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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

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.

The Investigators: Husband's death spurs widow's push for Ruby's Law

The Investigators: Truck drivers using phones on busy New York highways

7online.com — Truck drivers on some of New York's busiest highways are texting or talking on their cell phones at an alarming rate. It seems epidemic, Truckers on major New York highways texting or talking on the phone. On the BQE, one trucker appears more focused on texting than driving.
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Oct 24, 2014

Where Dr. Spencer went before he showed Ebola symptoms in New York City 7online.com/363733/ via @ABC7NY

Oct 24, 2014

Passenger quarantined at Newark airport after treating #Ebola patients in Africa develops fever @ABC7NY : tinyurl.com/odm8x6h

Oct 23, 2014

95 yr old man missing since Saturday found dead in #CentralPark. No sign of trauma. @ABC7NYNewsDesk

Oct 23, 2014

RT @thehill: Treasury: #ISIS makes $1M a day from oil sales, and $20M so far this year from ransom: ow.ly/DenPc by @dmccabe

Oct 23, 2014

Not enough money for #Ebola vaccine but plenty for Swedish rabbit massages. @TomCoburn Gov't Waste Report: tinyurl.com/kbm5xp7

Oct 22, 2014

Gov Malloy orders quarantine for CT. family back from trip to West Africa @ABC7NYNewsDesk @WTNH

Oct 22, 2014

U.S. spends $8 BILLION to curb Afghan opium poppy farming. The crop has hit an all-time high @GovExec : tinyurl.com/k2gdh4z

Oct 21, 2014

Passenger who arrived at Newark Airport being evaluated for Ebola at University Hospital 7online.com/360399/

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ChuckGoudieABC7: Mayor @RahmEmanuel office: child traveler from Liberia got sick on plane to #Ohare. Transporting to U of C hospital. Family being q'tined.

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