Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Closed Hospitals Changing Birth Plans of Expectant Parents

Monday, November 05, 2012


The storm related closure of four hospitals in the city has left many expectant patents wondering where they’ll be delivering their babies in the coming weeks.


How the NYPD Polices the Aftermath of Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers are working longer shifts — and police say they have tapped the Organized Crime Control Bureau for additional officers on the ground, are using recruits to man some intersections have relied on NYPD school security to help staff city-operated shelters.

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Emergency Personnel Kept Busy by Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The city's first responders continue to face a huge task as the area digs out from superstorm Sandy.

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Stop and Frisk Comes Under Fire at Public Hearing

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More than 300 New Yorkers showed up to express their feelings on the controversial police tactic of stop-and-frisk at a City Council Civil Rights Committee hearing Tuesday night.

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Bloomberg Says Presidential Candidates’ Talk on Gun Control Is ‘Gibberish’

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for the presidential candidates to offer their solutions to gun violence. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the issue for the first time during the debates. But neither candidate offered many specifics to the chagrin of Bloomberg.

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Critics Challenge NYPD Clean Halls Program in Court

Monday, October 15, 2012

Civil rights groups on Monday began making their case in U.S. District Court to limit a citywide policy that allows the police department to patrol more than 10,000 private buildings.


16 Charged in Gun Trafficking Case

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sixteen members of two East Harem gun trafficking networks have been charged with selling more than 100 illegal firearms — including an AR-15 assault riffle — in what is one of the city’s largest takedowns of it kind in recent years.

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NYPD Shooting Victim's Mom Meets With Queens DA

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The mother of an unarmed National Guardsman who was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop has met with the Queens prosecutor.

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Heated Exchanges at Hearing on NYPD Reform

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Council members traded barbs during a hearing on a package of bills that would alter NYPD operations – and includes major changes to the department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

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WIll Tougher Penalites Curb the Uptick of Rape in the City?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012


A spike in sexual assaults — including a rash of high profile cases — has state and local lawmakers calling for harsher penalties against sex offenders and increased support for victims.


Council Seeks to Ease Growing Fines for Restaurants

Monday, October 08, 2012


Dimly lit storage closets. Dented food cans. Improper signage. These are some of the violations for which the city's restaurants can be fined, and each infraction can cost owners anywhere from $200 to $2000 apiece.

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Passenger: NYPD Shooting of Driver Unprovoked

Friday, October 05, 2012

A passenger said nothing was done to provoke police to fatally shoot the specialist in the Army National Guard driving on a New York City highway on Thursday.

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1 in 4 Given Solitary Confinement in State Prisons, Study Finds

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

One in every four people in New York's state prisons is sentenced to forced isolation that deprives them of necessary interactions, according to a report by the New York Civil Liberties Union released Tuesday.

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Kelly Says Bronx DA's Claims of Unlawful Arrests Are 'Not Substantiated'

Friday, September 28, 2012


Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended the NYPD’s policing of public housing on Friday following revelations that the Bronx District Attorney won’t prosecute those arrested for trespassing unless the arresting officer submits to an interview.

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Kaiim Vieira

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kaiim Vieira was born in a Brooklyn hospital 18 years ago today. He grew into a six-foot-two teen who had a knack for getting folks to laugh even when they didn’t want to. He used to call his mother by the nickname “Muffin.”

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Civilian Complaint Board Starts Hiring for Prosecuting Unit

Monday, September 17, 2012


The civilian board that reviews complaints against the NYPD has started the hiring process for a new unit that gives it the power to prosecute officers.


Rival Brooklyn Gang Members Swept Up in Takedown With Help of Facebook

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Forty-nine members of warring gangs in East New York are facing murder and other charges — swept up in a crackdown by law enforcement after they used social media to taunt and intimidate each other, officials announced Wednesday.


Man Arrested in Central Park Sexual Assault

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A man with a history of violence has been arraigned on charges he retaliated against a 73-year-old birdwatcher who took a compromising photo of him by raping her in Central Park.


Wake Set for Bronx Bodega Worker As Family Pushes for Probe Into Death

Monday, September 10, 2012


The wake for the 20-year-old Bronx bodega worker who was shot and killed by a police last week while fleeing an armed robbery will be held Tuesday in Washington Heights as the family of the young father pushes for an independent probe into his death.

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Police Accidentally Shoot Worker to Death

Friday, September 07, 2012

A 20-year-old Bronx bodega worker was shot dead by police as he tried to leave the building during an armed robbery Friday morning in what police said they believe was an accident, authorities said.

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