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87-Year-Old Woman Hit, Killed While Crossing Street In Queens

An 87-year-old woman was hit by car and killed Tuesday night attempting to cross Willets Point Boulevard in Queens, police said.

07/30/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With NAACP Over Death Of Eric Garner In Police Custody

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks called the hour-long meeting a frank, sincere discussion.

07/30/2014

Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted rape that took place in the Bronx. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: Would-Be Rapist Brandished Box Cutter, Fled When Victim Screamed

The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape that took place in the Bronx.

07/30/2014

Emma Gruber (Photo via CBS 2)

Man Charged In Slaying Of Woman, 85, In Mount Vernon

A Westchester County man has been charged with beating an 85-year-old woman to death while stealing copper pipes and brass objects from her home in Mount Vernon this past winter.

07/30/2014

Diane Schuler (credit: Handout)

Settlements Reached In 4 Taconic Parkway Wrong-Way Crash Lawsuits

Settlements have been reached in four lawsuits stemming from a wrong-way minivan crash that killed eight people on a parkway, a lawyer said.

07/30/2014

Police respond to an officer shot in Newark on July 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Mayor: Cop Shot In Leg Responding To Armed Robbery Call

The incident took place at Clinton Avenue near Stratford Place.

07/30/2014

Pest control specialists have been working overtime to combat a bat and squirrel invasion in Westchester. (Credit: CBS 2)

Pest Control Specialists Work Overtime To Round Up Unwanted House Guests In Westchester

Pest control specialists are working overtime to round-up all kinds of creatures in Westchester.

07/30/2014

Stop and frisk Big DL

Judge Rejects Police Unions’ Challenge Against Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that the city’s stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory — moving the city a step closer toward changing the program.

07/30/2014

Justin Casquejo (Facebook)

NJ Teen Pleads Guilty In 1 World Trade Center Climb

Justin Casquejo admitted Wednesday he broke a New York City misdemeanor law against scaling tall buildings without permission.

07/30/2014

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie: State’s Bail System ‘Unfair,’ Doesn’t Make Sense

Gov. Chris Christie gave a horrific example of someone allegedly committing new crimes Wednesday as he continued to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to makes changes to the state’s bail system.

07/30/2014

Meeker landed on the BQE on July, 29, 2014 (Credit: Gregory Kost)

Dog Recovering After Fall From BQE In Brooklyn

Maria Moss Davidson, the communications director for Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group, told 1010 WINS they dubbed the pit bill mix “Meeker” after the street he landed on.

07/30/2014

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ariel Russo Could Accept Plea Deal

A judge will soon decide whether Franklin Reyes, 18, should get off with a lighter sentence.

07/30/2014

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Upstate Man Charged In Connection With Overdose Death At NYC Music Festival

An upstate New York man was arrested Wednesday morning on narcotics charges in connection to the overdose death of another man at a New York City music festival, authorities said.

07/30/2014

Kona, first sea lion pup born at Six Flags Great Adventure

NJ’s Six Flags Great Adventure Welcomes First Sea Lion Pup

New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure is celebrating its first sea lion pup born at the park.

07/30/2014

Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Detective Joseph Walker was acquitted of murder charges in a Maryland road rage shooting. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: NJ Police Detective Acquitted In Maryland Road Shooting

A jury in Maryland issued a not guilty verdict Wednesday for a New Jersey police detective charged with murder in a road rage incident.

07/30/2014