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Winter storm watches in effect for Thanksgiving day

pix11.com — NEW YORK (PIX11) - It's near 70 degrees Monday but already there are winter storm watches in effect for a storm that could snarl Thanksgiving travel for thousands in the tri-state area. A wintry mix - starting as snow and rain, then changing to all snow - is expected to start falling Wednesday morning and last through Thursday morning, one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @PIX11News: It’s near 70 degrees right now in the city, but winter storm watches are in effect for Thanksgiving day go.pix11.com/1FjZWwW

Fatigue among tractor trailer truck drivers a growing threat on U.S. highways

pix11.com — NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles say that in 2013 alone, there were 94 fatalities as a result of tractor trailer crashes. Those numbers are no doubt shocking. However, when you expand to the entire nation, the number of fatal crashes rises to nearly 4,000.
Nov 24, 2014

Check out part 1 of my investigative series into the world of dangerous trucking.... fb.me/6STrU72BL

Nov 24, 2014

@PIX11News: Fatigue among truck drivers a growing threat on U.S. highways, @DanMannarino reports go.pix11.com/1C5dAYk” part 2 tomorrow

Amber Alert issued for 3-month-old baby after being allegedly abducted in Greenport

pix11.com — Posted 1:33 AM, November 24, 2014, by Christopher Brito, GREENPORT (PIX11)- New York State Police in Livingston has activated an Amber Alert after a baby boy was allegedly abducted in Greenport Sunday evening. Police say 3-month-old Steven Ristick was taken away near Fairview Avenue in Greenport at 10:47 p.m.
Nov 24, 2014

#AmberAlert is out for baby boy abducted last night. Suspect may be going to NJ, cops say. go.pix11.com/1vE2AhC pic.twitter.com/pj9sMWfW0b

Nov 24, 2014

RT @PIX11News: Amber Alert is out for baby boy abducted last night. Suspect may be going to NJ, cops say. go.pix11.com/1vE2AhC pic.twitter.com/Y8ytnqb6Cf

Ferguson appears calm ahead of grand jury decision

pix11.com — FERGUSON, Mo. (PIX11) - Ferguson appeared much calmer compared to three months ago. Even so, the community is still bruised and battered with several businesses still boarded up from the damage of previous riots. There have been protests over the last several nights, but on a smaller scale.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @PIX11News: Ferguson appears calm ahead of grand jury decision in Michael Brown case go.pix11.com/1zQoGeW via @jaydowtv

President Obama hopes Ferguson protests will remain peaceful

pix11.com — FERGUSON (CNN/PIX11) - President Barack Obama is urging calm as a Missouri grand jury weighs whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. "Using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to the rule of law and contrary to who we are," the President told ABC News in an interview excerpt broadcast Friday.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @PIX11News: President Obama hopes Ferguson protests will remain peaceful go.pix11.com/1tdWsGu

Death of Akai Gurley ruled a homicide: medical examiner

pix11.com — BROOKLYN (PIX11) - The death of Akai Gurley, who was fatally shot by a police officer, has been ruled a homicide. Gurley died from a gunshot wound to the torso, the medical examiner ruled Sunday. The shooting happened Thursday night inside the Pink Houses, located at 2724 Linden Blvd.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @Chuck_JCarter: Death of Akai Gurley ruled a homicide: medical examiner | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV pix11.com/2014/11/23/dea…

Cleveland housekeeper surprised with new home by YouTube series

pix11.com — (PIX11)- A single mother of three got the surprise of a lifetime from a prank group on YouTube. Cara Simmons works as a housekeeper to support her children without taking a day off. "She gives her all," said Cara's employer Mary Jo.

Some leaders skip 50-anniversary ceremony for Verrrazano Bridge

pix11.com — Some of the first drivers to travel across the Verrazano Bridge brought a classic Cadillac to the ceremony. Other people chose to stay home. The bridge opened on November 21, 1964. The MTA oversees operations of the bridge and held a ceremony at Fort Wadsworth, at the foot of the bridge in Staten Island.

EXCLUSIVE: NYPD officer cracks alleged fare beater in head with nightstick

pix11.com — Posted 7:30 AM, November 21, 2014, by Craig Treadway, BROOKLYN (PIX11) - Footage obtained exclusively by PIX11 News Friday shows a violent encounter between a New York City police officer and an alleged fare beater at a Brooklyn subway station. It happened just before 8 p.m.
Nov 22, 2014

Caught on camera: #NYPD officer cracks alleged fare beater in head with nightstick go.pix11.com/1HuhJ8m via Good job @pix11news

Nov 21, 2014

RT @PIX11News: EXCLUSIVE: Video shows officer hitting 20-yo in head w/nightstick during violent encounter, @craigtreadwaytv reports go.pix11.com/1HuhJ8m

Nov 21, 2014

Caught on camera: NYPD officer cracks alleged fare beater in head with nightstick go.pix11.com/1HuhJ8m via @pix11news #exclusive

Nov 21, 2014

Caught on camera: NYPD officer cracks alleged fare beater in head with nightstick go.pix11.com/1HuhJ8m via @pix11news #exclusive

Ferguson braces for grand jury decision in Michael Brown case

pix11.com — FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) - President Barack Obama joined the call for calm with word a Missouri grand jury considering whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown was close to making a decision. "This is a country that allows everybody to express their views.

Convicted cop killer denies he laughed at rookie officer Byrne’s 1988 execution

pix11.com — ROCHESTER, N.Y. (PIX11) - Transcripts released by the New York State Department of Corrections-from the parole hearings of two convicted cop killers-revealed one of them denied laughing at the February 1988 shooting scene in Jamaica, Queens, after rookie NYPD officer Edward Byrne was shot five times in the head.
Nov 21, 2014

Convicted cop killer denies he laughed at rookie Officer Byrne's 1988 execution go.pix11.com/1vxjnSR via @pix11news #NYPD #crack #byrne

Nov 21, 2014

Convicted cop killer denies he laughed at rookie Officer Byrne's 1988 execution go.pix11.com/1vxjnSR via @pix11news @pba

Nov 21, 2014

Convicted cop killer denies he laughed at rookie Officer Byrne's 1988 execution go.pix11.com/1vxjnSR via @pix11news

Farewell metrosexuals - the rugged, bearded ‘Lumbersexual’ movement has begun

pix11.com — NEW YORK (PIX11) - The egocentric life form known as the metrosexual appears to be finally dissolving away. As the not-so manly manicures, over-the-top manscaping and obnoxious skinny jeans that define the trend take the backseat, the lumbersexual movement has begun. What's a lumbersexual you ask?
Nov 21, 2014

RT @PIX11News: Farewell metrosexuals -- the rugged, bearded ‘Lumbersexual’ movement has begun. go.pix11.com/1vxaatX @AndrewRamosTV

If you see a $100 bill on your windshield, DON’T get out of your car to get it

pix11.com — Posted 4:11 PM, November 21, 2014, by Ashley Edwards, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (PIX11) - Crooks have come up with an alarming ruse to scam people out of cash this holiday season. According to the Maryland Attorney General, criminals are leaving $100 bills on the windshields of cars in Prince George County, in a cruel attempt to lure them into a carjacking.
Nov 21, 2014

If you see a $100 bill on your windshield, DON’T get out of your car to get it. go.pix11.com/11LCdtg

Explosion at South Plainfield plant lands several people in hospital with minor injuries

pix11.com — SOUTH PLAINFIELD, New Jersey - Several people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Friday after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing plant in New Jersey. The fire and explosion happened at Polymer Dynamix in South Plainfield. According to the fire department, everyone was evacuated and accounted for.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @PIX11News: Explosion at South Plainfield plant sends several people to hospital with minor injuries. go.pix11.com/1qIGCsd

PHOTOS: 10 ‘worst toys’ you could buy kids this holiday

pix11.com — BOSTON (AP) - A light-up bow whose arrows could flying up to 145 feet, a "Bottle Rocket Party," and a pencil-slingshot hybrid are on an annual list of unsafe toys released this week by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @samanthatata: "bottle rocket party" sounds fun, though.. | The 10 "worst toys" you could buy your kids this year go.pix11.com/1xK8j5F

Police involved shooting in Brooklyn

pix11.com — BROOKLYN (PIX11) - NYPD is investigating a shooting that took place on Thursday around 11 p.m. in East New York. Officers shot a male. The man was later taken to a local hospital. The incident took place at 2724 Linden Blvd(Pink Houses). No gun was found on the scene.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @PIX11News: Officer's gun appears to have "accidentally discharged" in dark stairwell, killing a 28-y/o man, Bratton says go.pix11.com/1vuOoH2

Discussing President Obama’s immigration speech

pix11.com — (PIX11) -- On Thursday night President Barack Obama spoke to the nation about his new reforms to immigration. What will these new orders mean for immigrants already in this country.? Join the discu...
Nov 24, 2014

RT @CityAndStateNY: On @PIX11 our @GersonBorrero tells undocumenteds to stay "in the closet" and to not trust the Obama and Senate GOP / pix11.com/2014/11/21/dis…