Crime in the City full episode: June 9, 2023
A look at some of the more notable crimes across the New York City area this week, including a thwarted kidnapping, a gunman opening fire in a Queens restaurant, two different cases of people shoved onto subway tracks, and a new tool to fight the opioid crisis.
Disgruntled worker gets 50 years+ for shooting rampage
A former Stop & Shop employee on Long Island was sentenced to 50 years to life behind bars. Gabriel Wilson, 33, walked into the manager's office and shot three people before killing one.
Staten Island strip mall fire
The FDNY says over 100 firefighters responded to the scene. The fire started in a restaurant and spread to nearby buildings.
Jersey Shore water rescue
Multiple neighboring police departments including the U.S. Coast Guard, Avon-by-the-Sea First Aid Squad, and Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders were at the scene.
NJ water rescue
According to police one swimmer was rescued with the help of divers and jet skis in operation. Another swimmer is still missing and officials are circling the area searching for signs of life.
New Yorkers will soon be required to separate compost from trash
The city council signed a bill that will require New Yorkers to separate food scraps from yard waste in order to cut down the amount of garbage in landfills.
NYC air quality update: Smoke begins to clear
After days of smoke and smog, New Yorkers are more than ready to get back to normal. Schools cancelled classes and outdoor activities were postponed as experts cautioned to stay inside. The air quality today though is significantly better and the hope is that it will continue to improve into the weekend. Fox 5 NY's Briella Tomassetti reports.
Canadian wildfires continue to burn
Canada's fire season is just getting started, and officials say it's the worst on record, burning an area that is already more 12 times as large as the 10-year average for this time of year.
NYC to pay for eye exams, eyeglasses
New York City Councilmembers voted Thursday to pass a bill that would make eye exams free for low-income New Yorkers.
NYC endures third day of poor air quality
New Yorkers endured their third day of poor air quality on Thursday, although not nearly as bad as the seemingly-apocalyptic skies on Wednesday.
Long Island supermarket shooter gets 50 years in prison
Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, a shopping cart collector who killed a manager and wounded two workers at a Long Island grocery store in 2021, has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.
Jena Antonucci could make Belmont Stakes history
Trainer Jena Antonucci, who is the 11th female trainer to have a horse in the Belmont Stakes, is hoping to make history as the first woman to trainer to win the race.
Yankees return to field despite air quality
FOX 5 NY's Richard Giacovas spoke to fans about braving the smoke to see their team.
Do subways have NYC's worst air quality?
Going underground may not save you from New York City's poor air quality. According to researchers, the quality of air in the city's subways may actually be worse than outdoors.
NY legislative session coming to an end
New York's Legislative Session ends this week, and it seems little progress is being made by lawmakers on issues like New York City's housing shortage, Sammy's Law, and changing the name of the Mario Cuomo Bridge.
Enduring hazardous air quality while working outside
FOX 5 NY's Lissette Nunez caught up with food delivery workers who say they have no other choice but to endure the conditions.
Smoky conditions causing more flight delays
Poor visibility caused by smoke from the Canadian wildfires has planes and their passengers stuck on the ground yet again Wednesday.
How long will the smoke last?
FOX 5 New York's Nick Gregory takes a look at how much longer we can expect the smoke to last across the area this week.
NY firefighters helping battle wildfires in Canada
FOX 5 NY's Jessica Formoso has details on New York sending firefighters to Canada to get a handle on the situation.
NYC air quality better, but not great
New York City's air quality improved Thursday, but officials are still warning residents to be careful and continue wearing masks outdoors as it is still not healthy.