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Athena Skeeter (Credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Day Care Worker Indicted In Toddler’s Death

A grand jury charged Athena Skeeter with second-degree murder and first- and second-degree manslaughter, the district attorney’s office said.

08/28/2014

Graffiti spray-painted on the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial in Riverside Park. Two teens were arrested in connection with the vandalism on Thursday, Aug. 28. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Teens Caught Spray-Painting Civil War Memorial In Riverside Park

A teenage boy and girl have found themselves in big trouble, after they allegedly painted happy and sad faces and other silly designs on the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park.

08/28/2014

Surveillance video of a suspect who allegedly claimed to be a livery cab driver tried to sexually assault a woman in Queens, in front of her children. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Surveillance Video Shows Violent Attack On Woman, 3 Children In Queens

New surveillance video released by police Wednesday night shows the end of a frightening attack.

08/28/2014

A man walks in front of the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Cyberattack Against JPMorgan Chase, Other Banks Might Have Left Accounts Compromised

The hackers targeted JPMorgan Chase & Co. and at least four other banks in what’s been described as a coordinated cyberattack.

08/28/2014

Humpback whale feeding less than six miles from New York City. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society )

Humpback Whale Spotted 6 Miles From NYC

The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a photo of a majestic humpback whale feeding in the Atlantic Ocean just a few miles from New York City.

08/28/2014

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Long Island Father Accused Of Leaving Child In Hot Car Faces Judge

A father accused of leaving his child in a hot, locked car while he went shopping faced a judge Thursday on Long Island.

08/28/2014

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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Rise In New York City

Figures from 2013 show the largest number of heroin fatalities in a decade, according to New York City’s Health Department.

08/28/2014

Robert Vineberg is arraigned on drug charges Feb. 5, 2014.  (Credit: Pool)

Manhattan Man Linked To Philip Seymour Hoffman Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession, Will Avoid Prison

Robert Vineberg pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday to a low-level heroin possession charge.

08/28/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Riders Upset After Panel Finds Metro-North Didn’t Prioritize Safety

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a report saying the Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

08/28/2014

Bedbugs

Bill Would Mandate MTA Reporting Of Bedbug Incidents Within 24 Hours

Two city lawmakers are proposing a bill to require the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately inform riders of any bedbug incidents within 24 hours.

08/28/2014

A group of children and mothers return to Guatemala on July 22, 2014, after being deported from the United States amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by Central American immigrant children. (Credit: Getty Images)

Long Island A Popular Landing Spot For Undocumented Children

The latest government figures show that more than 2,200 of the undocumented, unaccompanied minors are now on Long Island.

08/28/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council To Ask Bratton For Outline On Implementing NYPD Officer Re-training At Hearing

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has promised that all 35,000 NYPD officers will be retrained and the city council will ask him about the regiment at a September 8 hearing.

08/28/2014

An extra-alarm fire destroyed the Central Baptist Church in Paterson, New Jersey on Wednesday, Aug. 27. (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Destroys Church In Paterson, New Jersey

An extra-alarm fire Wednesday night destroyed a church in Paterson, New Jersey.

08/27/2014

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is joined by survivors of campus sexual assult during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. With strong bipartisan support in the Senate, the bill would require schools to make public the result of anonymous surveys about campus assaults and impose significant financial burdens on universities that fail to comply with some of the law's requirements. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gillibrand In New Book: Male Colleagues Have Made Insensitive, Skeevy Remarks

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dished some dirt in her new book, “Off the Sidelines.”

08/27/2014

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NYPD: Man Claiming To Be Cab Driver Tries To Sexually Assault Woman In Front Of Kids In Queens

The hunt is on for a man who allegedly told a woman he was a cab driver and then tried to sexually assault her in front of her three young children after driving them to Queens last weekend, according to the NYPD.

08/27/2014