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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  • Child safe after mother shoots father, kidnaps 3-year-old, setting off Amber Alert: police

    LONG ISLAND — A mother has turned herself into police after allegedly shooting the father of her child multiple times and kidnapping the 3-year-old, prompting an Amber Alert on Friday that was canceled when the girl was found safe, according to police. Patchita Tennant, 42, allegedly shot Andrew Mitchell four times at his home on Pleasure Drive in Flanders, then fled the residence with their child, according to police. Mitchell was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. […]

  • Armed man killed in police-involved shooting in Queens: police

    JAMAICA, Queens — An armed man wanted in connection to a bodega shooting was shot and killed by police officers in Queens early Friday, authorities said. Police responded to a call around 1:45 a.m. of a man assaulted in front of a bodega in the vicinity of Sutphin Boulevard and 107th Avenue in Jamaica and found a 26-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said. Two plain-clothed officers […]

  • $10 million of cocaine weighing 154 pounds seized in Bronx bust

    HUNTS POINT, the Bronx — At least one person was arrested after 70 kilograms of cocaine were found inside a vehicle as it left a Bronx warehouse, authorities said Friday. The DEA estimated that the black market value of the suspected cocaine seized at nearly $2.5 million wholesale value and over $10 million street value. Miguel Marte-Veras was taken into custody and is scheduled for arraignment Friday in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of operating as a major trafficker and […]

  • Iconic Brooklyn pizzeria Di Fara reopens for business

    MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — An iconic Brooklyn pizzeria is back open for business! Di Fara Pizza in Midwood reopened Thursday after being shut down by police and agents from the state department of taxation and finance two days earlier. The state claims Di Fara owed $167,000 in back taxes. Maggie Mieles, whose family owns Di Fara, showed up at the famed pizzeria Thursday morning and began to take the locks off the doors, tearing down “seized” signs, according to the New […]

  • Gov. Cuomo proposes law to redefine domestic terrorism motivated by hate

    NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a first-in-nation domestic terrorism law that would include mass violence motivated by hate. Under the Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act, mass shootings against a group of people based on their race, religion or sexual orientation, gender identity and ancestry would face the same punishment as other terroristic crimes — up to life in prison without parole. “We are living in a recurring American nightmare,” Cuomo said. He called on the federal government to […]

  • Storms leave NJ with extensive damage and flooding, power outages, teenager dead

    NEW JERSEY — After storms pummeled the tri-state area, residents in New Jersey were left without power and trees and power lines were down, causing damage to homes and businesses. A 17-year-old New Jersey boy was killed in a fire that broke out in a house that had lost power, and officials believe candles were being used there. Monmouth County, in particular, was hit hard, with fallen trees and downed wires, affecting 18,000 residents in the Howell Township alone. “Even […]

  • Mom, 10-year-old daughter dead in apparent strangulation, man shoots self in head in Bronx family tragedy: cops

    BELMONT, the Bronx — A  mother and her 10-year-old daughter were killed in an apparent strangulation and a man is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a wellness check turned into a deadly barricade crisis at a Bronx home Saturday afternoon, police said. Police arrived at the multifamily home on at 2157 Belmont Ave. near East 181 Street between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to check on the family  — and the visit ended in a family tragedy. Linda […]

  • Affordable-housing scam: 3 women accused of accepting nearly $900K in bribes to take people off waiting lists

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — They took nearly $900,000 in bribe money that ensured that the people who paid it didn’t have to wait years on a waiting list for affordable housing, according to prosecutors. Now, the three women accused of the housing crimes are behind bars, and the investigation into their alleged wrongdoing is expanding. Anna Treybich, 71, Irina Zeltser, 66, and Karina Andriyan, 38, were arraigned on a 78-count indictment Tuesday on charges of fourth- and fifth-degree conspiracy, second-degree […]

  • No decision made on fight to bring elevators to every train station

    NEW YORK — A judge did not make a decision on the lawsuit to have elevators installed in every New York City subway station. Despite Judge Schlomo Hagler forcefully saying the MTA should and must be accessible for all, he wants to do more research on the situation and answer questions as to whether or not he has the authority to make the decision. With less than 20% of the stations accessible to those with disabilities, advocates argue that stations […]

  • 15-year-old shot dead in Harlem NYCHA development: police

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed at a Harlem NYCHA building Friday night. Police responded to a person shot in the vicinity of the St. Nicholas Housing Development near West 131 Street in Harlem around 9:35 p.m. When they arrived, officers found Jeremiah Draper unconscious and unresponsive in the rear of the building, with a gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness told PIX11 he was […]

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