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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

Investigators Exclusive: Close call as planes nearly collide over Westchester

7online.com — Eyewitness News has learned that two planes nearly collided in mid-air over Westchester County over the weekend, and now, two passengers are speaking out about the scare. It's an Investigators' exclusive. JetBlue Flight 94 from Orlando had begun its descent to Westchester County Airport on Sunday when air traffic control alerted its pilots of an unidentified plane in the area.

Airplanes at New York City-area airports go unchecked after FAA safety changes

7online.com — The FAA is now requiring new safety screenings of inspectors before they get to check planes after a string of security breaches, but Eyewitness News has learned that alternate plans have not been put into effect at local airports.

NYPD Officer Brendan Cronin back in court facing attempted murder charges

7online.com — An NYPD officer facing attempted murder charges was back in court Thursday. Lawyers for Brendan Cronin presented a psychological evaluation that could set the stage for his defense. Cronin is accused of opening fire on a stopped car while he was off-duty. Eyewitness News was the only camera in the court room.

FAA Safety Inspectors grounded at New York City area airports

7online.com — Most inspectors who are supposed to help keep airports and planes safe were kept off the job Wednesday at our local airports. Nearly 100 safety inspectors who check to make sure planes are safe to fly were essentially grounded Wednesday at our major area airports because of a growing concern about employee security breaches and a lack of coordination between the FAA and the Port Authority.

Investigation underway into close call during takeoff at Kennedy Airport

7online.com — Having been given a clearance, a passenger-packed JetBlue flight 1295 headed full throttle down JFK's runway. At about the same time, Caribbean Airways Flight 526 had just landed. Air Traffic Control gave it instructions to hold short, meaning to stop before crossing the active runway.

FBI says Ohio man arrested for ISIS-inspired plot on U.S. Capitol

7online.com — The FBI is claiming that there was a plot to blow up the U.S. Capitol. They arrested an Al Qaeda and ISIS aspirant, a homegrown radical. The man from Ohio was busted as part of an FBI sting.

Eyewitness News investigation finds bridges in apparent disrepair

7online.com — For weeks now, the Eyewitness News Investigators have been studying the condition of railroad bridges along the Hudson River in New York. And what we've discovered through on-site visits and video are several bridges in what appear to be troubling stages of disrepair.

The Investigators: More customers victimized at long-term parking lot

7online.com — After our initial investigation aired about problems at two long-term parking lots near JFK Airport, we received numerous phone calls and emails from other customers. And when you read their stories, you'll think twice about who you leave your car with next time you head off on vacation.

A history of grand jury rulings in NYPD-involved deaths

7online.com — The controversial decision in the Eric Garner case shows again that it is rare for a grand jury to indict a police officer. Most recently, the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, also decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the deadly shooting of Michael Brown.

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.
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Jan 27, 2015

RT @daveevansabc7: Bill de Blasio Found Out About Subway Closure ‘as It Was Being Announced. @BilldeBlasio @NYGovCuomo do they communicate?

Jan 27, 2015

@tinadetelj @WTNH hi Tina can I use your pic from New London I will courtesy WTNH thanks Jim

Jan 27, 2015

@TimCook_photo @thedayct hi Tim Can I use your photo for WABC news report we will courtesy TheDayCT.

Jan 27, 2015

Anyone in #Groton #NewLondon CT with pics of storm please send: Jim.p.hoffer@abc.com for use in newscast.

Jan 25, 2015

RT @AircrewBuzz: FAA warns e-cigarettes a fire danger in checked #airline baggage - Business - The Boston Globe ow.ly/HUTkO

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