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  • Firefighters, train operator injured in Jersey City Light Rail collision with firetruck

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Four firefighters and a train operator are hospitalized Friday evening after sustaining injuries when a firetruck collided with a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train in Jersey City. Sources said seven other people refused medical attention, and no passengers were hurt, after the collision happened around 7 p.m. near Washington Boulevard and Sixth Street. The fire engine was responding to a report of a death at Newport Center Mall. The fire engine had its lights and siren on […]

  • Video captures woman slamming part of sprinkler into her head to claim workers’ compensation benefits

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A video of a woman hitting herself in the face with part of a sprinkler that fell on her desk is picking up steam online as Florida legislators work to crack down on workers’ compensation fraud. Sheyla White was convicted for workers’ compensation fraud after staging an injury while on the job in August 2016. White claimed that a piece of a sprinkler fell from the ceiling, hitting her in the head. A report from WTVT in Tampa […]

  • Here’s how teachers, educators can get free Chipotle

    NEW YORK — Chipotle thinks teachers rule, so they’re offering them free food Tuesday. “Teachers rule, so does free Chipotle,” a statement on the company’s website read. The free food is part of the Mexican food chain’s annual Chipotle Teacher Appreciation promotion. To thank teachers, faculty and staff for their hard work, Chipotle is offering a buy one, get one free deal for burritos, bowls, salads or tacos. Educators can bring their school ID to any Chipotle in the United States […]

  • Suspect in paramedic’s wounding found dead, Dallas mayor says

    DALLAS — A gunman opened fire on a Dallas paramedic Monday afternoon while the paramedic was treating a civilian, police said. The shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. local time in the 3200 block of Reynolds Street, near the Dolphin Road Fire Training Academy, the city said. Dozens of police vehicles swarmed the residential neighborhood near Interstate 30. It began when Dallas Fire Rescue had arrived at the scene of a civilian shot, the city said. While first responders were treating the […]

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    Bullying in grade school is on the decline, new study suggests

    NEW YORK — Students are feeling safer at school according to a new study that suggests bullying is on the decline. A study conducted by the University of Virginia and partners collected data from more than 246,000 students in grades four through 12 in 109 Maryland schools. The study lasted for 10 years before revealing the results in the journal Pediatrics on Monday. “While bullying is a significant public health concern and has received considerable attention from the media and policymakers, […]

  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Newark shooting

    NEWARK, N.J. — One person is dead and three people injured after shots rang out on a busy Newark street Thursday night. Police responded to a report of shots fired near 1134 S Orange Ave. in Newark around 8 p.m. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed one fatality and three injuries in the shooting. It was not immediately clear if police have a suspect. There is an active police presence in the area. Police have closed off a portion of […]

  • Boy, 8, dead after planter falls on him in Brooklyn

    MARINE PARK, Brooklyn — A young boy was killed after a planter fell off a Brooklyn house and landed on him Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to 2224 Ryder St. in the Marine Park section of the borough around 5:30 p.m. for an unconscious person. When they arrived, they found Kevin Reilly, 8, unresponsive an unconscious with trauma to the head. Neighbors tell PIX11 Reilly was climbing on the house below the front window when the planter gave way and fell on him. Witnesses […]

  • Toddler found dead in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Illinois squatter house: Police

    WILL COUNTY, Ill. — Police are calling the death of a 1-year-old found in an Illinois house full of alleged squatters “suspicious.” Semaj Crosby, 1, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Her relatives said she had been playing near her home when she vanished. According to WGN, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had been investigating the girl’s mother, Sheri Gordon, for allegations of neglect. Just hours before Crosby went missing, a caseworker visited her home […]

  • Dead whale that washed up in NJ part of ‘unusual mortality event’

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Federal officials are calling the spike of humpback whale deaths along the Atlantic Coast an “unusual mortality event.” A 43-foot-long Sei whale was found washed up near the North Surf Road beach in Toms River Wednesday morning. The whale’s body was in such a deteriorated state, officials could not identify it right away. It was initially reported to be a humpback whale. Warning: These photos are graphic and may be disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised. Officials […]

  • Man arrested in fatal shooting of grandmother at Harlem park

    HARLEM, Manhattan — A Queens man has been charged in the death of a grandmother who was killed while playing dominoes in a Harlem park. Abraham Vah, 25, was arrested Tuesday nearly eight months after the death of 61-year-old Odessa Simms. Cops say Vah was taken to a hospital as an emotionally disturbed person on Monday. During his stay, Vah allegedly said he knew about Simms’ murder. When detectives arrived, he apparently made incriminating statements and was arrested. Following his arrest, police concluded Wednesday […]

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