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NYPD officers in Central Park after a series of robberies on Apr. 21, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teens Charged In Connection With Central Park Robbery Spree

Three additional suspects – ages 12, 13 and 14 – are expected to face charges for two robberies and an assault, sources said.

04/21/2014

Residents say holes like this one were left behind and never repaired, after a National Grid project in February. (Credit:CBS 2)

Midwood Residents Say National Grid Left Their Neighborhood A Mess And Never Cleaned Up

Residents in the Midwood section of Brooklyn are dealing with piles of gravel, uneven sidewalks, and holes in the ground thanks to a National Grid service repair.

04/21/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Reminds Parents Prekindergarten Deadline Is Wednesday

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday urged parents of 4-year-olds in New York City to apply for universal prekindergarten by this week’s deadline — even if they’ve already applied.

04/21/2014

CBS 2's Marcia Kramer got an inside look at the new 'Tavern On The Green'. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets A Look Inside $20 Million Tavern On The Green Makeover

The five-year wait for Central Park’s iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant is almost over. The $20 million total re-do combines whimsy and glitz with an effort to please everyone.

04/21/2014

Children recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the school day (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Atheist N.J. Family Sues School District Over ‘Under God’ Phrase In Pledge Of Allegiance

The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was filed in state court last month and announced Monday by the American Humanist Association.

04/21/2014

Hit-and-run accident causes $20,000 in damage to Freeport house (credit: CBS 2)

Search On For Driver After Hit-And-Run Accident Causes $20,000 In Damage To Freeport Home

The incident happened while the Freeport homeowners were asleep. When they woke up the next morning, they said they didn’t know what hit them.

04/21/2014

Michael Ettz (credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office)

Lodi High School Teacher Charged In Crash That Injured Bergen County Cop

Authorities said 36-year-old Michael Ettz of Lodi faces numerous charges and was released after posting $150,000 bail Saturday.

04/21/2014

Arkady "Art" Shenker (credit: CBS 2)

Family: Brooklyn Skydiver Died Doing What He Loved

For Arkady “Art” Shenker of Bensonhurst skydiving was more than a hobby. His wife and two sons are finding peace in knowing he died doing what made him feel most alive.

04/21/2014

Inwood Hill Park brush fire (CBS 2)

Brush Fire Burns At Inwood Hill Park In Upper Manhattan

The fire is limited to one alarm, so far, but smoke could be seen above the Henry Hudson Parkway.

04/21/2014

FILE -- Man working on Pennsylvania Avenue in Long Beach, L.I. on Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Report: Sandy’s Fallout Affecting Small Business In Tri-State Area

A third of small businesses in tri-state Superstorm Sandy disaster areas reported financial losses a year later, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

04/21/2014

FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano In ‘Interim Role’

The mayor made the comments at a news conference in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Cassano is a holdover from the Bloomberg administration.

04/21/2014

Catharine Candelario, an employee at the newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette, on Dec. 19, 2013, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

L.I. City Looks To Add E-Cigarettes To Anti-Smoking Laws Already On The Books

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes have increased dramatically over recent months.

04/21/2014

Tracey Forman was arrested and charged with DWAI and leaving the scene of an accident in Center Moriches, April 21, 2014. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

L.I. High School Teacher Arrested, Charged With DWAI Following Morning Hit-And-Run Accident

Suffolk County Police announced they arrested 47-year-old Tracey Forman at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of Center Moriches High School.

04/21/2014

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri (file/credit: Getty Images)

Federal Investigator, Terror Camp Trainee Testify At Trial Of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa

Mustafa, 55, is an Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago. He is also known by the aliases Abu Hamza and Abu Hamza al-Masri.

04/21/2014

Meeting of Port Authority Oversight Committee (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Port Authority Oversight Committee Holds Meeting

The embattled agency has been under fire since revelations about lane closings at the George Washington Bridge last fall. But it had come under criticism before that for issues surrounding toll hikes in 2011.

04/21/2014