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Police searching for gunman who fatally shot teen in lobby of Brooklyn apartment

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took the life of a 15-year-old student on Friday night. First responders arrived at the Flatbush Avenue apartment just before 6 p.m. where they found the teen in the entryway of a two-story apartment building. He had been s


New New York? Lawmaker Proposes Turning NYC, Long Island Into Its Own State

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — For New Yorkers living north of the five boroughs and Long Island, a trip to the city could someday turn into a trip into another state if one lawmaker gets her way.


WHAT TO EXPECT: Rain/icy mix this evening; Turns very windy Sunday afternoon - night

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - The clouds are ahead of a storm system coming out of the Southwest (the same one that brought snow to Vegas!). That system is going to rapidly intensify as quickly moves into the Great Lakes tonight and the weather over central New York turns more active.


Where in the world does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez live?

She may be America’s most famous freshman congresswoman, but in New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a virtual ghost. She has no district office and no local phone number, unlike the state’s three other freshman members.


New York mother guilty of murder in death of 2-year-old son

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty of murder in the beating death of her 2-year-old son. Keona Owens of Buffalo also was found guilty of manslaughter Friday in a bench trial before Judge Russell Buscaglia. Her boyfriend, Bashar Hall, is scheduled to stand trial in April.


Rumor: Did Porzingis want out of New York because he didn’t want to play with Durant?

In less than a year, Kristaps Porzingis went from the anointed savior of the Knicks franchise to being traded to the Dallas Mavericks to make way for whatever and whoever is next. It was a turn of events that shocked and angered much of the Knicks fan base.


Vanity Fair Uninvites New York Times from Oscar Party After Negative Story, Twitter Explodes as Other Journalists Plan Boycott

The word late Friday was that Vanity Fair uninvited the New York Times reporter and photographer who were supposed to attend their Oscar party Sunday night. The reason was that VF didn’t like the Times story this week on how the party was no longer hot. So Ben Widdicombe was told he couldn’t come. T


‘American Pickers’ is returning to New York: Do you have TV-worthy treasure?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Do you have an unusual collection of antiques?. If so, the History Channel series “American Pickers” is looking for you. The TV show, which has been on the air for 20 seasons, will return to New York in May.


Rise and fall of a New York Airbnb empire

NEW YORK — From the outside, there was nothing especially notable about the small white building on the corner of a cobblestone street in Tribeca. But until recently, it was a crucial location in a sprawling empire.


[VIDEO] Woman fends off sexual assault by throwing hot coffee in the face of would-be attacker: Cops

Authorities in New York say a 51-year-old woman was able to stop a would-be rapist by dousing him with a cup of hot coffee. According to WLNY, the suspect allegedly followed the victim into the latter’s Manhattan apartment building at about 9:50 a.m. on Thursday and pulled her pants down.


Cuomo says New York is ready for 'extremely strong winds', Thruway Authority bans empty big rigs

TRAVELER ADVISORY: Empty tractor-trailers and empty tandems (three-axled vehicles) are banned on the NYS Thruway in Western and Central New York beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 24) due to high wind warnings and high wind watches.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


‘Rikers Island’s most violent inmate’ attacks guard from Albion Correctional

MEDINA — Aniah Ferguson was called “Arch Enemy No. 1” and “Rikers Island’s most violent inmate” in an article in the New York Daily News in April 2017. Ferguson, who made national news when she led a vicious attack on a girl at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn when she was 16, an attack caught on video, was


New York Community Mourns Four Children, Father Killed in Fire

In this image taken from video provided by WWNY TV in Watertown, N.Y., pallbearers bring a casket with a Bodah family member toward an awaiting hearse at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart church in Watertown, N.Y., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Five members of the Bodah family died in a house fire in the early


MTA to begin testing MetroCard replacement system OMNY next week, report says

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The MTA will begin testing its new fare payment system next week, according to the New York Post. The system, known as OMNY (One Metro New York), is built with the latest payment technology and will accept mobile wallets from Apple, Google and Samsung or certain contactless cr


16-Year-Old Girl Goes Missing In Westchester

A 16-year-old girl has gone missing in the area and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Xiomari Diaz was last seen on Hawthorn Avenue in the city of Yonkers at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.


Yankees' Aaron Hicks wants a World Series: 'I’m tired of saying we came close'

The Yankees have had two great seasons in a row winning more than 100 games last year and making it to the American League Championship Series the year before, but that's not good enough for Aaron Hicks.


New York City motorist nearly mows down children on sidewalk

NEW YORK – New York City police are searching for a motorist who drove around a stopped school bus onto a Brooklyn sidewalk, nearly mowing down a group of schoolchildren. A security camera captured the startled children as they scattered outside a Jewish school in the Borough Park neighborhood.


Young Woman Sings For Michael Bublé New York Concert Video

On Feb. 20, Michael Bublé held a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but he ended up being the one impressed with someone else's vocals. During the show, he gave an audience member named Erin Bellucci a chance to sing one of her favorite songs: Etta James's "At Last." Before he handed


2 more charged in gang-linked murder in NYC subway station

NEW YORK – Prosecutors say two more MS-13 gang members have been charged in a killing on a New York City subway platform. Victor Lopez and Tito Martinez-Alvarenga were arraigned Friday on charges including murder and gang assault in the shooting death of 20-year-old Abel Mosso in a Queens subway sta