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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: JFK Airport parking lot nightmare

7online.com — A man left his car in a long-term parking near John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, only to return to find it damaged and with thousands of extra miles. It's an Investigators exclusive. And Eyewitness News has also learned that the parking lot business has caught the interest of the NYPD.

Investigators Exclusive: Incursion runway radar malfunctioning at Newark Liberty

7online.com — An Eyewitness News exclusive investigation looked at safety at one of the nation's busiest airports. A radar system at Newark Liberty International Airport is suppose to prevent collisions on the runway, but too often, it doesn't operate properly. The problem is false alerts.

Investigators Exclusive: Incursion radar malfunctioning at Newark Liberty

7online.com — The Eyewitness News Investigators looked into possible safety issues concerning air traffic controllers at Newark Liberty International Airport. A radar that is supposed to help avoid on-the-ground collisions is causing problems. The key radar, which is supposed to alert air traffic controllers to potential runway collisions, has failed to work properly.

The Investigators: One-hour test for diagnosing Ebola still going unused in New York

7online.com — When Dr. Craig Spencer entered Bellevue Hospital three weeks ago, it took half a day to find out if he was indeed infected with the Ebola virus. And at the time, we reported that it didn't have to take that long. There is a one-hour test that The Investigators Jim Hoffer told you wasn't being used.

INVESTIGATION: The danger of speeding bicyclists in Central Park

7online.com — The Eyewitness News Investigators are looking into a growing problem in Central Park: Speeding bicyclists. The problem has led to pedestrian injuries and even some fatalities. The number of accidents between cyclist and pedestrians in the park is way up this year, along with serious injuries and two fatalities.

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 Dr. Craig Spencer entered Bellevue Hospital three weeks ago, it took half a day to find out if he was indeed infected with the Ebola virus. And at the time, we reported that it didn't have to take that long. There is a one-hour test that The Investigators Jim Hoffer told you wasn't being used.

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.
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Nov 23, 2014

Exclusive: Suspect in deadly subway push speaks from Rikers Island 7online.com/407845/ via @Kemrichardson7

Nov 22, 2014

Infant accidentally shot by father cleaning his illegal gun in Brooklyn. Baby in surgery. @ABC7NYNewsDesk

Nov 22, 2014

RT @FDNY: #FDNY is sending 41 members of Special Operations Command to #Buffalo to help the city after record snowfall pic.twitter.com/L9TYfPvXpt

Nov 19, 2014

#Customs K-9 strikes again Sniffs out $87,000 in cocaine in luggage at #JFK. Trinidad woman arrested. pic.twitter.com/qp9RAlTJGL

Nov 17, 2014

Undercover not just for #FBI, Ag agents pose as food stamp recipients, #IRS as tax preparers to get thieves: @nytimes tinyurl.com/nu2b52h

Nov 16, 2014

RT @DarlaMiles7: PHOTO: French tourist Yonathan Souid leaves the 84th precinct, arrested for scaling the #Brooklyn Bridge. pic.twitter.com/sHoLuRhuYJ

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