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Snow, Wintry Weather Snarls Thanksgiving Travel


A powerful, swirling nor’easter is churning through the tri-state, dumping more than 8 inches of snow in parts of the region, causing headaches for travelers on the day before Thanksgiving and contributing to at…

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 11:08 pm

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Loaded Gun Confiscated from 94-Year-Old Man at Airport


Authorities confiscated a loaded .38-caliber handgun from a 94-year-old Brooklyn man who entered a checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday with the weapon clipped to his belt, authorities said.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 10:48 pm

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Street Closures for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade


Millions of spectators are expected to line the streets Thursday for to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and 50 million more are expected to watch it on NBC. In order to accomodate the parade, many…

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 9:56 pm

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Chemical-Risk Zones Pose Hidden Dangers


When a poisonous gas leak killed four workers near Houston earlier this month, Amy Rafano felt worried.
The New Jersey PTA mom lives near several chemical plants, and sends her son to school nearby – including…

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 9:29 pm

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Last Survivor in NJ Family Shooting Dies, Police Say


An 11-year-old boy who was shot along with three family members in his New Jersey home has died, police say, leaving no survivors from the attack.

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 8:30 pm

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NJ Teacher Accused of Assaulting Student Faces Additional Charges


A New Jersey substitute teacher has been arrested after sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student in her car, prosecutors say.

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 7:09 pm

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WATCH: Wintry Weather in Times Square


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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 4:58 pm

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2 New Yorkers Arrested in Protests in Ferguson: Police


Two New Yorkers were among the 45 people arrested in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Tuesday night, police say.

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 2:03 pm

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Police Arrest Ferguson Protesters in Times Square


Police officers attempt to move protesters onto the sidewalks and off the streets of Times Square and warn them of possible arrest before clashing with some people. After several arrests, demonstrators complied…

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 8:17 am

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NYPD Chief Hit With "Fake Blood" Amid Ferguson Protests


Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was spattered with what appeared to be red paint Monday as protesters flooded Times Square to protest a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer…

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Posted on 26 November 2014 | 3:43 am

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Michael Brown’s parents in New York

The parents of Michael Brown and relatives of two other unarmed black men killed by police officers joined hands with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday and prayed for justice amid days of protests over a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer who killed Brown. The mourning families stood silently at the Harlem headquarters of Sharpton’s civil rights organization, the National Action Network.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 11:25 pm

Holocaust survivor reunited with rescuer in NYC

Holocaust survivor reunited with rescuer in NYCUntil Wednesday, Mira Wexler and Helena Weglowski had not seen each other in 69 years. Mira and Helena knew each other in Poland during the Nazi occupation in World War II. Former neighbors Mira, her mother and brother hid in farmhouse belonging to Helena’s parents. They saved seven people. Because the Nazis knew of the families’ friendship, had they discovered the Jewish Wexlers, both families would have been executed.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 10:41 pm

Rain, snow and sleet slamming Tristate

A winter storm is bringing snow and sleet to the Tristate region. Rain began falling in the morning in NYC and began to turn over to snow in the afternoon. The city could see 1-3 inches of snow. Coastal locations will see mainly rain. Locations north and west of New York City could see more than six inches of snow. The storm exits the region late tonight.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 10:06 pm

Holiday travel could be treacherous for some

With heavy snow in the forecast for areas north and west of New York City, the busiest travel day of the year is bound to be treacherous for those taking to the skies or roads. Delays and cancellations were reported early Wednesday morning and worsened in the afternoon at the NYC area airports. 

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 6:38 pm

Plans to develop the Lowline under High Line

Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York’s High Line, the elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks that have been turned into an oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.  Private planners are now looking deep under Manhattan to create what is billed as the world’s first underground park – the Lowline.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 5:01 pm

More protests in New York over Ferguson

Ten people were arrested as hundreds marched for a second night in New York City. They gathered in Union Square before splitting up into several smaller groups, chanting “No justice, No peace.” Some held signs saying “Jail killer cops” and “Justice for Mike Brown” The NYPD gave a warning to protesters blocking traffic at a busy intersection in Times Square. When the demonstrators didn’t move, arrests followed.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 11:47 am

Irresistible holiday pies in Brooklyn

One block in Prospect Heights is the “capital” of holiday pies in New York. Once you see what goes on inside Kimberly Wetherell’s Brooklyn eatery Spirited, you won’t be able to resist. These infectious confections are her original recipes, all made with alcohol. Before she opened up shop three months ago, she sold baked goods on Facebook.

Posted on 26 November 2014 | 3:45 am

Video game shows how sleep apnea affects memory

Researchers are using video games as tools to conduct their studies. Doctors at NYU used a maze game to figure out how sleep apnea could be affecting your memory. Patients start out at a target point where there’s a waterfall. Then they navigate through the game’s maze and make it to the exit door. However, if they suffer from sleep apnea, which interferes with the REM stage of sleep, they had a difficult time completing this task.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:41 pm

NYC may ban sale of pet rabbits

The New York City Council is weighing a bunny ban. The council is weighing legislation that would make the “display, offer for sale, deliver, barter, auction, give away, transfer or sell” of rabbits by pets shops illegal. Residents who already own bunnies could keep them.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 11:35 pm

Protester throws fake blood at NYPD’s Bratton

Amid a mostly peaceful march and protest in New York City after the announcement of the grand jury’s decision in the killing of Michael Brown, at least one protester hurled a red liquid at Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in Times Square, according to several accounts.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 7:21 pm