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Beth Israel’s Ex-Pharmacy Director Accused Of Stealing Nearly 200,000 Oxycodone Pills

A major hospital’s former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday.

07/08/2014

Children audition to sing "America the Beautiful" at the U.S. Open. (Credit: CBS 2)

Young Contestants Converge On Queens Hoping To Earn U.S. Open Singing Slot

Tryouts were held Tuesday for the U.S. Open — and they were quite a racket. There was a casting call for kids who dream of finding fame in Flushing.

07/08/2014

Sketch of proposed Greenwich Reform Synagogue (credit: Greenwich Reform Synagogue)

Synagogue Sues After Greenwich, Conn. Rejects House Of Worship Plans

A Connecticut synagogue filed a federal lawsuit this week, alleging the Town of Greenwich violated its civil rights and made a discriminatory decision by denying its plan to build a house of worship.

07/08/2014

George Washington Bridge (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Men Arrested After Allegedly Flying Drone Near George Washington Bridge

A helicopter pilot flying near the George Washington Bridge Monday afternoon spotted the radio-controlled aircraft. Police say it was flying at an elevation of 2,000 feet and toward the chopper.

07/08/2014

Crumbs Bake Shop closed all of its locations on Monday, July 7. (Credit: CBS 2)

Crumbs Collapses: Cupcake Chain Shuts Down All Locations

A representative for Crumbs could not immediately say how many workers were affected or how many stores it had remaining on its last day.

07/08/2014

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls For DOJ Probe Into Alleged Plot By Cuban Government

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has called for an investigation after he said the Cuban government tried to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes.

07/08/2014

FILE -- Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Calls For Federal Hotline To Help Hate Crime Victims

Long Island U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to set up a national toll-free telephone service, and a secure website, to attend to victims of hate crimes.

07/08/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Details $210 Million Initiative To Cut Crime At Public Housing Developments

The de Blasio administration is spending $210 million on a citywide initiative to improve security at 15 troublesome New York City Housing Authority developments.

07/08/2014

A passenger snapped this photograph of an NJ TRANSIT bus driver allegedly reading while driving a bus with 40 people onboard. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: NJ TRANSIT Bus Operator Caught Reading While Driving

A bus driver was allegedly caught reading Tuesday morning, while driving more than 40 passengers on his NJ TRANSIT bus.

07/08/2014

Members of the FDNY gather for the wake of Lt. Gordon Ambelas. (credit: Matt Kozar/CBS 2)

Family, Firefighters Pack Wake To Remember FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas

The 40-year-old married father of two died from smoke inhalation and burns late Saturday while searching for possible victims at the Independence Towers on Wilson Street in Williamsburg.

07/08/2014

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

Police: Queens Woman Charged With Murder In Death Of 11-Month-Old Son

Nicole Kelly, 22, has been charged with second degree murder, police said.

07/08/2014

FILE -- A woman attends an immigration reform rally in New York City on Oct. 29, 2013. (Credit: Getty Images)

Pols Urge Children Of Immigrants To Apply For Documentation

Immigrants who entered the country before turning 16 are eligible to enroll in the federal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” initiative.

07/08/2014

Emergency responders on the scene of an electrical explosion at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on July 8, 2014. (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

3 Injured In Explosion At Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Two people got “some kind of shock” and were taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center, according to an FDNY spokesman.

07/08/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD: Skeletal Remains Found In Filthy Brooklyn Apartment

Police responded to the apartment on 15th Avenue in Borough Park around 5 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call of a foul odor.

07/08/2014

Bowlmor Lanes (Photo by Will Ragozzino/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Original Bowlmor Lanes In Greenwich Village Closes After 76 Years

New York City’s oldest bowling alley closed Monday after the owner was not offered a new lease.

07/08/2014