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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

Eyewitness News investigation prompts FAA promise to install safety feature at LaGuradia, JFK Newark airports

7online.com — Eyewitness News was the first to raise the red flag about a potential safety issue at our local airports after our investigation uncovered that crucial runway red lights used to keep pilots out of the path of other planes were not being installed quickly enough. But that's about to change.

Investigators exclusive: Taxi tycoon owes millions in back taxes

7online.com — Millions of dollars are owed in back taxes by a taxi company owner who is worth a fortune. So why hasn't he paid it? And why hasn't the state or the Taxi and Limousine Commission come after him for it? It's an Eyewitness News exclusive.

Amtrak derailment investigation turns to whether engineer was using phone

7online.com — Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week's deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Exclusive: Camera shows ambulance driver falling asleep before deadly crash

7online.com — Sources tell Eyewitness News that a camera mounted inside an ambulance captured a 19 year-old driver falling asleep behind the wheel just before swerving off the roadway, striking a utility pole and killing a woman inside the ambulance.

Eyewitness News Investigation leads to new calls for action on illegal gas hook-ups

7online.com — A councilman, community leaders and residents stood outside one of the buildings where our investigation found dangerous illegal gas hook-ups. "This demands action," Councilman Mark Levine said. The Washington Heights City Councilman wants the city and ConEd to check hundreds of buildings owned by ALMA Realty following last week's Eyewitness News Investigation.

INVESTIGATION: Amtrak advised to install Automatic Speed Control 2 decades ago

7online.com — How can a horrific train derailment like the one in Philadelphia be prevented from ever happening again? Well it turns out Amtrak was advised more than two decades ago to install Automatic Speed Control which slows down the train if the engineer is going too fast around a curve, the train will automatically slow down.

INVESTIGATION: Was speed a factor in deadly Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment?

7online.com — It is still too early to tell what caused the train to fly off the tracks, but one of the deadliest passenger rail accidents in history occurred near the exact same spot more than 50 years ago. A faulty axle was to blame in that case, but other factors this time are raising early concerns about the train's speed.

INVESTIGATION: Was speed a factor in deadly Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment?

7online.com — It is still too early to tell what caused this train to fly off the tracks, but one of the deadliest passenger rail accidents in history occurred near the exact same spot more than 50 years ago. A faulty axle was to blame in that case, but other factors this time are raising early concerns about the train's speed.

Investigation into Indian Point's special fire safety exemption

7online.com — An Eyewitness News investigation has discovered that for some reason Indian Point got a special fire safety exemption at its power plant. This issue is being raised after a fire at the plant on Saturday. A transformer caught fire at the non-nuclear part of Indian Point.

EXCLUSIVE: Illegal gas lines found in Manhattan and Bronx apartments

7online.com — In an Eyewitness News exclusive, we've uncovered illegal gas lines in apartments in Manhattan and the Bronx. Gas was piped in that shouldn't be, with gas lines not approved by Con Edison. We're not talking about a few buildings, but eight large apartment buildings.
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May 23, 2015

RT @ABC7NY: BODY FOUND: Found floating in Hudson River near West Point Military Academy. Not identified. 7ny.tv/1Q3xKnr pic.twitter.com/d6J12aaVGA

May 18, 2015

Ambulance driver fell asleep behind wheel in fatal accident. On double duty. 7ny.tv/1HqCWm1 pic.twitter.com/TTIVuerkfp

May 16, 2015

RT @ReneeStollABC7: Amtrak derailment victims: Family, friends attend memorials for Laura Finamore and Rachel Jacobs... fb.me/3jH79gRjV

May 16, 2015

RT @baltimoresun: Since 2006, 67 people died in encounters with Baltimore Police officers. 2 faced criminal charges. bsun.md/1B3UrB3

May 15, 2015

Our investigation into illegal gas hook-ups in #NYC buildings gets action: @NYCCouncil 7ny.tv/1Kbfmuh

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