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1010 WINS: UES School Disinfected After Legionnaires’ Bacteria Discovered In Cooling Tower

An Upper East Side school has been closed because testing revealed low levels of Legionnaire’s in a cooling tower.

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Sheriann Depinho is seen with her tongue sticking out after being arrested with three others for allegedly drinking in public and disobeying police in Spotswood, New Jersey. (Credit: Spotswood Police)

Woman Seen In Mugshot With Tongue Sticking Out After Arrest In Spotswood, N.J.

A woman appeared sticking her tongue out in a mugshot, after she was arrested with two others for allegedly drinking in a parking lot and refusing to comply with officers in Spotswood, New Jersey.

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The football field at Sayreville High School in Sayreville, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Sayreville Football Players Get Probation, Community Service In Hazing Scandal

Six teenagers have been sentenced to community service in a sexual abuse and hazing scandal at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey.

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Columbia: University President’s Remarks About Hosting Obama Reflect No New Plans

Columbia University on Monday downplayed remarks by president Lee Bollinger, which led to reports that President Barack Obama might return to the school after his term ends.

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Galip Gulmez, 87, is accused of offering candy to children while committing a lewd act in Lloyd Harbor, Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police Claim Man, 87, Was Committing Lewd Act While Offering Candy To Kids On L.I.

An 87-year-old man was arrested in Lloyd Harbor, Long Island Monday, after he was allegedly seen offering candy to children while performing a lewd act in his car.

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A lifeguard shortage caused officials to shut down the pool at Jones Beach. The pool will re-open for Labor Day Weekend. (Credit: CBS2)

Lifeguard Shortage Leaves Jones Beach Pool Visitors High And Dry

Lots of unhappy people were turned away from one of Jone’s Beach’s most popular summer attractions.

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Some NJ Residents Concerned About Safety After Railroad Ties Discarded Along Tracks

Local resident Bob Crowland says the chemically treated wood is highly flammable.

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Aiden Killoran, who has Down syndrome, must be bused to another district with better special education resources, school officials in Westhampton Beach say. (Credit: CBS2)

Westhampton Beach Student With Down Syndrome To Be Bused Out; Parents Call It Discrimination

A Westhampton Beach student wants to continue to be mainstreamed and remain with his friends, sibling and classmates.

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Mother Urges Cuomo To Sign Bill Requiring Police To Quickly File Missing-Persons Reports

Her only child, Lamont Dottin, a freshman at Queens College, disappeared in 1995. Because Lamont was 19, Fowler was prohibited from immediately filings a missing-persons report, she said.

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Bratton Defends De Blasio After Slam By Ray Kelly

In the book, former police Commissioner Ray Kelly writes that the mayor “shrugged and walked away from a routine and useful policing tool.

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Motorcyclist Jeffrey Divine was killed in a crash on the Taconic State Parkway on Aug. 30, 2015. (Credit: Handout)

After Fatal Putnam Crash, Assemblyman Wants Review Of Parkway Exit And Entrance Ramps

Just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, an SUV driving south on the northbound side of the Taconic State Parkway in Carmel, in Putnam County, struck and killed a motorcyclist, Jeffrey Divine, 22, police said.

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Chris Christie speaks at Chabad House at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., on Aug. 25, 2015. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Christie’s Controversial Immigration Comments Land Him In Spotlight

The New Jersey governor and Republican presidential hopeful proposed a FedEx-style tracking system for immigrants who overstay their visas.

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A truck became stuck under the Metro-North overpass on Purchase Street in Rye on Monday, Aug. 31. (Credit: CBS2)

Traffic, Rails Snagged When Truck Gets Stuck Under Metro-North Underpass In Rye

A roadway was closed, and Metro-North Railroad trains were delayed Monday when a truck became stuck under an overpass in Rye.

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2 Crimes Reported In One Morning Near Rutgers University Campus In New Brunswick

Two crimes that occurred near the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus over the weekend are under investigation.

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Police Face ‘Unprecedented’ Challenge In Protecting Pope While UN General Assembly In NYC

Details are emerging about the “massive” and “complex” security plan being worked out for Pope Francis’ visit to New York City next month.

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The NYPD Special Operations Unit searches for a possible missing boat in Lower New York Bay. (Credit: NYPD Special Ops, via Twitter)

Search For Missing Boat Near Sandy Hook, N.J.

Police and the U.S. Coast Guard were searching on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 25 for a boat that capsized near Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

A gunman shot and killed a security guard, and then himself, at the federal building at 201 Varick St. on Friday, Aug. 21. (Credit: Alice Gainer/CBS2)

Fatal Shooting At Varick Street Federal Building

A man shot a security officer who later died, and then took his own life, at a federal office building in Lower Manhattan Friday, police said.

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