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Bystanders Capture Violent Robber Who Duct-Taped Woman


Bystanders helped capture a violent robber after he allegedly forced a woman into her Bronx apartment, bound her hands and feet, and took off with cash and valuables, police say.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 2:47 am

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Boaters Weigh In on Hudson River Safety Improvements


There have been many safety upgrades on the water and around the current Tappan Zee Bridge since last year’s deadly boating accident, but are they working for boaters? Roseanne Colletti reports.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 2:45 am

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Elderly Man Arrested in White-Powder Mailing to L.I. Office


A 74-year-old Long Island man has been arrested, accused of mailing a letter containing anti-Semitic remarks and a white powdery substance to an office building, police say.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 1:13 am

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55 Injuries, Deaths in 18 Months at Tri-State VA Hospitals: Records


NBC 4 New York has obtained records showing there were 55 incidents at area VA hospitals in the last 18 months. Marc Santia has the story.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 12:07 am

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Burglar Steals Cash Registers From NJ Stores: Police


Police in Bergen County are investigating whether three overnight burglaries are linked to a bigger crime spree involving more than a dozen other break-ins.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:41 pm

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Child, Firefighters Hurt in 5-Alarm Blaze at Supermarket


Crews battled a five-alarm blaze that tore through a supermarket and injured three people in the Bronx early Friday, fire officials say.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:32 pm

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Kids Were Left on Hot School Bus, Driver Lied: Officials


Two young children who were reported missing after they failed to come home from summer school were found alone inside a hot school bus at a bus depot in New Jersey, authorities say.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:28 pm

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Motorcyclist Killed in Manhattan Ambulance Crash


A motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving an ambulance on the Upper East Side Friday morning, police say.

Photo Credit: @benaldo9/Instagram

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:20 pm

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Teen Driver Killed in Queen Highway Crash: NYPD


A 19-year-old Queens man was killed in a crash on the Grand Central Parkway in Kew Gardens late Thursday night, police say.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:19 pm

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PHOTOS: Health and Fitness Expo 2014 Sunday July 20


NBC New York fans pose for the camera during the Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, July 20, at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:57 pm

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WNYW – NYC News

Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

This is Fox 5′s Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen “Twitch” Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 2:31 am

G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 1:37 am

Making New York City more energy efficient

More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA’s total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 12:45 am

Eric Garner’s family seeks federal probe of police custody death

Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death. An amateur video shows a plainclothes police officer placing Garner in what appears be a chokehold last week while arresting him on Staten Island. The 43-year-old Garner can be heard gasping, “I can’t breathe!” Chokeholds are banned under New York Police Department policy.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:46 pm

Camping without leaving NYC (or even Manhattan)

If you thought camping meant leaving New York City, fuggedaboutit. Inwood Hill Park in Upper Manhattan and several other parks in the five boroughs are waiting for you and your family. New York City’s family camping program, run by the Parks Department, is in full swing. No cars needed; your MetroCard will get you there.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:15 pm

Lyft to start New York City service after deal with officials

The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues. New York’s attorney general and Department of Financial Services say the company agreed to operate “in full compliance” with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start its city service Friday night with commercial drivers only.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:06 pm

Outdoor basketball courts losing popularity

Believe it or not this, some say New York’s outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem — where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills — used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there’s plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 12:35 pm

Manhattan nursery school uses sanitizing machine to keep air clean

All of us feel the same way about “cooties”: Eww. At the Goddard School on the Upper West Side, a high-tech machine is keeping “cooties” out of the classroom. “This is the latest and then most effective sanitization method available today,” says Bill Swan, the owner of the Goddard School. He purchased the ZONO Sanitech for his school about six months ago. The machine is the size of a double refrigerator and uses oxygen to kill viruses and bacteria.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 11:50 am

Bronx supermarket fire

Authorities say a child and two firefighters have been injured in an overnight fire that spread through a Bronx supermarket.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:19 am

Dunkin’ Donuts cashiers will try to ‘upsell’ you in the afternoon

If an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn’t plan on. Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to “upsell” to afternoon customers. It’s part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:54 am