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Meadowlands Chamber has plans for 250,000- square-foot casino and 1 million-square-foot convention center at sports complex. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Meadowlands Proposal Includes Casinos, Hotels

Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail at New Jersey’s Meadowlands? That’s the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district.

08/19/2014

A tractor-trailer is seen  hanging off an overpass after it crashed through a guardrail and caught fire along the New Jersey Turnpike on Aug. 19, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Driver Critically Injured In NJ Turnpike Crash That Left Tractor-Trailer Dangling Off Roadway

Emergency crews have rescued a truck driver who fell into a creek after his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire along the New Jersey Turnpike.

08/19/2014

The Macari winery at Mattituck, Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Some ‘New York’ Wines May Be Made In Part From Out-Of-State Grapes

When you buy a bottle of wine, you think you are paying for vintages made in a specific region – but what are you really getting?

08/19/2014

Drawstring pants found at Harlem thrift store (CBS 2)

NY Thrift Shops Told To Stop Selling Children’s Clothing With Drawstrings

They are clothing that in rare cases can kill. New York banned or restricted the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing more than a decade ago — and the feds followed suit in recent years. But you can still find “drawstring dangers” on store shelves.

08/19/2014

Melisa Mendez (credit: Facebook)

CBS 2: Victim Killed In Hamilton Heights Fire Identified As 15-Year-Old Girl

The person killed in a three-alarm fire in a Hamilton Heights apartment building has been identified as a 15-year-old girl.

08/19/2014

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Luis Figueroa, Man Accused In Three-State Violent Crime Spree, Appears In Court

Prosecutors say Figueroa, 33, kidnapped a former girlfriend in Pennsylvania, raped her at a rest stop in New Jersey, set fire to a car dealership in Paterson then led police on a high-speed chase across the GWB.

08/19/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Westchester Taxpayer Watch)

Rob Astorino Unveils Jobs Plan In NY Governor Race

Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York’s economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture.

08/19/2014

(Photo Illustration by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

NYC Campaign Urges Snackers To Reach For More Fruits, Veggies

The campaign called “Take Me With You” will appear at bus stops, check-cashing centers and other locations around the city.

08/19/2014

Subway Inn on the Upper East Side (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order, Ceases Eviction Proceedings Against Subway Inn

A small victory was won Tuesday for the owners of an iconic Upper East Side bar.

08/19/2014

Surveillance video of a vehicle police said is being sought in connection with a hit-and-run in the Bronx on Aug. 18, 2014. (credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Driver In Bronx Hit-And-Run That Left Woman Critically Hurt

Police have released surveillance video of a vehicle being sought in connection with a hit-and-run in the Bronx that authorities said appears to have been intentional.

08/19/2014

Costumed street performers pose with tourists for tips in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Times Square Costumed Characters, Upset About Leaflets Regarding Tips, Protest ‘Hostile’ NYPD

The mostly Spanish-speaking immigrants have formed a new group called NYC Artists United for a Smile.

08/19/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Credit: Getty Images)

Melissa Mark-Viverito Admits To Worrying About Biopsy Results Following HPV Diagnosis

Mark-Viverito, 45, announced Sunday on Twitter that she has the common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cancer.

08/19/2014

Suffolk County Seal

Suffolk IT Commissioner Donald Rodgers Resigns Prior To Guilty Plea

Prosecutors said Rodgers failed to report ownership of a consulting firm and income from the firm on his county financial disclosure form.

08/19/2014

Gavel

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Killing Rabbi Settles Suit Against NYC For $10 Million

Jabbar Collins’ settlement Tuesday comes a month after he settled a claim against the state for $3 million.

08/19/2014

Stefan Pryor

Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor Stepping Down

Connecticut’s Education Commissioner is stepping down and Gov. Malloy has chosen Stefan Pryor as the new education commissioner.

08/19/2014