Homes were evacuated after a toxic chemical plume at a soap factory in Amityville on Tuesday, July 7. (Credit: CBS2)

Toxic Chemicals At Soap Factory Prompts Evacuations In Amityville

Toxic chemicals at a soap factory promoted a major hazardous materials situation in Amityville, Long Island Tuesday.

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Thousands flocked to Jones Beach for the first fireworks in six years (CBS2)

Water Briefly Closed At Jones Beach State Park After Report Of Shark

The waters at Jones Beach were closed late Tuesday after a shark was reported in the area, New York State Police said.

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FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

1 Dead, Up To 9 Injured When Truck Slams Into Van On Montauk Highway

One person was killed and many as nine were injured Tuesday – including a toddler – in a crash on Montauk Highway in Brookhaven, Long Island.

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Juana Perez (Handout)

Hospital Identifies Juana Perez, Missing Bronx Woman, After CBS2 Report

A Bronx woman’s family was frantic after she went missing for four days, but a Yonkers hospital identified her after a CBS2 report Tuesday about her disappearance.

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Nuns at an Ossining convent say old windows are causing them to sweat out the summer. (Credit: CBS2)

Old Windows At Ossining Convent Have Elderly Nuns Suffocating Through The Summer

Elderly nuns in Westchester said they feel trapped in suffocating heat in their convent, because of old windows that desperately need to be replaced.

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USWNT captain Christie Rampone holds the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy after the team arrives at Los Angeles International Airport July 6, 2015. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team To Be Honored With Parade In New York City On Friday

A ticker tape parade will be held in Lower Manhattan for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team this coming Friday, the Mayor’s office announced.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York speak at a press conference October 23, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo On Feud With De Blasio: ‘It’s Clear That His Style Is To Air His Public Frustration’

When Mayor Bill de Blasio returns from vacation, will he and Gov. Andrew Cuomo get together to bury the hatchet? It’s hard to say.

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Experts say the playground you choose makes a difference in your child's social development -- and say parents should choose wisely (CBS2)

Experts Say Playground Choice Matters In Child’s Social Development

Nyla Kamlet discovered that children playing at more modern playgrounds have a better chance to learn and grow.

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The Hamlet of Katonah in Westchester County. (Credit: CBS2)

Hamlet Of Katonah Fights Plan For CVS Drugstore

The small hamlet of Katonah is in a fight with a big drugstore chain that wants to open a new location in the municipality.

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Man Slashed In Face At Williamsburg Bodega

Rodriguez was behind the counter at D&G Deli near the corner of Division Avenue and Berry Street when the man who spent the money on something else paid for it in blood.

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Ashley Reynolds was targeted in a 'sextortion' scheme when she was 14. (Credit: FBI)

FBI Searches For More Victims Of ‘Sextortion’ Scheme Targeting Underage Girls

The FBI has launched an international campaign to stop a new Internet crime targeting both teenage girls and boys.

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Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, talks to reporters during a demonstration July 7, 2015, in Manhattan. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Cuomo Set To Appoint AG As Special Prosecutor To Probe Police-Involved Killings

The governor hopes that the national conversation about police abuse will take a new turn and that other jurisdictions will follow his model.

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Bayonne Bridge (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Residents: Port Authority Not Doing Enough To Compensate For Bayonne Bridge Project

The paint chips in Andy Reynolds’ backyard range from small, finely ground pieces to large chunks.

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A 65-year-old man who was attacked July 6, 2015, did not want to be interviewed a day later. (Credit: CBS2)

Orthodox Jewish Man Beaten In Williamsburg In Latest Possible Hate Crime

A 65-year-old man was attacked around 11 p.m. across the street from his home near Wilson Street and Wythe Avenue.

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Jared "The Subway Guy" Fogle at the Red Dress Collection show on Feb. 6, 2014 at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Subway)

CBS News Law Enforcement Source: Subway’s Jared Fogle Suspect In Child Porn Investigation

FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided Fogle’s home on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog.

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