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

Investigation into warning signs of the Hoboken New Jersey Transit crash

abc7ny.com — It appears there were warning signs to the Hoboken Terminal crash. Federal rail inspectors were worried about a possible accident at New Jersey Transit; it's why they were auditing the railroad. Had they dug deeper into their own accident data, they would have seen a troubling trend possibly foreshadowing the crash.

The Investigators: How and why did Hoboken crash happen?

abc7ny.com — The big mystery as investigators look into the deadly Hoboken train crash is how and why this terrible accident happened. Was it mechanical error or human error? And did the engineer, who by all accounts had a stellar record, simply fail to brake?

NJ Transit train approached station in Hoboken at 3 times typical rate of speed, sources say

abc7ny.com — The New Jersey Transit train that crashed Thursday approached the station at three times the typical 10 mph approach speed, sources tell Eyewitness News. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to the scene of the crash in Hoboken, and the Federal Railroad Administration will also be investigating.

Investigators focus in on propane tanks in Bronx house explosion that killed firefighter

abc7ny.com — There is new information about what was found inside the Bronx home that exploded, killing a FDNY battalion chief on Tuesday. There were a lot of pot plants, not only on the second floor but even in the basement.

Questions about FBI's investigation of bombing suspect

The Investigators: Was Ahmad Khan Rahami really acting alone?

abc7ny.com — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials insist they're not looking for anyone else in particular in regard to the terror incidents in Seaside Park, Chelsea and Elizabeth. But could that have been a smokescreen to convince possible accomplices they're in the clear? The Eyewitness News Investigators took a closer look.

Investigators exclusive: Newark Airport visible armed security lacking compared to other big cities

abc7ny.com — Following a bombing at the airport in Turkey back in June, the Eyewitness News Investigators took a look at security at our area airports. And one in particular stood out for its lack of a visible police presence. In our first security check at Newark Liberty International Airport, we strolled through all three terminals for nearly an hour.

The Investigators: Who is behind the explosion in Chelsea?

abc7ny.com — The small bomb that exploded in a trash can in Seaside Park, New Jersey seemed at first to be more like a prank taken too far, but then hours later a larger explosion that injured people in Chelsea. Now, that Seaside bomb takes on a more troubling significance - are they connected; both used cell phone detonators, both exploding in trash cans.

Investigators: Deadly TriBeCa crane collapse caused by operator error

abc7ny.com — The crane accident earlier this year that killed a passerby and seriously injured two others in Lower Manhattan was caused by operator error, Eyewitness News Investigators have exclusively learned. It was the worst crane accident in New York City in years. The huge boom crashed down across two city blocks in TriBeCa in February.

Investigators exclusive: Taxi king who owes millions evicted from headquarters

abc7ny.com — The so-called taxi king, the medallion mogul who owes millions of dollars in back taxes, is being evicted from his company headquarters. Eyewitness News Investigators have learned exclusively that Gene Freidman is getting kicked out for failure to pay $180,000 in rent. City marshals seized the office several days ago and served Freidman with an eviction warrant.
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Oct 09, 2016

RT @KristinThorne: NEW VIDEO: crews working through the night to clear LIRR tracks after derailment. 29 injured. All minor. Updates al…

Oct 03, 2016

Three prior train crashes at same Hoboken Station were warning signs ignored.  http://7ny.tv/2d9Wyyl 

Oct 02, 2016

One of two data event recorders that monitor speed/braking was NOT working. How many @NJTRANSIT trains w/ broken black boxes ? @ABC7NY https://t.co/wHproLRR5V

Sep 30, 2016

RT @njburkett7: @NTSB hampered in #HobokenCrash; problems downloading data recorder, unstable terminal and investigators still waiting to question engineer.

Sep 29, 2016

Despite similar train accidents involving In NJ, there was no positive train control at NJT Hoboken station @ABC7NY https://t.co/zhavnxCD4d https://t.co/0mO41FzPlD

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