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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.

The Investigators: Commercial airliners and hand-held lasers

7online.com — An Eyewitness News investigation dug deeper into a growing problem across the US that involves people pointing hand-held lasers at commercial pilots. The Investigators' Jim Hoffer found that the criminal and dangerous act continues to threaten passenger-filled aircraft at the New York area's three largest area airports.

The Investigators: Government finds deadbeat doctors defaulting on student loans

7online.com — They are the least expected to default on their loans, doctors. But our investigation has found dozens of successful medical professionals from our area who combined have stiffed the government for millions of dollars in student loans. And we are talking about successful doctors who live in really nice homes and drive expensive cars.

DOT chief says "we need to re-evaluate" traffic patterns after bike lane investigation

7online.com — There's new information on an Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive. Days after an Eyewitness News investigation, the DOT Commissioner says they need to go back and reevaluate traffic patterns. This admission comes after Jim Hoffer's investigation, testing the city's claims that bike lanes reduce traffic. "And you weren't happy with Jim's report?"

New York transportation chief: Bike lane numbers don't add up

7online.com — There's new information on an Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive. In a rare move, the head of a New York City agency made a stunning admission; they may have made a mistake. This admission comes after Jim Hoffer's investigation, testing the city's claims that bike lanes reduce traffic.

New York transportation chief: Bike lane numbers don't add up

7online.com — Two days after an Eyewitness News investigation into the Department of Transportation's newly released bike lane traffic report, the commissioner of the agency said it needs to take a second look. In a taped appearance on Channel 7's "Up Close with Diana Williams," Polly Trottenberg conceded that the numbers on improved traffic times after the installation of bike lanes simply do not add up.

The Investigators: Husband's death spurs widow's push for Ruby's Law

The Investigators: Truck drivers using phones on busy New York highways

7online.com — Truck drivers on some of New York's busiest highways are texting or talking on their cell phones at an alarming rate. It seems epidemic, Truckers on major New York highways texting or talking on the phone. On the BQE, one trucker appears more focused on texting than driving.

City's claims that bike lanes help traffic tested on 8th Avenue

7online.com — After New York City's Department of Transportation claimed that bike lanes reduce traffic, we showed you how that claim was false, at least on Columbus Avenue on the Upper West Side. Tuesday, we applied the test to 8th Avenue. 11 blocks, to be exact, where the city says traffic is moving faster thanks to bike lanes.
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Oct 20, 2014

NY Prison nurse top overtime earning in state. $630,000 in OT in 5 yrs. @lohud: tinyurl.com/pc6r5pm

Oct 19, 2014

RT @NYCityAlerts: Brooklyn: NYPD investigating death of 3-year old girl beaten inside Brooklyn shelter. @ABC7NY 7ny.tv/1qU0UsM pic.twitter.com/Dxca6mWUy0

Oct 17, 2014

Dallas Hospital had the #ebola screening machine that military is using in Africa. @DefenseOne : tinyurl.com/n8rkt78

Oct 16, 2014

Cuomo on Ebola: "Many people come thru NY. I wouldn't be surprised if we came up w/ a case. Hence, the preps we’ve been going through.”

Oct 16, 2014

Continuing updates on the Yale University student being treated as a possible case of Ebola. 7ny.tv/1w99ZTa #ABC7EbolaNews

Oct 16, 2014

@NYGovCuomo cancels interview after @13WHAM TV refuses to limit questions to his new book: tinyurl.com/q9jwzzx

Oct 15, 2014

RT @TheChiefLeader: The NYPD paid over $428 million in settlements over the last five years (UPDATED) - klou.tt/1b18i8ue3oqut

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