October 30, 2012 8:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that... more »
October 29, 2012 5:40 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City engineers and fire department inspectors plan to climb 74 flights of stairs to examine a Manhattan construction crane that's dangling from a luxury high-rise as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Buildings department spokesman Tony Sclafani said Monday that it's a daunting task, but "they're the... more »
September 8, 2012 2:25 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City. Videos taken by bystanders show the funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air as it moves through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens... more »
July 24, 2012 8:32 PM
Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing Tuesday, saying the plan would protect the public, while opponents accused the New York City of playing Big Brother and wondered what tasty but unhealthy foods might be targeted... more »
July 9, 2012 8:11 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A rally has been held in New York City protesting Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed crackdown on super-sized drinks. Monday's small protest in City Hall Park - dubbed the "Million Big Gulp March" - was organized by the group NYC Liberty HQ. Participants included business owners, local... more »
June 12, 2012 1:34 PM
A public school principal in New York City is creating a bit of controversy after allowing students to sing a teenage pop song while banning them from performing "God Bless the USA."
Daniel Mitchell, 5, was planning to sing the patriotic tune at his kindergarten "Moving Up" ceremony. Mitchell's... more »
May 13, 2012 12:47 AM
The NYPD says officers stopped people on New York City's streets 203,500 times from January through March. That's up from 183,326 during the same quarter last year.
The policy allows an officer to stop a person based on reasonable suspicion, which is lower than that of probable cause needed... more »
April 29, 2012 2:01 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people, including three children. Police say the van was headed south Sunday afternoon on the Bronx River Parkway, a highway in the city. It bounced off the median,... more »
April 29, 2012 12:37 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of protesters have marched in New York City against what they say are setbacks to equal rights and reproductive rights for women. Saturday's march against the "war on women" was one of dozens around the country. Protesters marched from Washington Square down Broadway to Foley... more »
April 22, 2012 12:31 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a car involved in a crash about a block from New York's Times Square flipped over onto a sidewalk, injuring several pedestrians. Nearly a dozen people were hurt in the chaotic crash at West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Police say approximately eight people... more »
February 29, 2012 7:35 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is opening the nation's first full-service center for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. City officials say the new LGBT facility will be specifically geared to the needs of this segment of the population, whose members sometimes feel isolated from... more »
February 10, 2012 7:43 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced the father of an admitted terrorist to 4 ½ years in prison for destroying evidence and lying to investigators.
Mohammed Wali Zazi was sentenced Friday in Brooklyn for charges including conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Authorities said the former... more »
January 16, 2012 8:11 PM
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Oscar Mayer has its famous Weinermobile. Now outdoors retailer L.L. Bean has a Bootmobile. The Freeport, Maine-based company has built a four-wheeled version of the founder's famous hunting boot. It's more than 20 feet long and will be unveiled to workers Tuesday before making a road... more »
September 16, 2011 4:58 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Intrigued pet owners are asking veterinarians about a microchip that linked a calico cat found in New York City to its family in Colorado after five years and more than 1,600 miles.
Willow's owners had the chip implanted when she was a kitten. When she... more »
September 10, 2011 12:26 AM
Many of this year's incoming freshmen at the U.S. Air Force Academy were born in 1993; making them eight years old during the September 11th terrorist attack. One cadet pointed out that she didn't know exactly what was going on, but the panic and distress left an impact on her.... more »
September 8, 2011 5:04 PM
In the days leading up to the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, News 5 is sharing local stories from that day. Thursday night on News 5 at 10pm we'll hear from a husband and wife who were engaged at the time; one was on a plane from... more »
September 8, 2011 4:32 AM
It was a shock for New York City subway riders.
The popular comedy group, Improv Everywhere had another prank up their sleeve and created a human mirror on the 6 train.
If you aren't sure what that means, CLICK HERE . more »
August 28, 2011 4:14 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Irene remains a massive storm, but its winds are diminishing and it's moving northward twice as fast as yesterday.
Irene's now a tropical storm, with top winds well below the 74 mph threshold to be considered a hurricane.
New York City escaped the urban... more »
August 25, 2011 4:57 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A kitten tossed from a moving car on New York City's Verrazano Bridge now has a name - and a celebrity "mom."
Whoopi Goldberg has posted a video of Vinny on her Facebook page. It shows the adorable gray kitten grooming himself and batting a... more »
July 30, 2011 11:12 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says former President George W. Bush will be among the dignitaries at a World Trade Center site ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Bloomberg says former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and President Barack... more »
July 18, 2011 3:26 PM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Rapper and actor Ja Rule faces sentencing in federal court in New Jersey for failing to file income tax returns.
The platinum-selling rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, faces up to three years in prison at his sentencing in Newark.
Atkins admitted in... more »
June 24, 2011 3:37 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging his supporters to recapture their enthusiasm from his 2008 campaign even though he says he's "old news."
Speaking to high-dollar donors Thursday night, Obama said he may not be the new, fresh candidate anymore, but his vision for the country... more »
May 9, 2011 6:25 PM
A local high school student has earned national acclaim for her drawing and will be awarded at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall later this month. Eleventh grader Karissa Gonzalez-Othon from the Vanguard School in Colorado Springs will receive a silver medal for her drawing titled "City Silhouette" at the Scholastic... more »
May 2, 2011 8:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to visit New York City on Thursday to mark the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
The White House says Obama will visit ground zero, the site of al-Qaida's attack on the World Trade Center, and meet with the families of... more »
December 11, 2010 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a son of Bernard Madoff has been found dead in New York City of an apparent suicide.
The official says Mark Madoff was found hanged in his Manhattan apartment on the second anniversary of his father's... more »
October 12, 2010 12:25 PM
A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman during a sexual encounter is scheduled to appear before a New York City judge.
John Katehis is charged with murder in the killing of George Weber in the victim's Brooklyn apartment in March 2009. Katehis is scheduled for a pretrial... more »
October 5, 2010 10:44 AM
The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison.
A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.
The... more »
September 29, 2010 8:18 AM
Ten U.S. cities are recruiting volunteers to help with local challenges as part of a nationwide emphasis on service led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Volunteers will work on problems such as flood recovery in Nashville, Tenn., and childhood obesity in Newark, N.J.
Bloomberg is scheduled to... more »
September 17, 2010 8:38 AM
The National Weather Service is dispatching investigators to New York City to determine whether a tornado touched down during a fierce storm that tore through the city and left one person dead.
Thursday's storm toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands.
It also... more »
September 14, 2010 3:43 PM
A federal safety panel says an air traffic controller who was engaged in a personal phone call was partly responsible for a midair collision last year over the Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane.
The crash on Aug. 8, 2009, killed nine people.
The... more »
August 19, 2010 10:02 AM
Bedbugs have attacked a popular movie theater in Times Square as New York battles the persistent pests.
The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was sprayed overnight and reopened Wednesday.
A guest at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theater also reported a bite in late July. Spokesman... more »
August 13, 2010 12:51 PM
Authorities say a man accused of pushing a woman into a New York City subway train told bystanders he couldn't explain his behavior. The woman was hit but survived.
Jose Rojas is being held without bail after his arraignment Thursday on attempted murder and assault charges.
Victim Ute... more »
August 13, 2010 8:59 AM
It's not what you expect to bring home from a New York shopping spree.
High-end New York city retailer Bergdorf Goodman has hired a beagle to hunt for bedbugs - just in case.
Store spokeswoman Ginger Reeder says there have been no reported cases of the pesky bugs... more »
July 27, 2010 12:49 PM
Most people grab a hot dog because it's cheap and fast. Not so at one New York City restaurant. They have a hot dog that goes for an amazing $69!
So what do you get for your money? The 12-inch beef dog is grilled in white truffle oil, placed... more »
July 16, 2010 9:58 AM
Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects.
Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36... more »
July 15, 2010 8:51 AM
Workers excavating at the World Trade Center site have unearthed the 32-foot-long hull of a ship likely buried in the 18th century.
Archeologists say the vessel probably was used along with other debris to fill in land to extend lower Manhattan into the Hudson River. Archeologists Molly McDonald and... more »
July 7, 2010 9:55 AM
The high temperatures blanketing the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the country are making many people miserable. But those in New York City, Philadelphia and other dense, built-up areas are getting hit with the heat in a way their counterparts in less developed places aren't.
It's called the heat... more »
July 6, 2010 9:29 AM
The Fourth of July is over, but temperatures are sizzling hotter than a firecracker over much of the country.
Temperatures reached at least the 90s from Maine to Texas and into the Southwest and Death Valley over the holiday weekend. Now the mid-Atlantic is embarking on a string of... more »
July 6, 2010 9:20 AM
The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude promised each other years ago that they'd suspend miles of fabric over the Arkansas River in Colorado.
Last November, Jeanne-Claude died, leaving Christo to seek a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the project, dubbed "Over the River." BLM is due... more »
May 26, 2010 10:21 AM
Online visitors to the World Trade Center site will be able to explore the site with a click of the mouse thanks to a partnership between the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum and Google Earth.
Museum officials said Wednesday that the 3-D model will help the public visualize... more »
May 8, 2010 10:58 AM
As many as 60 people were injured when one of the Staten Island Ferry boats struck a pier at the dock on Staten Island, WNBC reported Saturday.
Police and Fire Department officials say the injuries appeared to be minor. They were unsure how severe the accident was or how... more »
May 7, 2010 8:22 AM
A law enforcement official says authorities are looking for a suspected money courier they say helped finance from overseas a Pakistani-American man's Times Square car bomb plot.
The official said authorities know the name of the suspected courier. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the... more »
May 3, 2010 11:29 AM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there's a "high probability" that law enforcement will capture whoever was behind the attempted car bombing in Times Square.
Bloomberg says there is no evidence that the attempted attack was tied to international terrorism. But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is cautioning against... more »
April 20, 2010 2:54 PM
A New York City police officer has pleaded guilty to helping carry out a heist at a northern New Jersey perfume warehouse.
Richard LeBlanca is the second NYPD officer to plead guilty in the Feb. 9 armed robbery at In Style USA Inc. in Carlstadt, near Giants Stadium. Original... more »
April 7, 2010 5:11 PM
A new study says that most New York City firefighters and medics whose lungs were damaged after they inhaled the pulverized masonry and glass of the World Trade Center are not improving as time goes by.
Breathing tests conducted on nearly 11,000 firefighters who were at ground zero when... more »
April 7, 2010 12:40 PM
A New York City pizza deliveryman outwitted an armed robber trying to make off with his pies and still managed to deliver them to his customer.
Assami Semde, 19, a student from Burkina Faso who has been in the U.S. six months, was working at Famous Famiglia 125 pizza... more »
March 29, 2010 2:01 PM
Residents along the East Coast are bracing for heavy rains, flooding and the wettest March on record in some areas.
The National Weather Service posted flood warnings and advisories Monday from Maine to the Carolinas. Several inches of new rain over the next three days is expected to push... more »
March 29, 2010 10:10 AM
The nation's largest transit agency has beefed up security as a precaution following the suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system. A spokesman for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Kevin Ortiz, says the agency has a "heightened security presence" as a result. He declined further comment. The agency is in charge... more »
February 16, 2010 4:31 PM
The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources.
The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday. It said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording... more »
February 12, 2010 8:24 AM
A close friend says former President Bill Clinton has left the hospital where he underwent a heart procedure.
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe said Friday morning that Clinton has left New York Presbyterian Hospital. Clinton lives in Chappaqua, a Westchester County hamlet about 35 miles north of... more »