NY Gov. Hochul strengthens safety standards nearly 1 year after deadly Bronx fire

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Nearly a year after a malfunctioning space heater sparked a Bronx fire that left 17 dead, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation targeting safety standards for electric heaters.  The bill signed on Thursday requires electric space heaters to have thermostats and automatic shut-offs. They also need to be certified by a testing […]
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Lease signed for marijuana dispensary in Harlem

HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — Weeks ago New York approved the first marijuana dispensary licenses, and now, a lease has been signed for a Harlem dispensary, officials confirmed Thursday. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, which is working with the Office of Cannabis Management and the Cannabis Social Equity Investment Fund, signed the […]
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Man pleads guilty in deadly rock attack on Queens grandma

QUEENS (PIX11) — A Brooklyn man pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in the deadly attack on a Queens grandma, officials said Thursday. Guiying Ma, 61, was outside sweeping the sidewalk on Nov. 26, 2021 when Elisaul Perez attacked her. Perez struck Ma in the head with a large rock, then hit her again after she […]
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Teen girl grazed by bullet in Brooklyn shooting: NYPD

EAST WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A 16-year-old girl was wounded when a bullet grazed her in Brooklyn Thursday, police said. The shooting happened at White Street and Moore Street in East Williamsburg, according to the NYPD. The teen was taken to a hospital by private vehicle, police said. She’s the only victim that police are […]

Mom turns in teen son after Brooklyn subway strangulation, police say

PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A mother turned in her 16-year-old son who’s accused of strangling a woman at a subway station in Brooklyn, police said. The strangling incident happened on the southbound No. 2 train platform at the Grand Army Plaza subway station in Park Slope on Sunday, according to the NYPD. The 16-year-old […]

Man has $150K in jewelry stolen in NYC subway station: NYPD

MANHATTAN (PIX11) — A man is missing $150,000 worth of jewelry after thieves switched his backpack on Nov. 28 while refilling his MetroCard at the Canal Street Station, according to police. The man, 52, told police he placed his backpack on the ground around 2 p.m., which had his jewelry in it, to reload his […]

Queens man accused of stabbing brother to death

QUEENS (PIX11) — A Queens man is accused of stabbing his 25-year-old brother to death after the two got into a fight in their Jamaica home over the summer, authorities said Thursday. Henrry Gutierrez, 32, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing in connection to the July 17 […]

Lawsuit seeks end to NY’s ban on jurors with felony records

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York civil rights organization sued the state’s court system Thursday seeking to overturn a law barring people with felony convictions from serving on juries. The New York Civil Liberties Union argues that the statute spelling out qualifications for jury service disproportionately excludes Black men, leaving Black people significantly underrepresented […]

Appeals court allows New York to keep enforcing new gun law

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court panel said New York can continue enforcing a new state law banning guns from “sensitive” places like parks and theaters while the judges consider a legal challenge. The temporary stay from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday puts on hold most of a ruling […]

Many questions on $52B storm protection plan in NY, NJ

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — People are asking questions about a storm protection proposal for New York and New Jersey that would be among the most massive and costly flood control projects ever done in America. At a public hearing Wednesday night on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed $52 billion project, some wanted […]

Jurors from Valva case: Dad got ‘exactly what he deserves’

RIVERHEAD, NY (PIX11) — Most of the jurors who convicted Michael Valva of murder in the second degree in the hypothermia death of his son Thomas, 8, turned out to see the ex-NYPD police officer sentenced. “He’s getting exactly what he deserves,” said John Krusen, who sat through seven weeks of testimony in the case. […]

Teaneck’s Bischoff’s selling its last ice cream scoops

TEANECK, NJ (PIX11) — Teaneck’s beloved Bischoff’s will shut down by the end of December after 88 years serving up ice cream, the store announced Wednesday. Bischoff’s is closing its doors because of financial difficulties. The ice cream store has been open for 88 years. “We now ask that you show your support by stopping […]