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MTA driver killed in crash with stolen truck in Greenwich Village

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An MTA bus driver was killed in Manhattan Wednesday after his bus collided with a stolen truck in Greenwich Village, according to transit and police officials.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. on the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street. The driver of the M14 bus was heading east on West 14th Street as the driver of the stolen truck was going south on Seventh Avenue, according to the...

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Track fire, equipment issues cause commuting headaches

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(Credit: Commuters wait for a train as snow falls February 3, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert)

The subway morning rushhour commute was a mess on several lines Monday.

A track fire at the Essex Street-Delancey Street station around 9 a.m. forced F trains to be rerouted on the A line between the Jay Street and West 4th Street stations for nearly an hour, officials said.

Service on the A line was delayed at 7 a.m. by a weather-related signal problem in the Rockaways. Also, B and...

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How to stay safe and resolve weather-related complaints

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More bad weather means more problems.

What drives calls in cold weather "is heat and hot water complaints," said Shaleem Thompson, a communication analyst for NYC's 311 system. While the city received 230,283 complaints about inadequate heat and hot water last year, it's already racked up 27,342 so far in the first month of 2014. Residents are advised to inform their landlord, managing...

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Hell's Kitchen fire kills one man, injures and displaces others

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(Credit: A fire caused smoke and fire damage on the facade of 500 W. 43rd Street. (Charles Eckert))

UPDATED 1/5/14, 7:30 P.M.: Three fires erupted within hours in central Manhattan Sunday, the most serious in a West Side high rise that left one man dead and another man hospitalized with burns and smoke inhalation, according to officials.

The victim, 27-year-old Daniel McClung, was pronounced dead at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. McClung and a 32-year-old man were found by firefighters...

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Man, child dead after fall from Upper West Side building

Members of the NYPD's Crime Scene unit arrive

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A 35-year-old man and a toddler are dead after a plunge from an Upper West Side building Sunday, the NYPD said.

Police responded to a call shortly after 12 p.m. of a jumper at 124 W. 60th Street, a 51-story apartment building. The man was found dead at the scene, while the boy, believed to be 3 or 4 years old, died while being taken to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital.

The man was found...

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Probe into Ariel Russo's death finds human error in 911 response

Ariel Russo

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A probe into the 911 system on the day an SUV fatally struck 4-year-old Ariel Russo says human error and not technical problems caused a delay in response time, a city report said Thursday.

Russo was killed June 4 when a driver lost control and slammed into the child and her grandmother at West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue at 8:15 a.m.

The Department of Investigation report said...

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Blind man and dog survive fall onto train tracks in Harlem

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(Credit: Police and MTA on the scene following the accident. (David Torres))

UPDATED 12/17 at 8:15 P.M.: A 60-year-old blind man said his guide dog saved his life after they both survived being run over by an A train when they fell into the tracks at a Harlem station yesterday.

Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, and his service dog Orlando fell onto the tracks of a northbound A train at the 125th Street station shortly after 9:30 a.m. The train came to a halt with Williams...

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Families left homeless after vicious Hamilton Heights fire

A fire that ran through this Hamilton Hts.

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Ten families were left homeless after a three-alarm blaze raced through a five-story, 21-unit apartment house in Hamilton Heights early Sunday morning, destroying many of the apartments in its path.

The blaze is believed to have broken out on the third floor of 625 W. 138th St. shortly before 7 a.m. and zipped through the third, fourth and fifth stories, fueled by winds that reached 40-miles-per-hour,...

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