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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is making a last-minute push for an immigration reform bill. While advocates say comprehensive immigration reform would also help solve labor shortages, getting enough Senate votes is an uphill battle.
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 […]
CENTRAL HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — An alleged attacker faced hate crime charges Thursday for the stabbing of a transgender woman. Alshon Williams, 49, allegedly misgendered the 36-year-old victim, called her an anti-gay slur and stabbed her at least twice in the face on Nov. 1, officials said. Williams then allegedly pulled out a gun, firing […]
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says even 10 years after the shooting at Sandy Hook, mass shootings continue.
Rep. Sharice Davids, the first openly gay person elected to represent Kansas in Congress, said the passage of federal protections for same-sex marriages was "literally, just a relief."
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 […]
NEW YORK (PIX11) — Poverty rates in New York are higher than the national average, with nearly 14 percent of residents facing economic hardship, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found in a report released Thursday. Nationwide, the poverty rate in 2021 was 12.8 percent, DiNapoli said. New York has had a higher rate than the national average […]
NEW YORK (PIX11) — Subway station agents are leaving their booths across New York City, MTA officials announced Thursday. They’ll roam stations to directly engage with riders as part of the “highest possible level of customer service,” NYC Transit President Richard Davey said. Agents are training now and the change will roll out early in […]
NEW YORK (PIX11) — The Holiday Train Show, one of New York City’s beloved holiday traditions, is back for another year. PIX11’s Rebecca Solomon was at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx with a preview of what attendees can expect. Watch the video player for more.
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]