Police arrest man accused of raping 2 women in the Bronx

THE BRONX (WABC) — Police arrested the man accused of raping two women in the Bronx. Investigators charged Dashawn Williams, 28, with a rape that happened in mid-September and a second rape earlier this month. Police say in both crimes, Williams responded to an online post and then went to a hotel on Bruckner Boulevard. … Read more

Hit and run critically injures man leaving work in East Village

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) — A hit and run in the East Village has left a man critically injured. A passerby spotted the victim unconscious and unresponsive on the street near St. Mark’s Place and Third Avenue. Police say the 53-year-old was leaving his job at Ray’s Pizza and Bagels when he was struck. Police … Read more

Man critical after being shot in the head in Chelsea, police say

CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) — A man is in critical condition after being shot in the head in Manhattan. Police say the 44-year-old was shot in front of 400 West 17th Street in Chelsea just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. … Read more

Study indicates NYC rats can carry different variants of COVID-19

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A new study indicates COVID-19 mutations have been found in New York City’s rat population. The report by scientists at the University of Missouri and the USDA identified the virus in rats. The report also says rats can carry different COVID-19 variants. Experts studied 80 Norwegian rats in Brooklyn and … Read more

Recent dorm intrusions leave NYU students on high alert for their safety at school

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — NYU students who live in the school’s dorms are on high alert after some recent safety scares. The student-run newspaper, Washington Square News, reports that a suspect jumped a turnstile at one building and followed a student to the laundry room. The victim allegedly ran away from the suspect when … Read more

Gunman chases victim down the block during Brooklyn shooting

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A gunman chased a man down the block during a shooting in Brooklyn. It happened November 7 around 4:30 p.m. on Linwood Street and Pitkin Avenue in East New York. The victim had just parked on the block. He tried to escape from the gunman and at one point … Read more

Cab bursts into flames at Queens gas station

WOODSIDE, Queens (WABC) — There was a scary situation in Queens when a cab burst into flames. The cab was at a gas pump at 50-92 Northern Boulevard in Woodside when it caught fire around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters and fire prevention equipment at the gas station helped to put out the flames before anything … Read more

Man accused of assaulting 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) — Police are searching for a man who they say assaulted two NYPD officers in Brooklyn. The assault happened on Friday just before 4:30 p.m. Two police on-duty police officers were patrolling near Avenue H and Flatbush Avenue when they saw a man obstructing traffic. Police say the man disobeyed multiple orders … Read more

Police investigating after 2 young children murdered in the Bronx

MOUNT HOPE, The Bronx (WABC) — Police are investigating after two young children were murdered in the Bronx. It happened at Echo Place in Mount Hope on Saturday evening. The children were reportedly slashed or stabbed in the neck. Police have not released any other information at this time. This is a breaking news story, … Read more

Small Business Saturday: NYC stores hoping to get a boost

BROOKLYN (WABC) — About 166 million people plan to shop between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, the National Retail Federation said. Saturday, however, is all about shopping small and local, as support for Small Business Saturday continues to grow. It’s the Super Bowl for mom-and-pop shops and last year, shoppers spent $23 billion on this shopping … Read more