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Allie currently writes for 20/20, Nightline, World News Tonight and reports for ABC News digital. She previously wrote for “The View” and ABC News, and was a digital producer at PIX11 News. She tudied psychology, social work and media studies at NYU.

Recent Articles
  • The tragedy of Etan Patz: How the story developed in May 1979

    SOHO, Manhattan (PIX11) — Almost 38 years after Etan Patz vanished, a Manhattan jury has convicted Pedro Hernandez, who worked in a bodega in the SoHo neighborhood when Patz disappeared.  The story galvanized the city and the country, and PIX11 covered it from the very beginning on May 25, 1979, when Etan disappeared, never to be seen again. Here, in words and video, is WPIX’s original coverage of the case.  After the first night after Etan’s disappearance, police investigated reports […]

  • Husband kills wife in Staten Island, then himself: police sources

    BAY TERRACE, Staten Island— A man fatally stabbed his wife in Bay Terrace before he killed himself upstate Saturday, police sources said. Police were called to 148 Buffalo St., around 10:30 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim fully clothed and stabbed in the neck, police sources said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police sources say they suspect her estranged husband killed her, then killed himself in upstate New York. His body along with several weapons […]

  • Man arrested for fatally stabbing ex-wife’s new girlfriend in Brooklyn

    PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — A man was arrested for fatally stabbing his ex-wife’s current girlfriend Saturday morning, police sources said. Alwasi Tyson, 35, was arrested on Saturday and charged with murder, acting in a manner injurious to a child, and criminal possession of a weapon. At 5:30 a.m., police found Toni Cox, 22, with stab wounds in an apartment at 60 Clarkson Avenue. Tyson was with his ex-wife and Cox, her current girlfriend, at her apartment when he became belligerent, forcing her to […]

  • 18-year-old stabbed, friend slashed over ‘broken gaming machine’ in Chinatown internet cafe: police

    CHINATOWN, Manhattan — Police are looking for the man responsible for stabbing an 18-year-old and slashing a 20-year-old in an Internet cafe. On Sunday at 11:10 p.m., the victim, 18, got into a verbal dispute with a suspect inside 39 Eldridge Street over a broken gaming machine. The suspect pushed the victim into a wall face first and stabbed him in the lower torso with an unknown object, police said. The victim’s friend, 20, tried to intervene and the individual slashed […]

  • Why are 29M Americans still living without health insurance?

    An estimated 20 million people have gained insurance since health care reform was signed into law in 2010, but in the six years since, a significant group of Americans remain uninsured. Estimates vary, but as many as 29 million Americans ­– about one in 10 – lack coverage. Why is that? One of the biggest factors is cost, which still hinders many Americans from purchasing insurance. It may seem obvious, but the data shows many of the uninsured can’t afford […]

  • NYPD sergeant shoots armed man following car stop in Queens; officer bitten by suspect

    QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens – An armed man was shot by a NYPD sergeant after he pointed his weapon at police in Queens late Wednesday. The police-involved shooting happened on Hollis Avenue and 217th Street in Queens Village around 11 p.m. Police stopped the 31-year-old suspect after running multiple red lights in a silver Mercedes-Benz sedan at the intersection of Hollis Avenue and 214 Street, according to the NYPD. An officer approached the suspect on the driver’s side and ordered him to park the car, […]

  • 21 alleged gang members charged in South Bronx drug trafficking organization

    MOTT HAVEN, The Bronx — Twenty-one alleged gang members have been charged in connection with a drug and firearms trafficking ring in the Bronx. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara announced the unsealing of two indictments charging 21 members of a Bronx-based drug trafficking organization. The organization operated in the vicinity of the Diego Beekman Houses. Members of the organization are reportedly affiliated with a subset of the Bloods Street Gang known as the “Low […]

  • WATCH: NYPD rescues beached couple stranded in Jamaica Bay

    JAMAICA BAY — Police rescued a couple stranded in Jamaica Bay by helicopter. On Tuesday at 2:40 p.m., an NYPD Aviation unit was flying over Jamaica Bay when they saw two people, a 50-year-old woman and 52-year-old man on a white boat, beached a mile from the Canarsie Pol, a small island in Jamaica Bay. Aviation deployed an additional plane, piloted by Police Officers Lester Sanabria and Manuel Huerta. Sergeant Kenneth Boss repelled the plane and secured the husband and […]

  • Man wanted for setting fires, spreading to cars on Upper East Side

    UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan – The NYPD is looking for an arsonist who set fires next to two cars on the Upper East Side last week. Last Thursday at 3:50 a.m., the suspect set trash on fire in front of Carnegie Hill Endoscopy at 1516 Lexington Avenue, police said. The fire spread to a Mitsubishi vehicle parked nearby before the blaze was put out. On Monday, at 11:35 p.m., the suspect lit trash on fire in front of 4940 Madison Avenue, […]

  • 3 teens arrested after 60-year-old assaulted, left unconscious in road: police

    DEER PARK, N.Y. — Police have arrested three teens in connection to two unprovoked punching attacks in Long Island. On Wednesday at 12:14, a 15-year-old from North Babylon punched an 18-year-old without provocation, knocking him to the ground at Taco Bell at 1937 Deer Park Avenue, Suffolk County Police said. Less than an hour later, the same 15-year-old was walking on the sidewalk of Deer Park Avenue. The teen approached a 60-year-old man from behind, punched him in the face, causing […]

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