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FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Officer’s Lawsuit Over Retaliation Regarding Arrest Quotas Reinstated

A police officer who said he was punished for complaining about arrest quotas got his lawsuit reinstated Thursday after an appeals court said his criticisms were covered by free speech protections.

02/26/2015

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Councilman: It’s Time For NYPD To Quit Using Typewriters

A Queens city councilman said Thursday that it is time for the NYPD to do away with a piece of technology that has been considered antiquated for decades.

02/26/2015

A fire broke out in a home in Palisades Park, New Jersey on Thursday, Feb. 26. (Credit: CBS2)

2 Fires Rage In Palisades Park, New Jersey

Fire crews were battling a raging blaze late Thursday afternoon in Palisades Park, New Jersey.

02/26/2015

Authorities say a Floral Park man was towing legally parked cars and holding them hostage. (Credit CBS 2)

City Councilman Proposes Bill To Help Motorists Find Towed Cars

Helping people find their towed cars is the idea behind a proposal being made in the city council.

02/26/2015

Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, NJ on Nov. 10, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Study: 17 Rutgers Employees Make More Than $1M

A new study of salaries at Rutgers University finds that 17 employees, including 14 doctors and three athletic coaches, have salaries over $1 million per year.

02/26/2015

A Clifton man has proposed changes to the American flag that would give stars a more prominent spot. (Credit: CBS2)

Clifton Man Hopes Obama Will Take Notice Of Proposed Changes To American Flag

A New Jersey man hopes his redesign of the U.S. flag will win the hearts of Americans.

02/26/2015

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

State Lawmakers Discuss Grand Jury Reforms Following Garner Case Controversy

New York state lawmakers on Thursday began debating grand jury reforms meant to restore public trust when police are investigated.

02/26/2015

View of snowfall on LIRR train tracks in Jamaica, Queens. (credit: Marta Zielinska, CBSNewYork.com)

Woman In SUV Stuck On CT Train Tracks Saved By Policeman

A woman whose sport utility vehicle got stuck on Connecticut train tracks during a traffic jam as a train approached has been saved by a quick-thinking policeman.

02/26/2015

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973),  seen in 1946. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Picasso Painting Was Stolen In France, Smuggled Into U.S. As ‘Toy’

A Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France, and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an “art craft” when it was shipped, authorities said Thursday.

02/26/2015

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

Suffolk County Police Officer Saves Boy During Severe Allergic Reaction

A Suffolk County police officer came to the rescue this week, using an epipen to save a 12-year-old boy suffering from a severe allergic reaction.

02/26/2015

Kevin Westley displayed a St. Patrick's Day-themed T-shirt he finds offensive. (Photo: CBS2)

Long Island Man Takes On Walmart Over St. Patrick’s Day-Themed T-Shirts

St. Patrick’s Day is less than three weeks away, and businesses are hoping to see lots of green. But a Long Island man says retailers are cashing in on a stereotype.

02/26/2015

Stony Brook University campus (credit: CBS2)

Former Student Claims In Lawsuit Stony Brook University Mishandled Sexual Assault Case

The 22-year-old woman says she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room in January 2014 and left with numerous bruises, including on her neck.

02/26/2015

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Possibility Of NJ TRANSIT Fare Hike Riles Up Riders

Some riders said they’re already seeing a deterioration in service and questioned why they should be asked to pay more.

02/26/2015

Brandon McNeil, 7, walked out of his Long Island school and was on dangerous streets for more than a mile, according to his mother. (Credit: CBS2)

Mother: 7-Year-Old Son Walked Out Of L.I. School Without Anyone Noticing

Jacalyn Easters said she was shocked when her 7-year-old son Brandon McNeil who was supposed to be in second grade class at Tangier Smith Elementary School in Mastic Beach suddenly showed up on a relative’s doorstep Wednesday.

02/26/2015

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Facebook To Roll Out New Suicide Prevention Tool

A new Facebook feature has users hitting the “like” button. Because of online bullying and teen suicide, the social network is now using sharing to save lives.

02/26/2015