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One person missing after blaze at NJ Waste Management facility

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A fire at a New Jersey trash facility Tuesday prompted the evacuation of homes and left one person unaccounted for, authorities said. Officials in Elizabeth said the blaze at Waste Management’s Julia Street transfer station was reported at about 2 p.m. Surrounding homes were evacuated due to the potentially noxious smoke […] → Read More

3 months later, Paterson family still demanding answers about brother’s disappearance

PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) — Felix de Jesus went missing more than three months ago. Since then, his family has been searching for answers — to no avail. “You’ve been telling me ‘soon, soon, soon,’” Giovanni de Jesus said. “88 days now, and you have no answers for me?” Every week, the de Jesus family […] → Read More

NYPD: Downed surveillance cameras did not delay search for Frank James

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Police officials confirmed that security cameras were not working at three MTA stations Tuesday, the same day Frank R. James allegedly shot 10 people on a Brooklyn train. However, the NYPD said reports the lack of cameras “delayed the manhunt” are “unfair and misleading.” According to police, witness accounts describing James’ […] → Read More

New Jersey cousins say they helped police find Brooklyn subway shooting suspect

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) — Cousins Zack Dahhan and Mo Cheikh said they weren’t able to sleep after Tuesday morning’s violent attack on a Brooklyn subway; the pair said they even talked about wanting to catch the suspect, Frank R. James, as they came into the city from New Jersey Wednesday morning. And, according to […] → Read More

‘The smoke was crazy’: Subway riders describe chaos when gunman opened fire

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — New Yorkers were taking the subway just like any other day during the Tuesday morning commute when horror unfolded. On a northbound N train in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, just before 8:25 a.m., a man put on a gas mask, pulled out two canisters and opened fire as smoke filled the […] → Read More

1 person injured in shooting at American Dream Mall: officials

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (PIX11) — A police investigation is underway after a person was injured in a shooting at American Dream Mall in East Rutherford Thursday, officials said. Police are searching for three possible suspects who fled the scene right after the shooting around 5:50 p.m., officials said. “It is still considered an active scene […] → Read More

New Jersey mayor’s anti-Black remarks exposed

NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — The longtime mayor of Clark Township in Union County was doing damage control following the release of recordings that caught him repeatedly using racial slurs to describe Black people. Sal Bonaccorso said he apologizes for the “hurtful and insensitive language.” He added he’s learned and changed his behavior, promising never to […] → Read More

Small plane crashes into yard near NJ airport

MANVILLE, NJ (PIX11) — A small plane crashed into a yard north of Central Jersey Regional Airport on Monday afternoon, officials said. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were on board the single-engine Mooney M20M, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The plane crashed around 1 p.m. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will […] → Read More

NY AG demands more staffing at nursing homes

NEW YORK (PIX11) — New York Attorney General Letitia James called for stronger protections for nursing home workers along with better facility staffing on Monday, noting the workers have been on the front lines of the pandemic for more than two years. Many seniors across the country languished in nursing homes during the pandemic as coronavirus tore through […] → Read More

Hochul pushing for changes to bail reform law

ALBANY, N.Y. (PIX11) — A seemingly perfect storm of external factors – including the pandemic – now has Gov. Kathy Hochul and other elected officials moving to rein in the current rules on cashless bail reform. Hochul has reportedly authored a new 10-point plan pushing for several changes, which would, among other things, re-institute bail […] → Read More

Adams defends NYPD officers in Bronx stop that led to cop, teen being shot

Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday defended police in the Bronx after a judge questioned their behavior in a January incident that ended with an officer and a teenager shot by the same bullet. → Read More

‘Never did anything’: Stop that led to cop, teen being shot now under scrutiny

NEW YORK (PIX11) — The Jan. 18 arrest of 16-year-old Camrin Williams in the Bronx made the news, in part, because his scuffle with one of the responding officers led to the teen’s illegal handgun going off. The same bullet struck each of them in their leg. Officer Kaseem Pennant was grazed and received a […] → Read More

NYC’s COVID mandates lift, but people acknowledge they could eventually return

NEW YORK — Monday was the first day that no proof of vaccination was required to gain admission to restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, and other entertainment venues in five boroughs of the city. It’s intended to be a step closer to normalcy, as evidenced by Mayor Eric Adams’s tweet on Monday afternoon declaring that […] → Read More

Feces attack suspect released without bail, arrested again in connection with Brooklyn hate crime

A man arrested twice this week was released without bail both times despite allegedly committing vial attacks in two different boroughs, prompting officials to once again question the state's bail reform law. → Read More

Mother and her 1-year-old daughter dead in Bedford-Stuyvesant blaze

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A mother and her baby died after being trapped inside a burning house in Bedford-Stuyvesant, FDNY said Tuesday. Around 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, residents watched in shock as the three-story Agate Court home, where a 22-year-old mother and her 1-year-old daughter lived, caught on fire. One of the residents called Alton Whitehead, […] → Read More

New Jersey officers’ treatment of Black teen sparks national outrage: ‘There’s been nothing’

Z'Kye Husain and his mother, Ebone, are being represented by attorney Benjamin Crump. Crump said the officers who detained Z'Kye after a fight in a Somerset County mall violated his rights. → Read More

Meet the doctor advising an equitable care initiative in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) — Michigan native Dr. Denise Rodgers grew up believing she would practice medicine in a Black and brown community somewhere in the deep south. But after a medical school course in a Bronx hospital gave her a taste of practicing in a more urban setting, she was hooked. Now, the doctor — […] → Read More

‘I didn’t understand’: Response to NJ mall scuffle ignites critique of policing

NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — It’s a scene repeated across the county: teens fighting in a mall; in this case, last weekend at Bridgewater Commons in Somerset County, New Jersey. But what make this scuffle stand out is how the two responding police officers broke up the fight. Their responses are raising concerns of racial bias […] → Read More

Chinatown slaying suspect faces life without parole in stabbing death

The 25-year-old man accused of stabbing a woman more than 40 times in her Chinatown home could face life in prison if he's found guilty of the Sunday slaying, prosecutors said at his arraignment. → Read More

Man accused of burning NJ hospital worker found dead in apparent suicide

A man accused of attacking and severely burning a New Jersey hospital worker inside a break room on Monday was found dead on Tuesday morning, according to the Bergan County Prosecutor’s Office. → Read More