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  • Teen escapes police custody in Brooklyn: NYPD

    BROOKLYN — Police are searching for an escaped teenage prisoner who ran into a subway station, forcing trains to bypass a stop in Brooklyn, officials said Wednesday. The 18-year-old man escaped near Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue, police said. The prisoner is described as wearing gray sweatpants and a tank top. A law enforcement source told PIX11 News that he’d been taken into custody on suspicion of assault. An NYPD spokesperson said officers had pulled up the precinct and […]

  • Shots fired near set of music video featuring rappers 50 Cent, Tekashi 6ix9ine in Brooklyn: sources

    GREENPOINT, Brooklyn — Shots were fired near the set of a music video in Brooklyn that featured rappers 50 Cent and Tekashi 6ix9ine, police sources said Wednesday. The shooting happened near the Greenpoint waterfront on Noble Street at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. Rappers 50 Cent and Tekashi 6ix9ine were filming a music video on Noble Street, about a block away from where the shots were fired, police sources said. Sources said they do not believe the rappers […]

  • Two MTA employees diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease

    NEW YORK — Two MTA employees have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to a MTA spokesperson. One of the employees, a highway patrol officer, went to a doctor who told him to go to the emergency room after determining his symptoms similar to those caused by Legionnaires’ disease. He was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with the illness on Aug. 8, according to Wayne Joseph, president of the Bridge and Tunnel Officers Benevolent Association. The worker was based […]

  • Dead fetus found on plane at LaGuardia Airport: sources

    QUEENS — A cleaning crew found a dead fetus in the bathroom of an American Airlines plane early Tuesday morning, sources tell PIX11. Sources said American Airlines flight 1942 arrived to Terminal B from Charlotte, N.C. Monday at 10:44 p.m. The crew called LaGuardia police the next day at 6:01 a.m., sources said. American Airlines has confirmed an investigation is underway, and released the following statement. “As we continue to learn more about this tragic and sensitive situation, we are […]

  • Plane diverted to JFK, evacuated due to reports of smoke in cockpit: officials

    NEW YORK — A plane was diverted to Kennedy Airport and evacuated Tuesday because of reports of smoke in the cockpit, Port Authority officials said. First aid was given to up to three people with minor ailments, officials said. United flight 4697 was flying from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island when it was diverted after reports of smoke in the cockpit, according to officials. Emergency officials evacuated the plane when it landed, and passengers were bused to a terminal. It was […]

  • Worker injured at 3 World Trade Center

    MANHATTAN — A worker was injured at 3 World Trade Center Thursday, according to officials. Reports of a person with trauma were made at 2:21 p.m., FDNY officials said. FDNY officials initially said a wall partially collapsed at the scene. The department later tweeted the collapse never happened. One person suffered a non-life threatening injury, FDNY tweeted. The real-estate group handling the building released the following statement on Friday: “A construction worker injured his leg this afternoon while he was dismantling […]

  • NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett stepping down to join Harvard

    NEW YORK — The New York City health commissioner is stepping down and plans to join Harvard University, the Department of Health confirmed Thursday. Dr. Mary Bassett will leave her role as health commissioner at the end of August, a Health Department spokesman said. Beginning Sept. 1, Bassett will be the director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights, a research center focused on health and human rights, Harvard Public Health announced on Twitter Thursday. Bassett, a NYC […]

  • NYPD employee killed when tire flies into windshield on Gowanus Expressway

    BROOKLYN — An NYPD employee is dead after a tire flew off a Mack garbage truck and struck his windshield while he was driving to work Wednesday morning, police said. It is the second such incident of its kind in the metro area in less than a month. The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. on the Gowanus Expressway near Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn, police said. Robert Martinez, 64, was traveling west in his Chevy Tracker when the rear passenger-side tire of a […]

  • SUV crashes into building in Manhattan, injuring 4

    MANHATTAN — An SUV crashed into a building in Manhattan Monday afternoon and injured at least four people, authorities said. Fire officials said the crash happened about 2:30 p.m. at West 17th Street and Sixth Avenue. Aerial footage from AIR11 showed a black Lincoln Navigator, its front end crumpled, on the sidewalk. It appears to have slammed into a T-Mobile location or a Gogi Grill restaurant. Police said the vehicle is for-hire and the driver became distracted when one of […]

  • Mother arrested in death of 5-year-old son: police

    JAMAICA, Queens — A mother has been arrested in the death of her 5-year-old son in Queens, more than a year after the boy was killed, police said on Thursday. Police arrested Phyllis Reinoso, 31, on Thursday and charged her with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment, acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 and failure to exercise control of a minor, police said.Since The 5-year-old boy, identified as Michael Guzman, was found unconscious and unresponsive inside a […]