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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- While college football continues, don't miss out on the latest news in Chicago on the ABC7 digital newscast at 5 p.m. You can also watch more on our ABC 7 Chicago streaming app for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- You can also watch the Eyewitness News Update on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Due to the college football, Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 p.m. are preempted. Watch the Eyewitness News Digital Update!Here's a look at what's making headlines this Saturday.Asian woman attacked with rock in NYC; Investigation underwayPolice say a 60-year-old Asian woman was approached by a 33-year-old man who struck her in the head with a rock in Jackson Heights, Queens Friday.Islanders games postponed due to COVID casesNew York Islanders games have been postponed through at least Tuesday due to COVID cases, according to the NHL.UK, Germany, Italy report cases of new omicron variantUK, German and Italian health officials identified cases of the new coronavirus omicron variant first identified in South Africa.Small Business Saturday: Pop-up Christmas market launched in NYCA Christmas pop up market in Bedford Stuyvesant, called Winter Wonderland 2.0, features stands from artists, clothing designers and more.AccuWeather: Potential snow showersWe'll see a flurry or snow shower around Sunday morning and...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News Thanksgiving tradition continued Wednesday for a 9th straight year!Michelle Charlesworth covered the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation with the help of two special correspondents - her children Jack and Isabelle.Charlesworth handed off the WABC microphone to her two cub reporters, who gave a behind-the-scenes look at the inflation of the giant balloons that you will see at this year's parade.EMBED More News Videos Kimberly Richardson with the latest on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as it returns to the streets of New York City for its 95th march. Isabelle says that seeing how big the balloons are never ceases to amaze her.After 9 years, Eyewitness News took a look back on some of Jack and Isabelle's earliest reports.What are their favorite balloons this year?Isabelle chose Snoopy the astronaut!"It's Snoopy the Astronaut, maybe he'll be in space with Michael Strahan -- I can't believe he's doing it," Isabelle said.RELATED | Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Street closures, balloon inflation, performers and moreEMBED More News VideosKemberly Richardson checks out the six new floats for...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In this week’s Open For Business, Eyewitness News reporter Vittoria Woodill took a look back. With Thanksgiving approaching, Eyewitness News wants to give our viewers a token of appreciation from the small businesses you’ve supported over the past year by nominating them to be featured in our Open For Business segment. Our viewers have made such a huge difference in the days and the days ahead for these store owners that in honor of Thanksgiving we wanted to say thank you. Thank you for recommending countless small businesses to feature in our Open For Business segment. READ MORE: Gopuff Drivers Go On Strike In Philadelphia, Nationwide Demanding Higher Wages, Better Working ConditionsIt was because of you that these families, entrepreneurs, dreamers, creatives and so many hard-working people in our area were lifted out of just their communities and brought into a light big enough for so many others to appreciate. READ MORE: WATCH: Police Searching For Suspects In North Philadelphia ShootingFor this, we are thankful, thankful for you. And so are they. MORE NEWS: Free Shore House:...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- It was a big night as Eyewitness News won 17 Emmy Awards, including one for Overall Excellence. pic.twitter.com/opPKnXH4an— New York Emmy Awards (@NYEmmyAwards) October 31, 2021Individual winners include anchor Sade Baderinwa and Meteorologist Lee Goldberg.Joe Torres won a statue for his Sunday show, 'Tiempo.'Josh Einiger, Mike Marza, and Nina Pineda all won for their reporting.The station also won for Best Morning and Daytime Newscasts.See the full list of winners.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Eyewitness News hosted a virtual town hall, "Tri-State Opioid Epidemic: Struggles and Solutions."The town hall, hosted by Mike Marza, focused on the effects that the opioid crisis is having on communities in the Tri-State area.You can watch the town hall here, but if you want to enjoy a better experience on your television set, just make sure you add the ABC7NY app to your streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, etc.) to check it out.Meet the panelists:-Vera Tkachuk, Assistant Dean at Fordham University, The School of Law, and founder of the Opioid Center for Support. She lost her son, Justin, to a fentanyl overdose several years ago.-Fred Muench, President of Partnership to End Addiction, and a clinical psychologist who specializes in developing remote coaching and digital interventions to help individuals and families prevent and intervene in problematic substance use.-Michael Litterer, Director of Prevention and Recovery at the RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) Institute for Prevention and Recovery (IFPR)-Dr. Shereef Elnahal, President and CEO of University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey's largest safety-net hospital with over 500 licensed beds and...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Sunday morning is bittersweet at Eyewitness News as it is Amy Freeze's last day with Channel 7.After 10 years at WABC-TV, Amy has decided to move on.Amy has spent a decade at the station and that means a lot of wonderful moments and memories have been made.Take a look back at just a few of them in the video player above.And we couldn't let her go without a celebration and some of her biggest fans wanted to help us send her off.Watch the sweet messages from her children below:EMBED More News Videos Amy Freeze's children are helping to make her last day at WABC special with videos for their mom. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * Follow us on YouTube * More local news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts Submit a News Tip
    MANHATTAN (WABC) -- On the night of Sept. 12, 2001, an Eyewitness News van was parked outside Bellevue Hospital, and somebody asked if they could place a poster on the windshield with a picture of one of the missing people at the World Trade Center.Soon, reporter Anthony Johnson reported the next day, the entire news van was covered in posters of the missing, placed there by family and friends of the victims hoping beyond hope that their loved ones might be found alive."Quite a bit of family members and friends have been standing out here, just kind of gazing and looking for anything that they can get" as they hoped loved ones would turn up at the hospital, or somebody would know where they were.The posters were seen all over New York City in the days and weeks after 9/11, especially at hospitals and large public gathering places like Union Square, becoming sidewalk memorials to the victims who never came home.This report aired on Eyewitness News the afternoon of Sept. 13, 2001.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Here you will find day-of-air coverage from September 11, 2001. The stories appear as they aired on Eyewitness News 20 years ago.As per an editorial decision, you will not see any footage that has been deemed too sensitive to view.However, to capture the severity of the attack, as well as to reflect the outstanding and emotional work many of our reporters turned out that day, a few of the videos do contain footage of the towers falling.RELATED | 'Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens' reveals untold stories, rare video of America's darkest dayEMBED More News Videos On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we hear from the Eyewitness News journalists who were there, in the streets, in the air, and in the newsroom, reporting on the events as the tragedy unfolded, capturing the unforgettable video of that day, and risking their lives to tell the world what was happening. Please view the videos at your own discretion, and please remember along with us the struggle of all those who died that day and who continue to suffer...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Eyewitness News employees held a roundtable discussion one year after the attacks on the World Trade Center to recount their experiences, share their thoughts, and find hope in our collective grief.Watch our reporters, anchors, producers and camera operators discuss the anniversary in the video player above.Each year, New York City and millions around the country commemorate 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget," and drawing attention to the terror attacks' continued toll on first responders.RELATED | 'Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens' reveals untold stories, rare video of America's darkest dayEMBED More News Videos On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we hear from the Eyewitness News journalists who were there, in the streets, in the air, and in the newsroom, reporting on the events as the tragedy unfolded, capturing the unforgettable video of that day, and risking their lives to tell the world what was happening. Relatives of the victims descend on ground zero in Lower Manhattan, and the events of that terrible day and the weeks, months and years that followed are...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Here you will find day-of-air coverage from September 11, 2001. The stories appear as they aired on Eyewitness News 20 years ago.As per an editorial decision, you will not see any footage that has been deemed too sensitive to view.However, to capture the severity of the attack, as well as to reflect the outstanding and emotional work many of our reporters turned out that day, a few of the videos do contain footage of the towers falling.RELATED | 'Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens' reveals untold stories, rare video of America's darkest dayEMBED More News Videos On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we hear from the Eyewitness News journalists who were there, in the streets, in the air, and in the newsroom, reporting on the events as the tragedy unfolded, capturing the unforgettable video of that day, and risking their lives to tell the world what was happening. Please view the videos at your own discretion, and please remember along with us the struggle of all those who died that day and who continue to suffer...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- While college football continues, don't miss out on the latest news in Chicago on the ABC7 digital newscast at 5 p.m.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- You can also watch the Eyewitness News Update on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Due to the Major League Baseball playoffs, Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m. is preempted. Tune in Eyewitness News at 5:00 p.m. on Channel 7 and our CTV app.Here's a look at what's making headlines this Wednesday.Woman killed when stray bullet goes through window of Queens home, teen son finds bodyA reward of up to $10,000 is being offered after woman was shot and killed when a stray bullet went through the window of her home in Queens.NYC indoor dining returnsNew York City's highly-anticipated return of indoor dining begins on Wednesday. Restaurants across the city are now able to welcome customers back inside their establishments at 25% capacity.Man who killed Boy Scout while driving drunk gets maximum sentence after conviction upheldA Long Island man who killed a Boy Scout while driving drunk was sentenced the maximum of 8 1/3 to 25 years Wednesday after the judge ruled against granting him a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped historic rain over the tri-state area, with at least nine deaths linked to flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as basement apartments suddenly filled with water and freeways and boulevards turned into rivers, submerging cars.----------* Get the AccuWeather App* More AccuWeather* Follow us on YouTube * More local news* Sign up for free newsletters* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts Submit a News Tip
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    WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN. WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!It's Back to School time across the Southland, and we want to honor the students in your life!Send us your Back to School pictures and information, and we could give you a shout out on Eyewitness News.You can submit them below. We wish everyone well as they head back to school!
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Check out the Eyewitness News headlines you may have missed while cheering on Team USA during the Tokyo games on Monday night.For the best viewing experience, you can watch the Eyewitness News evening update now on all our streaming platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV. Simply search ABC 7 New York, download the app, and look for the News on Demand section.Deliveryman robbedThe NYPD has released video of a violent robbery involving a restaurant worker in Queens.The worker was outside the restaurant on Woodside Avenue in Flushing about two weeks ago when two men approached him and stole his scooter.Possible shark attack at Jones BeachA lifeguard at Jones Beach State Park may have been bitten by a shark while in the water. The incident was reported near Central Mall at approximately 11 a.m. on Monday.The lifeguard reported a possible shark bite on his left calf that measured about 1 inch in length. He said he saw a fin in the water.NYC vaccine and testing mandatesAll unvaccinated city municipal workers will have...
    NEW YORK -- Pride 2021: We Belong" is an hour-long celebration of diversity, inclusion and unity.Hosts Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and Sam Champion bring viewers an array of informative and entertaining stories about the LGBTQ+ community, including emotional and inspiring profiles of people making an impact in the ongoing struggle for equal rights.Our stories include: A profile of Rep. Ritchie Torres of New York and how he's pushing LGBTQ+ legislation in the House this month. A look at how the pandemic affected the drag scene in the New York area, as told from the perspective of three drag queens. An examination of LGBTQ+ representation in comic books and the history of discrimination against queer-centric material before the 1990s. A profile of a straight couple who opened a gay bar in an area of Long Island where the LGBTQ+ community was underrepresented. The special will also explore the history of the original Pride flag and how a remnant was recently discovered and put on display in San Francisco, the city where it was created.Viewers also learn about the Trevor Project's Coming...
    SURFSIDE, Florida (WABC) -- Eyewitness News' Josh Einiger is reporting from Florida at the site of the Miami-area building collapse where scores of people are missing.We'll be posting Josh's stories and additional content here."It's a struggle": Family of missing victim speaks out about rescue effortsWith each passing hour and each passing minute, the situation at Champlain Towers seems to be getting worse."Because of the smoke and fires that are breaking out they're putting water on the fire but that only creates more smoke," Kevin Spiegel said.Somewhere in that smoky mountain of debris is Spiegel's wife Judy."She connected with everybody. She was the glue in our family," Spiegel said.He and his family are among hundreds of horrified loved ones waiting for word that just won't come."It's a struggle. We are praying every minute. We are hopeful she's there alive and we're gonna see her soon and we love her so much and we're gonna see her soon," Spiegel's son Josh said. "This is gonna be an extremely long process and this excavation may take weeks if not longer and we're gonna...
    BALDWIN, Long Island (WABC) -- A 26-year-old from Nassau County is being charged under New York State agricultural laws for allegedly selling sick puppies following an exclusive investigation by Eyewitness News.Nassau police said Pecardy Delone sold diseased puppies from his puppy store Puppy 4 You in Baldwin.Police said 10 of the 11 puppies that were seized from the location in March had parasites. One of the puppies later died.Investigators said Delone did not follow proper vaccination and deworming protocols for the animals, did not provide them with adequate ventilation, and did not regularly clean their cages.ALSO READ | How 18-year-old flipped script on dad who dumped 80,000 pennies as 'last child support payment'EMBED More News Videos A Virginia dad dumped 80,000 pennies outside his 18-year-old daughter's home and told her mom it was his final child support payment. Now the world is reacting with kindness. Delone is being charged with selling and offering to sell a diseased animal."Can you imagine the outcry if this was children?" said Gary Rogers, with the Nassau County SPCA.Eyewitness News responded to the store on...
    BROOKLYN (WABC) -- There was a happy and tearful reunion between a 73-year-old woman in Brooklyn and her stolen service dog.Luna the 9-year-old poodle was in the back seat of her owner's car last week when she was carjacked.Authorities say the suspect pulled the victim out of her Honda Civic last Sunday just after 1 p.m. near Mill Avenue and Mayfair Drive.Disturbing surveillance video showed the man pulling the victim from the car as she put up the fight of her life.But he drove off with the poodle inside -- and nearly ran her over in the process."He grabbed me by my leg and pulled me down to the ground, I hit my head," said the victim, who did not want to be identified.The car was found a few days later in Williamsburg, but Luna's owner was still desperate to find her dog.After nearly missing a week, an Eyewitness News viewer who was walking his own dogs spotted Luna walking with a man.That viewer later recognized the dog during a report on Eyewitness News.The next day, the good Samaritan confronted...
    ROCKAWAY, Queens (WABC) -- A sad note about an Eyewitness News viewer who we have followed over the years.Vincentia D'Amato Becker passed away this week just shy of her 101st birthday.Becker was affectionately known as 'Toots.'Every year, her family would share her birthday pictures - just last year she celebrated by her home in Rockaway, Queens.Toots' relatives say she was outspoken and unfiltered and taught them everything they need to know about the value of family.----------* More Queens news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For the first time in nearly 14 months, nearly all of the pandemic restrictions will be lifted across the Tri-State.While most businesses will relax pandemic rules, that doesn't necessarily mean we'll see those pre-COVID packed restaurants and bars, sellout crowds inside ballparks and arenas and standing-room-only performances. There are still a number of obstacles facing businesses and customers.While there is so much hope, there is also fear and trepidation. So-called "reopening anxiety" is real and there are ways to deal with it and stay safe.And will the big re-opening help restart the economy? Eyewitness News is exploring why now could be the best time to find a job or change your profession.What to know as the Tri-State reopens:Restaurant hesitancy still exists over indoor diningThe road back to full capacity has been a particularly long one for bars and restaurants, but will we go from socially distant tables to packed dining rooms like a flip of switch?Connecticut moved to 100% capacity back in March, but many restaurants say challenges and changes during the pandemic have kept them...
    We want to recognize the Class of 2020 who may be missing out on prom or graduation or other end-of-year special events due to the coronavirus emergency.Send us your pictures and information, and we could give you a shout out on Eyewitness News!You can submit them below. Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates!
    The new ABC7 Los Angeles streaming app gives you free access to local news and your favorite content, along with breaking news, live events and original programming anytime!Building on our commitment to to serve our communities, our apps for Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku will elevate the local news experience with the ability to watch live newscasts, breaking news coverage, weather reports, and Localish's popular storytelling content, seamlessly in a streaming environment.Watch our reports on the California Dream to David Ono's FACEism reports, and then check out what our community journalists have discovered in their neighborhoods. Our apps allow you to get the local news content and information you need to stay informed, including developments around COVID-19 vaccinations. In addition to the new ABC7 Los Angeles app, ABC News has also launched new apps on the Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku platforms, bringing you 24/7 live breaking news, live events and original programming through a newly developed experience. The new ABC News Live app provides viewers with ABC News Special Reports...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- You can also watch the Eyewitness News Update on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Due to the NFL Draft, Eyewitness News is pre-empted. Here's a look at what's making headlines this Saturday: Jewish Center vandalismA suspect has been arrested and charged in a series of vandalism incidents at synagogues in the Bronx.Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winner known for 'Moonstruck,' 'Steel Magnolias,' dies at 89Her brother, Apollo Dukakis, confirmed her death on Facebook, saying she died Saturday morning in New York City after "months of failing health."Marijuana testing to stop for cab driversThe New York City Taxi and Limousine commission says it will no longer test drivers for marijuana.AccuWeather: Spotty showersSunday will be warm, but watch out for some spotty showers. Check out the latest AccuWeather Forecast.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    HAUPPAUGE, Long Island (WABC) -- Amid growing reports about millions of Americans missing their second dose of the COVID vaccine, Suffolk County is launching a public awareness campaign fight the hesitancy."Because we want to get to the point where we can say the virus is behind us once and for all," said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.For the first time since November, Suffolk County is now dipping below a 2% daily positivity rate for COVID with nearly 45% of residents getting at least one dose.But will they all come back?RELATED | Many Americans skipping second COVID shot, CDC reports"As restrictions get lifted people who may have been naturally hesitant thinking, well, do I really need to get the vaccine at all now," Bellone said.Eyewitness News spoke to people with a mix of reluctance and determination. But each one had a different reason for showing up Thursday.Islip resident Tim Stolz doesn't ever want to revisit what COVID felt like when he had it last year."And I didn't want to go to the hospital because nobody knew if I was going to...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Rehan Aslam has been named vice president and news director of ABC7/WABC-TV New York, effective May 3, 2021, announced Thursday by Chad Matthews, president and general manager, WABC-TV, to whom he will report.Aslam will be responsible for directing the Eyewitness News team for ABC7, the No. 1 source for local news in New York and the most-watched station in the country."Rehan is a proven news executive with an impressive record of leading and modernizing news teams across multiple platforms at a time when the industry is changing at an extraordinary pace," Matthews said. "I have worked with Rehan in the past, and I'm confident he will continue to elevate Eyewitness News, deliver the highest quality in local news, and be committed to our inclusive and diverse culture."Aslam exits his role as vice president of news at ABC-owned station ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, where he also previously served as assistant news director."I remember the day I started my career in television, and the dream I had to work in New York City one day," he said. "When the...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, New York City (WABC) -- Today, we here at Eyewitness News are mourning a member of our family and a good friend.Erik Paulsen, an engineer at Channel 7 for the past 18 years, died suddenly yesterday.We so leaned on Erik -- not just for his ability to solve problems and fix things -- but also for his great humor and his creative talent.He had a passion for storytelling -- and making films. And during this horrible pandemic, Erik didn't just keep us on the air every day, he also worked to help other creative people during these tough times, producing films that supported out of work Broadway actors.He was always thinking of ways to be part of the solution.He rode his bike everywhere. He loved to hike. He loved his dogs.But most of all, he loved his wife, Joan LeFosse, also a longtime colleague of ours at ABC News.Together, they were an incredible and magical team.We are stunned by Erik's death, and we will miss him so very much.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York...