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  • Sandy survivors push toward normalcy and search for the missing

    Sandy survivors push toward normalcy and search for the missing
    Sandy's grim death toll mounted Thursday as survivors struggled to regain a semblance of the normalcy that the storm swept away this week when it struck the Northeast. The storm was blamed for the deaths of 157 people -- at least 88 of them in the United...
  • Bodies of Little Brothers Swept Away in Sandy Surge Found on Staten Island

    Bodies of Little Brothers Swept Away in Sandy Surge Found on Staten Island
    Police have found the bodies Thursday of the two young brothers who were separated from their mother in a Sandy storm surge on Staten Island. The boys, Connor Moore, 4 and his brother Brendan, 2, were found just 20 yards from each other. PIX 11 crews...
  • Superstorm Sandy survivors push on, search for normalcy in wake of devastation

    Superstorm Sandy survivors push on, search for normalcy in wake of devastation
    Survivors of Superstorm Sandy struggled Thursday to balance their need for normalcy with the emotionally devastating weight of tragedy. Many woke up and joined countless others who went to work, beset by thoughts of the dead and missing two days after...
  • Two Men Killed After Car Slams Into Telephone Pole

    Two Men Killed After Car Slams Into Telephone Pole
    Police have released the identities of two men who were killed early Sunday morning in a car accident in the Greenridge section of Staten Island. The victims have been identified as Daniel Peluso, 19, who lived on Great Kills Road, and Jeff Capretta, 20,...
  • Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Brush Fires At Staten Island Park

    Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Brush Fires At Staten Island Park
    FDNY officials are battling two brush fires in Great Kills Park in Staten Island. One of the fires -- categorized as a six-alarm blaze -- was reportedly burning in the Fresh Kills section of the Gateway National Area. The other blaze -- categorized as a...
  • Brush Fires Flare Up Again At Staten Island Park

    Brush Fires Flare Up Again At Staten Island Park
    Three massive brush fires and another flareup in Great Kills Park Thursday night -- taking firefighters about 8 hours to bring under control. Once again, it was a fight from the ground and from the sky as helicopters carried buckets of water to try to...
  • Massive Brush Fires Under Control On Staten Island

    Massive Brush Fires Under Control On Staten Island
    Despite being contained, firefighters continue to battle a stubborn brush fire on Staten Island Tuesday. According to officials, it may take another two days before they douse the last flicker of flame. The fire created havoc for motorists and potential...
  • S.I. Lawmaker Named Tobacco Wants Cigarette Signs Torn Down

    S.I. Lawmaker Named Tobacco Wants Cigarette Signs Torn Down
    Assemblyman (R) Lou Tobacco wants several cigarette ads taken down from a fence around a BP gas station in the Great Kills section of Staten Island. The signs are a block and a half away from the Staten Island Montessori School and in a neighborhood with...
  • Brush Fire Breaks Out In Great Kills Park

    Brush Fire Breaks Out In Great Kills Park
    Firefighters were scrambling Tuesday afternoon to put out a 3-alarm brush fire that erupted in Great Kills Park on Staten Island. AIR 11 was over the scene of the blaze that started near Hyland Blvd. and Buffalo Street at around 4:30 pm. According to...