Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Child Shooting Victim, Teen Suspect Separated by a Block in the Bronx

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


A five-year-old Bronx girl was shot in the stomach by a bullet police say was fired by her 18-year-old neighbor – a teen who lives around the corner in the Tremont section of the borough.


Mormons Uniquely Ready To Respond To Disasters Like Sandy

Friday, November 23, 2012


Mormons are among the many faith-based organizations who've pitched in to assist in the post-Sandy relief effort. More than 5,000 are expected to volunteer this weekend in areas affected by the storm. Members say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's tradition of preparedness has helped mobilize both volunteers and supplies quickly.

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Dramatic Drop in the Number of Summonses, Tickets After Sandy

Monday, November 19, 2012


In the aftermath of the storm, thousands of police officers were assigned to extended tours of duty in parts of the city without power or to help keep order at the gas pumps. The NYPD said crime dipped in the days since Sandy, and according to the Office of Court Administration, so did the number of summonses.


Sanitation Workers Move Mountains for the City's Recovery

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Ed Shevlin, a 20-year veteran of the city's sanitation department, recently took a brief break from his 12-hour shift to try and figure out how he could get a replacement car for the one he lost in the storm. His elderly parents were also hospitalized as a result of Sandy.

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Specialized NYPD Unit Works in Unexpected Ways Post-Sandy

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Some residents in areas hard hit by Sandy say they’ve been left on their own to cope with the severe damage inflicted by the storm — supplies are limited and help has been slow to reach them. It may seem uncharacteristic, but the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit has been doing more than its usual tactical support or rescues.

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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...

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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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