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  1. Joey Chestnut back as top dog in July Fourth eating contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | WKBT

    The contestants are on stage for the 100th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut chomped through the Coney Island contest record to reclaim his title as "Hot Dog Eating Champion of the World' on Monday.

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  2. Arrest made in shooting death of Cuomo aideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | WKBT

    After months of searching for suspects, New York police have made an arrest in the shooting death of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was shot to death before a parade last year. Micah Alleyne, 24, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment relating to the September 2015 shooting, police said Friday.

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  3. 'El Chapo' to be extradited to US, Mexico saysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | WKBT

    Reputed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's extradition to the United States has been approved, the Mexican ministry of foreign relations announced Friday. The United States has been preparing for Guzman's transfer for months and has been hammering out the security details, American officials said two weeks ago when a judge in Mexico approved the transfer.

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  4. Time Warner, Cox suffer widespread outages in NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | WKBT

    A cable cut accidentally by "third party construction" caused a massive outage for TV, phone and Internet customers in the Northeast. The outages affected customers of Time Warner Cable and Cox in the New York City area, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, DownDetector.com.

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  5. Brady, Williams combat youth sports financial crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | WKBT

    They joined some of the industry's most prominent names for a panel Wednesday night looking to draw attention to what was called a "financial crisis" facing youth sports programs in America. According to a study from the non-profit Up2Us, more than $3.5 billion has been slashed from school athletic programs since 2009, and about 27 percent of public high schools won't offer any sports programs at all by 2020.

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  6. NYC medical examiner who led on 9/11 diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | WKBT

    Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, the long-serving former New York City chief medical examiner who vowed to identify every victim of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center died on Friday, the city medical examiner's office announced in a statement. On September 11, 2001, Hirsch dashed to the World Trade Center, but got trapped under debris as the South Tower collapsed. 1 comment

  7. Feds: Flight attendant left 68 pounds of cocaine at LAXRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | WKBT

    A JetBlue flight attendant who is accused of leaving 68 pounds of cocaine at a Los Angeles International Airport security checkpoint made her first appearance in a Brooklyn federal court Thursday afternoon. Marsha Gay Reynolds, 31, who authorities believe may be a former collegiate track athlete and Jamaican beauty pageant contestant, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after she allegedly used her Known Crewmember credentials at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint last Friday, according to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. 5 comments

  8. Raising bilingual kids has benefits, doubtersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2016 | WKBT

    In a playground in Paris, 3-year-old Raphael Jegouzo excitedly tells a little girl, "Me too, I speak French!" Like many other children his age, he learned to speak French at home -- except his home is Brooklyn, New York. "My husband's family couldn't believe he spoke French as if he were living in France," Raphael's mother, Raquel Jegouzo, said.

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  9. NYPD officers sprayed, burned at end of manhuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | WKBT

    Two New York City cops were sprayed with an accelerant and burned on Sunday night in the final moments of a manhunt for a 23-year-old who went on a violent spree earlier in the day, authorities say. The suspect, Patrick James Dillon, had slashed a woman, burned one man and fatally stabbed another before being shot in both legs by police, authorities said.

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  10. Coast Guard boat capsizes during rescue missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | WKBT

    The Coast Guard crew had ventured out to save fishermen stuck in a boat rocking in rough waters just off New York's Rockaway Beach early Thursday. Thankfully, the five would-be rescuers didn't need rescuing, but swam safely to shore, Coast Guard Petty Officer Ali Flockerzi told CNN's "New Day."

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  11. Two New York officers wounded after car chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | WKBT

    FBI terrorism investigators have joined New York police looking into possible extremist ties of a man who shot and wounded two city police officers early Saturday in Brooklyn, law enforcement officials said. The two officers suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were struck about 3:20 a.m. in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said.

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  12. 1 dead, 3 injured in Manhattan crane collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | WKBT

    One person was killed and three others injured when a 565-foot crane collapsed during Friday morning's rush hour in snowy Lower Manhattan, authorities said. The lone fatality was a person sitting in a parked car, and the three injuries -- two considered serious -- occurred when pedestrians were hurt by falling debris, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.

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  13. Blizzard puts NYC in 'uncharted territory'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | WKBT

    Natalie DiVecceli stood outside Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital hoping her ride home would show up before the road travel ban in New York City. A paramedic from Queens, DiVecceli said her ambulance had been stuck Saturday morning when the first of the more than 20 inches of snow expected to pound the city began falling.

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  14. What's the greatest American rock band?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | WKBT

    The death of Glenn Frey has put the Eagles back in the spotlight -- as if they'd ever really left. The band is one of the most popular of all time, with two of its albums -- the 1971-75 "Greatest Hits" collection and 1976's "Hotel California" -- ranked among the best-selling albums ever.

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  15. Nicki Minaj's ABC Family series names castRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | WKBT

    The rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj has said that the cast for her upcoming ABC Family series,"Nicki," has been selected. "I am honored and excited to announce that I've literally hand picked the main characters of my scripted series," Minaj said Friday on Instagram ABC Family confirmed in a news release that Ariana Neal will portray Minaj in her early years, before she became internationally known.

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  16. Jimmy Kimmel on shift to NY, Trump, Leno's real nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | WKBT

    The last time Jimmy Kimmel taped his late night show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," from Brooklyn, N.Y., his major competition was David Letterman and Jay Leno. Since then Letterman and Leno have signed off, the "Tonight Show" moved to New York, and Kimmel finds himself in a late night ratings battle with viral friendly "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon and the newly minted "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.

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  17. The turbulent life of Lamar OdomRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | WKBT

    He was 12, growing up in a rough neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, when his mother, Cathy, died of colon cancer. His dad wasn't around much, and his grandmother Mildred Mercer, who raised him as a teenager, died in 2003 when he was in his mid-20s.

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  18. Fenced in for hours to see FrancisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | WKBT

    If you put end-to-end the barriers the NYPD is using to protect Pope Francis during his nearly 40 hours in the city, they would stretch 37 miles. Francis made his way along some of those barriers Friday on his way to a school in the city's Harlem neighborhood, where he met the children of migrants and migrant workers.

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