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WABC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is the flagship station of the ABC television network, licensed to New York, New York, United States. The station is owned by the ABC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. WABC-TV's studios are located on Lincoln Square on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, adjacent to ABC's corporate headquarters; its transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.Source
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Coronavirus News: 21 teachers among 50 NYC education employees dead of coronavirus

Coronavirus News: 21 teachers among 50 NYC education employees dead of coronavirus

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Twenty-one New York City public school teachers are among the 50 Department of Education employees who have died of coronavirus, DOE said Monday."Our thoughts are with their families, loved ones, and school communities during this difficult time. Upon notification of each passing the DOE is providing school communities with the mental health and emotional supports to process these losses. We are also supporting staff in notifying their communities in the most appropriate way possible, while respecting the wishes of families," the DOE...

April 13, 2020
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Coronavirus News: New York's face covering rule now in effect

Coronavirus News: New York's face covering rule now in effect

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) -- All New York state residents who are in situations where they cannot maintain social distance are now required to wear a mask or face covering when out in public. The order went into effect at 8 p.m. on Friday.For MTA passengers, that means putting a mask on before boarding.In announcing the requirement, Governor Andrew Cuomo pointed not just to mass transit, but said wearing a face covering is required during even private car service, including Uber and taxis."Is this inconvenient? Yes," the governor said. "But you're in a...

April 17, 2020
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South Korea looking into reports about Kim Jong Un's 'fragile' health

South Korea looking into reports about Kim Jong Un's 'fragile' health

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out SEOUL, South Korea -- The South Korean government on Tuesday was looking into U.S. media reports saying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was in fragile condition after surgery.Officials from South Korea's Unification Ministry and National Intelligence Service said they couldn't immediately confirm the report. CNN cited an anonymous U.S. official who said Kim was in "grave danger" after an unspecified surgery.The Unification Ministry, which deals with inter-Korean affairs, said it couldn't confirm another report by Daily NK, which cited anonymous sources to report...

April 21, 2020
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Coronavirus News: 7 On Your Side investigates deceased taxpayers receiving stimulus payments

Coronavirus News: 7 On Your Side investigates deceased taxpayers receiving stimulus payments

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) -- Many have gotten a stimulus check from the government - up to $1,200 per person - as part of $290 billion in direct payments, but some of those payments are being sent to deceased taxpayers.7 On Your Side talked to three taxpayers who are trying to give that money back.Neal Gabriel and Charlie Schreck are both outraged after they were sent $1,200 stimulus payments with one big problem attached -- both received payments to loved ones who are deceased.Gabriel said it's a waste, and he doesn't understand it."Someone's gotta use...

April 20, 2020
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Coronavirus Long Island: Woodbury man charged with hoarding, price-gouging PPE | abc7ny.com

Coronavirus Long Island: Woodbury man charged with hoarding, price-gouging PPE | abc7ny.com

Friday, April 24, 2020 6:36PM ETKristin Thorne has the story of the accused man, who is fighting the chargesLONG ISLAND (WABC) -- In what prosecutors said was the first criminal case in the nation charged under the Defense Production Act, the owner of a sneaker and apparel store on Long Island began accumulating merchandise associated with the coronavirus pandemic and began selling it at inflated prices, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said.Amardeep Singh is charged with violating the Defense Production Act of 1950 by hoarding personal protective equipment at a warehouse in Brentwood and...

April 26, 2020
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Coronavirus News: NYC Poison Control sees uptick in Lysol, bleach exposures after Trump's comment on disinfectants

Coronavirus News: NYC Poison Control sees uptick in Lysol, bleach exposures after Trump's comment on disinfectants

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out NEW YORK (WABC) -- The New York City Department of Health said it saw an uptick in Lysol and bleach exposures after President Donald Trump of the disinfectants being used as an internal treatment for the coronavirus.In the 18 hours prior to 3 p.m. Friday, the NYC Poison Control Center managed nine cases about exposure to Lysol, 10 bleach cases and 11 cases related to other household cleaners, for a total of 30 cases.That's more than double the cases during the same 18-hour period in 2019, when the center managed two cases pertaining to bleach, with a total of 13...

April 25, 2020
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Coronavirus News: Jersey City to reopen 5 parks

Coronavirus News: Jersey City to reopen 5 parks

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Mayor Steven Fulop announced the reopening of five major parks throughout Jersey City that have been closed to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus."We closed the parks early on to keep people safe, which helped slow the spread of the virus," Fulop said. "After nearly 2 months of quarantine, there's also a mental and physical health aspect that needs to be considered, and we know we can't ask our residents, who rely on parks for outdoor access, to stay inside indefinitely. We believe now is an appropriate time to...

April 25, 2020
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Coronavirus News: Artist with autism makes balloon creations for essential workers in New Jersey

Coronavirus News: Artist with autism makes balloon creations for essential workers in New Jersey

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out EDISON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A balloon artist from New Jersey has been making thank you creations for essential workers in his community.Eddie Lin, 22, was diagnosed with autism when he was 3, which is why he's known as the 'Ausome Balloon Creator.'The Edison, New Jersey, resident is taking requests from family members of essential workers to create balloon art for their loved ones.Similar to restaurant take-out, Lin's mom Jenny Lin, is offering curbside pick-up for her son's donated creations.Lin has been making balloon art for 12 years, and his most recent...

May 5, 2020
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Coronavirus News: JetBlue to fly over NYC Thursday evening

Coronavirus News: JetBlue to fly over NYC Thursday evening

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) -- JetBlue will fly over New York City to salute health care workers and first responders on Thursday.The flyover is set to happen at 7 p.m. as part of the Clap Because We Care movement.The flyover will include the airline's three New York-themed special jets honoring the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), New York Police Department (NYPD) and all who live in and love New York (I LOVE NY/Empire State Development).REMINDER: Tonight at 7pm, our I❤NY, NYPD and FDNY planes are joining NYC’s with a flyover salute for our hometown...

May 6, 2020
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Coronavirus: Public pools among cuts as NYC faces $7.4 billion loss in tax revenue

Coronavirus: Public pools among cuts as NYC faces $7.4 billion loss in tax revenue

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Eyewitness News NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Facing a $7.4 billion loss in tax revenue, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Thursday that New York City will need federal assistance to meet the basic needs of its citizens while detailing what he called necessary budget cuts.The causalities include all outdoor public pools, which will be closed for the summer of 2020.The mayor released a list of four priorities that the upcoming budget would follow. They include:--Keeping New Yorkers healthy--Keeping New Yorkers safe--Keeping food on New Yorkers' tables--Keeping a roof over...

April 16, 2020
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