks during fight between ‘heavily drugged’ men in Hell’s Kitchen: police

    HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A dog came to its owner’s defense and bit another person when the two “heavily” drugged men fought in Hell’s Kitchen on Friday, according to the NYPD. Police said they responded to reports of a dog bite and found two men fighting with a dog between the legs of one of the men. The New York Daily News reported that the dog came to the defense of its owner, 34, during the fight and attacked the other man. The […]

  • Seal bitten by shark rescued in NJ

    SANDY HOOK, NJ — An injured grey seal was rescued after it was bitten by a shark in the waters off the coast of New Jersey, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center said. The Sandy Hook Gateway Park Rangers reported to the rehab center that there was an injured seal on their beach on Wednesday. The young seal was treated for multiple wounds at the rehab center, and it is expected to take several months for a full recovery. Then, the seal […]

  • Actor Jay Thomas dead at 69

    Comic actor Jay Thomas has died at the age of 69, his agent toldthe New York Daily News. Thomas has acted in “Murphy Brown,” “Cheers,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Mork & Mindy.” He also hosted “The Jay Thomas Show” on Sirius XM. Thomas won two Emmy Awards in Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for portraying Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown” in 1990 and 1991. The actor was battling cancer, and his family were at his side when he died, his agent, […]

  • Man shot while sitting in his car in the Bronx

    NORWOOD, the Bronx — A man was shot during an attempted robbery in the Bronx, according to the NYPD. The perpetrator attempted to rob the victim, 35, before shooting the man in the left thigh while he was sitting in his car, police said. The incident happened near Bainbridge Avenue and East 207th Street around 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, according to the NYPD. Police said that the victim was taken to a nearby hospital, and he went into surgery. Police […]

  • Trump retweets Obama eclipse meme: ‘Best eclipse ever’

    It’s a total eclipse by President Donald Trump of Barack Obama. President Donald Trump took a break from tweeting about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and the debt ceiling and retweeted a meme to remind his 36 million followers that he won the election nine months ago and replaced former President Obama as commander-in-chief in January. I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just […]

  • Man who exposed himself to a woman in Queens wanted for attempted rape: NYPD

    WOODSIDE, Queens — A man exposed himself to a woman in Queens, forced her to touch his genitals and attempted to rape her, according to the NYPD. Police said a man approached a 24-year-old woman  and simulated that he had a gun. According to the police report, the man exposed himself to the woman and forced her to touch his genitals. The man attempted to lure the woman to a secluded area near a construction site, police said. The victim was […]

  • Two men injured in early morning Brooklyn shooting

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Two men were injured when a gunman opened fire in Brownsville on Sunday morning, the NYPD said. A 47-year-old man was shot in the right leg and a 44-year-old man was grazed in the head, according to police. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. near New Lots Avenue and Watkins Street on Sunday, EMS said. Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital and are in serious condition, EMS said. Police are looking for a man who is described […]

  • Four people injured in shooting at Brooklyn house party

    CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Four people were injured when shots were fired at a house party in Canarsie overnight, the NYPD said. EMS responded to the scene at 1344 East 100th St. in Brooklyn around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday. There was a large party in the area when a person began shooting, according to police. Three men and one woman were shot in the incident, according to the NYPD. Police said the victims are a 29-year-old woman who was shot in the […]

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