Gang initiation eyed in apparently random shooting of innocent teen on New York City street

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) — Gang initiation is being eyed in the apparently random shooting of an innocent teenager in broad daylight on a street in Queens Monday evening. It happened around 5 p.m. on 118th Street in Jamaica, where video shows a group of four — two of them armed — opening fire on the … Read more

NY replacing ‘inmate’ with ‘incarcerated individual’ in state law

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Some of New York’s laws are getting a rewrite: the word “inmate” will be swapped with “incarcerated individual” in state legislation after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill on Monday. The change is designed to “reduce harmful stigma against incarcerated people by correcting outdated terminology used to refer to incarcerated individuals … Read more

English tourist Thomas Robb, accused in Rockland County wrong-way crash, skips court

NEW YORK — A New Jersey woman whose son was critically injured by an alleged wrong-way driver is angry and frustrated.  The driver, a tourist from England, skipped court on Monday and is now the target of an arrest warrant, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.  Newark resident Jacquelyn Pachay’s 6-year-old son is being treated at Westchester Medical … Read more

‘Step on them and smash them’: What to know about invasion of spotted lanternfly in Tri-State

NEW YORK (WABC) — They’re back: Spotted lanternflies are once again wreaking havoc on fruit crops, trees and even lawn furniture in states across the U.S. — including in the Tri-State area. The pests — which are native to Asia and known for their pale, pinkish gray wings, black dots and scarlet undercoat — were … Read more

Teen killed after gunfire erupts in front of house in Queens

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens (WABC) — An 18-year-old was killed in a shooting in Queens. The gunfire erupted in front of a house on 148th Avenue in Springfield Gardens shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. The teen was shot in the chest. A 24-year-old man was also shot in the leg and is being treated at Jamaica … Read more

Man stabbed in back at subway stop outside Yankee Stadium

THE BRONX (WABC) — A man was stabbed in the back at the subway stop outside Yankee Stadium. Police say the attack happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the 161st Street Subway station. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. No arrests have been made. The circumstances surrounding the attack … Read more

Bobby Bonilla’s Mets contract sold at auction for $180,000

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) — It may be the most infamous contract in all of sports – and now Bobby Bonilla’s deal with the Mets has been sold at an auction for $180,000. The Mets pay Bobby Bonilla nearly $1.2 million every July 1 through 2035. Now, the person who bought the contract will also get … Read more

NYS landmarks to be lit up for Purple Heart Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Fourteen landmarks across New York State will be illuminated on Sunday to salute Purple Heart Day. “Today, the Purple Heart represents the immense cost and sacrifices our service members made through their military service to our State and Nation,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “New York State is eternally indebted to all who served and … Read more

Man arrested for pointing laser light at police helicopter on Long Island

JERICHO, Long Island (WABC) — Police on Long Island arrested a man for flashing a laser pointer at a helicopter cockpit Saturday night in Jericho. Authorities say a Nassau County Police helicopter was canvassing the area for an unrelated incident just after 11 p.m., when a man flashed a green laser pointer at the helicopter, … Read more

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot in Rare August NY Primary Arrives

A key deadline in New York’s special August primary election falls on Monday. Voters hoping to cast their ballots outside of designated polling sites must request to vote absentee by August 8. New Yorkers get two primary elections this summer after redistricting shook up the state’s electoral maps and pushed the primaries for Congress and state Senate … Read more