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Alyssa Zauderer


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Past articles by Alyssa:

Steve Harvey defends scathing memo to staff saying not to talk to him

CHICAGO — Steve Harvey just wants to be left alone by his staff. An internal memo leaked by blogger Robert Feder shows a note "The Steve Harvey Show" host sent to his staff as they began recording the show's fifth season. Good morning, everyone. Welcome back. → Read More

Second man arrested in grisly beating of Bronx street vendor

MELROSE, The Bronx —A second person is under arrest in the group beating in the Bronx that left a vendor with a fractured skull. The suspect, 18, was arrested Thursday in Pennsylvania, police sources say. His name has not been released at this time. He is in custody awaiting charges. → Read More

Con Ed transformer malfunction dumps 37,000 gallons of oil into East River

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Con Edison crews are working to clean up a massive oil leak that poured approximately 37,000 gallons of oil into the East River Sunday. Officials say a transformer insulating oil was released from one of the substations in Brooklyn. The transformer, containing 37,000 gallons of oil used with electrical equipment failed, a statement from Con Ed read. → Read More

Firefighters contain Upper East Side fire that sent black smoke shooting into sky

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Firefighters have placed a blaze that sent plumes of smoke into the sky over the Upper East Side Tuesday. The fire broke out in the area of Park Avenue and Park Avenue around 2 p.m. Black smoke billowed from the building and could be seen from miles away. → Read More

LIRR signal problem snares evening commute with delays, cancellations at Penn Station

NEW YORK — Long Island Rail Road riders can expect another messy commute Monday evening. The MTA has suspended westbound service between Jamaica and Penn Station because of a signal problem in one of the East River tunnels. Service is also suspended between Woodside and Penn Station on the Port Washington Branch. → Read More

Infant accidentally hit after parents get into domestic dispute: Police sources

BELMONT, The Bronx — A 2-month-old baby was injured Sunday after she was accidentally hit while her parents fought, police sources say. The incident happened at an apartment on Southern Boulevard in the Belmont section of the Bronx just after 4 a.m. → Read More

Ben & Jerry’s issues recall for possible peanuts in Chocolate Fudge Brownie

NEW YORK — Ice cream company Ben & Jerry's has issued a voluntary recall for an ice cream bar because it may contain peanuts. The Vermont based company announced the recall Thursday for a limited number of boxes of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices. → Read More

Nicki Minaj offers to help fans pay for tuition, student loans

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj is helping her fans get through school with a little financial help. The generosity kicked off Saturday when the rapper posted to Twitter about an online contest to hang out with her and go to the Billboard Music Awards. → Read More

Several injured in Jersey City Light Rail collision with firetruck

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Several people were injured when a firetruck collided with a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train in Jersey City Friday evening. Sources say at least 20 people were on the train when collided with a firetruck around 7 p.m. near Washington Boulevard and 6th Street. Sources say both passengers and firefighters are injured. → Read More

Arrest made in beating, sexual assault of lost German tourist in Harlem

HARLEM, Manhattan — A man is under arrest in connection with two very similar sexual assaults in Harlem. Police sources say the man was arrested Friday and is at the police precinct. → Read More

Here’s how teachers, educators can get free Chipotle

NEW YORK — Chipotle thinks teachers rule, so they're offering them free food Tuesday. "Teachers rule, so does free Chipotle," a statement on the company's website read. The free food is part of the Mexican food chain's annual Chipotle Teacher Appreciation promotion. → Read More

Bullying in grade school is on the decline, new study suggests

NEW YORK — Students are feeling safer at school according to a new study that suggests bullying is on the decline. A study conducted by the University of Virginia and partners collected data from more than 246,000 students in grades four through 12 in 109 Maryland schools. The study lasted for 10 years before revealing the results in the journal Pediatrics on Monday. → Read More

1 dead, 3 injured in Newark shooting

NEWARK, N.J. — One person is dead and three people injured after shots rang out on a busy Newark street Thursday night. Police responded to a report of shots fired near 1134 S Orange Ave. in Newark around 8 p.m. → Read More

Child seriously injured after planter falls on them in Brooklyn

MARINE PARK, Brooklyn — A child was seriously injured after a planter fell off a Brooklyn house and landed on them Thursday afternoon. The incident happened at 2224 Ryder St. in the Marine Park section of the borough around 5:30 p.m. Witnesses say the planter fell approximately 6 to 8 feet onto the child. → Read More

Toddler found dead in ‘deplorable’ conditions of Illinois squatter house: Police

WILL COUNTY, Ill. — Police are calling the death of a 1-year-old found in an Illinois house full of alleged squatters "suspicious." Semaj Crosby, 1, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Her relatives said she had been playing near her home when she vanished. → Read More

Dead humpback whale that washed up in NJ part of ‘unusual mortality event’

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Federal officials are calling the spike of humpback whale deaths along the Atlantic Coast an "unusual mortality event." A 30-foot-long humpback whale was found washed up near the North Surf Road beach in Toms River Wednesday morning. Warning: These photos are graphic and may be disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised. → Read More

Man arrested in fatal shooting of grandmother at Harlem park

HARLEM, Manhattan — A Queens man has been charged in the death of a grandmother who was killed while playing dominoes in a Harlem park. Abraham Vah, 25, was arrested Tuesday nearly eight months after the death of 61-year-old Odessa Simms. Odessa Simms was hit by an apparent stray bullet while playing dominoes with friends at Colonel Charles Young Park. → Read More

Power outage in East River Tunnel creates commuter chaos at Penn Station

NEW YORK — The MTA is urging commuters to anticipate delays and cancellations for the Tuesday evening commute in and out of Penn Station. Officials say there is reduced rail capacity on the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in and out of New York Penn Station. This is a developing story; check back for updates and get the PIX11 News app to stay informed all day. → Read More

All NYC classrooms will be air conditioned by 2022: Mayor de Blasio

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his "cool" new project Tuesday of adding air conditioners to all city schools by 2022. → Read More

Amtrak maintenance work to create rush hour delays between New York, New Jersey

NEW YORK — The MTA is urging Amtrak customers to prepare for delays during the Monday evening rush hour due to track maintenance. Officials say customers using the Northeast Corridor will experience delays entering and leaving New York Penn Station. → Read More