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  • Dense fog in city as thunderstorms roll in; heavy flooding in south NJ halts traffic

    The National Weather service issued an alert for dense fog across areas of New York City and Long Island early Thursday, saying motorists should be prepared for rapidly changing visibilities this morning. While the issued alert is for Brooklyn, most of Queens, and much of Long Island, dense fog could be seen in Manhattan early Thursday as well. Both the city and nearby areas in New Jersey can expect periods of rain today, and strong thunderstorms developing this afternoon, a […]

  • NJ girl celebrates Bat Mitzvah with Wheels for Meals

    NEW YORK — On June 22, Nesya Beyowtiz will become a Bat Mitzvah. Instead of the traditional party, she has decided to celebrate with over 50 friends and family at the Ride to Fight Hunger on Sunday. Hundreds of riders are expected throughout New Jersey as it raises funds and awareness to fight hunger in the northern New Jersey community. The event, run by the Jewish Family and Children’s Services, serves over 48,000 meals each year in Bergen, Passaic and […]

  • Rides, exhibits and shows at State Fair Meadowlands starting Thursday in NJ

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The largest fair in the New York Metro area returns for another fun year, starting Thursday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Reaching across 35 acres, State Fair Meadowland includes attractions, shows, rides, exhibits, and of course lots of food, drinks and games! This year, fairgoers can check out “Extreme Illusions & Escapes Show,” the “Jungle Island High Dive Show,” in which acrobats make jaw-dropping dives dressed as animals, and “Cycle Circus Live” featuring the largest […]

  • ‘Junior’ killer attacks, dislocates shoulder of correction officer at Manhattan Detention Center

    NEW YORK — Jose Muniz, one of the five men convicted in the murder of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman Feliz, attacked a correction officer at the Manhattan Detention Center, dislocating the officer’s shoulder, according to sources. The attack took place Tuesday night at Manhattan Detention Center, where Muniz was being held. As of early Thursday morning, Muniz has been moved to Rikers Island, sources tell PIX11. The officer was treated at the hospital and released, according to sources. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent […]

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t afford an apartment in DC, ‘can’t really take a salary’ until January

    NEW YORK — Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, can’t afford to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. before she’s sworn in come January. Before her election she worked as a bartender at a New York restaurant. She spent some of that time “squirreling away” money for rent. “I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real,” she told […]

  • Recreational marijuana legalization bill likely dead in Albany

    New York lawmakers were unable to negotiate a recreational marijuana deal in order to bring a bill to a vote before the end of the legislative session in Albany Wednesday. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat and the lead sponsor of the main legalization bill in her chamber, confirmed that her legislation would not pass this year. “Through months of negotiation and conversation … we made great strides,” she said in a statement. “We came very close to crossing the […]

  • Man tries to scam 78-year-old Long Island man out of nearly $10,000: police

    EAST MEADOW, L.I. — A Bronx man was arrested when detectives caught him in a sting operation after trying to scam a 78-year-old man out of nearly $10,000. The Long Island man said he received a phone call from a person claiming to be his grandson, telling him he needed to call the public defender’s office because his “grandson” was under arrest for DWI, police reported. Curious, the man called the number and was informed his “grandson” needed $9,700 for bail, […]

  • Morning showers could turn severe with tornado risks possible Tuesday

    NEW YORK — Unsettled weather continues across the tri-state area Tuesday, with an afternoon break from showers before downpours and even tornadic activity could threaten the region. A flash flood was in effect for much of New Jersey Tuesday, expiring 6 a.m. Wednesday. In Sayreville, Old Bridge and Tinton Falls, a severe thunderstorm warning was in effect through 3 p.m. Tuesday. Showers fell Tuesday morning through parts of New Jersey and New York, with locally heavy downpours possible ahead of […]

  • Man cuts sleeping rider’s pants on L train in Brooklyn

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the man caught on video cutting a sleeping man’s pants while on board the train early Sunday. A 28-year-old man fell asleep while riding a northbound L train approaching Atlantic Avenue just after 2 a.m., police said. While he was asleep, another man cut a hole in the victim’s pants, removing his cellphone and credit cards before fleeing to another area of the train, according to police. Following the incident, two […]

  • Corrections Department employee arrested for DWI in Brooklyn: police

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — An off-duty Department of Corrections employee was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated early Tuesday in Brooklyn, police said. City employee Salima Powell, 42, was arrested around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, according to authorities. Powell is being charged with operating a motor vehicle with a .08 of 1% alcohol level, driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by alcohol, police said.

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