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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

Mother accused of tying 4-year-old son to bush speaks out

abc7chicago.com — A Spring Valley mother facing child endangerment charges for allegedly tying her 4-year-old son to a bush is speaking out, and she says the photo that captured the incident does not tell the whole story. The mother, Mery Isabel Quinde-Castro, 22, said that she would never do anything to harm her son, and she wants people to stop judging her.

Mother in New York accused of tying 4-year-old son to bush speaks out

abc7news.com — A mother in New York who is facing child endangerment charges for allegedly tying her 4-year-old son to a bush is speaking out, and she says the photo that captured the incident does not tell the whole story.

Spring Valley mother accused of tying 4-year-old son to bush speaks out

7online.com — A Spring Valley mother facing child endangerment charges for allegedly trying her 4-year-old son to a bush is speaking out, and she says the photo that captured the incident does not tell the whole story. The mother, 22-year-old Mery Isabel Quinde-Castro, tell Eyewitness News that she would never do anything to harm her son, and she wants people to stop judging her.

Calls to release 28 classified pages about Sept. 11 attacks, Saudi Arabia links investigation

7online.com — A 9/11 Congressional Committee investigated whether there were terror links to Saudi Arabia, but that portion of the report is classified by the government; fearing release could hurt U.S. relationships with a key Middle East ally. Now there are growing calls for the secret report to be made public.

Investigators exclusvie: Family living in dangerous conditions in Brooklyn public housing despite thousands of vacant apartments

7online.com — A family from Brooklyn is pleading for help over what they call deplorable conditions in a New York City public housing apartment. They've asked NYCHA to move them, but their requests have been rejected even though thousands of apartments are sitting empty. For 10 years, Paul Levine, his wife and son have lived with leaks.

Investigators Exclusive: A pair of alarming security breaches at Kennedy Airport in Queens

7online.com — There are new questions about airport security after a system that is designed to detect intruders at JFK failed again. What raises even more eyebrows is that the people the system failed to find wanted to be spotted. It's called the Smart Fence because of its high-tech sensors and hundreds of surveillance cameras that surround Kennedy Airport.

Investigators: Taxi king, already fined by TLC, wins court battle

7online.com — UPDATE JUNE 15: Taxi king Gene Freidman won a victory in court Monday, even if only temporarily. The Appellate Court granted Freidman a stay from having 46 of his taxi medallions seized by the bank. Last Friday, a lower court Judge had given CitiBank the go-ahead to seize Freidman's medallions to collect on $31 million in debt.

Investigators: Taxi king, already fined by TLC, could lose medallions over unpaid loans

7online.com — Just a couple of years ago, Gene Freidman was on top of the world, having amassed more taxi medallions than anyone in New York. But then came new competition that cut deep into the taxi tycoon's profits. He hasn't lost his swagger, but he may soon lose some of his taxi empire.

Amtrak derailment investigation reveals engineer was not using phone

7online.com — The engineer of an Amtrak train that derailed in May was not using his phone at the time of the crash that killed eight. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, its investigation does not indicate that any calls, texts, or data usage occurred during the time the engineer was operating the train.

Are there enough crane inspectors in New York City following Midtown crane accident

7online.com — There is new information on the crane accident and there are disturbing questions about crane safety, this in a city where high rise construction is rampant. Why did that rigging gear fail, sending an enormous air conditioning unit plummeting 28 floors to the ground?
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Jul 06, 2015

#CT man from #Trumbull stabbed to death on D.C. Metro. Apparent robbery. @WTNH

Jul 04, 2015

#American kept us waiting...5 hr delay then two hrs into flight we turn back to JFK. A-line unhelpful. #NEVER-AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/PZbdWDssp1

Jun 29, 2015

9/11 families call on Congress & Obama to make public secret documents on attacks: @muckrack 7ny.tv/1BRKEUp pic.twitter.com/9N5fWQ12BI

Jun 25, 2015

Crazy maze of hoses & catch-basins built by @NYCHA to deal w/ leaks in apartment. 7ny.tv/1BPvnDJ pic.twitter.com/dmfBkCecJq

Jun 24, 2015

A NJ Transit train hit a tractor trailer in Long Branch. No injuries. @TheLinkNews pic.twitter.com/WhVTCw3VA9

Jun 23, 2015

One person in serious condition after being shot this afternoon at #ConeyIsland intersection. @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/sLSSgXzwB5

Jun 22, 2015

Boaters tie boat to sensor-laden #JFK airport fence, wait 20 minutes for security response: 7ny.tv/1IuQbNE pic.twitter.com/bDZPoaXW6l

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