Ashley Soley-Cerro, PIX11

Ashley Soley-Cerro


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by ASHLEY:

Brooklyn man shoots parents on Christmas: Nassau police

HEWLETT HARBOR, Long Island — A man was under arrest Sunday for shooting his parents on Christmas, according to the Nassau County Police Department. Dino Tomassetti, 29-year-old East Williamsburg resident, has been arrested for attempting to kill his parents, according to police Police responded to reports of a disturbance at a home on Seawane Drive […] → Read More

Woman stabbed on train in Manhattan; man sought: NYPD

TRIBECA, Manhattan — A man stabbed a woman on a train at Chambers Street Sunday morning, according to police. The victim was stabbed in the stomach just after 8 a.m. on a southbound C train, police said. She was hospitalized and is expected to survive. A man in his 50s is sought. Police said he […] → Read More

Mulchfest begins in NYC: How to recycle your Christmas tree

NEWY YORK — Tis the season for figuring out what to do with that old Christmas tree. Mulchfest began in New York City Sunday, giving New Yorkers a way to recycle their Christmas trees through Jan. 9, 2022. When trees are brought to select locations, they are broken down into wood chips that are then […] → Read More

Intoxicated teen driver strikes two pedestrians, killing one, on Christmas: Suffolk police

ISLIP, Long Island — An intoxicated teen driver struck two pedestrians on Christmas, killing one and seriously injuring the other, Suffolk County police said Sunday. The unidentified 18-year-old from Bay Shore was expected to be arraigned Sunday in connection to the incident and death of Luis Trujillo, police said. The teen was driving on Union […] → Read More

NY COVID latest: Sunday, December 26, 2021

The latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York state and New York City, including data on positive cases and other indicators, and information from local officials. → Read More

AG Letitia James drops out of NY governor race; seeking re-election

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday she was dropping out of the race for governor, saying she will instead run for re-election to her current position. “I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general. There are a number of important investigations and cases […] → Read More

Person struck by 7 train at Grand Central; service suspended between Manhattan, Queens

MANHATTAN – A person was struck by a 7 train at Grand Central Friday morning, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Details about how the person was struck, or their condition, was not immediately known. Train service was suspended between Manhattan and Queens as a result of the incident, MTA officials stated around 8:45 a.m. […] → Read More

Man with gun prompts police response outside United Nations in Manhattan: police

MANHATTAN – A man with a gun is outside the United Nations, police said Thursday. Multiple police vehicles and officers were seen responding to the situation near 42nd Street and First Avenue. The livestream at the top of this story shows the police response. The man was seen pacing in front of flags outside the […] → Read More

Omicron COVID variant confirmed in Minnesota; patient was recently in NYC: Officials

NEW YORK – The second known case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has been identified in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Thursday. The patient recently traveled to New York City, according to the department. This is a developing story. Refresh for updates. → Read More

Video: Stranger takes shirt off back, makes tourniquet after mom is shot in Manhattan

MARBLE HILL, Manhattan — A stranger took the shirt off his back to create a makeshift tourniquet after a mother was shot in the leg while walking with her toddler, who was in a stroller, in Manhattan, video provided to PIX11 News Friday shows. The mother, who did not want to be identified, told PIX11 […] → Read More

Letitia James announces run for NY governor

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday announced she is running for governor of New York. The announcement was made on Twitter a day after multiple people directly familiar with her plans told the Associated Press James would soon announce her run. James will enter the race as a formidable candidate […] → Read More

See it: People rescued from flooded NJ home; children picnic nearby

CRANFORD, N.J. — Crews rescued people from a flooded home in Cranford Thursday, a day after Tropical Storm Ida flooded much of the tri-state area. AIR11 captured the harrowing ordeal around noon. Cranford Fire Department crews could be seen navigating a raft up to a flooded home. Four people then made their way out of […] → Read More

Mets GM Zack Scott arrested for DWI in White Plains, team and police say

Mets General Manager Zack Scott was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated, police and team officials confirmed Wednesday. The arrest occurred in White Plains at 4:17 a.m., White Plains police said. Scott was promoted to acting general manager in January. The promotion occurred eight days after the team’s previous GM Jared Porter was fired after […] → Read More

NYC school reopening: Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi to testify at oversight hearing, councilman says

NEW YORK — New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi has agreed to testify at the City Council’s Wednesday oversight hearing on the Department of Education’s school reopening plans, according to Councilman Mark Treyger. Treyger, who is the chair of the City Council’s Committee on Education, announced the news on Tuesday’s PIX11 Morning News. […] → Read More

NY schools: Students and staff will be required to wear masks, health department says

All students, staff and faculty must wear masks while in school buildings in New York state, the state’s health department announced Friday. A spokesperson for the New York State Department of Health released the following statement late Friday: “The Department has filed an emergency regulation requiring all students, faculty and staff of all public and […] → Read More

No swimming at NYC beaches as Henri threatens dangerous conditions

NEW YORK — New York City beaches will be closed to swimmers Sunday and Monday due to dangerous conditions expected as tropical storm Henri makes its way through the area, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation said Friday. This is a developing story. Check back for more. → Read More

Watch: Cuomo’s attorney holds briefing ahead of governor’s final day in office

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attorney Rita Glavin is expected to hold a briefing Friday around 1 p.m. Refresh this story at that time to watch the news conference live. Cuomo’s last full day in office as governor is Monday. Current Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over as governor at midnight. Glavin, during […] → Read More

Times Square investigation: NYPD asks people to avoid the area due to suspicious package

The NYPD asked people to avoid a portion of Times Square Thursday as a suspicious package was investigated. The area included West 45th to 48th streets on Broadway to Seventh Avenue, the NYPD tweeted. A suspicious package was reported at 12:13 p.m., police said. The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and Bomb Squad unit were headed […] → Read More

MS-13 gang member arraigned for 2017 murders after being extradited from Guatemala: court

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — An MS-13 gang member extradited from Guatemala was arraigned in a New York court Friday in the 2017 deaths of four people — three of them teenagers. Officials said the man fled the U.S. after he allegedly killed Justin Llivicura, Michael Lopez, Jorge Tigre and Jefferson Villalobos on April 11, 2017. […] → Read More

NJ Amber Alert: Infant abducted in East Orange by ‘armed and dangerous’ man

An infant was abducted in East Orange by a man considered to be “armed and dangerous,” according to an Amber Alert issued Monday. Chinna Payne was last seen at 26 Lindsley Place in East Orange around 12:45 p.m., the alert states. Damion Payne, 27, is suspected of abducting the infant, according to the alert. He […] → Read More