The Waiting Room takes viewers into Oakland's Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital fighting for survival while weathering the storm of a persistent economic downturn. Stretched to the breaking point, Highland is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients--most of them uninsured--crowding its emergency room every day. The film offers a raw, intimate, and often uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers cope with disease, bureaucracy, frustration, hope and hard choices during one typically hectic day.

Police are asking for help in finding a man wanted for a slashing at a Brooklyn bodega.
Investigators say the man slashed a clerk's face at a store near the corner of Broadway and Gates Avenue in Bushwick on Thursday morning. People on scene said the man got angry when the clerk refused to let him use food stamps to buy beer.NYC EMS crews tended to the patient at the scene. Police say the man left the store, came back and cut the clerk's face with a sharp object, then fled the scene.

Police say two separate shootings took place in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn early Saturday morning.
The NYPD says a man is in custody in connection with the shooting of a livery cab passenger early Saturday morning. Police say the man is not cooperating with them and has not yet been charged. Investigators say a man with a gun walked up to a livery cab after it stopped near Utica Avenue and Avenue M in Flatlands, shortly before 2:30 a.m. They say when the man tried to reach in and steal something, the driver struggled with him and the gun went off. A 23-year-old man in the back of the cab was hit.FDNY EMS Paramedics stabilize the patient on scene.He was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.