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2 Police Officers Shot in Brooklyn

Dec 20, 2014

RT @BreakingNews: NYPD gunman believed to have posted anti-police messages on Instagram prior to shooting officers - @NBCNewYork

Dec 20, 2014

RT @NBCNewYork: Bratton: NYPD shooting suspect had "very strong anti-police bias", lived most recently in Georgia

Dec 20, 2014

NYPD shooting suspect Ismaaiyl Brinsley,28, posted "anti-police" messages on Instagram: commissioner -@NBCConnecticut

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17 Hurt in School Bus Crash Into Queens Building: FDNY — Thirteen children and four adults were hurt when a school bus crashed into a building in Queens late Friday afternoon, authorities say. The bus struck the building on 59th Street in Woodside just before 5 p.m. The FDNY says the bus was involved in a crash with two other vehicles, and the crash sent the bus into the building.

State Announces Long Island's New Area Code — Long Island's new area code will be 934, the state Public Service Commission announced Friday. Suffolk County's second area code will be activated in late 2016. The PSC says the existing 631 code is running out of assignable telephone numbers. The new area code will be assigned to new customers.

New Jersey Woman Accused of Pointing Gun at Children — A 35-year-old woman has been accused of pointing a rifle at several children after getting into an argument with them outside of her New Jersey home Wednesday afternoon, police say. The woman was charged with making terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child and several weapons crimes after police say she threatened the children with a Remington 597 rifle outside her home on Schooner Avenue in Barnegat.
Dec 18, 2014

"Woman was allegedly still in st. holding gun when cops arrived." Police: didn't use force.…

Dec 18, 2014

Police: NJ Woman points rifle & threatens kids. Cops talked to her & didn't use force.…

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Bobby Shmurda Tied to Violent Brooklyn Gang That Dealt Drugs, Weapons: Bratton — The up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper who performs under the name Bobby Shmurda was part of a gang that allegedly sold drugs, dealt guns and committed violent crimes, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a news conference Thursday detailing the investigation that led to his arrest.

New York Fashion Week to Leave Lincoln Center — New York Fashion Week will be leaving Lincoln Center after February following a lawsuit settlement calling for the restoration of Damrosch Park. Fashion Week spokesman Andrew Serrano confirmed to NBC 4 New York that February would be the last season at Lincoln Center, but was unable to confirm a new temporary location.

I-Team: 2 Years Into Body Camera Program, Police Department in Connecticut Sees Fewer Complaints Against Cops — As the NYPD begins testing body cameras on some officers, one police department in Connecticut says it's already seen fewer complaints against police in the more than two years that it's used them. All 52 officers in the Branford Police Department are equipped with body cameras and required to use them for all calls expect public service calls.

Feds Sue New York City Over Rikers Island Jail Violence Against Young Inmates — Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.
Dec 18, 2014

Feds Sue New York City Over Rikers Island Jail Violence Against Young Inmates… via @nbcnewyork

New York Woman Sues Police for Not Arresting Son — A Long Island woman says in a lawsuit that her 29-year-old son died in a drunken driving crash because police decided not to arrest him on driving-while-intoxicated charges earlier that night. Kathi Fedden made the claims in a federal wrongful death lawsuit this week, and is seeking $30 million.

Top 10 Tweets of 2014 From NBC New York — From the explosion of a building in East Harlem to the death of Eric Garner and the protests that followed, you turned to Twitter to get news updates from NBC New York. The most popular tweets also included more lighthearted moments, such as a bear cub getting stuck in a cookie jar and a highway sign that warned of Godzilla.
Dec 18, 2014

what we cared most about in 2014... the top Tweets from WNBC...