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Jim Hoffer: investigative reporter at Eyewitness News WABC-TV in NYC covering corruption, crime, whistleblowers, aviation, security. TIPS: jim.p.hoffer@abc.com

The Investigators: Potentially explosive trains rolling through New York, New Jersey neighborhoods

7online.com — They are mile-long trains filled with explosive crude oil that the government says are unsafe, yet more and more of them are rolling through neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey. In an exclusive investigation in which the Eyewitness News Investigators tracked the movements of these trains, we've determined that several times a day, they pass right by dozens of schools filled with students.

Exclusive: New test for diagnosing Ebola goes unused

7online.com — When it comes to Ebola, diagnosing patients early and finding their contact immediately is critical. But when a five-year old boy who recently came back from West Africa started to have a fever Monday morning, New York City used a test that can take up to 12 hours.

Fatal Far Rockaway fire revealed flaws in dispatch system, city investigation showed

7online.com — The response to a fire that killed two Queens children in April was delayed by a flawed dispatch system, city investigators concluded. A report from the New York Department of Investigation concluded that the New York City Fire Department system is "unduly complicated and unacceptably flawed, and these flaws, combined with human error, delayed medical assistance to two children trapped in the building who ultimately died," said a statement from the DOI released Tuesday.

MTA head: Metro-North staff worked 7 days straight during recent accidents

7online.com — There is a stunning admission from the head of the MTA about overworked and exhausted railroad workers involved in several accidents last year, one of them deadly. MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast admitted during an interview with federal safety officials that some Metro-North workers had been on the clock for seven straight days, for weeks.

Policy changes coming after video shows 5-year-old special-needs student restrained in Bronx school

7online.com — Policy changes are coming to New York City schools after a 5-year-old special-needs student was tied up as part of a punishment for acting out at his Bronx school, and the incident was caught on cell phone video.

The Investigators: Commercial airliners and hand-held lasers

7online.com — An Eyewitness News investigation dug deeper into a growing problem across the US that involves people pointing hand-held lasers at commercial pilots. The Investigators' Jim Hoffer found that the criminal and dangerous act continues to threaten passenger-filled aircraft at the New York area's three largest area airports.

The Investigators: Government finds deadbeat doctors defaulting on student loans

7online.com — They are the least expected to default on their loans, doctors. But our investigation has found dozens of successful medical professionals from our area who combined have stiffed the government for millions of dollars in student loans. And we are talking about successful doctors who live in really nice homes and drive expensive cars.

DOT chief says "we need to re-evaluate" traffic patterns after bike lane investigation

7online.com — There's new information on an Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive. Days after an Eyewitness News investigation, the DOT Commissioner says they need to go back and reevaluate traffic patterns. This admission comes after Jim Hoffer's investigation, testing the city's claims that bike lanes reduce traffic. "And you weren't happy with Jim's report?"

New York transportation chief: Bike lane numbers don't add up

7online.com — There's new information on an Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive. In a rare move, the head of a New York City agency made a stunning admission; they may have made a mistake. This admission comes after Jim Hoffer's investigation, testing the city's claims that bike lanes reduce traffic.

New York transportation chief: Bike lane numbers don't add up

7online.com — Two days after an Eyewitness News investigation into the Department of Transportation's newly released bike lane traffic report, the commissioner of the agency said it needs to take a second look. In a taped appearance on Channel 7's "Up Close with Diana Williams," Polly Trottenberg conceded that the numbers on improved traffic times after the installation of bike lanes simply do not add up.
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Oct 31, 2014

Maker of body cams used by police reports 300% increase in sales. @nprnews tinyurl.com/l7uwdf4

Oct 30, 2014

A school every mile w/in 1500 ft of rail line carrying millions of gallons of crude daily: 7ny.tv/13mU8qu

Oct 29, 2014

RT @CommissBratton: Excellent display of collaboration at today's interagency @NYCMarathon preparedness exercise at #NYPD HQ. pic.twitter.com/SF94BKqMHg

Oct 29, 2014

Bears Shot And Killed At W-B/Scranton International Airport To Remove Safety Threat fw.to/i3lzvGf

Oct 27, 2014

The largest transporation agency in the nation, the #MTA finally gets a Chief of Safety: David L. Mayer, a former NTSB engineer.

Oct 27, 2014

@GovChristie says protect NJ is 1st priority as he gets ready to free nurse from mandatory #quarantine: tinyurl.com/pqsx8u5

Oct 27, 2014

#Cuomo promised transparency put demands Freedom of Information request go through his office @AP tinyurl.com/kx45gyc

Oct 26, 2014

Under Pressure, Cuomo Loosens Policy for Ebola Quarantines in New York nyti.ms/1yCCf0U

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