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  • Tolls going up on MTA Bridges Sunday 2 a.m.; Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to hit $15 per trip

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – As subway riders prepare to pay more at the turn-style, drivers need to get ready to pay more at the toll-booth. Overnight fares on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will go up to a whopping 15-bucks per trip as part of the MTA’s latest round of fare hikes. “I think it’s high enough, it shouldn’t go up any more.  People are yelling and screaming now about the inflation and everything, I think it should stay the way it […]

  • Massachusetts boy threatens to call the cops on his Mom; Mom calls 10-year-old’s bluff

    (PIX11)– In Massachusetts, a 10-year-old boy called 9-11 on his mom, because he didn’t want to go to bed. The mother said when she told her son, Dan, it was bedtime, he got mad, called her “mean” and threatened to call the cops. Her response was basically, “Go ahead, make my day” — or night, as it were. Apparently, calling Dan’s bluff was a good lesson for him and his five siblings — especially when the cops came knocking. Mom […]

  • City school bus strike looms large, possibly leaving 150,000 students stranded

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — The clock is ticking toward a New York City school bus strike, with no progress in sight. Drivers could walk off the job Monday, impacting more than 150,000 students, many of whom would be stranded with no way to get to classes. The Amalgamated Transportation Union says Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to pink-slip thousands of experienced school bus drivers and matrons. EARLIER COVERAGE: SCHOOL BUS STRIKE LOOMS Schools chancellor Dennis Walcott will address reporters Sunday […]

  • Know these guys? Cops need your help to nab them

    BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — The NYPD would like you to check out these photos of two suspects wanted for armed robbery. Cops say they approached a 17-year old in the Bronx, showed a gun and demanded his jewelry and cellphone. It happened Dec. 20 in the vicinity of Purdy Street and Maple Drive. If you have any information that can help crack this case, call police.

  • City racking up big bills in Hurricane Sandy overtime for first responders

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — It’s the bill that keeps getting bigger and bigger. The cost of overtime for Hurricane Sandy first responders is going to cost the city an additional $154 million — and that’s just for starters. The cost does not include the monies spent on city housing and public hospitals. So far, officials say the New York City Police Department has racked up the biggest expense of more than $71 million in overtime.

  • Long Island man arrested in connection with his grandmother’s death; argued over what to watch on TV: authorities

    LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (PIX11) — A  man is in jail after cops say he killed his grandmother over what channel to watch on TV. According to Suffolk County Police, Clarence Newcomb, 25, was arrested Friday at the Kings Park home he shared with Kathleen Newcomb, 82. Investigators say he  told them he got into it with his grandmother, but didn’t say if a specific show sparked the argument. Published reports say someone called cops around 4:35 a.m. saying a woman […]

  • Volunteers rebuild family home of cancer-stricken boy destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

    AMITY HARBOR, L.I. (PIX11) — It was a heart-warming homecoming Saturday for a Long Island family struck first by a young boy’s cancer diagnosis, and then by Hurricane Sandy. Six-year-old Steven Heckman has acute lymphatic leukemia. His home in Amity Harbor was destroyed by Sandy. While the Heckmans were away, volunteers led by the National Association Of The Remodeling Trade rebuilt the house with donated furnishings, appliances and more. Danielle Heckman left her job to care for Steven full-time. With […]

  • Bernie Madoff’s brother unloads posh Park Avenue digs before heading to federal prison

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — Bernie Madoff’s brother has sold his Park Avenue apartment. The ponzi schemer’s brother won’t be needing it where he’s going next month: federal prison for the next 10 years. Peter Madoff’s posh two-bedroom pad at 975 Park Ave. was purchased by a Chicago attorney. The $4.6 million price-tag will go toward restitution for victims of the Madoff family’s $65 billion scam.

  • New Jersey school district taking NRA’s advice: armed cops coming to a school near you

    MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, N.J. (PIX11) —  One school district in our area is following the advice of the National Rifle Association and is making preparations to protect its students. An armed police officer will be stationed in all nine of Marlboro Townships schools when students return to class in January. It’s believed to be the first school district in the nation to make that move since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Officials there are also considering fortifying entrances with steel doors […]

  • Hurricane Sandy hero loses his life in waters off western Puerto Rico

    He was a hero of the Rockaways — a young surfer who used his board to help people get to safety after Hurricane Sandy hit. But tonight, we have tragic news. Rob Hoell has the story from Belle Harbor, Queens.

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