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NYPD investigating fatal Brooklyn apartment fire as possible homicide
FDNY marshals suspect that a fire in Brooklyn, which resulted in one fatality, may have been deliberately set, - ABC News 7 reports. Police arrived at 371 Monroe St. around 11:15 p.m. on Friday after receiving reports of smoke coming from an apartment. According to officials, the fire originated in a first-floor apar...
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Officer injured by fleeing driver in Brooklyn; shots fired
A driver allegedly fleeing a traffic stop struck a police officer in Brooklyn early Friday morning, - ABC News 7 reports. The incident occurred shortly after 12:45 a.m. at the intersection of Hegeman Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue in East New York. Officers fired at the vehicle as it sped away from the stop. Jose Ure...
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Rockland County couple injured on turbulent Singapore Airlines flight that left 1 dead
A Rockland County family experienced severe injuries during a Singapore Airlines flight that hit turbulence earlier this week, - ABC News 7 reports. Drew Kessler, his wife Vicki, and their two sons from North Haverstraw were on board flight SQ321 from London to Singapore when it encountered severe turbulence, prompt...
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Staten Island firefighters sue NYC, claiming department policy nearly cost them their lives
Several firefighters announced a lawsuit against New York City on Monday, claiming they were nearly killed while battling a house fire in February 2023. Four firefighters are seeking a total of $80 million—$20 million each—for injuries they suffered in the fire, which they argue was exacerbated by a city policy that cl...
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Fiery crash on I-80 kills 2 people in New Jersey
Two people are dead, and two others are seriously injured after a multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Bergen County, New Jersey, - ABC News7 writes. The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday at milepost 66.6 on I-80 east in Hackensack. Investigators report that a Toyota SUV triggered the chain reaction by strik...
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4 firefighters suffer injuries battling Bronx store fire
Four firefighters sustained minor injuries while fighting a blaze at a Bronx store on Tuesday morning, - ABC News7 reports. The fire ignited just before 7:30 a.m. inside a building on East 233rd Street in the Wakefield neighborhood. Starting in a commercial building, the fire spread to adjacent structures. FDNY res...
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Drivers arrested after Brownsville crash leaves 1-year-old with skull fracture
Two drivers were arrested following a crash in Brooklyn that left a 1-year-old, who was not in a car seat, in critical condition, - ABC News7 reports. Police officers rushed the boy to Brookdale University Hospital in their cruiser, where he is being treated for a skull fracture. The child and his 21-year-old moth...
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NYPD officers injured in crash responding to 13-year-old grazed by bullet in Bronx
NYPD officers crashed into a storefront on Monday while responding to calls after a 13-year-old boy was grazed in the forehead by a bullet in the Bronx, - ABC News7 reports. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on East 169th Street. The teen was walking to the playground at the time and was taken to the hospital, wher...
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2 moped riders killed in fiery hit-and-run crash in Queens
A terrifying sequence of events unfolded in Queens on Sunday. Two men on a moped were driving down 57th Avenue in Elmhurst when a hatchback suddenly barreled into two parked cars and burst into flames, - ABC News7 writes. The driver of the hatchback, a Volkswagen Golf, struck and killed the moped rider and passenger ...
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5-year-old boy fatally struck by car in Queens
A five-year-old was struck and killed by a car in Queens, - ABC News7 reports. The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. on Saturday on 124th Street in College Point, right next to a playground. According to police, the boy ran out between two parked cars when he was struck. An eyewitness, who wished to remain anon...
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Young man struck, killed by NYPD car on Van Wyck Expressway in Queens
A pedestrian was fatally struck by an NYPD patrol vehicle on the Van Wyck Expressway early Sunday morning, - ABC News7 reports. According to police, the incident occurred on the southbound side of the highway near Liberty Avenue around 4:30 a.m. The 23-year-old man was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounc...
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2 people in police custody, multiple shots fired inside Bronx apartment
Two individuals are in police custody following an early Saturday morning standoff in the Bronx, - ABC News7 informs. Authorities responded to reports of multiple gunshots fired inside an apartment in the Morris Heights area. Police sources indicated that up to ten shots may have been fired.The incident occurred on Un...
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Firefighter revived in Bronx house fire; 2 other firefighters injured
Three firefighters were injured, two seriously, while battling a blaze in the Clason Point section of the Bronx on Friday afternoon, - ABC7News reports. The fire erupted at around 3 p.m. on White Plains Road, rapidly engulfing the home. Thick black smoke billowed from the building. Long after nightfall, fire marshals ...
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Federal judge to hear lawsuits filed against NYC congestion pricing
As New York City's new congestion pricing plan is set to begin in a few weeks, a federal judge will soon hear arguments over this controversial initiative, - ABC7 News 7. At least four lawsuits have been filed in New York, challenging the tolling program. These legal actions represent a final effort to halt the plan, ...
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Video - NYPD officers jump to rescue man on the Bronx subway tracks
Dramatic body cam footage captured the intense moment when two NYPD officers sprinted through a Bronx subway station to rescue a man who had fallen onto the tracks during a medical emergency, - NY Post reports. The officers from the 47th Precinct rushed to the Third Avenue/149th St. station just after 5:30 p.m. on Tu...
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Some buildings in large Bushwick fire contain asbestos
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed that several buildings involved in the massive Bushwick fire earlier this month contain asbestos. According to NYC.gov, inhaling asbestos fibers poses significant health risks, including lung cancer, digestive tract cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis, as ...
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Man and woman died in townhouse fire in West Orange
Two people were killed in a townhouse fire in West Orange, New Jersey early Tuesday morning, - ABC7 News writes. The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Northfield Townhouses. Emergency responders swiftly transported a man and woman to the burn unit at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where they were lat...
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Police investigate 2 hit-and-run crashes in Queens
Police are investigating two hit-and-run crashes within hours of one another in Queens, - ABC 7 News reports. The first incident unfolded just past 10 p.m. on Monday in Rego Park, where a 63-year-old woman was struck while crossing Queens Boulevard. The vehicle, a black BMW traveling north at the intersection of 63rd...
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Multiple Bloomfield police cars crash
Several Bloomfield police vehicles crashed early Monday morning while trying to pull over a BMW, - ABC7 News reports. The incident occurred near the intersection of Grove Street and South Orange Avenue in Newark shortly before 2 a.m. Responding officers aimed to pull over a black 2021 BMW X5 when they crashed at the...
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NYPD seize 57 cars in toll evasion operation
The MTA persists in its efforts to combat toll evasion across local bridges and tunnels, - ABC7 reports. Their latest initiative, termed the "ghost plate" operation, resulted in the seizure of 57 vehicles, marking the 11th instance of such seizures. The confiscated vehicles belonged to individuals with various infrac...
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