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A surveillance image of a suspect in the groping of several women in Astoria, Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man On Bike Pulls Up To Women In Queens, Grabs Their Buttocks

Police were searching Thursday night for a suspect who allegedly grabbed several women’s buttocks as he rode around on a bicycle in Astoria, Queens.

04/23/2015

Obese woman/file (Photo credit : PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: Number Of ‘Totally Sedentary’ Americans Is On The Rise

Warmer weather is moving and the fields at Flushing Meadows-Corona park were filling up with kids on Thursday.

04/23/2015

Advocates say cameras on the side of school buses can help crack down on drivers who ignore stop signals. (Credit: CBS2)

Advocates Push For ‘Stop Arm’ Cameras On School Buses In New York, New Jersey

School officials claim drivers illegally speed past stopped school buses an estimated 50,000 times per day in New York state.

04/23/2015

People walk past the Alma Mater statue on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Columbia Student Sues University, Says Rape Accuser Has Ruined His Reputation

A Columbia University senior filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, claiming that the university failed to protect him from harassment amid claims that he had raped a fellow student.

04/23/2015

Armoni Sexton, Paterson high school basketball player killed in drive-by shooting. (credit: Paterson Charter School of Science and Technology)

Man Charged In Deadly Paterson Drive-By Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Gregory Oliver, 20, is charged with murder, three counts of attempted murder and weapons possession in the death of 15-year-old Armoni Sexton.

04/23/2015

A memorial grows for an Emerson, NJ teenager who was killed in a car accident on Wednesday night. (Credit: CBS2)

Community Mourns Emerson Teenager Killed In SUV Accident

She was a passenger in an SUV that flipped several times. Her brother was also in the vehicle when their friend lost control of the wheel.

04/23/2015

Hell's Kitchen Saw Accident

Report: NYC Construction Site Accidents Cause Injuries At Least One A Month

An alarming new report has been issued regarding construction site safety in New York City.

04/23/2015

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. (Credit: CBS2)

Astorino Urges Businesses To Escape NYC’s Taxes, Regulations And Move To Westchester

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Thursday that he is looking for defectors – New York City businesses tired of the high costs of operating in the Big Apple.

04/23/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address for fiscal year 2016 to the Legislature on Feb. 24, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Rips Democratic Lawmakers Over Pension Lawsuit

Gov. Chris Christie is accusing Democratic lawmakers of “essentially suing themselves” for getting involved in a lawsuit over pension payments.

04/23/2015

Evelyn's Playground at Union Square has seen numerous injuries in recent years. (Credit: CBS2)

Union Square, South Slope Playgrounds Deemed Among City’s Unsafest

Playground safety is a top priority for the New York City Department of Recreation, but that does not mean the safety record is squeaky clean.

04/23/2015

FILE -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Clinton Foundation Received Millions As Russians Sought Uranium Deal

Clinton’s State Department was one of the many government agencies that approved the deal because uranium production is a national security asset.

04/23/2015

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Reports: Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Set To Be Called Off

It looks like the mega-merger between the nation’s two largest cable operators will not be happening.

04/23/2015

Video still of a mansion fire in Rumson, New Jersey. (credit: Sea Bright Fire Rescue)

NJ Firefighter’s Video Offers First-Hand Look At Battling Fire

The video was taken by a firefighter from neighboring Sea Bright who was wearing a helmet camera.

04/23/2015

An alleged carjacker held up a woman in this East Rockaway driveway. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Long Island Woman Was Carjacked By Suspect In Midst Of Crime Spree

A Long Island woman was recently carjacked steps from her front door, and police said the frightening encounter was all part of a disturbing crime spree.

04/23/2015

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers on Nov. 13, 2014. (Photo by Dave Kotin

Dr. Oz Fires Back On Show At His Critics

Oz devoted the first half of his syndicated show Thursday to his response to what he called “a brazen letter from 10 mysterious doctors” sent to Columbia University.

04/23/2015