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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  • Arrest made in Upper East Side high-rise shooting

    NEW YORK — After a weeklong manhunt, police have made an arrest in the Upper East Side high-rise shooting after a man turned himself in to police Friday, authorities said. Farris Koroma, 22, surrendered at a police precinct with an attorney overnight after he allegedly fired shots into a luxury apartment on the Upper East Side last week. FIRST PHOTO: Farris Koroma, 22, wore a hoodie over his head as he was just hauled off to court in handcuffs after […]

  • 13-year-old boy followed, groped by man inside Brooklyn church: police

    SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly followed and groped a teenage boy inside a Brooklyn church. On Aug. 10 at about 7:45 p.m., a man followed the victim, who police sources said is a 13-year-old boy, into a church along Fifth Avenue and 48th Street in Sunset Park. While inside the church, the man began to talk to the teen and touched the victim’s genitals, according to police sources. The man is described to […]

  • Rare summer nor’easter expected to bring heavy rain, flash flooding to tri-state area

    NEW YORK —An incoming storm is expected to bring heavy rain, whipping winds, and flooding across the tri-state area. Winds will get strong and gusty as well, reaching speeds over 40 mph. Some areas can see rainfall of 1 to 2 inches. Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned New Yorkers to prepare for severe weather starting late Saturday into Sunday. Heavy rain may cause flash flooding, especially in cases of clogged storm drains, washed out culverts and washed out dirt roads. “With a […]

  • 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, […]