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

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.

Investigators exclusive: 4 dead, dozens sick from rhinovirus at Westchester veterans home

abc7ny.com — Dozens of people at a local home for veterans have come down with the rhinovirus this month, and four have died at the Westchester County facility. On the last three weeks, a team of infectious control experts from the state Department of Health have been on the scene at the New York State Veterans Home in Montrose, trying to bring the outbreak of the respiratory infection under control.

The Investigators: Bronx woman desperate after $78,000 Con Ed bill

abc7ny.com — Electric bills often go up in the summer, but when one Bronx woman kept getting bills for thousands of dollars for her tiny apartment, she knew something was wrong. Sandra Berrios was unable to pay the mounting $78,000 bill, and Con Ediston shut off her power despite her despite her complaints.

Investigators exclusive: Taxi king who owes millions speaks out

abc7ny.com — The so-called taxi king, the medallion mogul who owes millions of dollars in back taxes, is speaking out after a string of reports by the Eyewitness News Investigators. Gene Freidman is no stranger to us, but now, he says he's trying to clear things up.

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

abc7ny.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.
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Sep 18, 2016

RT @NYBuffPost1: UNCONFIRMED REPORT - of the terrorists who were behind the bombings being caught on the Verrazano.

Sep 18, 2016

RT @ABC7NY: #BREAKING: Police looking to talk to man seen on surveillance in two Chelsea locations  http://7ny.tv/2ciTfIs 

Sep 18, 2016

Shrapnel-filled bombs are key to police finding who's behind Chelsea blast. @ABC7NY  http://7ny.tv/2d4CYs9  https://t.co/swJRMntYyC

Sep 13, 2016

@Swohtz @FBI @billritter7 Martha Stewart gets jail time , Wells Fargo rips off thousands of clients and gets a fine.

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