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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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  • 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 […]

  • Attacker cuts woman’s throat, sexually assaults her on Long Island: police

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A man cut a woman’s throat with a box cutter and sexually assaulted her in an alley on Long Island Friday morning, police said. The 28-year-old victim was approached by a man in the vicinity of Jackson and Terrace avenues in Hempstead around 4:30 a.m. After they engaged in conversation, the man cut the victim’s throat with a box cutter and took her into an alley where he sexually assaulted her, police said. The woman called 911 […]

  • MTA train operator attacked in Brooklyn speaks out about transit worker safety

    BROOKLYN — An MTA train conductor who was sucker punched in Brooklyn while on the job earlier this week is speaking out. The conductor, Sandra, didn’t want to use her last name because her alleged attacker is still on the loose. The 42-year-old conductor spoke out Friday and is calling on the MTA to do more to protect transit workers. Friday she told her story and called on the MTA to do more to protect transit workers. “I come here to […]

  • Man arrested for exposing himself to young girls in Queens: police

    QUEENS — A Brooklyn man was arrested after police said he exposed himself while in his car to at least two young girls, in two separate incidents, in Queens. Eddie Rodriguez, 42, faces charges, including stalking, luring a child to commit a crime, two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child, public lewdness and second-degree harassment. The incidents happened about a month from each other, police said. Rodriguez allegedly pulled up in front of a 12-year-old girl […]

  • ‘Terrible accident:’ 6 people, including 4 children, killed in Harlem apartment fire

    HARLEM, Manhattan — Six people, including four children, were killed “in a terrible accident” when a fire that began on a kitchen stove tore through a NYCHA apartment in Harlem early Wednesday. “It’s a very painful day for our city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news conference Wednesday morning. “As a father, hearing that four children were lost in a single family is extremely painful.” The blaze consumed a fifth-floor apartment at the Frederick E. Samuel Apartments on […]

  • Drug-resistant superbug continues to spread in NY; Schumer urges emergency declaration

    NEW YORK — New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging federal officials to declare the drug-resistant superbug an emergency as it continues to spread across the state. Schumer’s call for the emergency declaration comes just days after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released an update on the number of confirmed cases. As of Mar. 31, there have been over 600 confirmed cases in the United States, with 319 confirmed cases in New York and 106 confirmed cases in New […]

  • Archdiocese of NY release names of 120 priests, clergy accused of sexual abuse, related acts

    NEW YORK — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York have released the names of 120 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors or related acts. The list includes only archdiocesan clergy, consisting of bishops, priests, and deacons who were incardinated in the Archdiocese of New York and doesn’t include priests belonging to religious orders or institutes. For a full list of clergy members credibly accused, click here.  In a statement, Cardinal Timothy Dolan asked for forgiveness for the failings […]

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