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

Exclusive Investigation: Did ATF undercover operation arrest wrong man?

Exclusive Investigation: Did ATF undercover operation arrest wrong man?
abc7ny.com — In an Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive, a man was arrested for illegally selling guns to an undercover ATF agent. Surveillance video captured the deal going down. But now the suspect says ATF got the wrong guy and the video seems to back his claim. So, how could this happen?

Machine gun found in terminal at JFK Airport

Machine gun found in terminal at JFK Airport
abc7ny.com — The discovery of a machine gun at one of JFK's largest terminals is raising a lot of questions at this hour. Of chief concern is whose gun is it and how did it get past security?

Exclusive: Many restaurants not complying and posting proper Health Department grades in New York City

Exclusive: Many restaurants not complying and posting proper Health Department grades in New York City
abc7ny.com — Some restaurants in New York City have a dirty little secret; they are trying to hide their less than passing Heath Department grade. If you're one of those people who looks for that A-grade in the restaurant window, this story is for you. If the sign is not there, it might not be an accident.

Investigators Exclusive: Massive propane tank placed near busy railroad tracks

Investigators Exclusive: Massive propane tank placed near busy railroad tracks
abc7ny.com — An Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive focuses on a hazard by the tracks. A massive propane tank sits just feet from the busiest rail line in the nation, An MTA worker reached out to us after his concerns about a thousand pound propane gas tank were ignored by his bosses.

Investigators: Struggling to rebuild, 3 years after Superstorm Sandy

Investigators: Struggling to rebuild, 3 years after Superstorm Sandy
abc7ny.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.

The Investigators: 3 happy endings thanks to our reports

The Investigators: 3 happy endings thanks to our reports
abc7ny.com — A woman fighting to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, a mother and child looking for a life beyond a homeless shelter, and illegal construction work that made neighbors nervous -- they are just three stories from the Eyewitness News Investigators that now have happy endings.

Investigators Exclusive: On-the-job 2nd Avenue Subway workers fail drug, alcohol tests

Investigators Exclusive: On-the-job 2nd Avenue Subway workers fail drug, alcohol tests
abc7ny.com — During the last two weeks, dozens of workers at the Second Avenue Subway construction site had to line up at a mobile testing van to take alcohol and drug tests. A whistleblower tipped off the Eyewitness News Investigators to the crackdown following our undercover report of workers at construction sites on the West Side drinking heavily during their lunch breaks, a story that prompted a quick response from city officials.

Brussels suburb focus of investigation in terror attacks

Unsafe construction site shut down after Eyewitness News investigation

Unsafe construction site shut down after Eyewitness News investigation
abc7ny.com — A construction site that has been called one of the most dangerous in New York City and has been hit with thousands of dollars in fines was somehow allowed to stay active, until the Eyewitness News Investigators got involved and started asking questions about who was overseeing the site and its safety.

Investigators: Wood high-rise condo, design contest winner, illegal under current law

Investigators: Wood high-rise condo, design contest winner, illegal under current law
abc7ny.com — Designs for a new high-rise condominium in Manhattan are raising all sorts of concerns because the plans call for the structure to be built with something that's been outlawed since the 19th century. Later this year, developers hope to begin construction of the nation's first all-wood 10-story heavy timber condo in the heart of Chelsea.
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Apr 14, 2016

Guess who put a 1,000 gallon propane filled gas tank next to train tracks?? 7ny.tv/1qIyMj3 pic.twitter.com/yMw2LdqJLt

Apr 14, 2016

Burning incense starts fire that kills two #Bronx children left alone while mother at laundromat. @ABC7NYNewsDesk

Apr 09, 2016

Three off-duty #FDNY firefighters charged w/ assault after brawl at Queens restaurant. @ABC7NY

Apr 07, 2016

MOTHER'S REMAINS MISSING AFTER BEING ACCIDENTALLY CREMATED IN NJ @staceysager7 7ny.tv/1RHknhk

Apr 06, 2016

Teacher at Newtown Middle School is arrested and charged w/ possession of weapon (gun) on school grounds. @ABC7NY

Apr 04, 2016

#NYPD says first 3 months of 2016 had fewest murders in recorded history.


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