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    7 firefighters, civilian hurt in Bronx blaze

    THE BRONX — Seven firefighters and a civilian were hurt Tuesday in a blaze that started at a Bronx home then spread to a neighboring house, authorities said. The call came in shortly after 11 a.m. that a fire had broken out at a home on Briggs Avenue between East 198th and East 199th streets. Flames tore through multiple floors of the first home then spread to a second home, fire officials said. It was deemed under control at about […]

  • Two NYPD officers shot in Brooklyn

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn —  Two NYPD officers were shot early Saturday during a chase and shootout with a suspect who was also wounded, police said. Police Officer William Reddin, 33, and Officer Andrew Yurkiw, 29, were identified as the plainclothes officers from the 81st Precinct who were wounded. Reddin has been on the force for nine years and his partner for three years. Since January 1, four NYPD officers have been shot. The confrontation happened at 3:20 a.m. near the intersection of Malcolm […]

  • Suspect in slaying of officer was wanted in separate shooting: NYPD

    MANHATTAN — A man now in custody for the slaying of an NYPD officer was being “hunted” by the victim’s colleagues for nearly two months for his suspected role in a separate shooting when he allegedly opened fire in East Harlem and killed Officer Randolph Holder, authorities said in a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Tyrone Howard, 30, of Manhattan, has been released from the hospital and brought to a police precinct. A murder charge is being sought against him, officials said. Mayor Bill de […]

  • Fire breaks out at JFK Airport cargo building

    QUEENS, N.Y. – Flames broke out at a cargo building at John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday morning, authorities said. FDNY said the call came in about 10:40 a.m. and the blaze was elevated to a two-alarm fire because of the location. Fire department officials are working with the Port Authority to extinguish the fire. As of 11:21 a.m., the fire was under control, officials said. A firefighter was treated at the scene for minor injuries, an FDNY spokesperson said. […]

  • ‘All clear’ given after JFK-bound flight involved in threat

    QUEENS (PIX11) — No bomb was found on a New York-bound flight that landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday after authorities received a threat involving the aircraft, officials said. Some 200 passengers plus crew members had been evacuated from American Airlines Flight 67 after it landed safely about noon at JFK. Police and K-9 unit dogs swept the aircraft and its cargo after someone called in a threat involving the plane. Joe Pentangelo, spokesman with the Port Authority of New York and […]

  • FDNY trainees contract MRSA staph infection, one hospitalized

    RANDALL’S ISLAND (AP/PIX11) – A group of probationary FDNY firefighters has contracted a drug-resistant bacterial infection and at least one member has been hospitalized, according to fire officials. The trainees contracted the super-bug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, while training at the FDNY academy on Randall’s Island. Once the diagnosis was made last week, the rookie firefighters were placed on medical leave. The fire department is cleaning equipment and disinfecting facilities and taking other precautionary measures. Trainees have […]

  • Driver killed in fiery collision at height of historic Long Island storm

    LONG ISLAND (PIX11/AP) —  The historic  Long Island rainstorm has claimed its first fatality, a motorist whose SUV was struck by a tractor-trailer during the height of the storm. Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke said the collision occurred at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday on the Long Island Expressway in Melville. He says it appears the SUV was driving slowly when it was hit by the larger vehicle. Burke says the body was burned beyond recognition. Suffolk County Police say the […]

  • Thousands on Long Island without power due to storm

    LONG ISLAND (PIX11) — Some 4,000 PSEG customers are without power on Long Island because of the intense weather conditions. Most of the outages are in Nassau County. A PSEG spokewoman said crews are working on repairing the damage. Crews have not been able to get to a couple of hundred customers due to flooded streets. Suffolk County legislator Rob Calarco posted on social media that there are about 300,000 people across Long Island without electricity.

  • ‘Tiger selfies’ lead to ban on photos with big cats

    ALBANY, NY (PIX11) — Taking a ‘tiger selfie’ in New York will cost you up to $1,000 starting in six months. Governor Cuomo this week signed legislation that makes it illegal for members of the public to have contact with big cats. Gaining popularity on social media dating sites has been what’s known as the ‘tiger selfie.’  That is a photo of yourself, in the company of a large feline, to impress your potential future soul mate.  The mobile dating app Tinder has  been […]

  • Fox News anchor apologizes for calling Robin Williams a ‘coward’

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — Fox News anchor Shepard Smith says he regrets using the word “coward” in reporting  Robin Williams’ suicide  Monday night. “It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?” Smith said as he tried to untangle the shocking news. “You could love three little things so much, watch them grow, they’re in their mid-20s, and they’re inspiring you, and exciting you, and they fill you up with the kind of joy you could never have known,” the news anchor told Fox viewers. […]

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