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

Detective Describes Moments Before Suspect Confessed To Killing Etan Patz

A police detective testified Thursday that Pedro Hernandez denied knowing about the disappearance of Etan Patz before finally breaking down and admitting to killing the 6-year-old boy in 1979.

09/18/2014

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NY State Police: Father-Son Meat Thieves Targeted Supermarket Warehouse In Brooklyn

Russell Confusione, 58, and his son Matthew, 35, allegedly broke into Bogopa Services Corp. 18 times, NYSP said.

09/18/2014

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Cases Of Respiratory Virus Afflicting Children Showing Up In Tri-State Area

Officials said Wednesday that a New York City child and a Long Island elementary school student have been diagnosed with enterovirus 68. Cases of the virus have also been confirmed in New Jersey and Connecticut.

09/18/2014

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2 Men Convicted Of Kidnapping In 1993 Have Convictions Overturned

A state appeals court has overturned the guilty verdicts of two men convicted in 1993 of kidnapping a 16-year-old Brooklyn girl.

09/18/2014

FILE -  A man looks through the trash in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census: NY Poverty, Income Levels Steady In 2013

The survey data showed 3 million people, or 16 percent of the state’s population, with income below the poverty level in 2013. Nationally, 48.8 million people, also about 16 percent, lived in poverty.

09/18/2014

The wreckage of Continental Connection Flight 3407 is seen in Clarence, NY - Feb 16, 2009 - Photo: David Duprey-Pool/Getty Images

Trial Begins In Case Of Commuter Plane That Crashed Into Home Near Buffalo

Opening statements are underway in a wrongful death claim filed after the 2009 crash of a commuter flight into a home near Buffalo.

09/18/2014

Island Harvest Turkey Drive - Bethpage, NY - Nov 16, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Island Harvest Reaches Out For Donations Ahead Of Holiday Season

September is Hunger Action Month and with the holiday season right around the corner Island Harvest is reaching out to the public for help.

09/18/2014

PATH train at the Hoboken station (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Police: Dance Performance On PATH Train Ends In Arrests

Two New York men’s dance performance on a Newark-bound PATH train has led to criminal charges.

09/18/2014

Mufid Elfgeeh is charged with trying to provide material support to ISIS. (Credit: U.S. Attorney General's office)

Rochester Man Denies Plotting To Aid Islamic State Group

Mufid Elfgeeh pleaded not guilty Thursday to three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the group designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S.

09/18/2014

FILE -- A NYPD helicopter is seen on Nov. 3, 2013 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Police: NYPD Helicopter Has Near Miss With Drone Over Brooklyn

The chopper was helping to search for a missing person when police said the drone came within 50 feet of the aircraft.

09/18/2014

Gigi Jordan (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Reprimands Defense Attorney In Gigi Jordan Murder Trial

A courtroom battle erupted Thursday as the medical examiner testified at the trial of a socialite accused of killing her son in a Manhattan hotel suite.

09/18/2014

Frank Nicholas (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Nassau County Police Say Suspect Arrested In So-Called Distraction Burglary In Herricks

Frank Nicholas, 27, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree burglary, police said.

09/18/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

Rockland County Stepping Up Efforts To Combat Heroin Deals

Authorities in Rockland are teaming up with the FBI and state police to shut down the heroin supply lines coming from New York City and Paterson, New Jersey.

09/18/2014

Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a mugging in a Queens park. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Man Grabbed Woman Jogging In Forest Park, Queens

A 28-year-old woman was jogging in Forest Park around 6 p.m. Tuesday when the suspect grabbed her from behind as she ran past him, police said.

09/18/2014

Pennsylvania state trooper shooting suspect Eric Frein. (credit: Handout)

New York Assisting In Hunt For Pennsylvania State Trooper Shooting Suspect

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was gunned down late Friday outside a rural barracks in the Pocono Mountains. His fellow trooper Alex Douglas was wounded. Police named Eric Frein, 31, the suspect after finding his abandoned SUV nearby.

09/18/2014

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Stars Bid Farewell To Joan Rivers

Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday.

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