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Home/day care facility in Staten Island where child drowned in pool on July 24, 2014 (Credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

3-Year-Old Drowns In Staten Island Pool

The incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. at the Mother Bird Day Care Center, located at 51 Maple Pkwy.

07/24/2014

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Long Island Man Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail For Animal Cruelty

Lee Hughes pleaded guilty in February to failure to provide veterinary care to a dog suffering from a neck wound that became so infected that it compromised the animal’s ability to breath, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office said.

07/24/2014

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)

Thousands Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching NY

The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January.

07/24/2014

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Border Protection K-9 Sniffs Out Cocaine In Suitcase At JFK

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the K-9 named Ari “sniffed” out an arriving passenger’s suitcase while inspecting luggage arriving from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on July 15.

07/24/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Clean-up continues amongst piles of debris where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Twelve days after Superstorm Sandy slammed into parts of New York and New Jersey, thousands are still without power and heat.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stronger Than The Storm: Wood From Sandy Ravaged Boardwalks Finds New Life Around The Region

Nearly two years after Sandy slammed local beach communities, debris left over by the storm has found a new life around the region.

07/24/2014

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Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs Programs

The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.

07/24/2014

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Melville Teen Arrested For Hit-And-Run Involving Four Victims

Police say 18-year-old Netanya Lewis, of Melville, was in her vehicle around 4 a.m. when she hit four men, then fled the scene of the accident.

07/24/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Report: 1,803 Public Workers Paid More Than Gov. Andrew Cuomo

According to a report by the Empire Center for Public Policy, 1,803 local government employees have been paid more than Cuomo’s $179,000 salary in the past year.

07/24/2014

A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Administration Orders Security Overhaul After Brooklyn Bridge Flags Incident

For security reasons officials would not disclose the precise nature of the upgrades or exactly where they will be instated.

07/24/2014

FILE -- Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara: My Office Will Investigate Public Corruption

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says he’s taking over the anti-corruption work that a commission created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo aborted when it was suddenly disbanded in April.

07/24/2014

The Department of Environmental Conservation has ordered Queens homeowner Al Risi to tear down a seawall protecting his home. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bitter Battle Waged Over Queens Seawall

The owner of the seawall says it’s necessary to protect his home, but the government has told him to tear it down.

07/24/2014

U.S. carriers at Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv. (Credit: CBS 2)

United Airlines 1st US Carrier To Resume Flights To Israel After FAA Lifts Ban

United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.

07/24/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a 5-alarm blaze in Williston Park, NY on July 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Spreads Through Row Of Storefronts On Long Island

Business owners are vowing to rebuild after a five-alarm fire ripped through a row of Long Island storefronts early Thursday morning.

07/24/2014

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MTA To Begin Queens-Brooklyn ‘G’ Train Shutdown On Friday

Starting Friday night the “G” will be shut down between Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City, Queens for a total of five weeks.

07/24/2014

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Queens Borough President, De Blasio Oust 8 Queens Library Trustees

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sacked eight library trustees who were opposed to firing the $392,000 library head Thomas Galante.

07/24/2014