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

The Investigators: High-tech crane at center of Tappan Zee collapse investigation

abc7ny.com — As the investigation continues into the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse, the Eyewitness News Investigators have learned that the crane is the newest high-tech crane now being used on construction projects. There are more cranes operating at this bridge site than anywhere in the nation and until Tuesday the huge construction project had just three minor safety violations.

The Investigators: High-tech crane at center of Tappan Zee collapse investigation

abc7ny.com — As the investigation continues into the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse, the Eyewitness News Investigators have learned that the crane is the newest high-tech crane now being used on construction projects. There are more cranes operating at this bridge site than anywhere in the nation and until Tuesday the huge construction project had just three minor safety violations.

Investigation underway into cause of Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse

abc7ny.com — The investigation into what caused the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse is underway, with weather already ruled out as a factor. In the words of one crane expert, "something broke." The question is what and why. How does a brand new crane, doing routine work suddenly collapse?

Inmates, staff at Clinton Correctional in Dannemora have standoff; prison on lockdown

abc7ny.com — For hours Thursday night, there was a stand-off between inmates and correctional officers at the upstate prison that gained national attention last year after two prisoners escaped. Hundreds of inmates in the recreational yard at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora were refusing to go back to their cells, leading to several altercations involving inmates and inmates.

The Investigators find visible armed security lacking at New York area airports

abc7ny.com — Last month, terrorists killed 42 people at the airport in Turkey, while an attack in March at Brussels Airport left 32 dead. It is clear that ISIS has airports in their crosshairs, so the Eyewitness News Investigators spent several days looking at security at all three New York-area airports.

The Investigators: Gun used in Dallas massacre similar to other mass shootings

abc7ny.com — Details are emerging about the weapon used to carry out the deadly ambush on police officers in Dallas, and while not confirmed, it is believed that the sniper used what is increasingly the weapon of choice in mass shootings.

Infant's skull fractured at NYU Langone in New York

abc7ny.com — When her child was born more than two months premature, Amelia Lopez worried about the health of her tiny baby. She would visit her daughter, Penelope, every day for hours at NYU Langone Medical Center. There were encouraging signs as the baby started gaining weight.

Investigators' Exclusive: Rikers inmate claims he was sexually assaulted by correction officer

abc7ny.com — There are shocking accusations of sexual assault in Rikers Island after an inmate claims he was attacked by a correction officer and now lives in fear. The latest complaint comes on the heels of a new directive to reform the jail's handling of sexual abuse, but this case suggests the new policy may need some work.

Investigators: Despite promises, cameras still hard to find at NYCHA complexes

abc7ny.com — The Melrose Houses in the Bronx and the East River Houses in Harlem are just two New York City Housing Authority developments where crime has been a consistent problem, with 14 shootings and eight homicides in the last five years.

Exclusive Investigation: Charges dropped against man wrongly arrested in ATF undercover operation

abc7ny.com — A Queens man was arrested for illegally selling guns to an undercover ATF agent, but the ATF got the wrong guy. Surveillance video, seen first on Channel 7, backed up his claim. Now, four weeks after Eyewitness News' investigation, the court has dropped all charges.
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Jul 17, 2016

RT @NYCityAlerts: NYPD says foot posts to be assigned dual patrols after Baton Route shooting  http://abc7ny.com/1430459/  via @ABC7NY

Jul 08, 2016

Mom's questions linger after infant's skull fractured in hospital  http://abc7ny.com/1417305/  via @ABC7NY

Jun 29, 2016

lucifer_morning_starr's video  https://instagram.com/p/BHPV9Qpg7_A/  JFK Jet Blue Terminal evacuate suspicious bag. Bomb squad called in.

Jun 29, 2016

@trajsingh I'm a reporter at WABC can you DM me so I can speak to you about JFK incident

Jun 28, 2016

RT @ABC: BREAKING: Turkish Prime Minister says all signs point to ISIS being behind Istanbul attack.  http://abcn.ws/292XEv7  https://t.co/bjBuiTtFpc


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