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Fentanyl Deaths On Long Island Skyrocket

Forty-two people have died from fentanyl-related overdoses in the past 15 months.

04/25/2015

FILE -- Statue of Liberty  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Statue Of Liberty, Liberty Island Reopen After Bomb Scare

Sources told CBS2 someone made prerecorded calls to 911 threatening to blow up the Statue of Liberty. Police say Friday morning’s call used a computer-generated voice.

04/25/2015

FILE -- Bruce Jenner attends a charity event in New York in September 2013. (credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Bruce Jenner Opens Up About Gender Identity In National TV Interview

Jenner let his hair down — literally loosening a ponytail and letting his hair flow past his shoulders — in a symbolic moment at the start of his two-hour interview.

04/25/2015

Police are looking for this man in connection with a sexual assault in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on April 18, 2015. (credit: NYPD)

Cops Seek Suspect In Williamsburg Sexual Assault

According to police, the suspect followed a 27-year-old woman into her Williamsburg apartment building on April 18.

04/25/2015

Leta Webb, 71, was shot and killed in her apartment in South Jamaica, Queens on Tuesday, March 31. (used with permission)

Police Make Arrest In Killing Of Queens Grandmother

Police have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 71-year-old Queens grandmother, who was shot last month when she answered her door in the middle of the night.

04/25/2015

Rabbi Arthur Schneider is set to be made a knight of the Roman Catholic Church. (Credit: CBS2)

New York Rabbi Arthur Schneier Welcomed As Knight Of The Catholic Church

Rabbi Schneier was visited by Pope Benedict in 2008 and greeted Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Now he gets an official post in the church.

04/24/2015

A brawl between an owner and a suspect in the attempted robbery of a jewelry store in Clifton, New Jersey. (Credit: Passaic County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Video Shows Attempted Jewelry Store Robbery, Brawl In Clifton, N.J.

Shocking video Friday night showed an attempted jewelry store robbery in Clifton, New Jersey that turned into a fist fight between the owner and the suspect.

04/24/2015

Cars for sale take up spots on city streets in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Illegal Tricks Of The Rogue Car Dealing Trade

CBS2 first reported on how rogue car dealers have been setting up shop on residential streets. The dealers are on the move to new neighborhoods.

04/24/2015

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island evacuated (flyingtigers/Twitter)

Statue Of Liberty, Liberty Island Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

Sources tell CBS2 this was the second threat made in two days with some kind of computer enhanced or pre-recorded message, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.

04/24/2015

Starbucks coffee logo (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Computer Outage Strikes Starbucks Locations Around U.S., Canada

A computer outage struck Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada late Friday, disrupting sales and forcing some workers to give out free drinks.

04/24/2015

Darrien Warren was charged in the attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl on Thursday, April 23. (Credit: CBS2)

$50,000 Bail For Bronx High School Student Suspected Of Attempted Rape

A Bronx high school student was arraigned Friday, a day after being turned in by his classmates in connection with an attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl.

04/24/2015

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ TRANSIT Weighs Taking Out $300 Million Line Of Credit

NJ TRANSIT is considering taking out a $300 million line of credit with a Canadian bank, in order to cover expenses as the state awaits federal funding.

04/24/2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel  Malloy. (credit: CBS2)

Malloy: Relationship With MTA Has Improved Since Metro-North Mishaps

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday he believes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a “more respectful attitude” toward the state in the wake of various crises involving the Metro-North Railroad.

04/24/2015

Experts say you can make cash off your old clothes by selling them online after spring cleaning. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Say Spring Cleaning Is The Perfect Time To Cash-In On Your Gently Used Clothes

It’s time for spring cleaning, and if you plan on throwing out those old clothes in your closet, you might want to reconsider.

04/24/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Monday, Feb. 2. (Credit: CBS2)

Bratton Opposes Decriminalizing Low-Level Offenses, But Says ‘Broken Windows’ Is Evolving

The City Council earlier this week proposed decriminalizing low-level offenses, and on Friday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said he does not support such a move.

04/24/2015