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Past articles by Chris:

88-year-old man from Queens reported missing

WOODSIDE, Queens ––Authorities are looking for an 88-year-old man who was reported missing Saturday. William Swinton was last seen leaving his Woodside, Queens residence around 4:30 p.m., police said. → Read More

Small plane crashes following takeoff from airport in Danbury, mayor says; 3 hurt

DANBURY, Conn. –– A small plane crashed following departure from an airport in Danbury, Connecticut, the city's mayor confirmed. Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted about the crash minutes before 11 a.m. Sunday. He said three people were hurt. → Read More

Video shows woman, 21, robbed at gunpoint in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn –– Cops are looking for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint in Williamsburg, police said. The armed robbery caught on video happened on July 21, around 4 a.m. outside 202 Montrose Ave, police said. → Read More

Manhole explosion in East Harlem injures 2

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan –– A manhole explosion in uptown Manhattan wounded two pedestrians Saturday afternoon. The blast happened on E. 110th Street and Second Avenue around 2:30 p.m., the FDNY said. Two people were hurt and taken to a nearby hospital. → Read More

VIDEO: Man hits Brooklyn deli worker with empty milk crate, walks away with it

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn –– Police are looking for a man seen on video walking off with a milk crate and bashing a Brooklyn deli worker with it. Cops say the thief took the empty milk crate from a grocery store at 781 New Lots Ave. on July 15, at about 5:45 p.m. → Read More

Officer allegedly forced arrestee to perform oral sex on him inside Long Island police precinct

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A Long Island police officer faces criminal charges after allegedly forcing a woman he arrested to perform oral sex on him, the U.S. attorney's office said. → Read More

Gov. Cuomo sets opening date for new Tappan Zee Bridge next month

NEW YORK –– Gov. Cuomo announced the opening date for the new Tappan Zee Bridge Thursday morning. The first span of the new Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge will open on August 25, Cuomo said at a breakfast even in New York City. → Read More

Late comedian Rodney Dangerfield gets respect with new plaque in Queens hometown

KEW GARDENS, Queens –– Late stand-up comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield will get some hometown respect in his old Queens neighborhood next week. The plaque honoring Dangerfield will be put on display on the opening night of the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema on Friday, August 4 at 8 p.m. → Read More

2 corrections officers injured in manhunt for Rikers Island inmate

RIKERS ISLAND – Two corrections officers were hurt capturing a Rikers Island inmate who escaped his cell and sparked a multi-agency manhunt on the island overnight, a law enforcement source told PIX11 Thursday. → Read More

Fake immigration officers push victim to the ground, rob him in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn –– Police say men posing as immigration agents pushed a man to the ground and robbed him in Brooklyn earlier this month. The NYPD says the victim, 25, who was riding a bicycle near Johnson Avenue and Humboldt Street on July 11, around 10 p.m. → Read More

Man attacks pregnant woman with machete in Brooklyn

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn –– Police say a man was arrested after he attacked a pregnant woman with a machete in Brooklyn. The assault happened at a building on Church Ave. near E. 96th Street in East Flatbush around 7 a.m. Sunday, police said. → Read More

Woman taken into custody in stabbing death of boyfriend at Brooklyn public housing complex

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn –– Police say a woman is in custody in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend at a housing complex in Brooklyn early Sunday. → Read More

Construction worker found dead inside elevator shaft at Hell’s Kitchen luxury apartment

HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan –– Authorities are investigating a construction worker's death after he was found dead inside an elevator at a luxury apartment in Manhattan Sunday morning. FDNY responded to 555 Tenth Ave. for a person needing medical assistance around 7:15 a.m. → Read More

Armed man injured in Crown Heights police-involved shooting

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn – – Undercover officers shot an armed man after he ignored orders to drop his weapon in Brooklyn overnight, police officials said Friday. NYPD Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said it happened at around 1:30 a.m. → Read More

Police hunt for escaped prisoner on Staten Island

STAPLETON, Staten Island –– Police are hunting for an escaped prisoner on Staten Island early Thursday. The NYPD says the prisoner, identified as 41-year-old Hector Calo, escaped from a home on Van Duzer Avenue in the Stapleton section of the borough. → Read More

Crews rescue 2 people after helicopter crashes off shore near Gilgo Beach

BABYLON, N.Y. –– Authorities say a helicopter with two people inside crashed off the shore on Long Island Wednesday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the chopper, a Robinson R44 model, crashed around 10:25 p. → Read More

Video: Serial robbers violently mug woman in Queens

FLUSHING, Queens — Police are looking for men wanted for several robberies targeting women in Queens, including a violent mugging caught on camera. The NYPD says the thieves took more than $10,000 from three women in Flushing from May 25 to June 5. → Read More

City truck crashes into car, kills driver inside in Murray Hill

MURRAY HILL, Manhattan –– A city truck crashed into a car, killing the driver inside in Murray Hill early Wednesday, police said. It happened at 2:30 a.m. on 34h Street and Third Avenue. → Read More

Man with gunshot wounds escapes moving U-Haul truck on I-95

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Police in suburban New York City have opened an investigation after a man who escaped from a moving car on Interstate 95 was found with gunshot wounds. → Read More

Man shot at bus stop in Astoria

ASTORIA, Queens –– A man was shot several times at a bus stop in broad daylight in Astoria on Sunday, police say. The NYPD says the shooting happened while the man was sitting at a Q69 stop outside the Ravenswood Houses on 21st Street minutes after noon. → Read More