Sylvester Stallone at the opening of the Rocky musical in New York

Rocky musical opens in New York

Sylvester Stallone attended the opening of Rocky the musical in New York last night, the stage show based on his Oscar-winning film.

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NYC cops and firefighters brawl at charity hockey game

A charity ice hockey game between the New York Police Department and the city's firefighters erupted into a brawl this weekend.

Video footage on YouTube shows players throwing punches and grappling on the ice as the teams were tied 3-3 during the second period.

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Eventually referees were able to break up the scuffle and the game continued, ending in a 8-5 win for the NYPD.

Both the NYPD and FDNY declined to comment to NBC New York

Bodies of 'eight missing' after NY blast recovered

The bodies of all eight people reported missing after a gas explosion destroyed two New York apartment buildings have been recovered, but workers are treating the scene as a rescue operation in case there are survivors in the rubble.

An excavator clears debris at the site of a building explosion in the Harlem section of New York Credit: Reuters

Fire commissioner Salvatore Cassano said no one else is known to be unaccounted for but workers will continue to scour the debris from the flattened buildings for victims.

He predicted detectives and fire marshals would soon gain access to the buildings' basements to begin the investigation into what caused the explosion.

"Right now we are in the process of removing the final amount of debris," Mr Cassano said. "We should be moving much more quickly now."

Read: Seventh person confirmed killed in New York gas explosion

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NYFD confirms sixth death following gas explosion

The New York Fire Department has confirmed to Associated Press that a sixth person has died following a gas explosion at an apartment block in east Harlem yesterday.

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BREAKING: Fire department spokesman confirms a sixth person dead in Harlem gas explosion

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Four dead and 74 injured in New York gas explosion

The death toll in the New York gas leak explosion has risen to four, officials confirmed.

New York City emergency responders work at the site of a building explosion and collapse in the Harlem. Credit: Reuters

Seventy four people were injured and others are missing after two buildings collapsed following a gas leak explosion in Harlem, NBC New York reported.

"This is a tragedy of the worst kind because there was no indication in time to save people," the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio said.

Read: College worker and dental hygienist among NY dead

73 people in hospital, 2 critical, after NY gas explosion

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UPDATE: Hospitals now report treating 73 people for injuries after Harlem explosion, most non-life-threatening http://t.co/qHbtWwQ499

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Updated injury info for 5-alarm: 3 fatalities, 2 critical/serious, 5 serious/non-life threatening, 20 minor. No #FDNY members injured.

Read: College worker and dental hygienist among NY dead

College worker and dental hygienist among NY dead

Authorities in New York have released the identities of two of the three victims of a gas leak explosion in the city.

Three people were killed in the blast in Harlem on Wednesday Credit: NBC New York

Griselde Camacho, a public safety officer at a public Manhattan college and Carmen Tanco, a dental hygienist died in the blast, NBC New York reported, citing officials.

The identity of the third victim has not yet been made public.

Watch: Firefighters working on New York building collapse

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