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Feds To Ban Alcohol On Some Fire Island Beaches

The ban will go into effect on Aug. 1 on federal lands in the Town of Islip between the communities of Atlantique and Corneille Estates.

19 hours ago

NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller visits the Brooklyn Bridge on July 25, 2014. (Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

CBS 2 Exclusive: NYPD Deputy Commissioner Offers Insight Into Brooklyn Bridge Flag Incident

The breach prompted a massive increase in security at the bridge.

19 hours ago

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Lyft Begins New York City Service After Agreement Reached With State

New York’s attorney general said Lyft agreed to operate “in full compliance” with existing laws and regulations.

20 hours ago

Macnova bus (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Bus Driver Left Special Needs Children Alone On Bus With Windows Up, No Air Conditioning

The school’s superintendent said the moment a panicked parent called wondering where his child was, the school board called the bus company contracted to transport summer program students, and when they couldn’t reach the company, they called police.

20 hours ago

People stand in the Delta Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Demands Answers On FAA Flight Ban To Israel

Questions remain about the Federal Aviation Administration’s ban on flights to Israel earlier this week and whether it was based on safety or politics.

20 hours ago

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Worries About Stalled Highway Construction If Federal Fund Goes Bankrupt

The Highway Trust Fund’s bankruptcy could delay ongoing projects like the construction on I-80, CBS 2′s Matt Kozar reported.

21 hours ago

Newlyweds Madonna Badger and William Duke (Credit: CBS 2)

Madonna Badger Marries Fiance Two Years After Fire That Killed Children, Parents

Clutching a bouquet of white flowers, smiling from ear to ear, Badger proves life can go on, even after enduring the unimaginable.

21 hours ago

The bar business is booming on the Lower East Side. (Photo: CBS 2)

Revitalized Lower East Side Becoming Trendy, But Also Very Expensive

City neighborhoods change before our very eyes. It’s out with the old, and in with the new. But in some areas, like the Lower East Side, it can be tough for people who can barely afford to live there.

21 hours ago

Police said the driver of this tow truck damaged several cars during a late night demolition derby run in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tow Truck Mayhem Causes Damage, Rattles Nerves In Sheepshead Bay

Police called it an overnight case of crash and dash. A truck driver allegedly damaged a string of cars in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and then fled into the night.

22 hours ago

Blueberries at Alstede Farm. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Farm Offers Prime Berry Picking, Family Fun

At Alstede Farms in Chester, N.J., families can find tons of animals to feed and lots of fruits and vegetables to pick.

22 hours ago

Lolibeth Ortega and Lord Balatbat. (credit: CBS 2)

Friends, Family In Shock After Jersey City Couple Killed In Tornado At Virginia Campground

Lord Balatbat and Lolibeth Ortega were at the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort with their three children when the twister tore through the campground, toppling a tree onto their tent.

22 hours ago

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Up, Up And Away At QuickChek New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning

The festival, which kicks off Friday night, features balloons of all shapes and sizes, including the largest free-flying American flag.

23 hours ago

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer calls for end to "poor doors." (credit: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer/Twitter)

City Officials Call For End To ‘Poor Doors’ In New Developments

A loophole in the City’s Inclusionary Housing Zoning incentive system apparently allowed one developer to build a 33-story high-rise on Riverside Drive South on the Upper West Side with two income entrances

23 hours ago

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Police: Bronx Man Charged In 7 Pickpocketing Cases

A Bronx man suspected of pickpocketing in Queens has been charged in seven separate cases over a nine-month period between 2013 and 2014.

24 hours ago

Crews examine the separation on the Metro North "Walk Bridge" over the Norwalk River (Tom Kaminski/Chopper 880)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Secures State Money For Walk Bridge Repairs

Temporary repairs to the Walk Bridge can begin right away now that the state Bond Commission has given the OK to the $3 million fix.

07/25/2014