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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.

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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.

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (credit: Amos Ben/GPO via Getty Images)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Looks To Strengthen Ties With Latino Community During Bronx Visit

Looking to strengthen ties between Israel and the city’s Latino community, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. welcomed the President of Israel on Wednesday.

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Thomas Ome is wanted in connection with an apartment rental scam in Washington Heights. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Wanted In Apartment Rental Scam In Washington Heights

Police were searching Wednesday for a man who allegedly took money from apartment seekers on Craigslist as they paid him fees and rent for units he did not own in Washington Heights.

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Reports: Man Charged After Hidden Bathroom Camera Is Found In Johnson & Johnson Chelsea Office

A man has been arrested after a pinhole camera was found in a restroom at the Johnson & Johnson office in Chelsea, according to published reports.

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A knife allegedly used by a man accused of stabbing a woman, before being shot by police, in a Lower East Side public housing development on Monday, Jan. 26. (Credit: NYPD)

Man Charged After Allegedly Stabbing Woman, Being Shot By Police On LES

A man was charged Wednesday after being shot by police after allegedly stabbing a woman in a Lower East Side public housing development earlier this week.

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The Health Department said unsecured trash attracts rats. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Residents: Rats Running Wild In East Harlem

Along 104th Street by the George Washington Homes in East Harlem, the problem is so bad that neighbors have dubbed it “Rat City.”

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Firefighters on the scene of a fire at Winfield Hall in Glen Cove on Jan. 28, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Historic Mansion Catches Fire In Glen Cove

The fire broke out at the Winfield Hall at 70 Crescent Beach in Glen Cove, according to the Nassau Fire Department.

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Nassau Police vehicle. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: Man Was Robbed, Pistol-Whipped While Looking For Shoveling Jobs On L.I.

Police were investigating Wednesday after a man was robbed and pistol-whipped while trying to get jobs shoveling snow in Elmont, Long Island.

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Ex-Los Alamos Scientist Heard Offering To Design Bomb Directed At NYC For Venezuela

A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist told an undercover FBI agent he could build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years — and design a bomb targeted for New York City.

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FILE - Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Impeccable Ethics The Leading Attribute In Search For Speaker Silver’s Replacement

Will Silver’s replacement be a reformer, or part of the corrupt culture that has gripped the state capital for decades?

01/28/2015

A bonfire is lit to mark the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer while tens of thousands of Satmar Hasidim celebrate May 9, 2012 in the village of Kiryas Joel, New York.  The origins of this celebration lie in the  village of Meron in current-day Israel, burial site of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai.  Lag  Baomer marks the anniversary of his death approximately 1,900 years ago, and every year on this day around half a million Jews from all over the world make a pilgrimage to Meron.  The bonfire there is the climax of the celebration. (Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

State Picks Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel To Lead Annexation Request

The New York state environmental commissioner on Wednesday chose the Orange County Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel to lead the review of its request to annex roughly 500 acres of adjacent land.

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Church Of Scientology on East 125th Street in Harlem (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Critic: Church Of Scientology-Backed Foundation For A Drug Free World’s Curriculum Not Based On Fact

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World, backed by the Church of Scientology, spoke to 30 New York City public schools last year, but its New York-based Director Megan Fialkoff says the foundation’s teachings aren’t influenced by the church.

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Physical therapist Karena Wu says to prevent injuries, warm up your legs before heading out in the snow. (credit: Meg Baker/CBS2)

Health Experts: Take Steps Toward Avoiding Spills On Icy Sidewalks, Streets

Doctors are warning that many of the injuries they see are caused by black ice.

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A skunk. (Credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies In Rockland County

A skunk in Clarkstown has tested positive for rabies after coming into contact with a dog belonging to an area resident, Rockland County health officials said Wednesday.

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