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‘Harlem Kevorkian’ Accepts New Plea Deal In LI Motivational Speaker’s Death

The man known as the “Harlem Kevorkian” pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday.

16 hours ago

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Advises That 6 Rikers Island Guards Be Fired In Beating Of Inmate

In a decision released Monday, an administrative law judge proposed that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate.

17 hours ago

A police cruiser passes by in Times Square (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Police: Man Attacked Newsstand Operator, Tried To Grab Cop’s Gun In Times Square

An 18-year-old Bronx man with a long rap sheet was arrested this past weekend, after he allegedly attacked a newspaper vendor and then tried to rip a police officer’s gun from its holster right in Times Square.

19 hours ago

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cop Pleads Not Guilty To Breaking Into Bronx Apartment, Attacking Woman

An NYPD officer pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he broke into an apartment and attacked a woman in the Bronx this past summer.

19 hours ago

Tracking bracelet issued as part of Westchester County's Project Sa

Free Tracking Bracelet For Alzheimer’s Patients Could Save Lives

A Westchester County initiative is providing free radio frequency bracelets designed to help keep track of Alzheimer’s patients in the event they wander off from their loved ones.

19 hours ago

A woman smokes an electronic cigarette (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Long Island Village Of Lindenhurst Cracks Down On E-Cigarettes

The Long Island village of Lindenhurst has decided to follow in the steps of New York City in banning the use of e-cigarettes in public buildings.

20 hours ago

A homeless man begs for money on a Manhattan street on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Sees Uptick In Number Of Homeless Living On Streets

The number of homeless on the streets — 3,357 — is down by 24 percent since 2005, according to city data. But the number is up 177 people, or 5 percent, compared to last year.

20 hours ago

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

Astorino’s New TV Spot Attacking Cuomo Mimics 1964 ‘Daisy Girl’ Ad

Republican Rob Astorino has released a provocative TV spot that mimics a 1964 ad to attack Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

20 hours ago

A specialist tests for Enterovirus 68. (credit: CBS 2)

Doctors Investigating If Cases Of Paralysis Are Linked To Enterovirus D68

There has been a disturbing development in the nationwide outbreak involving the rare enterovirus D68. A handful of children have now developed polio-like symptoms of muscle weakness or paralysis.

20 hours ago

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3 People Injured After FDNY Truck Blows Tire, Shatters Window On Lower East Side

A blown tire caused a scare on the Lower East Side Monday. fdny.

20 hours ago

This dog run in Van Cortlandt park is running into trouble with historians because of its location. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Historians Oppose Dog Run In Van Cortlandt Park Near Native American Memorial

A dog run near a Native American memorial in the Bronx is an insult, according to historians.

20 hours ago

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FAA To Review Protocol As Air Traffic Problems Continue Days After Chicago Area Fire

Air travel through Chicago and around the country was still impacted Monday, three days after the suicide attempt that sparked a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in the western Chicago suburb of Aurora.

20 hours ago

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Case

The proceedings come five weeks after the 43-year-old asthmatic father of six died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by police.

21 hours ago

Manhattan DA Vance announces indictments against four who allegedly bribed court employee (Credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

DA Vance: 3 Lawyers, Paralegal Bribed Court Employee To Steer Clients Their Way

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the indictment Monday of defense attorneys Jae Lee, Benjamin Yu, and Dwane Smith as well as paralegal Jose Nunez.

21 hours ago

Surveillance image of a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Man Tried To Rape 25-Year-Old Woman In Greenpoint

The hunt is on for a man who police said tried to a rape a woman in Brooklyn over the weekend.

21 hours ago