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CBS2 executive producer Tara Cifarelli suffered serious burns on the stairwell of the High Bridge. (Credit: CBS2)

Woman Suffers Severe Burns On High Bridge Stairway Railing

The newly-restored High Bridge connecting Upper Manhattan with the Bronx has become a tourist hot spot – in a very literal and not exactly welcome way.

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Controls were smashed and wires were cut on the rescue boat in Bellport, Long Island in early August 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Vandals Destroy Controls Of Bellport Rescue Boat; Who Is To Blame?

A rescue boat counted on by tens of thousands of beachgoers and boaters has been sidelined after a mysterious act of vandalism.

2 hours ago

NYPD officers rescue a dog from a hot car in Forest Hills, Queens on Aug. 2, 2015. (credit: CBS2/112th precinct)

NYPD Officers Rescue Dog From Hot Car In Forest Hills, Queens

A small dog is alive thanks to some NYPD officers who rescued the pup after police said it was left alone in a hot car in Queens.

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with a coffin at Borough Hall on Aug. 3, 2015 to denounce gun violence. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

NYC Activists Demand Action After 10 Shootings Leave 3 Dead, 22 Wounded Over Weekend

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was among those speaking out Monday against the rash of shootings that took place over the weekend.

2 hours ago

Comedian Amy Schumer speaks at a press conference with U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on August 3, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer, Comedian Amy Schumer Call For More Gun Control

Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.

3 hours ago

Long Island lifeguard on August 28, 2014.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Experts Offer Advice After Recent Drownings Off Long Island

It was advice two Brooklyn victims failed to heed when they went swimming off the Long Island shore.

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Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (inset) in 1979. (credit: CBS2)

Judge Sets Date For New Trial In Kidnap, Murder Of Etan Patz

Jury selection will begin on Feb. 22, 2016. The re-trial is expected to begin in March.

6 hours ago

Stories from Main Street (credit: CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Franciscan Brother Bikes 550 Miles To Help The Poor

He’s a brother on a bike pedaling for the poor.

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FILE -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (Credit: New York Attorney General's Office)

New York Attorney General To Investigate Death Of Woman In Mount Vernon Police Custody

New York’s attorney general is using his new power as special prosecutor to investigate the death of a 42-year-old woman in a police holding cell in Mount Vernon.

8 hours ago

Toy guns are seen on a table as State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces that retailers have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York on Aug. 3, 2015. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Retailers To Pay New York $300,000 In Toy Gun Settlement

Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York.

8 hours ago

A surveillance image of a suspect in the groping of a woman in a West Village apartment on Thursday, July 30. (Credit: NYPD)

Man Charged In West Village Burglary, Groping

A woman who lives on Hudson Street and West 10th Street woke up last Thursday to find a man in her apartment groping her, police said.

9 hours ago

(Credit: Grennaro Alava)

Five Children Rescued From Fire At Brooklyn Apartment

The fire broke out around 1 p.m. on 631 East 96th Street and Linden Boulevard in Brownsville.

20 hours ago

Emergency responders help a man who was caught in a rip current off Long Beach, Long Island, on Aug. 1, 2015.  (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Swimmer Caught In Rip Current Off Long Beach Has Died

A Brooklyn man who was pulled from the water off Long Beach, Long Island, on Saturday night after being caught in a rip current has died, police said.

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Police have released surveillance video of the shooting that happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday in the area of 1140 Stanley Avenue and Crescent Street after an argument.

Police Release Surveillance Video Of Brooklyn Backyard Shooting

No arrests have been made, but police say they are looking for multiple suspects.

08/02/2015

From the FDNY Foundation's 2016 Calendar of Heroes (Credit: FDNY Foundation)

NYC Firefighters Discuss 2016 Calendar Release

All the proceeds go to the FDNY Foundation.

08/02/2015