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  • 'Project Runway': More designers means more show for Season 8

     
    If you’ve always felt that an hour of “Project Runway” a week is not enough, then you’re in luck. At 9 p.m. Thursday, July 29, the series kicks off its eighth season featuring 17 designers – the most in series......
  • Helping The Cherif Family

    Thank you for your interest in helping the Cherif family. If you would like to send a donation, please send a check or money order made out to Debra Cherif. Do not send cash. Please put the payment in a stamped envelope, addressed to: Debra Cherif 27-...
  • Queens is Tops When it Comes to Happy Residents

    QUEENS, N.Y. (WPIX) -- If you want to find people who are happy about where they live, head to Queens. A new survey has found Queens residents are the most cheerful residents in the city.  The survey says 51% of people living in the borough report being...
  • Ex-Cop Accused of Stalking Young Model

    QUEENS, N.Y.  (WPIX) -- A Queens Criminal Court officer is accused of relentlessly stalking a young model, according to authorities. Police say Christopher Ofee, 43, approached his victim, Julia Fragias, 30, numerous times for over a period of a year, as...
  • Local Italian-Americans React To Quake News

    A woman in Astoria, Queens, frantically tried to reach her grandmother, who lives in the Abruzzo region of Italy. A Roslyn immigrant surfed the Web to see if any of his relatives were affected by the deadly earthquake that struck his homeland. And a...
  • Suit: Yankees Fan Booted For Attempting To Use Bathroom During Song

    NEW YORK (WPIX) --  A life-long baseball fan filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the New York City Police Department claiming he was kicked out of a Yankee game last summer after attempting to use the restroom during the playing of "God Bless America."...
  • Victim Snaps Photo of Subway Pervert After Assault

    ASTORIA, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A 33-year-old woman took matters in to her own hands after she said she was sexually assaulted while riding on a Manhattan-bound train Monday during the morning rush. The victim reportedly boarded the W train at the Broadway...
  • Priest Stole $1M for Male Escorts, police say

    Priest Stole $1M for Male Escorts, police say
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Rev. Kevin J. Gray was a popular priest who appeared to live humbly, forgoing a car and walking to Mass from another parish where he lived so that a Catholic charity could use his space at the rectory. Parishioners thought he...
  • The Heat Wave Continues....

    The Heat Wave Continues....
    What is already a dangerous heat wave has now turned deadly with at least one fatality in Queens blamed on the record high temperatures. As New York City area's relentless heatwave moves from bake to broil the gushing of water spraying from open hydrants...
  • Council Members Push for Double Parking Bill

    Council Members Push for Double Parking Bill
    Three City Council Members are looking to legalize double parking and are slated to introduce a bill that would allow drivers to double park if they're waiting for a spot or dropping off or picking up passengers. Micheal O'Keefe, of Bay Ridge, told PIX...
  • Bodega Workers Fight Off Would-Be Robbers

    Bodega Workers Fight Off Would-Be Robbers
    Brave bodega workers fought off a pair of would-be robbers by wrestling a gun away from one of them during a holdup and keeping the suspect there until police arrived on the scene. Police say the incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Saturday inside the...
  • O.C. Now

    Costa Mesa Fish Fry starts sizzling today at Lions Park The 63rd annual Fish Fry, sponsored by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, will take place today and Sunday at Lions Park, which is on 18th Street between Park and Anaheim avenues. The...