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  • 3 firefighters injured battling fire at Bronx auto body shop: FDNY

    TREMONT, the Bronx — Three firefighters were injured battling a blaze that broke out at a Bronx auto body shop Saturday afternoon. Crews responded to a four-alarm fire on the first floor of a commercial building at 1875 Carter Ave. in Tremont shortly after 6 p.m., fire officials said. Video from Citizen App shows thick, heavy smoke billowing from the tire shop that can be seen from blocks away. The fire broke out as New York City deals with sweltering […]

  • Beating the summer heat at the beach

    LONG ISLAND — Saturday’s extreme heat didn’t stop people from hitting the beach! Beachgoers enjoyed the water and sand in the 90-plus temperatures, but it felt cooler than in the mainland. Lifeguards and park officials were on patrol, not only making sure everyone was safe in the waters, but also making sure beachgoers are fine in the heat. “The ocean’s always going to be a beautiful breeze down here that will help cut the heat a little,” said Jones Beach […]

  • Pride Island parties on after severe weather

    Pride island on pier 97 was rocking Saturday evening, with thousands celebrating the culmination of Pride month. The sun was shinning when gates opened at 2 p.m. But just before 5 p.m., threatening weather and nearby lightning strikes shut down the fun and festivities. A mandatory evacuation was ordered, sending partygoers off the pier. But after about an hour and a half, the skies cleared and the gates reopened. “It was really humid and it smelled really crazy but we’re […]

  • 70 people arrested in climate protest outside New York Times building

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — “Extinction rebellion” was the chant outside the New York Times building on 8th Avenue in Midtown Saturday afternoon. Protestors demanded more attention be paid to what they say is a “climate emergency.” “Not enough news agencies are covering it, in this case, the New York Times,” said Colin, an Extinction Rebellion Facilitator. Not only did they block the streets, but a number of protesters scaled the Times building and unfurled banners. That part of the demonstration made […]

  • 2 killed in small plane crash in Suffolk County

    SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — A small plane crashed in a farm field on Long Island’s east end and burst into flames. By the time firefighters got to the burning aircraft about a mile off of Sound Avenue in Mattituck, there wasn’t much left of the plane, the two people on board had died. Just before it crashed, a witness saw the plane in distress. “The plane crossed the road in front of him at a very very low altitude,” said Senior […]

  • 9-year-old boy suffers broken leg, pelvis after struck by ambulance: police

    EAST HARLEM — A 9-year-old boy suffered a broken leg, broken pelvis and possibly internal bleeding after being struck Saturday afternoon by an FDNY ambulance while riding an electric bike crossing the street in between First Avenue and East 99th Street in East Harlem, police said. Authorities responded to a report of a pedestrian struck at 4:23 p.m. The victim was transported to NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center. They are said to be in critical but stable condition. “It’s so sad.” […]

  • Virginia Beach gunman purchased firearms legally, victims undergo surgery

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Three victims of a mass shooting in Virginia remain hospitalized with serious injuries at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Dr. Martin O’Grady told a news conference Saturday that one patient had just gotten out of surgery and another patient faced repeated operations for wounds inflicted when a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. O’Grady is head of the hospital trauma unit. He said two of the patients being treated at the hospital […]

  • Knife-wielding Queens woman shot by police hospitalized

    QUEENS VILLAGE — Lydia Spicer, a woman who was allegedly holding a knife and acting “erratically” when she was shot by an NYPD officer in Queens, is said to be recovering Saturday is currently at a nearby hospital. Spicer is a fixture in her Queens Village neighborhood and spent her days collecting bottles and cans. “They didn’t have to shoot her,” Ian Sewell, a resident who knew Spicer, said. He said the 49-year-old was homeless but never knew her to […]

  • Paula Abdul, Montel Williams and more awarded Ellis Island Medals of Honor

    ELLIS ISLAND — The 34th annual Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony on Saturday night awarded 93 Americans, both native-born and naturalized, whose “accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation.” Honorees this year included singer Paula Abdul and TV personality and host Montel Williams. “It’s a beautiful privilege to be part of one of the nation’s most renowned awards,” Abdul told PIX11. “I feel extremely humbled, blessed and honored to be a part […]

  • Long Island City comes alive at 6th annual LIC Springs! street festival

    LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — New Yorkers took to the streets Saturday in Long Island City for the Queens neighborhood’s sixth annual LIC Springs! block party and street fair. The festival stretches four blocks and has something for everyone, from live music and delicious snacks, to pony rides, dance performances, and martial arts demonstrations. “We’re excited and it’s really fun to see the whole community out having a great time, and great weather,” local resident Courtney Schoenborn told PIX11 News. […]

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