Kristine Garcia is a web producer at PIX11 News. She was born and raised in New York and has previously worked at Fox 5 NY as the weekend web producer. Prior to her time in digital news, she worked on the production side of Fox 5’s morning show.

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  • Steam pipe explosion: What we know about Flatiron District blast

    FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan — A steam pipe exploded in Manhattan Thursday morning, causing steam to shoot into the sky for hours and cover the surrounding area in thick black soot that tested positive for asbestos, authorities said. The explosion happened at about 6:40 a.m. along Fifth Avenue between West 21st and West 22nd streets in the Flatiron District. PIX11’s Craig Treadway, who was on scene, described the “very loud” noise coming from the explosion site as similar to that of […]

  • Woman raped, robbed inside Brooklyn apartment

    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Authorities are searching for the man accused of raping and robbing a woman inside her Brooklyn apartment early Friday. At about 1 a.m., a man entered the multi-unit apartment in the vicinity of 52nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park and knocked on a 34-year-old woman’s door, police said. When the woman opened the door, the man forced himself inside, forced the woman into her bedroom, displayed a handgun and raped her, said authorities. He […]

  • NYPD detective shot in Brooklyn released from hospital

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — An NYPD detective was shot in the leg in Brooklyn Friday as he and his partners tried to apprehend a man wanted in connection with a domestic violence robbery that involved a gun, police officials said. Detective Miguel Soto, who has been on the force for seven years, was struck in the upper right thigh. The bullet went into his thigh and exited his body. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries. “We should be grateful of […]

  • Aircraft crashes off waters of Suffolk County beach: U.S. Coast Guard

    AMAGANSETT, N.Y. — A small aircraft crashed into the ocean off Suffolk County, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Authorities received a call around 2:51 p.m. about a downed aircraft about 1.5 miles south of Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett . Four occupants were on board the Piper PA31 Navajo, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Two bodies were recovered by East Hampton Life Guard, officials said. Several agencies are on scene searching for two more missing people, officicals said. Long Island […]

  • Man stabbed, 4 others slashed during brawl at Midtown bar

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — One man was stabbed and four others were slashed after a brawl broke out at a Manhattan bar early Saturday. The incident happened around midnight at the Turtle Bay bar along Second Avenue and East 52nd Street when a dispute broke out between two men, police said. Customers said in interviews the incident happened on the second floor of the bar. The fight started after one man started to dance with the another man’s girlfriend, police sources […]

  • Helicopter makes emergency landing in NJ

    LINDEN, NJ — A helicopter made an emergency landing in New Jersey Friday morning. Just after 9 a.m., Linden Airport received a distress call from the helicopter after it reportedly experienced an engine failure, the FAA said in a statement. The small 4-passenger Robinson R44 helicopter made a hard landing at 2700 Marshes Dock Rd., Linden police said. There were no injuries to the two pilots on board, the FAA said. Authorities are investigating the incident.

  • NYPD expands Neighborhood Policing program onto subway

    NEW YORK — The NYPD announced Thursday that they are expanding their crime-fighting strategy into the subway system. Police announced that the Neighborhood Policing program, which emphasizes crime reduction and collaborative problem solving, is expanding into the subway. The program would begin with Transit District 12, which covers stations along the Nos. 2, 5 and 6 lines in the Bronx and Transit District 30, which covers stations along the Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and A, C, B, D, Q, […]

  • Cops accused of rape expected to face alleged victim, father in court

    BROOKLYN — The young woman who was allegedly raped by two NYPD officers will face the accused men in Brooklyn on Thursday, according to her attorney. The teen and her father are seeking to ask for a special prosecutor to look over the trial after an assistant District Attorney who works under the Brooklyn court allegedly had an affair with one of the accused officers, the New York Post reported. Nicole Manini is under investigation for potentially violating professional conduct […]

  • Woman killed in crash on Grand Central Parkway

    QUEENS — A fatal accident on the Grand Central Parkway Friday morning prompted road closures and increased traffic. Around 3:42 a.m.., authorities responded to an accident on the eastbound Grand Central Parkway along Exit 9P around Astoria Boulevard. When they arrived, officers found a woman unconscious and unresponsive and pronounced her dead at the scene, police said. Investigation revealed that the woman was driving her vehicle traveling east when she struck the guard rail before striking a pillar stanchion, said authorities. […]

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in Queens stabbing

    RIDGEWOOD, Queens — One man is dead and two others were injured after they were stabbed in Queens late Friday. Police responded to a call around 9:23 p.m. about a disorderly group along Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood. Police released surveillance video from the vicinity of the incident. When they arrived, authorities found three men with stab wounds. Daniel Atkinson, 24, was stabbed in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two other […]