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

Mayor Bill de Blasio implementing new plan to improve crane safety in New York City

abc7ny.com — Most of the area affected by Friday's deadly crane disaster re-opened in TriBeCa Monday following the collapse, but repair work by Con Edison crews continues as Worth Street remains closed to traffic. Over the weekend, the 565-foot crawler crane was dismantled and taken away by truck to a secure location, which allowed people who work in the area to return to their jobs and some sense of normalcy.
Feb 09, 2016

#Investigators looking if guidelines to protect people were followed when lowering crane. 7ny.tv/1XejCgi pic.twitter.com/OHH8BU9LbM

Investigators: Bronx DA drops murder charges against Javier Enger

abc7ny.com — Murder charges have been dropped against a man in the Bronx accused of a brutal stabbing. The Bronx District Attorney announced Friday that all charges against Javier Enger will be dropped. He was accused of stabbing Hansell Arias to death in the Claremont section in 2012.
Feb 06, 2016

Investigators: Bronx DA drops murder charges after surveillance video clears man abc7ny.com/news/investiga…

TriBeCa crane collapse investigation focuses on weather, height, operating company

abc7ny.com — The investigation into the deadly crane collapse in TriBeCa Friday morning is focusing on the wind and the height of the crane, as well as the company operating the vehicle. Overnight, the crane's boom was extended more than 500 feet. But as winds picked up, workers rushed in to lower it.

Investigators Exclusive: Air traffic controllers texting while directing planes

abc7ny.com — The Eyewitness News Investigators have uncovered exclusive details about air traffic controllers distracted on the job, including workers who were watching sexually-explicit videos and taking selfies while directing planes in the air. Using open records law, we were able to get disciplinary documents that show air traffic controllers around the nation suspended from their jobs for texting or watching video instead of watching planes.

Investigators: Bronx DA declines to dismiss murder case despite new evidence

abc7ny.com — A man charge with murder in a deadly stabbing in the Bronx was back in a courtroom Friday, hoping that new evidence that suggests he was not the perpetrator would lead to his freedom. But once again, Enger Javier headed back to his cell frustrated and ang
Jan 29, 2016

Mounting evidence that #Bronx DA has the wrong guy in 2012 murder @ABC7NY 7ny.tv/1nDN5nN

Jan 30, 2016

@ABC7NY Mounting evidence that #Bronx D-A is holding wrong man for 2012 stabbing death. 7ny.tv/1nDN5nN pic.twitter.com/YGJ2XorodM

Investigators: Bronx judge declines to drop murder charge despite new evidence

abc7ny.com — A man charge with murder in a deadly stabbing in the Bronx was back in a courtroom Friday, hoping that new evidence that suggests he was not the perpetrator would lead to his freedom. But once again, Enger Javier headed back to his cell frustrated and ang

Investigators updates: Injured man gets settlement, cop investigated, Taxi King pays up

abc7ny.com — The Eyewitness News Investigators work tirelessly to report stories that need to be told, and they follow up on them as well. Here are new developments to three stories we told you about recently.

Mother, child die of carbon monoxide poisoning in New Jersey after snow blocks car tailpipe

abc7.com — Inside a snow and iced packed car in Passaic, New Jersey a mother, 23-year-old Sashalynn Rosa, and her one-year-old child Messiah took their last breaths as carbon monoxide filled their vehicle. "It's hard to lose them like that," said the boy's grandfather, Felix Bonilla.
Jan 25, 2016

RT @ABC7: Mother, child die of carbon monoxide poisoning in New Jersey after snow blocks car tailpipe abc7.la/1SHmLWq pic.twitter.com/9yB2zK45UZ

6-year-old girl recovering after frightening fall into Bronx manhole during snowstorm

abc7ny.com — A 6-year-old girl is recovering after a frightening fall down a manhole in the Bronx during the weekend's snowstorm, becoming trapped in icy water. Her mother was frantic for help. Luckily some Good Samaritans nearby came to the rescue. Now they are sharing details about the harrowing ordeal.
Jan 25, 2016

Little girl survives an 8-ft fall into a dark, water filled manhole in the #Bronx. @ABC7NY 7ny.tv/1PObU6S pic.twitter.com/Rej43Appgm

Mother and child die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Passaic, New Jersey after snow blocks car tailpipe

abc7chicago.com — Inside a snow and iced packed car in Passaic, New Jersey a mother, 23-year-old Sashalynn Rosa, and her one-year-old, Messiah took their last breaths as carbon monoxide filled their vehicle. "It's hard to lose them like that," says boy's grandfather, Felix Bonilla. His son, Felix Bonilla, Jr.
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Feb 09, 2016

#Investigators looking if guidelines to protect people were followed when lowering crane. 7ny.tv/1XejCgi pic.twitter.com/OHH8BU9LbM

Feb 08, 2016

Flooding in Broad Channel #Queens adds to growing Winter word for Metro #NYC @ABC7NY pic courtesy Helen Henglein pic.twitter.com/RZV4NNj2WN

Feb 07, 2016

Another #subway slashing. Man walking down stairs at E.Tremont #Bronx slashed on cheek. #abc7eyewitness

Feb 06, 2016

Investigators: Bronx DA drops murder charges after surveillance video clears man abc7ny.com/news/investiga…

Feb 05, 2016

#BronxDA dismisses murder charges against young man following series of @ABC7NY stories showing he wasn't killer. pic.twitter.com/jzQWHu2WxY

Feb 04, 2016

Two #NYPD housing officers shot in the #Bronx expected to survive. One suspect dead, others in custody. #abc7eyewitness

Feb 04, 2016

Two #NYPD officers in serious condition after being shot at Melrose Houses in the #Bronx. @NYPD40Pct

Feb 04, 2016

RT @TheTransitCop: @NYCinvestigates Update Bronx 320 East 156 St. Tow #NYPD officers shot on the 7th floor, one to the face, other one to the leg

Feb 04, 2016

Two #NYPD officers shot in the #Bronx. Rushed to hospital. One suspect in custody. #abc7eyewitness


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