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

Jury Selection Wraps Up In Etan Patz Murder Case; Opening Arguments Set For Friday

Hernandez, a former shop worker in the Patzes’ neighborhood of SoHo, is accused of killing Etan, who vanished while walking two blocks to a school bus stop on May 25, 1979.

01/29/2015

A closed subway stop is viewed in Brooklyn the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Union: Develop Plan To Keep Some NYC Subways Running During Severe Snowstorms

The union president representing transit workers is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop a plan that could keep at least the underground portions of the subway system running in a severe snowstorm.

01/29/2015

New York Police Department Commisioner Bill Bratton (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bratton Expresses Outrage Over City’s $5,000 Settlement With Machete-Wielding Man Shot By Police

A man shot by police after threatening them with a machete has received a $5,000 settlement from New York City.

01/29/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

01/29/2015

A plow at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue during the Blizzard of 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Comptroller: Removing Snow Costs $1.8 Million Per Inch

The study analyzed more than 10 years of snowstorms, but does not include the storm that hit the city earlier this week.

01/29/2015

Biker Christopher Cruz appears in court on Oct. 2, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Biker Accused Of Sparking Motorcycle Melee Pleads Guilty

A motorcyclist accused of touching off a bloody, caught-on-video confrontation between bikers and an SUV driver on the West Side Highway has pleaded guilty to assault and rioting.

01/29/2015

Snow removal equipment is seen in Suffolk County, Long Island on Jan. 29, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Suffolk County Continues To Dig Out Following Massive Storm

Snow is still piled as high as street signs on snowy Long Island as residents continue to dig out from the storm.

01/29/2015

Officials say this official-looking correspondence is a scam. (Credit: CBS2)

Scammers Looking To Make Money With Fake Winning Lottery Email

The promise of millions from the New York Lottery attracts players and their hopes for quick cash attract scammers, like the con artists behind an official-looking email, complete with the New York Lottery logo.

01/28/2015

Footprints that led police to a man wanted in connection with vehicle break-ins in Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD 70th Precinct/Twitter)

Footprints In Snow Lead To Arrest In Brooklyn Car Break-Ins

The neighborhood watch group, Flatbush Shomrim, received a call about two people trying to break into cars in Flatbush Tuesday morning.

01/28/2015

Snow in Suffolk County, Long Island on Jan. 28, 2015.  (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Digging Out From Storm That Dumped 2 Feet Of Snow

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that about 500 pieces of equipment, plows, dump trucks, front end loaders, are on their way to Suffolk County from New York City and the mid-Hudson Valley.

01/28/2015

(Photo courtesy of anonymous passenger)

Derailment At Grand Central Snags Metro-North Trains, Leaves Riders Shaken

Service on the Metro-North Railroad was disrupted Wednesday evening after a derailment at Grand Central Terminal.

01/28/2015

A surveillance image of a suspect in the robbery of a store and the fatal shooting of an employee in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Gunman In Shooting That Killed Bedford-Stuyvesant Store Employee

Police released a new surveillance photo and video clip Wednesday in connection with a shooting that left a man dead, in the robbery of a Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn grocery store this past weekend.

01/28/2015

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Man’s Death In Bronx Building Stairwell Was Homicide

Police were investigating Wednesday night after a man was found dead in a stairwell in a Bronx public housing development stairwell.

01/28/2015

A suspect who police believe groped a woman's buttocks several times on the L Train near Union Square. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Groped Woman Multiple Times On L Train Near Union Square

Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect who allegedly groped a woman’s buttocks several times on an L Train near Union Square last month.

01/28/2015

An Indian medical volunteer (L) checks a blood bag after a rally on the observation of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day in Hyderabad on October 1, 2013. The rally was to increase awareness and to inspire to donate blood. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Bellone Urge People To Give Blood Following Blizzard Shortfall

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday put out a call for blood donations Wednesday, after a major shortfall that came as a result of the snowstorm this week.

01/28/2015