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  • the investigators
  • It's a foot high and more than a thousand pages, the new state budget proposed by the Republican-controlled Senate.
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tax cut, taxes, new york city, new york state, investigations, jim hoffer
  • Investigation into drone over East Harlem explosion
  • At the height of the emergency response to the deadly gas explosion, a drone was captured hovering over the scene.
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drone, east harlem explosion, faa, investigations, jim hoffer
  • jersey city row home fire
  • As Investigative Reporter Jim Hoffer was the first to report, firefighters were initially sent to the wrong location.
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  • Con Ed tracks several gas leaks
  • The early evidence in the East Harlem explosion seems to point to a severe gas leak. A recently filed with state regulators by Con-Ed reveals the utility has a big back-log of unrepaired gas leaks. Out of 811 leaks, just 13 of them are potentially hazardous. The other 798 are considered not dangerous, but need monitoring.
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  • Federal investigators begin probe into explosion
  • Officials are very interested in a water main break in front of the East Harlem buildings that exploded Wednesday, and they are looking into whether the main might have been involved in the initial rupture of the gas line.
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nyc news, new york city news, new york news, new york city, harlem, metro north, fire, fire death, gas explosion, gas leak, east harlem explosion, new york news, jim hoffer
  • metro north death
  • The worker was fatally struck by a train at 12:54 a.m. while working on tracks at Park Avenue and East 106th Street.
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manhattan news, metro north, train accident, northern suburbs news, jim hoffer
  • Five baggage handlers at Kennedy Airport have been charged with stealing credit cards, checks and money orders from the mail.
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nyc news, new york city news, new york news, new york city, jfk international airport, theft, new york news, jim hoffer
  • facebook
  • Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks.
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new york state politics, facebook, gun control, politics & elections, jim hoffer
  • Exclusive: Safety records show history of trouble with Metro-North
  • In 18 months before a fatal derailment, Metro North engineers racked up safety violations that could have led to collisions.
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  • JFK lighting system problems
  • An investigation into maintenance at JFK Airport finds serious problems with the electrical wiring to runway and taxiway lights.
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  • newark police department monitoring
  • A federal monitor is likely to be charge soon of the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey.
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  • Jewelry store robberies on the rise in New York City
  • Major jewelry store heists climbed from 5 in 2012 to 15 in 2013, and already in January 2014 there were 5 store robberies.
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robbery, investigations, jim hoffer
  • The family says they knew that John Verrier died at St Barnabas Hospital, they had no idea how he died until seeing the story on 7online.
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  • There are many questions surrounding the death of a young man found slumped in a chair in the waiting room of a Bronx Hospital eight hours after seeking medical help there.
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  • the investigators
  • Some people's interest is not how many hotel rooms will be filled during the Super Bowl, it's how well security will work.
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  • gwb closure
  • Emails and texts show the attempt to disrupt GW bridge traffic was political. The question now is whether it was a crime.
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investigations, jim hoffer
  • Investigation into high-rise fire safety measures
  • An Eyewitness News investigation is raising some disturbing questions about fire safety in New York City high-rise buildings.
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  • New measures to make construction sites safer
  • A regulation passed by the City Council reduces oversight of cranes just as the city enters a construction boom.
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  • In an exclusive investigation, Eyewitness News has learned that three of taxi tycoon Evgeny Friedman's businesses owe more than $3 million dollars in back taxes, according to the New York State Tax Department.
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  • gwb repairs
  • Monday night brought another massive and maddening delay at the George Washington Bridge, the third in less than a month.
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  • Federal Railroad Administration issues order for Metro-North to change crew protocol
  • The emergency order is issued less than a week after a Metro-North train derailed and 4 people were killed in the Bronx.
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mass transit, metro north derailment, metro north, abc7 traffic center, jim hoffer
  • metronorthap
  • A woman who suffered extensive injuries, including a broken back, in Sunday's Metro-North derailment has filed the first lawsuit against the MTA, claiming the accident could have been prevented.
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  • Pressure is mounting on the MTA and Metro-North to address safety issues in the aftermath of Sunday's deadly derailment in the Bronx.
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  • Investigation into crane safety in New York City
  • The Investigators are looking into crane accidents and the reforms put in place to prevent them.
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  • Victims family calls for Rubys Law
  • More than half of all fatal accidents involve a driver who tested positive for alcohol or drugs. That's why New Jersey and Connecticut require automatic blood testing in deadly accidents. It's not mandatory in New York. That is likely to change because of the inexhaustible efforts of one widow.
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investigations, jim hoffer
  • Scoping out drugs at local Airports
  • The Customs and Border Protection dogs at Newark and JFK airports are as good at sniffing out illegal drugs as they are food.
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newark international airport, newark liberty international airport, laguardia airport, jfk international airport, drug, smuggling, cocaine, investigations, jim hoffer
  • military academy security
  • The Eyewitness News investigators have uncovered a startling security risk at West Point that's leading to calls for a solution.
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  • Investigation into mall security
  • What procedures are used to keep large crowds safe at such public places?
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paramus, new jersey, shooting, investigations, jim hoffer
  • Tenants fuming with frustration over landlord
  • He was just a name on a list, until now when in the course of our investigation we found the landlord who seems in denial about his buildings decrepit conditions.
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  • mta sandy flooding
  • A year after Superstorm Sandy, we take a look at what the MTA got right, and where the agency failed during the storm.
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  • Family of man shot and killed by police in Westchester files lawsuit
  • This is the second time a 911 call to police in Westchester County ended with a mentally distressed man being shot dead.
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police shooting, shooting, new rochelle, investigations, jim hoffer
  • david zablidowsky charged with flying drone over nyc
  • David Zablidowsky of Brooklyn has been charged with "Reckless Endangerment" for allegedly losing control of a helicopter drone at "an unreasonable height creating a substantial risk of serious physical injury".
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  • baby hope headstone
  • From behind her closed apartment door, the mother of Little Angelica Castillo also known as Baby Hope thanked everyone who prayed for her daughter.
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nyc news, body found, nypd, new york news, jim hoffer
  • Investigation into crane accidents
  • Two difference crane companies are involved in Monday's mishap and both have had problems in the past.
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crane accident, investigations, jim hoffer
  • NYPD Detectives showed up Thursday morning at a building on East 38th street where a man had launched a small drone.
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east side, faa, nypd, investigations, jim hoffer
  • Exclusive: Businessman says drone nearly crashed into him
  • Eyewitness News has obtained video of a small helicopter drone flying high above buildings on the East side of Manhattan that crash landed just feet away from a businessman during the Monday evening rush hour.
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  • bronx fire policy
  • The FDNY is amending their search policy to ensure speedier demolition of vacant buildings after a fire.
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  • tree trimming cutbacks
  • The seeds of tragedies involving falling trees may have been planted when the city slashed funding for tree maintenance.
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  • machine gun found at jfk airport
  • The discovery of a machine gun at one of JFK's largest terminals is raising a lot of questions at this hour. Of chief concern is whose gun is it and how did it get past security?
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investigations, jim hoffer
  • the investigators
  • Al-Shabab, means "youth" and the terrorist group has been successful in recruiting young Somali American men to train and perhaps, in the case of Nairobi, carry out attacks in Africa.
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  • Eyewitness News investigates balcony safety in NYC
  • When Jennifer Rosoff fell 17 stories from her balcony, it was long past due for a safety inspection.
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  • Man hit by bus continues court battle 10 years later
  • For ten years, an entire decade, Claude Williams has been battling the Transit Authority in court.
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  • bronx fire
  • An investigation continues after three charred bodies were discovered inside a vacant home one week after the structure was gutted by fire. Authorities have determined the cause of the fire.
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  • A mother and her wheelchair bound son became trapped by flames and thick smoke from the fire that started in the kitchen of their fifth floor apartment on 2705 Colden Avenue. The heavy smoke also trapped neighbors.
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  • Officials check out low credible threat at JFK
  • In the hours leading up to the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, federal authorities repeatedly said they had found no specific, credible threats to the U.S. homeland. But that doesn't mean they haven't been busy chasing down specific threats with - at best - questionable credibility.
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september 11, world trade center, local news, jim hoffer
  • rex maralit, wilfredo maralit and ariel maralit
  • Cop Rex Maralit and his customs agent brother Wilfredo allegedly bought the weapons and shipped them to the Philippines.
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nyc news, gun, smuggling, nypd, arrest, new york news, jim hoffer
  • WARNING: Contains images of towers collapsing.
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world trade center, september 11, new york news
  • nypd to test body cameras
  • Jim Hoffer has more on the program
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michael bloomberg, raymond kelly, new york city, eyewitness news 5pm, new york city mayor, new york city politics, police, surveillance video, stop and frisk, eyewitness news
  • landing
  • There is new exclusive video of that Southwest Airlines hard landing at La Guardia Airport where the nose gear collapsed.
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emergency landing, laguardia airport, investigations, jim hoffer
  • A grand jury has decided that there wasn't enough evidence to support manslaughter charges against Officer Richard Haste.
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new york city, police shooting, bronx, new york news, jim hoffer