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This enormous hornet nest was found in a tree in Raoul Wallenberg Playground in Washington Heights on Wednesday, July 23. (Credit: CBS 2)

Huge Hornet Nest Found In Washington Heights Playground Tree

An enormous hornet nest was found in a tree surrounding a Washington Heights playground Wednesday, prompting a response from the NYPD.

21 hours ago

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Suffolk Police Chief Offers Tips On Backyard Pool Safety

The recent near-drowning of a toddler has prompted Suffolk officials to remind residents of backyard pool safety precautions that can be taken at all times.

22 hours ago

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Denville Man Convicted Of Fatally Stabbing Wife, Covering Her Face With Pig Mask

A man was convicted Wednesday of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.

22 hours ago

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Stamford Police Bust Alleged Scam Artist By Staking Out His Mom’s Funeral

Police in Stamford, Connecticut have tracked an alleged scam artist who escaped police in that and other states for months.

22 hours ago

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Prosecutors: Bayonne Man Posed As Teen Online To Get Child Porn

Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man posed as a teenage boy online to ask underage girls to produce sexually explicit images of themselves and then distributed the images to others.

22 hours ago

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Video Purportedly Shows Another NYPD Officer Using Choke Hold On Suspect In East Harlem

The video shows the police officer with an arm around the suspect’s neck as he struggles to arrest him.

22 hours ago

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New Jersey Nursing Home Workers Threaten Strike

Health care workers in four nursing homes in Hudson and Bergen counties in New Jersey said Wednesday that they are ready to strike if a deal cannot be reached.

22 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)

Bloomberg Has Strong Words For FAA Amid Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

In a statement Wednesday, the FAA said it is “working closely with the Government of Israel” to review new information they have provided and to determine whether safety concerns have been resolved.

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Criminal Probe Of Cuomo Administration Urged In Wake Of NY Times Report On Moreland Commission

Cuomo’s office thwarted attempts by the special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him, according to the report.

23 hours ago

Emergency services officers remove a mysterious white flag from the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Massive NYPD Response Day After Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Incident

A massive police presence surrounded the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday – even with counterterrorism officers walking the beat – a day after unidentified vandals breached the security of the iconic span to replace the American flags with white flags.

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Administrative officers at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center were defaced by vandals on Wednesday, June 25. (Credit: CBS 2)

Metropolitan Opera Threatens Lockout Of Union Workers

The Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday that it will lock out union workers if a contract deal is not reached.

07/23/2014

An art exhibit featuring portraits of naked men has stirred controversy in SoHo. (Credit: CBS 2)

Only In New York! Nude Portrait Turns Heads, Stirs Controversy In SoHo

A nude photo that went up in front of a SoHo business gave passersby a full view, and has gotten quite a reaction.

07/23/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Residents To Sue Town Of Islip Over Toxic Dumping At Roberto Clemente Park

Residents near the Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, where toxic materials were recently discovered, said they’re worried about the health of their families.

07/23/2014

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Beachgoers Notice Change In Sand Along Jersey Shore

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told beachgoers not to worry, it’s only a matter time before the entire beach is covered in smooth, white sand.

07/23/2014

Lou Young: Ice Bucket Challenge

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Emerges As Powerful Online Fundraising Tool

It’s a way to cool off and raise money. The latest online trend has people literally soaking their heads for a good cause.

07/23/2014