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Long Island Village Of Lindenhurst Cracks Down On E-Cigarettes

The Long Island village of Lindenhurst has decided to follow in the steps of New York City in banning the use of e-cigarettes in public buildings.

17 hours ago

A homeless man begs for money on a Manhattan street on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Sees Uptick In Number Of Homeless Living On Streets

The number of homeless on the streets — 3,357 — is down by 24 percent since 2005, according to city data. But the number is up 177 people, or 5 percent, compared to last year.

17 hours ago

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

Astorino’s New TV Spot Attacking Cuomo Mimics 1964 ‘Daisy Girl’ Ad

Republican Rob Astorino has released a provocative TV spot that mimics a 1964 ad to attack Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

18 hours ago

This dog run in Van Cortlandt park is running into trouble with historians because of its location. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Historians Oppose Dog Run In Van Cortlandt Park Near Native American Memorial

A dog run near a Native American memorial in the Bronx is an insult, according to historians.

18 hours ago

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FAA To Review Protocol As Air Traffic Problems Continue Days After Chicago Area Fire

Air travel through Chicago and around the country was still impacted Monday, three days after the suicide attempt that sparked a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in the western Chicago suburb of Aurora.

18 hours ago

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Case

The proceedings come five weeks after the 43-year-old asthmatic father of six died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by police.

18 hours ago

Manhattan DA Vance announces indictments against four who allegedly bribed court employee (Credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

DA Vance: 3 Lawyers, Paralegal Bribed Court Employee To Steer Clients Their Way

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the indictment Monday of defense attorneys Jae Lee, Benjamin Yu, and Dwane Smith as well as paralegal Jose Nunez.

18 hours ago

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CBS 2 Exclusive: Cops Say Criminals Are Going High-Tech, Using Drones To Case Victims

The military uses drones to carry bombs or conduct surveillance, but anyone can buy a drone without a weapon that uses high-definition cameras and GPS, even criminals.

19 hours ago

Surveillance image of a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Man Tried To Rape 25-Year-Old Woman In Greenpoint

The hunt is on for a man who police said tried to a rape a woman in Brooklyn over the weekend.

19 hours ago

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Vote On Makeup Of Ramapo Town Board Set For Tuesday

A vote Tuesday to expand the Town Board in Ramapo — and split it up into districts — is exposing a political battle that runs along ethnic lines.

20 hours ago

Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets talks to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in the fourth quarter of their 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

MUST-LISTEN: WFAN Host Mike Francesa Rips Into The ‘Lost’ Jets

“The Jets, from their head coach through their general manager through the organization, are lost,” Francesa said. “It’s typical, because all they do is say the same things.”

21 hours ago

Solar panels installed on rooftop of Kennedy High School in the Bronx (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Unveils Plan For Solar Panels On Two Dozen School Rooftops

Officials expect the solar panels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,800 metric tons a year — the equivalent of taking about 600 cars off the road.

21 hours ago

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NYC Woman Accused Of Attempting To Defraud New Hyde Park Bank

Sabrina Spencer pleaded not guilty Sunday to attempted grand larceny, identity theft and possessing a forged instrument and resisting arrest.

21 hours ago

Sen. Charles Schumer, County Executive Ed Mangano and police brass during presser about missing children files at Nassau County Police Headquarters in Mineola. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Wants To Close Federal Loophole In Missing Child Cases

Sen. Charles Schumer is looking to close a federal loophole that he said hinders the search for missing children.

22 hours ago