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Fire destroys synagogue in Rockland County
Firefighters battled a large fire that destroyed a synagogue in Rockland County on Wednesday morning. - ABC 7 News reports. Flames broke out in the building situated on North Ridge Road at approximately 6 a.m. Video footage showed a huge column of smoke rising from the building visible for miles. The fire was discove...
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2 workers rescued after porch collapse in Queens
Two workers were saved from a dangerous situation when the front porch of a residence collapsed on them in Laurelton, Queens, - ABC News 7 informs. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at a single-family dwelling located at 135-40 229 St. Engaged in excavation works at the property they became pinned by a concret...
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2 killed, 3 injured after cars collide under subway station in the Bronx
A tragic high-speed collision in the Bronx UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS claimed the lives of two individuals and left three others injured when an out-of-control BMW collided with a pole beneath a train station, - ABC News reports. The aftermath of the incident, witnessed by many in the vicinity of Jerome Avenue and East Fordh...
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School bus crash in Yorktown - 5 students injured, driver critical
In Yorktown on Friday morning, several students sustained minor injuries after their school bus was involved in a collision with another vehicle, according to Westchester County Police, - ABC7 writes. The accident occurred before 9:30 a.m. and authorities have announced that Route 132 will be shut down between Barger...
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Two pedestrians injured as car mounts sidewalk in Queens crash
Early Sunday morning in Queens, two pedestrians were hospitalized after a car careened onto the sidewalk, - as reported by NBC New York. The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. on Steinway Street on April 8th. between 25th and 28th avenues in Queens. A red sedan traveling southbound on Steinway Street suddenly swe...
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Doctor dies after falling out of moving trailer heading to see eclipse
Dr. Monika Woroniecka, a 58-year-old pediatrician specializing in immunology at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, tragically lost her life in a devastating incident, - ABC News 7 reports. Dr. Woroniecka, along with her family, was en route to witness the solar eclipse in upstate New York. Woroniecka's husband, Robert ...
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9-year-old woke up his family during building fire
A 9-year-old boy played a key role in alerting his family to a fire engulfing their building in Newburgh, Orange County, - ABC 7 News reports. According to officials, the blaze erupted around 11 p.m., ravaging multiple buildings along Carter Street. Despite the intensity of the fire, at least a dozen residents mana...
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Woman, 38, killed in house fire in the Bronx
A tragic incident unfolded early Tuesday morning in the Bronx, claiming the life of a 38-year-old woman in a fire, - ABC7 News writes. According to officials, the blaze ignited at a residence on 212th Street around 2 a.m. The intensity of the flames was such that they erupted from the roof, causing windows to shatter...
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Pay-by-plate parking meters replacing traditional paper receipts in NYC
With Earth Day approaching, the city’s Department of Transportation acknowledges that it may not eliminate every car from the streets, but it's embracing a new long-term strategy to aid the environment with the introduction of pay-by-plate parking meters, - Spectrum news NY1 writes.“We’ve been printing so many receipt ...
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Fire damages a Bronx auto repair shop
The FDNY is looking into a fire that swept through an auto repair shop in the Bronx late Saturday, - Eyewitness News ABC7 reports. The incident occurred at a shop on Park Avenue between Claremont Parkway and East 172nd Street. The roof of the one-story building collapsed, resulting in damage to at least one car insi...
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A hit-and-run driver fatally struck a man as he was getting into his parked car in Brooklyn.
In Brooklyn, a hit-and-run driver fatally struck a man as he tried to enter his parked car, - Eyewitness News ABC7 posts. The 57-year-old victim was hit by a passing car on Wortman Avenue in East New York at approximately 6 a.m. last Friday. The vehicle, potentially a gray four-door sedan, fled eastbound on Wortman A...
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People hurt in Easter Sunday fire at Brooklyn church
On Easter Sunday, the atmosphere turned alarming for residents of East New York as flames consumed Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii Church on Seigel Street, - Spectrum News NY1 writes. The fire, escalating to five alarms, captured the attention of parishioners, many of whom were attending a 1 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass...
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3 injured after shooting at catering hall leads to car crash in NJ
A shooting at a catering hall in Newark resulted in a serious car crash, sending at least three individuals to the hospital, - Eyewitness news reports. According to officials, the crash occurred around 3 a.m. Monday on Sanford Avenue at Abinger Place. The driver, in an attempt to swiftly transport the shooting victi...
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Yankees Executive's wife dies in Armonk as tree falls on her car amid storm.
During Wednesday evening's severe storms in Armonk, tragedy struck as the wife of a New York Yankees executive lost her life when a tree collapsed onto her car, - Eyewitness News ABC 7 reports. Authorities reported that around 5:30 p.m., a tree toppled onto a northbound car along Route 128, situated between School St...
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Auto Show returns to the Javits Center.
Auto Show returns to the Javits Center, - Spectrum News NY1 informs. Big. Small. Luxurious. Fast. The New York International Auto Show, a tradition dating back to 1900, gathers every imaginable type of car under one expansive roof. Returning to the Javits Center in Manhattan on Friday, March 29th, this show holds th...
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Advocates for street safety push for lower city speed limits
As the final touches of the state budget are being sorted out by New York lawmakers, advocates for transportation and street safety in Queens are urging for the approval of legislation granting the city authority over speed limits, following a series of tragic pedestrian accidents in the borough, - Spectrum News NY1 wr...
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Massive fallen tree on Upper East Side removed on Sunday morning
Early Sunday morning, a fallen tree obstructed Fifth Avenue near 93rd Street in the Upper East Side, a consequence of Saturday's heavy rainstorm, - Spectrum News NY1 informs. The tree's collapse crushed cars on both sides of the street, halting traffic in the area. Residents expressed astonishment at the aftermath,...
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2 gang members sentenced to 40 years to life for road rage killing of dad
Two suspected gang members sentenced to 40 years to life for road rage killing of dad in Plainfield, - Eyewitness News ABC 7 reports. Two individuals suspected of gang affiliation, Douglas Coudrey, 26, from Eastport, and Kenneth Regan, 25, from Centereach, received a sentencing of 40 years to life on Friday for their...
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Section of Brooklyn's Home Depot parking garage collapses.
At approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20th, a small portion of the second level of a parking garage at a Home Depot in Brooklyn collapsed to the ground floor, - Eyewitness news ABC 7 reports. Workers promptly erected barriers around the affected area. According to inspectors from the Department of Buildings...
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NYPD makes arrest in Christmas Eve deadly crash in Queens
Authorities have made an arrest in a crash that resulted in the death of a 72-year-old woman in Queens in late 2023, - CBS News writes. According to law enforcement officials, Paul Lee, aged 20, collided with the SUV being driven by Toliza Hong, causing her vehicle to overturn. The incident occurred on Christmas Ev...
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