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Radar Could Help Prevent Bird Strikes: Lawmakers

Avian radar can track and even predict where birds fly and flock. A local congressman wants to know why officials haven’t used it at LaGuardia and JFK.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:26 am


Suspect Sought in Apartment Building Sex Attack: NYPD

A suspect with a violent past is being sought in a sex assault on a Manhattan block filled with off-campus Columbia University students, authorities say.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:17 am


Organic Milk Shortage Looms as Demand Spikes

Demand for organic milk is outpacing supply, which could mean a nationwide shortage is looming. John Chandler reports.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:49 am


Kanye West Surprises Crowd at Jersey City Open Mic

Rapper Kanye West shocked the crowd at a hip-hop open mic event in Jersey City when he dropped by unannounced to watch the daughter of a close family friend perform, the venue owner said.

Photo Credit: Jon Scanlon

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:39 am


Dad of NJ Boy Who Fatally Shot Pal, 6, Pleads Guilty

The father of a then-4-year-old New Jersey boy who fatally shot his 6-year-old neighbor with his father’s unsecured gun has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in exchange for less…

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:44 am


Gore Still on Manhattan Traffic Pole Days After Accident

A Manhattan resident is frustrated by the runaround she says she’s gotten from the city while trying to get gore removed from the scene of a gruesome midtown crash last week.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:27 am


Drunk Driver Tried to Lure Girls at Bus Stop: Police

A Long Island man drove up to two girls waiting at a bus stop and asked if they wanted a ride to school while he was intoxicated behind the wheel, police say.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:44 pm


Most NYers Approve of Cuomo’s Ebola Response: Poll

New Yorkers back Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his handling of the state’s first Ebola case and maintains his lead over his gubernatorial challenger Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:20 pm


NYC "Actively Monitoring" 117 People at Risk for Ebola

The city is actively monitoring nearly 120 people who have recently returned from Ebola-stricken countries out of an abundance of caution as it seeks to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, Mayor de Blasio’s…

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:18 pm


Archdiocese to Merge Parishes in NYC, Hudson Valley: Dolan

As many as 50 Catholic churches in Manhattan, Staten Island the Bronx and parts of the Hudson Valley will soon be merging with other parishes or closing, Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced in a newspaper…

Photo Credit: AP

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:16 pm



Giant drill bit almost impales subway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says a giant drill bit being used in a construction project pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform. The drill bit did not enter into the train and there were no injuries.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:07 am

Clowns are not scary

Fox 5 continues to receive reports of scary clowns popping up all over New York City: in movies and television shows and at Halloween parties near you. Now, the World Clown Association wants you to know who the real clowns are. “How we doing? How we doing?” a clown wearing a red hat, baggy yellow paints and a matching vest covered in stars and drama masks said in greeting as we approached his home.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:46 am

Blackout: Abandon all hope ye who enter this haunted house

Some haunted houses are going to the extreme to scare people with real-life torture scenes. Blackout on the Lower East Side is designed to prey on our most basic fears. It includes imitation-waterboarding, sensory deprivation, near-suffocation, and plenty of screams. Mix in profanity, sexually charged scenarios, and some downright freaky stuff.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:33 am

Letter pressures Democrats to vote

New York’s Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood’s election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot. The letters went out to about 1 million voters this week ahead of Tuesday’s election. 

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:18 am

Doctors to cabbies: don’t hold your pee

Every minute on the job that taxi drivers spend inside a bathroom (or looking for on) they lose money. NYU Langone urologists Dr. Alon Mass and Dr. Ojus Shaw conducted a study into what they call “infrequent voiding syndrome.” The doctors found that cab drivers proved especially vulnerable to fertility problems, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections thanks to whizzing around town for 12 hours straight, clenching their bladders and looking for fares.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:14 pm

NYC Marathon security will be tight

As workers prepared the finish line in Central Park for the New York City Marathon, police officers were close by. Some 4,000 police officers will work Sunday’s marathon, with 50,000 runners and 1 million spectators. Police will also use surveillance cameras connected to the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, randomly placed bomb-sniffing dogs, and undercover officers in the crowds.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:10 pm

Mom says daughter who died after chocking had autism

The mother of a 21-year-old who died after choking at a Brooklyn school says her daughter was autistic and was supposed to have full-time supervision. Catherine Smith said her daughter Dyasha was nonverbal and wore diapers. She says she told school officials her daughter’s food had to be cut up otherwise she would swallow it whole.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:16 pm

Catholic church closures in the works

The New York Archdiocese is expected to announce that as many as fourteen percent of its churches will close while fifty churches in New York City and the Hudson Valley will merge. The brunt of the changes will be felt in Manhattan and the Bronx. There are 88 Catholic churches in Manhattan alone, many only a few blocks from each other. There are 2.8 million Catholics and 368 parishes in the New York Archdiocese.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 12:08 pm

CACF awards gala

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families held its annual awards gala on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Some women who are making a difference in the lives of children in New York City were honored. LaRay Brown, a senior vice president for the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation, was honored for helping Asian Americans and other communities to have a voice in health policy.

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:29 am

Report: Flawed Red Cross response to Sandy

Almost immediately after Hurricane Sandy hit 2 years ago, Americans across the country were looking for ways to help. The charity often at the top of the list is the American Red Cross. But a new report from investigative website ProPublica found the organization wasn’t up to the task presented by the massive storm. 

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 4:07 am