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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: Exposing a NYCHA nightmare

7online.com — Kitchen repairs unfinished and a toddler taken to the hospital because of mold are just some of the issues residents in New York City Housing Authority apartments face.

Video shows limo driver texting while driving

7online.com — A party bus cruises down the Long Island Expressway while video shows the driver seems more interested in scrolling and texting on his smart phone than in keeping his 45 passengers safe. It was the day after four young women were killed when a limo turned into the path of a pickup in Suffolk County.

Investigation into safety of stretch limousines

7online.com — Earlier this week, we learned that stretch limousines are made by cutting in half an original limo and adding expanded roof, floor and sides as seen in this video posted on the website of one of the largest builders of modified passenger vehicles.

At least 6 more pilots report laser incidents over New York, New Jersey; 22 incidents in a week

7online.com — At least six more flights over New York and New Jersey reported being illuminated by lasers Tuesday night, making 22 such incidents in the last week. In this recent rash of hits, six planes reported laser strikes including United Flight 1933 on approach to Newark.

The Investigators: Stretch limos fall through regulatory cracks

7online.com — In the wake of the horrific and deadly limousine crash on Long Island's North Fork, the Eyewitness News Investigators are taking a closer look at the safety of stretch limos. It turns out that most of them are bought as regular cars and SUVs, then cut up and then turned into huge limos.

Investigators: Struggling to rebuild, 3 years after Superstorm Sandy

7online.com — The de Blasio administration is doing far better than Bloomberg in repairing homes heavily damaged by Sandy, but nearly three years since the storm, red tape and confusion in the city's Build It Back program are still getting in the way of some desperate to get back to normal.

New York City Department of Health creates unit created to investigate illegal daycares after baby death

7online.com — The city is cracking down on illegal daycares in New York City in the wake of the death of a baby at a SoHo daycare that never had a license in its 14 years of operation. Eyewitness News has been trying for three days to get the numbers of illegal daycares shutdown by the City Department of Health.

The Investigators: Death of 3-month-old at unlicensed daycare puts spotlight on city, state health department procedures

7online.com — The investigation continues Wednesday into the death of 3-month-old boy at an unlicensed daycare in SoHo, as authorities try to determine how the facility was in operation for more than a decade without proper certification and inspections. Unlike the restaurant industry, where the health department both licenses and inspects locations, the state licenses daycare centers while the city inspects them.

The Investigators: Death of 3-year-old at unlicensed daycare puts spotlight on city, state health department procedures

7online.com — The investigation continues Wednesday into the death of 3-month-old boy at an unlicensed daycare in SoHo, as authorities try to determine how the facility was in operation for more than a decade without proper certification and inspections. For years, Maryellen Strautmanis operated SoHo Child Care in the shadows of safety regulators, until Monday, when Karl Towndrow went into cardiac arrest and died.

The Investigators: Terrifying Queens road rage incident caught on camera

7online.com — A terrifying case of road rage was caught on camera in Queens, with the victim left fearing for her life. And Ashley, who requested that her last name not be used, says she still scared because the other driver remains out there.
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Jul 31, 2015

#NYC public #housing horrors. One month, 3 families living in unhealthy conditions pleading with city… instagram.com/p/50pRi7Jqmb/

Jul 29, 2015

RT @News12HV: FIRE TRUCK CRASH: 10 hurt, including 4 firefighters, in Yonkers collision involving fire truck & casino shuttle bus. http://t…

Jul 24, 2015

#Suffolk County D-A says side impact protection will be part of investigation into death of four… instagram.com/p/5ig_QUJqmI/

Jul 24, 2015

#Suffolk County D-A says pickup truck driver's blood alcohol was .066 below the legal standard for… instagram.com/p/5hssTMJqs-/

Jul 22, 2015

#FBI looking for people behind rash of #laser strikes at #planes in NY-NJ. In last week, 22 planes… instagram.com/p/5dOI05Jqoi/

Jul 22, 2015

#NYC City Council delays vote on #Uber cap saying they will begin 4 month study into congestion problem before vote. #abc7ny

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