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Jury: Billionaire Looted Mining Firm MagCorp; Trial Eyed Huge Home

Jurors have found that billionaire Ira Rennert plundered a now-bankrupt mining company to pay for personal luxuries, including a Hamptons mansion that’s one of the world’s biggest private homes.

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First responders swarm the East River after a woman went overboard near Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday, Feb. 27. (Credit: Marian Zambrano, via Twitter)

Police Swarm East River After Woman Goes Overboard

Multiple first responders were on the scene in the East River Friday evening, after a woman went overboard.

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NY Exhibits Mark Centennial Of Frank Sinatra’s Birth

A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive.

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VIDEO: Man Crashes Stolen Livery Cab Into School Bus In The Bronx

Police are searching for a man who carjacked a livery cab and crashed it into a school bus earlier this month.

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Prosecutors: Boy, 3, Was Beaten To Death Over Spelling Assignment

Prosecutors on Friday said the aunt of a 3-year-old Brooklyn boy beat him to death with a belt after he refused to complete a spelling assignment.

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Students take the computer-based PARCC test at a New Jersey school. (Credit: CBS2)

Some NJ Parents Fear Consequences If Students Opt Out Of PARCC Exams

An unprecedented number of students are opting out of standardized tests. But parents may not be aware of the consequences for refusing the PARCC test.

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Competency Of Psychiatrist Called Into Question In Etan Patz Trial

The defense attorney, Harvey Fishbein, argued that Dr. Flavia Robatti is not a competent psychiatrist. His investigation, he said, found not one positive reaction to her, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

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A city councilman wants to make it easier for drivers to find cars that have been towed for parades and TV shoots. (Credit: CBS2)

Councilman Wants City To Help Drivers Track Down Cars Towed For Parades, TV Shoots

Efforts are underway to end the game of hide and seek that occurs when cars are towed to make way for parades, and other events.

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Councilman Vincent Gentile To Run On Democrats’ Side For Rep. Grimm’s Old Seat

Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd) will be the Democratic candidate in the race for the vacant congressional seat that had been occupied by Michael Grimm.

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Poll: Most NYPD Officers Thought 3-Day Retraining Program Was Useful

An internal poll has revealed that the majority of officers who have completed a retraining program following the death of Eric Garner thought it had a positive effect, according to the Mayor’s office.

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Woman Reportedly Assaulted By Banana Mogul Boyfriend Says She Is Not A Victim

Posecutors made the case that Hoey beat Allison Bretherick so often and so viciously that she once scribbled on the back of a photograph, “If you find me dead, Thomas hoey did it.”

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No Verdict Yet In Salt-Poisoning Case Against White Plains Mother

Jurors considering murder and manslaughter charges against a woman accused of poisoning her son with salt have completed their first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

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Police on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty NYPD Detective Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

Police said a Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the parkway when it hit a Honda Pilot head-on, killing 46-year-old Paul Duncan of Hartsdale.

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‘Yankee Diva’ Gives Master Class In Opera To UES Students

Many performers dream of making it to the Metropolitan Opera. But some kids are one step closer to that dream thanks to the “Yankee Diva.”

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NJ Man Finds Letter Presumed To Be Written By Soldier During Civil War

The letter, old and faded, was written by a soldier to his wife during the Civil War.

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