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Kristine Garcia


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Past articles by Kristine:

‘Liquid gold’: Giant box of Velveeta sits in Central Park

MANHATTAN (PIX11) – Forget about gold cubes, what about a giant gold box of Velveeta? An eight-foot box of Velveeta has replaced a pure gold cube worth $11.7 million that was sitting in Central Park. Those looking for a gouda time while strolling the park can visit the cheesy masterpiece at the same place the […] → Read More

Teens charged for shooting at cops during Queens carjacking attempt

QUEENS – Two teens have been charged Thursday in connection to the shooting of an off-duty NYPD officer during an attempted carjacking in Queens Tuesday. Chad Collie, 19, and Jayare Robinson, 18, were arraigned on multi-count complaints charging them with attempted murder, assault, attempted robbery and criminal possession a weapon, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz […] → Read More

Brooklyn judge’s son pleads guilty to Capitol riot charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of a Brooklyn judge who referred to himself as a “caveman” eager to protest Donald Trump’s presidential election loss pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges he stormed the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. Aaron Mostofsky, 35, pleaded guilty to charges of civil disorder, theft of government property and […] → Read More

14-year-old shot inside Kings Plaza mall in Brooklyn: police

Gunfire erupted inside a popular Brooklyn mall on Monday, police said. A 14-year-old was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital, according to police. → Read More

2nd arrest made in 2012 Yonkers cold case murder

YONKERS, NY (PIX11) – A second arrest has been made in connection with a cold case murder dating back nearly a decade, officials announced Monday. John Torres was arrested last Tuesday and faces charges of criminal facilitation, hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence, according to Yonkers Police Department. The 30-year-old Yonkers resident is accused of […] → Read More

Mother fatally stabbed by son in Brooklyn home: police sources

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his mother to death in their Brooklyn home Saturday afternoon. Kenji Francis faces charges of murder and unlawful activity with a dangerous weapon, police said. Officers responded to a 911 call inside a home along Wyona Street near Riverdale Avenue in […] → Read More

NYC alternate side parking suspended Saturday through Tuesday; parking meters in effect

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Snow is on the way, but New Yorkers won’t need to worry about moving their vehicles for the next few days. With a nor’easter expected to bring snow to the tri-state area, officials said alternate side parking regulations would be suspended from Saturday for snow operations. Additonally alternate side parking is […] → Read More

Off-duty NYPD officer working another job shoots man after stabbing in Manhattan

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) – An off-duty NYPD officer working another job shot a man during a dispute in Manhattan Friday morning, police said. Two men got into an argument at the Duane Reade along West 94th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side just after 7 a.m. An off-duty NYPD officer […] → Read More

Widow of slain NYPD Officer Rivera calls out Manhattan DA in emotional eulogy

NEW YORK (PIX11) – As thousands of mourners gave a final salute to slain NYPD Officer Jason Rivera, his widow gave an emotional eulogy at the funeral Friday, talking about their life and the events that unfolded the last day she saw her husband while calling out the Manhattan district attorney for his policies on […] → Read More

Man sentenced for 2018 attempted murder of Nassau County officers

LONG ISLAND, NY (PIX11) – A Long Island man was sentenced to prison Thursday for the attempted murder of several Nassau County police officers in 2018, officials said. Duane Costa, 40, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison weeks after he was convicted of attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal […] → Read More

13-year-old girl struck by box truck in Brooklyn: police

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A 13-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was struck by a truck in Brooklyn on Thursday morning, police said. Authorities were called just after 7:30 a.m. for a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Avenue J and Coney Island Avenue, in the Midwood section, police said. The young teen was exiting […] → Read More

Biden visiting NYC to meet with Adams on gun violence

NEW YORK (PIX11) – President Joe Biden will meet with Mayor Eric Adams in New York City next week to discuss efforts to combat the ongoing gun violence in the city. The mayor said he looks forward to welcoming the president to discuss how they can stop the violence happening on city streets. “The sea […] → Read More

Massive fire at Newark recycling center extinguished: officials

NEWARK, NJ (PIX11) – Two days after a massive scrap yard fire broke out at a Newark recycling plant, firefighters have extinguished the blaze, officials said Wednesday. “This fire posed some unique challenges for the Newark Fire Division in that it was deep-seated inside a 60-ft. pile of scrap metal, where fire hoses are not […] → Read More

Bronx woman arrested in 2012 Yonkers cold case murder

YONKERS, NY (PIX11) – A woman was arrested in connection to a Yonkers cold case killing dating back nearly 10 years, authorities said. Wanda Veguilla, 40, was arrested and faces murder charges for the August 2012 death of her former girlfriend, Yonkers police said. Pamela Graddick, 26, was found dead in Yonkers about a month […] → Read More

Alleged gunman arrested after shooting in Bronx hospital ER: NYPD

A 25-year-old man was arrested late Tuesday night after allegedly opening fire in the Jacobi Hospital emergency room waiting area in the Bronx on Tuesday afternoon, the NYPD said early Wednesday. One man was wounded in the shooting. → Read More

Man shot inside Bronx hospital, shooter flees: police

MORRIS PARK, the Bronx (PIX11) – A man was shot in the arm inside a Bronx hospital Monday afternoon, police said. It happened in NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in the Morris Park section around 12:40 p.m., authorities said. It happened inside the hospital’s emergency room, according to police at the scene. The 35-year-old victim is […] → Read More

$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – Someone woke up Tuesday a lot richer. A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Staten Island. The second-prize ticket for the Jan. 24 drawing was sold at a shop in New Springville. The winning ticket was purchased at the Staten Island Mall along Richmond Avenue, the New York Lottery announced. […] → Read More

4 NJ children died of COVID since Christmas: health commissioner

NEW JERSEY (PIX11) – There have been four COVID-related pediatric deaths in New Jersey since Christmas, the health commissioner said Monday. Of the four children, three of them were infants. “COVID-19 isn’t always a benign illness in children,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said during Gov. Phil Murphy’s press briefing. None of the four children had […] → Read More

Man fatally crushed by heavy container in Queens: authorities

BAYSIDE, Queens (PIX11) – A man was crushed and killed by a container in Queens Monday morning, authorities said. It happened around 10:30 a.m. at a home in the vicinity of 191st Street and Northern Boulevard in the Bayside neighborhood. Authorities said the victim was crushed by a container, which was heavy, and pronounced dead at […] → Read More

Vigil for baby girl as she spends 1st birthday in hospital after Bronx shooting

THE BRONX (PIX11) – A baby girl is spending her first birthday in the hospital after she was shot by a stray bullet in the Bronx earlier this week. Rather than celebrating her birthday with family, she was hospitalized in critical condition after she was shot in her left cheek. A vigil was at the […] → Read More