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Murder Charges Dropped In Washington Heights Cold Case

The murder of restaurant owner Jose Martinez in Washington Heights is 1986 was a cold case that went unsolved until the victim’s daughter, using the internet, tracked down the confessed killer.

10/30/2014

Health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) stand at an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia on October 27, 2014. (Photo ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuomo, De Blasio To Create Program Encouraging Medical Workers To Treat Ebola Patients In West Africa

New York state and New York City will create a program to offer financial incentives and employment protections to encourage medical workers to go to West Africa to fight Ebola.

10/30/2014

Coyote pups at Queens Zoo  (Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

5 Orphaned Coyote Pups Find New Home At Queens Zoo

Five orphaned coyote pups that were rescued and rehabilitated in Massachusetts now have a new home at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo.

10/30/2014

FILE -- Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (credit: Getty Images)

Google Chief Eric Schmidt Makes Push For Broadband In All NY Public Schools

Schmidt is a member of the state’s Smart Schools Commission, which is proposing a $2 billion plan to bring broadband and other integrated technology into every public school.

10/30/2014

Shrimp are seen for sale at a food market. (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: Shrimp In US Rife With Murky Labeling

Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico.

10/30/2014

Suspect wanted for groping woman inside Forest Hills elevator. (Credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Man Gropes Woman Inside Forest Hills Elevator

Police are looking for a man who they said groped a woman inside the elevator of a Queens building.

10/30/2014

The 14th Street, Union Square subway station. (credit: CBS2)

3 MTA Workers Injured In Accident At Union Square Subway Station

The crew was working on the third rail as part of the overnight FastTrack work when they were hurt.

10/30/2014

A 311 complaint prompted a shift in a Park Slope bar's dog-friendly policy. (Credit: CBS2)

In The Dog House: Health Department Overrules Park Slope Bar’s Pooch-Friendly Policy

The Health Department said that inspectors never saw an animal inside of the bar before, and that “dogs, and other service animals, are prohibited in any food service establishment.”

10/29/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan weighs in on a decision to let a gay group march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade under its own banner. (Credit: CBS 2)

Archdiocese To Announce Closures, Mergers In Lower Hudson Valley

The New York Archdiocese on Wednesday said it will soon announce which parishes in the Lower Hudson Valley will merge or close.

10/29/2014

One person was found dead near an apartment building in Farmingdale, and another was hit by an LIRR train, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Decapitated, Son Struck By Train In Murder-Suicide In Farmingdale

Police said 66-year-old Patricia Ward was killed by her son, 35-year-old Derek Ward, who then killed himself by stepping into the path of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train.

10/29/2014

Students carry mattresses in a protest against sexual assault at Columbia University. (Credit: Jacquelyn14)

Columbia Students Rally In National Day Of Action Against Campus Rape

College students in New York and across the nation took part Wednesday night in a “Carry That Weight” national day of action against campus rape.

10/29/2014

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

Man Hit, Killed By Cement Truck In Astoria, Queens

A man was struck and killed by a cement truck Wednesday in Astoria, Queens.

10/29/2014

Randall's Island prepares for Electric Zoo Festival. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Luke Brian, Brad Paisley To Headline Country Music Festival In NYC

A new three-day country music festival starring Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley will debut in New York City next summer.

10/29/2014

Union Square Subway

Mock Crime Scene To Be Set Up In Union Square All Day Thursday

If you see crime scene tape and emergency responders in Union Square on Thursday, do not be alarmed – it’s not real.

10/29/2014