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  • 1 dead after small plane crashes into water off Long Island coast, authorities say

    QUOGUE, N.Y. — A small private plane carrying three people crashed into the ocean off the coast of Long Island on Saturday, officials said. One body was recovered following the 11 a.m. crash of a twin-engine Piper PA-34 about a mile off of Quogue, in the Hamptons. Agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York Air National Guard and the Suffolk County sheriff’s office responded to the crash. “It’s still a search and recovery at this point,” Quogue Village […]

  • Father found dead days after 1-year-old died, toddler’s twin brother was critically injured in Queens: report

    QUEENS — Days after a 1-year-old girl died and her twin brother was hospitalized in critical condition, their father was found dead after a suspected suicide, according to published reports. Mohammad Torabi is the estranged husband of Tina Torabi, the mother of the twins who has been charged with the boy’s injuries, the New York Times reports. He was found dead on the balcony of a hotel on East 57th Street Saturday, and is believed to have died at least […]

  • Police arrest man accused of raping woman in Freeport

    FREEPORT, N.Y. — Police have arrested the man accused of raping a woman who was walking home on Long Island last month. Ever L. Martinez Reyes, 24, was taken into custody and faces rape, sexual abuse and assault charges after he allegedly attacked and raped a woman steps away from her Freeport home on Sept. 28. The 36-year-old mother of two was approached from behind and knocked unconscious around 1:30 a.m., according to police. The woman woke up and realized she was […]

  • Long Island couple to be knighted by Pope Francis

    WANTAGH, NY — A Long Island couple is about to make history—they are going be knighted together by the Vatican state. “I’m thrilled and humbled that Pope Francis has recognized the work that I have done behind the scenes for all these years,” Meredith Krupp said. She and her husband, Gary Krupp, are no strangers to Pope Francis and religious leaders around the world. They will be the first husband and wife to be knighted since the inception of the […]

  • Alleged Long Island con man strikes again

    ROSLYN ESTATES, N.Y. — A con man on Long Island is at it again, his latest victim is a Rosyln Estates homeowner. Doris Aptekar paid a contractor $4,700 to redo her kitchen but she was left with the wrong countertop. Before the kitchen was even finished, the contractor disappeared. The story sounded familiar to her banker who pointed out her contractor,  Konstantine Sousouris, was the subject of PIX11’s ‘What a Shame’ story last July Sousouris was arrested and faced numerous […]

  • World Trade Center transit hub transformed in time for 9/11 anniversary

    MANHATTAN — The Cortlandt Street station at the World Trade Center re-opened on Saturday—three days before the 17th  9/11. “It took long but a its beautiful,” said Nina Doumbia, a commuter who relies on mass transit to get to and from work. Doumbia says she remembers the days after the 9/11 terror attacks and how it destroyed the Cortlandt Street station. She says she feels Saturday’s reopening is the final piece to the rebuilding efforts that has spanned 17 years. “This […]

  • NYPD sergeant fired following off-duty shooting of Brooklyn man

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — An NYPD sergeant who shot a man in the face while off-duty was fired Friday, sources told PIX11. NYPD Sergeant Ritchard Blake shot 21-year-old Thavone Santana in the mouth on August 2, near the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and Livonia Avenue, police said. Blake initially claimed Santana attempted to rob him. Police later clarified that the incident was, in fact,  not an attempted robbery, but a dispute and immediately placed the officer on modified […]

  • 16-year-old boy killed by gunshot to the torso in Brooklyn

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A 16-year-old boy was killed by a gunshot wound to the torso Sunday evening, police said. Police identified the victim as 16-year-old Justin Richey. He’d been beaten by his attacker on Blake Avenue and had run into a deli at the intersection with Pine Street to escape, witnesses said. The teen, who’d celebrated his birthday on Saturday, eventually came out, but the man who’d attacked him was waiting. He shot the teen in the back. The teenage […]

  • 115th Giglio Festival celebrated in Brooklyn

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — So much has changed in Williamsburg over the years, but there is one thing that seems will never change: the rising of Giglio. Towering seven-stories over head, the Giglio is lifted by pure muscle in a symbolic dance commemorating the rescue of Italian children by boat from Nola, Italy, outside of Naples. “The Italians are here, the Catholic community still thriving, this neighborhood may change, but we will always be here and the feast will always be […]

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer warns of damaged ‘hurricane cars’ being sold at car lots

    Flooded out cars are making their way to used car lots all over the country and Senator Chuck Schumer wants federal legislation to let buyers know if car they are about to buy is a vehicle that was under water during a hurricane. “In 1985, Congress passed a law that said a used car has to have a sticker on it that shows you what it had gone through, it’s history but guess what’s missing? Hurricanes and that it was […]