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Past articles by Stephen:

Ex-NYPD officer gets 4 years in alleged murder-for-hire plot against husband

NEW YORK — A former NYPD officer accused in an alleged murder-for-hire plot was sentenced to jail time Friday for obstruction of justice after previously accepting a plea deal. Valerie Cincinelli, a 12-year veteran with the department, was arrested in May of 2019. A criminal complaint accused Cincinelli of asking a confidential FBI source to […] → Read More

6 moments of silence to remember 9/11 on 20th anniversary

NEW YORK — On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, six moments of silence are part of the memorial ceremony. The public is invited to observe any or all of them. Here is the list: 8:46 a.m. ET: Hijackers crash Flight 11 into the north tower. 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers crash United Airlines […] → Read More

Guess who’s back: Toms River, New Jersey returns to Little League World Series

BRISTOL, Conn. — The “beasts of the East” are back. Toms River, New Jersey is going to play in the 2021 Little League World Series after a win over Delaware Friday night. This will be Toms River’s fifth appearance at the Little League World Series. A team from the town featuring former Yankee and Met […] → Read More

Mets shut down deGrom for 2 more weeks

FLUSHING, Queens — Mets ace and 2-time NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom received another setback Friday. The Mets announced that following an MRI Friday, deGrom will remain shut down from all baseball activities for another two weeks. Manager Luis Rojas said during a press conference that deGrom’s condition has improved, but not enough to […] → Read More

ICE extends contract with NJ detention center with bill banning them on Murphy’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey detention center has extended it’s agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite a bill that’s been passed by both chambers of the New Jersey legislature banning such agreements. A spokesperson for ICE confirmed to PIX11 News Friday that ICE is extending it’s contract with Elizabeth Detention Center through […] → Read More

Devastated mom asks for help with burial expenses for toddler son mauled by dog in Brooklyn

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — After her son was killed after being mauled by a dog inside a Brooklyn apartment a mother is looking to help allay costs of his burial. Susan Hyre’s 19-month-old son was at home with just his two older siblings, ages 9 and 11, when the family Rottweiler attacked, leaving the toddler with […] → Read More

6 hospitalized after reports of people struck by lightning in the Bronx: FDNY

ORCHARD BEACH, the Bronx — Six people have been hospitalized after reports that they were struck by lightning Thursday, the FDNY said. The FDNY got reports of the strike at around 5:20 p.m. in Orchard Beach, but have not yet confirmed that that’s what has happened. PIX11 Weather shows you the lightning data from their […] → Read More

Mario Cuomo Bridge would be re-renamed Tappan Zee under assemblyman’s bill

NEW YORK — It’s not exactly burning bridges, but it is an attempt to take the name off of one. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will resign as governor and leave office Aug. 24. One Republican New York State Assemblymember wants to wipe the name of Cuomo’s father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, off […] → Read More

Nassau County records 20th shark sighting this summer: officials

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. — The beaches of Long Island have seen their share of sharks this summer. A sighting confirmed off the waters of Nassau County’s Lido Beach marked the 20th of summer 2021. That’s three more than Nassau recorded at the same point last year. A tongue-in-cheek County Executive Laura Curran called it “Jaw(s)-dropping,” […] → Read More

2 stabbed near Bronx market: NYPD

CONCOURSE, the Bronx — Two people were stabbed Thursday afternoon near a market in the Bronx, police said. The incident happened at 1:06 p.m. on Exterior Street in the Concourse section of the Bronx. Two men were stabbed and hospitalized. Authorities have yet to discover a motive or make any arrests. The incident is under […] → Read More

Republican mayoral candidate Sliwa pitches UBI program

NEW YORK — Despite his loss in the Democratic primary, it appears at least one candidate for the general election in the New York City mayoral race will be carrying on Andrew Yang’s signature policy. Republican Curtis Sliwa, political newcomer and founder of The Guardian Angels, took to Twitter Wednesday to pitch his version of […] → Read More

NJ Assemblyman wants state’s Olympians to be shielded from taxes on winnings

TRENTON, N.J. — One New Jersey politician wants to shield the state’s Olympic winners from state income taxes on their rewards. Assemblyman Ron Dancer has proposed A4109 which would exempt the value of awards or prizes won at the Olympic Games from state income taxes. “Our Olympic medalists have made tremendous sacrifices to represent our […] → Read More

Who else is currently in the line of succession to become governor of New York?

NEW YORK — Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to become the 57th governor in New York state’s history when Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns in two weeks. That’s been the rule of law if a governor dies, resigns or is impeached in the Empire State since 1938. For now, Lt. Gov. Hochul has not named […] → Read More

15-year-old boy in critical condition after Manhattan shooting: NYPD

INWOOD, Manhattan — A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Manhattan Saturday, police said. The shooting took place on West 204th Street in Inwood at around 8:53 p.m. The victim was shot in the chest, leg and arm on the sidewalk. He was hospitalized and in critical condition, according […] → Read More

Photos: Most emotional images from Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

While the medal count and event results may capture the majority of headlines, the Olympic Games are really a story of emotion. → Read More

Queens girls, 12 and 8, missing: NYPD

QUEENS — Two Queens girls, 12 and 8 years old, have been missing since Friday afternoon, according to police. The girls were last seen at 2:05 p.m. walking southbound on 146th Street approaching 115th Avenue. The girls are Alana Ramdass, 12, and Briana Ramdass, 8. They are cousins who both live on Linden Boulevard, authorities […] → Read More

Man sought in stabbing death of homeless woman in East Harlem: NYPD

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man is wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a homeless woman in East Harlem, police said. The incident happened at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday on 2nd Avenue when a man entered a building with a 38-year-old woman and engaged in a verbal dispute. As the dispute got physical, the […] → Read More

FDNY, EMS workers tentatively agree to new contract with NYC

NEW YORK — Over 4,500 FDNY employees are getting a raise in a new contract signed between their union and New York City. Workers impacted by Friday’s agreement include EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Lieutenants and Captains, and Fire Protection Inspectors. The deal was made with Mayor de Blasio, OLR Commissioner Renee Campion and FDNY First Deputy […] → Read More

Crown Heights murder: Victim’s mother tells PIX11 News she knows the killer

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — “I know her.” The mother of 42-year-old Delia Johnson — who was found dead after a woman walked up to and fatally shot her earlier this week in Brooklyn — tells PIX11 News she knows the killer and at one point, even took her in. It happened around 9:41 p.m. in […] → Read More

Nets to sign Kevin Durant to 4-year, $198M extension: reports

BROOKYLN — After going for the Gold Medal in tonight’s Olympic basketball final, Kevin Durant looks set to extend his quest for an NBA title in Brooklyn. The Nets star is set to sign a 4-year, $198 million contract extension with the team once he becomes eligible to do so Saturday, according to the NBA […] → Read More