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A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Watch: CBS2’s Coverage Of East Village Explosion, Building Collapse

A gas explosion ripped through two buildings, leaving at least 13 people injured in a bustling section of the East Village Thursday afternoon.

03/26/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces the indictments of 13 people in an alleged heroin ring on March 26, 2015. (credit: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office)

Authorities: Heroin Ring Used Metro-North Trains, Greyhound Bus

The group’s purported kingpin, Brian Bacon, 52, had his son, Tamar Dillard, 37, use trains to transport heroin from Harlem to Newburgh, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

03/26/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks at a news conference where he discussed the arrest of three Brooklyn men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS on February 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton: NYPD On Pace For 1 Million Fewer Enforcement Stops In 2015

Bratton expects the reduced number of stops to bolster NYPD relations with the minority community.

03/26/2015

Etan Patz (credit: Stanley K. Patz)

Former Informant: Convicted Pedophile Jose Ramos Admitted Molesting Etan Patz

Rothschild said Ramos recounted in horrifying detail how he molested Etan and other boys.

03/26/2015

FDNY truck (file/credit: Getty Images)

Forbes Names FDNY Top Government Employer In America

They say it’s one of the best jobs in the world, and Forbes magazine seems to agree.

03/26/2015

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

Police: Boy, 11, Brought Unloaded Handgun To Long Island School

The student was not identified. He was charged with juvenile delinquency for bringing a weapon on school grounds. He was released to his parents. Police said no student was threatened.

03/26/2015

Frank C. Viggiano (credit: Linden Police)

Funeral Held For Linden Police Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Staten Island Crash

Officers from multiple departments lined the streets as services were held for 28-year-old Officer Frank Viggiano in Linden. He’ll be buried in Fairview.

03/26/2015

No. 6 train (Credit: TAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Sees 80 Percent Increase In Subway Trains Delayed By Unruly Passengers

In January, 2,300 trains were delayed due to unruly passengers starting fights, pulling the emergency brake and holding the doors, among other things, the MTA said.

03/26/2015

DEVELOPING-STORY

Sources: Son Rushes To Mother’s Aid As She’s Being Attacked In Williamsburg Building

The incident took place at 11:55 p.m. near South 3rd Street and Berry Street in Williamsburg.

03/26/2015

Anthony Sabato  in 2011 (credit: Wallingford Police Department)

Ex-Investigator Claims Man In Custody On Unrelated Charges Is 1981 Darien Cop Killer

Officer Kenneth Bateman, 34, was killed May 31, 1981, while responding to a burglary at a fast food restaurant.

03/26/2015

A boat on Route 80 in Denville, N.J. on March 26, 2015. (credit: Byram Cover Party via Facebook)

Boat Falls Off Trailer On Route 80 In Denville

Westbound traffic lanes were closed after the accident. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

03/26/2015

A video produced the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council compares the treatment of Orthodox Jews in Rockland County to Nazi Germany. (credit: Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council)

Video By Orthodox Jewish Group Compares Rockland County To Nazi Germany

The narrator says in the video that the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland “lives under constant fear, facing harassment and intimidation.”

03/26/2015

Computer Keyboard (file / credit: clipart.com)

Prosecutors: NJ Man Posed As Singer Online To Get Sexually Explicit Photos, Videos From Underage Girl

Twenty-eight-year-old Eric Bing of Clark awaits an initial appearance in federal court in Newark on Thursday.

03/26/2015

Penn Station

Winning $58M Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Penn Station

The winning numbers were 2, 23, 32, 45, 55 and Mega Ball 12.

03/26/2015

Red Light Cameras BIG DL

AAA Questions Effectiveness Of Yonkers Red Light Cameras

AAA looked at limited data from 2013. While it found that T-bone accidents were down 15 percent, it also discovered that rear-end crashes jumped 83 percent and accidents with injuries rose 29 percent.

03/26/2015