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  • FAA says no to using drones for search
  • A high-tech tool was to be brought in to help search for a missing college student, until officials shot down the idea, surprising her family.
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lauren spierer, missing person, investigations, jim hoffer
  • Eyewitness News has obtained new video and new details from a police report on the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo.
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avonte oquendo, investigations, sarah wallace
  • Sanitation_worker_ticket
  • A New York City sanitation worker can be seen moving the piece of trash with his foot before writing a ticket to a NYC homeowner.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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
  • Neighbors say vacant Brooklyn house is dangerous
  • The problem includes several fires at the house in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but neighbors' calls for help are falling on deaf ears.
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squatters, bedford-stuyvesant, brooklyn news, fire, investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • A New Jersey man who was pulled over was accused of being a fugitive. He was taken on a 10-state odyssey before authorities figured it all out.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • Veterans cleared of lying about leave time from police department
  • An Eyewitness News exclusive to a story we first told you about in December where two police officers and decorated Iraqi veterans who were suspended without pay for allegedly lying about military leave time have now been cleared and are speaking out.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • Underpayment on FEMA flood insurance after Superstorm Sandy
  • Nearly a year-and-a-half after Sandy hit, thousands of people have yet to move back home. Our investigation has found one of the biggest reasons why - underpayment on flood insurance by FEMA.
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investigations
  • The Police Department in Bloomfield, New Jersey is facing more tough questions. First, we showed you police dash cam video, which exonerated a man wrongly charged. Now, 2 other men have contacted Eyewitness News and they say they too were wrongly charged in another case.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • orlando trinidad
  • A police officer in New Jersey seen in dashcam video who is now facing charges of assault is speaking out.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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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metro north, investigations, jim hoffer
  • Exclusive: Dashcam video clears man facing prison time
  • The tale of the police dashcam video has now helped clear a Bloomfield, New Jersey man who faced a multitude of charges.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • Investigation: FEMA coming up on short on Sandy claims
  • The agency whose mission is to help speed recovery after disastrous storms may in fact be preventing families left homeless by Sandy from rebuilding.
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investigations
  • HS team alleges racism after football brawl
  • Explosive allegations by black varsity high school football players in Suffolk County, Long Island. They say they were the victims of racism by a predominantly white team and that referees did nothing.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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
  • How could a 22-year-old man with a history of violence, accused of a sex crime, be placed in a building housing children awaiting foster care placement?
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investigations
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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super bowl, investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • Witnesses change stories for convicted felon
  • A star witness in a 1994 murder case now says she lied about identifying the suspect 19 years ago.
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murder, wrongful conviction, wrongly accused, investigations, sarah wallace
  • the investigators
  • Thousands of Superstorm Sandy victims on Long Island will be spending their second Christmas out of their homes.
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investigations
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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crane accident, investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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
  • The Investigators: More warnings for people looking to work with security firms
  • One man paid hundreds of dollars up front thinking he was going to be placed in a job as a security guard. And he's still looking.
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investigations
  • most wanted victim joey tremarco
  • 23-year old Joey Tremarco was fatally beaten in 2007, and his killer remains at large as one of New Jersey's most wanted fugitives.
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most wanted, fugitive, investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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
  • abe lebewohl
  • The 1996 murder of Abe Lebewohl, owner of the celebrated 2nd Avenue Deli, is one of New York City's most famous cold cases.
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murder, new york city, investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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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west point, investigations, jim hoffer
  • 20-year-old Kalief Browder may be physically free, but mentally he is still trapped behind bars on Rikers, where every day was a battle to survive.
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investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • Rikers brawl video leads to new allegations
  • A captain who took control of a wild melee on Rikers Island caught on tape is leveling bombshell allegations against the Department of Correction.
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rikers island, new york city, new york news, new york city news, investigations, sarah wallace
  • 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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investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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drone, new york city news, new york news, new york city, investigations, 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
  • port authority passports
  • Losing your passport can be a travel nightmare, but imagine if the person who found it was ordered to throw it out?
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port authority, investigations
  • 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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drone, new york city news, new york news, new york city, investigations, jim hoffer
  • bronx fire policy
  • The FDNY is amending their search policy to ensure speedier demolition of vacant buildings after a fire.
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bronx news, fire, fire death, firefighters, fdny, investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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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new york city, investigations, jim hoffer
  • 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